Dáil Éireann - Volume 678 - 12 March, 2009

Written Answers. - Departmental Licences.

Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health and Children the licences or permits that are issued by her Department or by a body under the aegis of her Department; the purpose of the licence in each case; the number of licences issued or renewed in each of the past three years in each case; the revenue accruing to the State in each of these years; and the last time the licence fee was increased. [10789/09]

  Deputy Mary Harney: The relevant information in respect of my Department is set out in the table below. The issuing of licences or permits by bodies under the aegis of my Department is an operational matter for the bodies in question and my Department does not routinely compile or hold this information. My Department has referred the Deputy’s question to the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Health Service Executive for its attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Purpose of Licence or Permit

Number issued or renewed in 2006 and revenue accrued to the State

Number issued or renewed in 2007 and revenue accrued to the State

Number issued or renewed in 2008 and revenue accrued to the State

Number issued or renewed in 2009 and revenue accrued to the State

When the cost of the licence was last increased

To possess, supply or manufacture drugs and precursor chemicals controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977 and 1984.

1,411 licences: €52,000

1,836 licences: €48,000

2,133 licences: €69,000

410 licences: €5,700

1988 (S.I. 11 of 1988)

Licenses are issued under the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876, as amended, in the context of protecting animals used for scientific purposes. Such licences, if issued, permit suitably qualified researchers to carry out specific experiments at approved establishments and subject to any conditions that may be attached to the licence.

327 licences issued. No costs involved.

228 licences issued. No costs involved.

254 licences issued. No costs involved.

62 licences issued. No costs involved.

N/A

Registering and approval of establishments for the purpose of carrying out scientific experiments on animals under the Animals Act, 1876, as amended.

2 licences issued. No costs involved.

4 licences issued. No costs involved.

4 licences issued. No costs involved.

N/A

N/A