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Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 No. 1

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 212.  Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív Information on Éamon Ó Cuív Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív  asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald  the number of agencies, authorities, boards, committees, workings groups, tribunals, council services, task forces, agencies, or other quangos set up by her since February 2011; the number abolished since then; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7522/12]

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald My Department was formally established on the 2nd of June 2011 and since then it has established and abolished the following groups:

Groups Established Groups Abolished
Children First Interdepartmental Group October 2011 Children and Young People’s Participation Partnership Committee March 2011
Advisory Group on Youth Homelessness May 2011
The Task Force on the Child and Family Support Agency September 2011
Cross Sectoral Project Team on 116000 Hotline January 2012
Thematic Group on the Development of a national policy on children and young people’s participation in decision making. February 2011

The Local Authorities have also established a National Local Authority Play and Recreation Network in conjunction with my Department.

It should be noted that following enactment of the Child Care Amendment Act 2011 the Children’s Act Advisory Board was subsequently dissolved by means of the commencement by the Minister of Health of Part 6 of the Child Amendment Act 2011.

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