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Written Answers - Public Service Reform

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 256.  Deputy Gerry Adams Information on Gerry Adams Zoom on Gerry Adams  asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin  the progress that has been made in his plans to abolish 50 quangos; and if he will provide a list of which quangos are due to be abolished. [16406/12]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin As the Deputy will be aware the Public Service Reform Plan, published in November, demonstrated the Government’s commitment to reform and the pursuit of efficiencies by deciding (i) to proceed with [801]the rationalisation of 48 bodies by the end of 2012 and (ii) the critical review of a further 46 bodies by the end of June 2012. Details of the bodies involved are set out in Appendices IIa and IIb of the Plan which can be found at: http://reformplan.per.gov.ie/files/2012/01/Public-Service-Reform-28112011.pdf.

With regard to the progress made, I refer the Deputy to my answer to Deputy Shane Ross (PQ Ref No: 7802/12) on 14 February 2012, which details the progress to date on rationalising the State bodies.


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