Dáil Éireann - Volume 405 - 20 February, 1991

Written Answers. - Harbour Boards.

74. Mr. Yates asked the Minister for the Marine if he has satisfied himself that the time period in preparing and submitting accounts for each of the harbour boards operating under the Harbours Act, 1946, is satisfactory; and if he will outline the current situation in relation to the latest completed year's accounts for each harbour board.

[994] Minister for the Marine (Mr. Wilson): The recently established review group on commercial harbours and pilotage policy and legislation will undoubtedly be making recommendations to me on matters such as the format and frequency of accounts.

Harbour authorities are encouraged to furnish my Department with abstracts of accounts as soon as possible after the end of their financial year.

The present position in relation to the latest completed abstracts of accounts in respect of each harbour authority is as follows:

Harbour Authority

Abstracts of accounts received in respect of the period ending

Cork Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1989

Dublin Port and Docks Board

31.12.1989

Limerick Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1989

Waterford Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1989

Annagassan Pier Commissioners

Port closed

Arklow Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1989

Ballyshannon Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1974

Baltimore and Skibbereen Harbour Commissioners

30.09.1989

Buncrana Harbour Commissioners

31.03.1986

Dingle Harbour Commissioners

14.02.1989 (Revenue and expenditure data only)

Drogheda Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1989

Dundalk Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1989

Foynes Harbour Trustees

31.03.1990

Galway Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1990

Kilrush Urban District Council (in their capacity as harbour authority for Cappa Pier at Kilrush)

31.12.1989

Kinsale Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1990

New Ross Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1989

River Moy Commissioners

30.09.1984

Sligo Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1989

Tralee and Fenit Pier and Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1989

Westport Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1974

Wexford Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1989

Wicklow Harbour Commissioners

31.12.1990

Youghal Urban District Council (in their capacity as Harbour Authority for Youghal Harbour)

31.12.1989

In addition, Bantry Bay Harbour Commissioners who were granted full powers in October 1990 will be required to furnish my Department with abstracts of accounts on an annual basis from now on.