Dáil Éireann - Volume 568 - 10 June, 2003
Written Answers. - Departmental Committees.
Mr. Hogan Mr. Hogan
208. Mr. Hogan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of committees that have been established  since 1997; the total cost; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15648/03]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Ms Harney): Within the Department's Vote, subhead X1 provides for expenditure on commissions, committees and special inquiries. Since 1997, the following committees were established under subhead X1:
The total cost of these committees was €942,373.59. As part of its day-to-day operations, my Department would, from time to time, establish other committees and working groups whose costs are not accounted for separately within the Department's Vote. In addition to committees funded through the Department's Vote, the National Training Advisory Committee was established in 2001 to, inter alia, advise on funding priorities under the national training fund. The costs of this committee, amounting to €6,586.46, have been met directly from the national training fund.
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