611. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of legislative measures both enacted and published by her Department that originated in work carried out by the Law Reform Commission in each of the past ten years in tabular form; the details of each legislative measure in the corresponding year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15341/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Legislative Measures)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Heather Humphreys): My Department has not enacted or published any legislation which originated in work carried out by the Law Reform Commission in any of the last ten years.
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628. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of IDA supported site visits made to date 2018, by county in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16645/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - IDA Ireland Site Visits)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Heather Humphreys): The IDA collates data on the number of site visits on a quarterly basis. Information on site visits for the first quarter of 2018 will be available within the coming weeks.
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629. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of companies that have availed of Enterprise Ireland lean business supports which aim to strengthen the competitiveness and export potential of firms, by county in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16646/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Enterprise Ireland Data)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Heather Humphreys): Competitiveness has always been a strategic imperative for the Enterprise Ireland (EI) client base given the small and open nature of the Irish economy and their resulting need to internationalise at an early stage. Enterprise Ireland’s clients must continually innovate and evolve in order to keep pace with macroeconomic and technological changes and successfully compete and win sales in global markets. Following from...

382. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the cost to her Department of negative interest rates on deposits held; the details of same for agencies under her aegis; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11730/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Departmental Expenditure)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Heather Humphreys): My Department holds a number of public bank accounts for operational purposes, none of which incur bank interest or charges. 
The operation of bank accounts by agencies under the aegis of my Department is a day-to-day matter for the agencies in question, and not one in which I have a direct function. 
The Personal Injuries Assessment Board has informed me that it has incurred a charge of €4,738 in respect of a negative ...

361. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her Department’s capital allocation in each of the years 2018 to 2022; and the areas to which funds will be allocated in each of those years. (Question 9512/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Capital Expenditure Programme)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Heather Humphreys)(Deputy Heather Humphreys): The 2018 Revised Estimates Volume published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform provided for capital expenditure funding of €555 million for use by my Department in 2018. My Department’s definitive capital allocations for the other years referred to by the Deputy i.e. 2019 out to 2022 will be determined as part of the relevant annual Estimates processes.
The Deputy will be aware...

123. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the companies that received aid under the Enterprise Ireland stabilisation fund; the amount each company received; the ex-post analysis of the scheme that has been carried out; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8909/18 asked on 21 Feb 2018 - Enterprise Ireland Funding)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I propose to take Questions Nos. 123 and 124 together.
The Enterprise Stabilisation Fund (ESF) was established by Government to support viable but vulnerable exporting companies that were experiencing difficulties due to the economic crisis, which started in 2008. Client companies of Enterprise Ireland, IDA, Údarás Na Gaeltachta, and Shannon Development across all sectors within manufacturing and internationally traded...

124. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of companies that received aid under the stabilisation fund that are still in business; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8910/18 asked on 21 Feb 2018 - Enterprise Ireland Funding)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I propose to take Questions Nos. 123 and 124 together.
The Enterprise Stabilisation Fund (ESF) was established by Government to support viable but vulnerable exporting companies that were experiencing difficulties due to the economic crisis, which started in 2008. Client companies of Enterprise Ireland, IDA, Údarás Na Gaeltachta, and Shannon Development across all sectors within manufacturing and internationally traded...

337. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the public private partnerships her department is currently engaged in; the name, cost and timeframe of each; the names of all private parties involved; the nature of each project in terms of design, build, maintain and so on, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 4428/18 asked on 30 Jan 2018 - Public Private Partnerships Data)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Heather Humphreys): My Department and the agencies under its aegis are not currently engaged in any public private partnerships.
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161. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the names of the special advisers employed in her Department; the names of special advisers to junior ministers in her Department; the annual salary of each adviser; if these persons were special advisers immediately prior to taking up their current role or immediately prior to the June 2017 Cabinet reshuffle; if so, the minister to which they were appointed to; the date each special adviser was appointed with effect as stated in the government order; the date of the Government Order; if they received a salary for the period before the appointment order was signed in the case of special advisers whose appointment order date has an effect date earlier than the order date; if so, by whom they were paid; if a special adviser during a period later backdated by appointment order had access to confidential material and or Cabinet papers; if they were subject to the Official Secrets Act 1963 during this period; if any persons currently employed as special advisers have not yet been appointed by order since the Cabinet reshuffle of 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 46461/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Ministerial Advisers Data)

Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, I have the services of three Special Advisers, details of whom are available through the Department of Public Expenditure website, but are set out in the table format for the Deputy’s information. These are the only Special Advisers employed by my Department.
Payment of salary has been made by my Department as appropriate to the respective ...

22. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the cost her Department incurred in each of the past five years due to debit and credit card payment services and banking fees; the financial institutions to which the payments were made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 37436/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017 - Departmental Expenditure)

Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): My Department, including a number of its Offices, holds a number of Public Bank Accounts to enable it to conduct its financial transactions, including paying staff and suppliers and collecting payment for services provided to clients of the Department and its Offices. The Department’s Public Bank Accounts are currently held with Danske Bank. This follows on from a procurement process conducted by the Dep...