National Economic and Social Development Office Act 2006


Number 21 of 2006


NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE ACT 2006

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2017


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the National Economic and Social Development Office Act 2006. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Act 2017 (7/2017), enacted 16 May 2017, and all statutory instruments up to and including Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I. No. 206 of 2017), made 19 May 2017, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

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Number 21 of 2006


NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE ACT 2006

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2017


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was first passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions. A version without annotations, showing only textual amendments, is also available.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1996, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014)

All Acts up to and including Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Act 2017 (7/2017), enacted 16 May 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

National Economic and Social Council (Alteration of Composition) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 603 of 2010)

National Economic and Social Forum and National Centre for Partnership and Performance Dissolution Order 2010 (S.I. No. 140 of 2010)

National Economic and Social Development Office Act 2006 (Establishment Day) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 606 of 2006)

All statutory instruments up to and including Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I. No. 206 of 2017), made 19 May 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 21 of 2006


NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE ACT 2006

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2017


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1. Short title.

2. Definitions.

3. Establishment day.

4. Laying of orders and draft orders before Houses of Oireachtas.

5. Expenses.

PART 2

National Economic and Social Development Office

6. Establishment of National Economic and Social Development Office comprising National Economic and Social Council, National Economic and Social Forum and National Centre for Partnership and Performance.

7. Establishment of other bodies within Office.

8. Functions of Office.

9. Functions of Council.

10. Functions of Forum.

11. Functions of Centre.

12. Performance of functions.

13. Composition of Office.

14. Composition of Council.

15. Composition of Forum.

16. Composition of Centre.

17. Taoiseach may by order alter composition of Council, Forum and Centre.

18. Conditions of membership.

19. Meeting of body.

20. Membership of either House of Oireachtas or European Parliament.

21. Committees.

22. Disclosure by members of Office, body and staff of interests.

23. Prohibition on disclosure of information.

24. Chief Officer of Office.

25. Directors.

26. Staff of Office.

27. Superannuation.

28. Consultants and advisers.

29. Advances by Taoiseach to Office.

30. Seal of Office.

31. Accounts and audits of Office.

32. Appearance of chief officer and directors before Committee of Public Accounts and other Oireachtas Committees.

33. Strategic plan.

34. Reports and information to Taoiseach.

35. Taoiseach may dissolve Council, Forum, Centre or body.

36. Amendment of First Schedule to Freedom of Information Act 1997.

PART 3

Transitional Provisions

37. Dissolution of non-statutory NESC, NESF and NCPP.

38. Transfer of other property.

39. Transfer of rights and liabilities.

40. Final accounts of dissolved bodies.

41. Pending legal proceedings.

42. Transfer of staff.


Acts Referred to

Companies Acts

European Parliament Elections Act 1997

1997, No. 2

Freedom of Information Act 1997

1997, No. 13

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 37


Number 21 of 2006


NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE ACT 2006

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2017


AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BODY TO BE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE COMPRISING THREE BODIES TO BE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL, THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL FORUM, THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PARTNERSHIP AND PERFORMANCE, AND SUCH OTHER BODIES AS THE TAOISEACH MAY BY ORDER ESTABLISH AND TO DEFINE THEIR FUNCTIONS AND TO DISSOLVE THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL, THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL FORUM AND THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PARTNERSHIP AND PERFORMANCE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[12 th July, 2006]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

C1

Functions transferred and references to “Department of Finance” and “Minister for Finance” construed (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3, 5 and sch. 1 part 2, in effect as per art. 1(2).

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Finance contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

3. The functions conferred on the Minister for Finance by or under the provisions of —

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

(b) the statutory instruments specified in Schedule 2,

are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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5. References to the Minister for Finance contained in any Act or instrument under an Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Order shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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Schedule 1

Enactments

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Part 2

1922 to 2011 Enactments

Number and Year

Short Title

Provision

(1)

(2)

(3)

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Sections 7, 21, 29 and 31

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