Broadcasting Act 2009

29.

Strategy statements.

29.— (1) The Authority shall draw up and adopt a statement of strategy (“strategy statement”) reflecting the statutory functions of the Authority, the Contract Awards Committee and the Compliance Committee.

(2) A strategy statement shall—

( a) comprise the key objectives, outputs and related strategies, including use of resources,

( b) be prepared in a form and manner in accordance with any directions issued from time to time by the Minister,

( c) have regard to the need to ensure the most beneficial, effective and efficient use of resources,

( d) except for the first strategy statement, include a review of the efficiency and effectiveness of the statement during the preceding 3 year period,

( e) be adopted within 12 months of the establishment day and every 3 years thereafter,

( f) consider any policy communication under section 30 , and

( g) include the Authority’s plans as to the number, nature and scope of contracts that it proposes to enter into on the recommendation of the Contract Awards Committee during the period covered by the statement.

(3) The Authority shall present a copy of the strategy statement to the Minister and to such committees of either or both Houses of the Oireachtas as the Minister may, from time to time, direct.

(4) The Authority shall consult with the members of the Contract Awards Committee and the Compliance Committee in drawing up a strategy statement under subsection (1) .

(5) Prior to the adoption of a strategy statement and its presentation to the Minister, the Authority shall undertake a public consultation process on a draft of the strategy statement.