Civil Defence Act, 2002

Reports and information to Minister.

26.—(1) As soon as practicable, but in any case not later than 6 months after the end of each financial year, the Board shall make a written report (in this section referred to as the “annual report”) to the Minister, on the activities of the Board in respect of the financial year to which the report refers, and the Minister shall cause a copy of the annual report to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

(2) The annual report shall be in the form that the Minister may direct and shall include—

(a) information on the performance of the Board's functions during the financial year to which the report relates,

(b) details of the expenditure incurred by the Board in performing its functions,

(c) as the Board considers appropriate or as the Minister may require, copies of or extracts from annual reports of local authorities prepared and adopted under section 221 of the Act of 2001 in so far as those reports include particulars concerning civil defence, and

(d) any other information that the Board considers appropriate or that the Minister may require.

(3) The director general shall furnish to the Minister any information that the Minister may request relating to—

(a) any matter concerning the policy, functions and activities of the Board generally,

(b) any specific matter or account prepared by it, or

(c) its annual report.

(4) The Board may from time to time, as it considers appropriate—

(a) publish its annual report, and

(b) make any other reports to the Minister relating to its functions and activities.