Labour Services Act, 1987

Reports and information to Minister.

12.—(1) As soon as may be after the end of each financial year of An Foras, but not later than 6 months thereafter, An Foras shall make a report to the Minister of its activities, and those of the subsidiary, during that year and the Minister shall cause copies of the report to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

(2) Each report under subsection (1) of this section shall include information in such form and regarding such matters as the Minister may direct.

(3) Not less than 3 months before the end of each financial year of An Foras., it shall furnish to the Minister a report in writing—

(a) outlining its proposed activities (other than day to day activities) and those of the subsidiary in the financial year immediately following and indicating the times at which projects and programmes to be commenced in that year will be commenced and, where appropriate, completed, and

(b) giving estimates of its expenditure and that of the subsidiary in the last mentioned year in relation to each of those activities, projects and programmes,

and neither An Foras nor the subsidiary shall carry out any of those activities or incur any such expenditure until the report has been approved of by the Minister and the Minister for Finance.

(4) Neither an Foras nor the subsidiary shall, during any such financial year—

(a) in carrying on the activities specified in the report in relation to that year approved of by the Minister and the Minister for Finance depart from the outline thereof in the report,

(b) carry on any activity (other than a day to day activity) not specified in the report, or

(c) incur expenditure in relation to any activity, project or programme in excess of the estimate of that expenditure given in the report,

without the prior approval of the Minister and the Minister for Finance.

(5) An Foras shall, whenever so requested by the Minister, furnish to him information in relation to such matters as he may specify concerning or relating to the scope of its activities, or its strategy, generally or in respect of any account prepared by An Foras or the subsidiary or any report specified in subsection (1) or (3) or section 11 (2) or the policy and activities, other than day to day activities, of An Foras.