Written Answers. - OPW Staffing Levels.

Máirín Quill

Question:

18 Miss Quill asked the Minister for Finance if he has satisfied himself that staffing levels in each of the regional offices of the Office of Public Works are sufficient to enable urgent outstanding works to be undertaken. [15699/95]

Máirín Quill

Question:

36 Miss Quill asked the Minister for Finance if he has satisfied himself that staffing levels in each of the regional offices of the Office of Public Works are sufficient to enable urgent outstanding works to be undertaken. [15698/95]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 18 and 36 together.

Staffing levels in the regional offices of the Office of Public Works are adequate to enable urgent outstanding works to be undertaken. As heretofore, in certain cases private sector consultants are engaged for specific projects where the office considers this course more appropriate.