Written Answers. - Departmental Staff Work Practices.

Dermot Ahern

Question:

341 Mr. D. Ahern asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment if he or the Minister(s) of State at his Department have directed any of the staff employed in the departmental constituency office to work directly in the local constituency clinic; if so, if this practice is in the public interest; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6500/96]

Neither I, nor either of the two Ministers of State at my Department, have directed any of the staff employed in constituency offices to work directly in constituency clinics.