I propose to take Questions Nos. 12 and 81 together.
The following task forces, which were set up under my aegis as a result of major company job losses, have completed their work and reported over the past 18 months: the Tullamore Inter-Agency Group after the closure of Atlantic Mills, the Tralee Inter-Agency Group after Klopman, the Clonmel Task Force after Seagate, the Lei trim Enterprise Project Group after Ballinamore Textiles and the Donegal Employment Initiative after the Fruit of the Loom closures.
In addition to these task forces, the North Mayo Enterprise Initiative, in response to Asahi closure, has submitted an interim report. The AWG South East Task Force, in response to job losses in Dungarvan following the amalgamation of the Avonmore and Waterford Groups, was formed by the Avonmore Waterford Group and included State agencies and other interests. It has also submitted a report on its work. There are also a number of other task forces in operation for areas such as Longford, Mullingar and Laois.
The task forces addressed a wide range of issues and focused in particular on measures for the attraction of replacement industry, the expansion of existing industry and the provision of re-training for redundant workers and the provision of infrastructure. Follow-up action on the task force reports has been, and is being, pursued by the relevant Government Departments, development agencies, local authorities, the private sector and others.