Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Billy Timmins

Question:

221 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if there are any employees in his Department or employed by agencies of his Department, that are receiving a salary but are not working due to industrial disputes, non-agreement on new work practices or awaiting new procedures or practices to be put in place; if so, the total wages of such employees since they fell into this category; the wages for the year 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4103/03]

No employee of the Department of Foreign Affairs, or of the agencies under its aegis, falls into the category as outlined by the Deputy.