Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Billy Timmins


356 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht 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. [4111/03]

Since its establishment in 2002 there are no employees in my Department in the category mentioned by the Deputy. I am informed that there are no employees employed by bodies operating under the aegis of my Department in this category either.