Wednesday, 25 February 2004

Questions (60)

Arthur Morgan


146 Mr. Morgan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of work permit holders formerly employed in an ineligible occupational sector which have successfully obtained work permits in an eligible occupational sector since the ineligible categories were introduced. [6353/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Enterprise)

Applications for work permits are considered on the basis that an employer certifies to my Department that she or he is unable to recruit a suitable employee from among the EU workforce. It is the employer who is granted the permit and no records are kept tracking employees who have been employed in an occupational sector which subsequently became ineligible and who have been the subject of a successful application for another occupational sector.