Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (159)

Simon Harris

Question:

162 Deputy Simon Harris asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the procedures in place to manage sick leave in all agencies, offices or other bodies reporting to his Department, separate to individuals working directly for his Department; the combined number of sick days taken by staff in the agencies, offices or other bodies reporting to his Department in 2011 and to date in 2012; the financial cost of this sick leave; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32556/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources)

I wish to advise the Deputy that issues relating to sick leave in State Bodies under the aegis of my Department are an operational matter for the individual Bodies in the first instance and I have no function in this regard. I will however ask the Agencies under the aegis of my Department to reply directly to the Deputy in the matter.