Thursday, 11 October 2012

Questions (94)

Clare Daly

Question:

94. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline the extent of discussions she has had with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government regarding the introduction of new community employment type schemes to undertake work currently being carried out by council workers. [43963/12]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Department of Environment and Local Authorities currently sponsor 879 Community Employment positions. These are distributed as detailed in the table hereunder:

Breakdown of CE Participants and Supervisors Placed with Local Authorities

Sponsor Type

PUBLIC BODIES - LOCAL AUTH.

Row Labels

Sum of App No of Parts

Sum of App No of Supervisors

DS

195

9

DUN LAOGHAIRE/RATHDOWN CO.CO.

108

3

STH.DUBLIN CO.COUNCIL

87

6

MS

49

3

Thurles Town Council

16

1

TIPPERARY S.R. CO.CO.

33

2

NW

141

6

HSE head office

35

2

UDARAS NA GAELTACHTA

106

4

SE

153

7

DUNGARVAN TOWN COUNCIL

15

1

NEW ROSS TOWN COUNCIL

15

0

WATERFORD CITY COUNCIL

61

4

WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL

62

2

SW

41

2

UDARAS NA GAELTACHTA

41

2

WR

260

13

MAYO COUNTY COUNCIL

15

1

UDARAS NA GAELTACHTA

245

12

Grand Total

839

40

The DSP is reviewing the effectiveness of a range of labour market activation programmes and in this context over the next number of months it will determine the need to revise existing programmes or establish new programmes. Measures to prevent displacement are a feature of all activation programmes and this will continue to be the case.