Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (533)

Robert Troy


533. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when those who have been recruited for the Irish Prison Service will be called for training; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8062/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will be aware the overall staffing level in the Civil and Public Service is determined within the context of the moratorium on staffing levels with particular regard to the Employment Control Frameworks currently in place. Meeting our challenging numbers target will require continued implementation of the moratorium on recruitment save in exceptional cases where filling of essential posts is required, the filling of which is subject to prior approval by my colleague, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.