Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (186)

Micheál Martin

Question:

186. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Social Protection if she has dealt with correspondence dated 18 January 2013 from the South Dublin County Partnership, raising concerns regarding the Tús programme; if she appreciates the need for action; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10672/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The correspondence referred to by the Deputy was received by my department on 31st January 2013 and concerns matters raised by Dublin based local development companies delivering Tús, the community work placement initiative, on the application of changes with respect to PRSI introduced as part of Budget 2013. A written response was issued by the Department on 12th February 2013 setting out the current position regarding the application of the tax and PRSI situation to payments made in respect of the Tús initiative.