Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (220, 222)

Seán Fleming

Question:

220. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of agency and contract staff currently employed under the aegis of his Department; the mechanism in place for monitoring and managing the associated costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10982/13]

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Clare Daly

Question:

222. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will outline the numbers and cost of agency staff under the aegis of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11062/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 220 and 222 together.

My Department collects quarterly data on the numbers employed in State bodies under the aegis of my Department. The number of persons employed on a contract basis in the State bodies under the aegis of my Department at the end of December 2012 was 8.5 (WTE). The provision of services by agency staff to State bodies is a procurement issue and is a matter for each State body as part of day to day management and operations.