Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (305)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

305. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the extent she expects to continue to be in a position to provide the necessary resources to retain the maximum number of places on CE or related schemes throughout County Kildare having particular regard to the ongoing success of the programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11630/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Department is continuing its commitment to getting people back to work as set out in the Programme for Government and the Pathways to Work documents. Following my announcement at budget time, the number of Community Employment and Tús programmes are being expanded in 2013 by 2,000 and 2,500 places respectively on a national basis and it is likely schemes in Kildare will apply for some of those additional places. These places will be filled throughout 2013.

Question No. 306 answered with Question No. 294.