Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (351)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

351. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 431 of 20 November 2012 and 691 of 6 November 2012, if he will provide the total number of the persons employed in the following roles in the Children's Referendum who were immediately previously unemployed or on the live register, Special Presiding Officers, Presiding Officers, Supervisory Presiding Officers and Area Inspectors, Poll Clerks, Count Supervisors, Count Calculators and Counters. [11343/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Based on information provided to my Department by Returning Officers for 35 out of 43 constituencies, the total number of staff employed at the referendum in November 2012 was 11,654, of which 28.6% were unemployed. The details for the 35 constituencies are set out in the following table.

Positions

Total number of

staff employed

Number of ‘unemployed’

persons employed

‘unemployed’

persons as a

% of the total

Poll Clerks

4,524

1,780

39.35

Presiding Officers

4,527

1,120

24.74

Supervisory Presiding Officers

352

33

9.38

Special Presiding Officers

124

10

8.06

Emergency Presiding Officers

23

3

13.04

Count Supervisor

186

14

7.53

Calculator

110

6

5.45

Counter

1,603

321

20.02

Other Staff

205

41

20.00

Total

11,654

 

3,328

 

28.56