Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Questions (111)

Colm Keaveney

Question:

111. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection to supply details, in tabular form, of the funding allocated to and the actual expenditure by the sign language interpreting service from 2012 to 2015, inclusive; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2030/16]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The Citizens Information Board (CIB) is the statutory body responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice (including money and budgeting advice) and advocacy services to all citizens on a wide range of public and social services.

The Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS), which is funded by CIB, is the national agency for the provision of sign language interpreting services in Ireland and seeks to ensure that quality interpretation services are available to deaf people in Ireland, so that they can access public and social services.

The budget allocation and actual expenditure in each of the past four years is set out below.

Sign Language Interpreting Service

2012

2013

2014

2015

Grant allocation

€285,000

€284,658

€275,000

€275,000

Expenditure

€264,975

€323,064

€292,193

€284,498