Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (50)

Micheál Martin

Question:

50. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Finance the involvement of his Department in tackling adult literacy; if a financial allocation is provided for same; if so, the way in which it is utilised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40682/18]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

My Department has no specific financial allocation provided for tackling adult literacy.

As part of Public Service Reform, our colleagues in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform promoted the use of plain English and provided plain English language training courses in 2016, for staff in other Departments. All learning materials undertaken by One Learning, the Civil Service Learning and Development shared service, are completed with reference to the National Disability Authority’s Accessibility Toolkit - Making Information More Accessible.