Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (411)

John Lahart

Question:

411. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the ratio of males to females employed in his Department and the agencies under the remit of his Department in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52081/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Gender balance is a key commitment of the Civil Service Renewal Plan (Action 8.5) and my Department has been active in progressing initiatives in this area as part of a whole of Government approach.

My Department is committed to supporting a positive working environment for all staff, one that provides equality of opportunity and supports work-life balance.

The ratio of males to females employed by my Department is as follows:

Female

Male

1

1.128

The ratio of males to females within the State Agencies under the aegis of my Department is an operational matter for each Agency.  I have referred the question to the agencies under the aegis of my Department for direct reply.