Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Questions (101)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

101. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of regular grade civil servants his Department has hired in advance of a no-deal Brexit; the number of specialist grade civil servants hired in advance of same; the budget made available in advance of Brexit for hiring of staff in advance of the UK withdrawal from the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3319/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department has recruited an additional Assistant Principal Officer for our International Section to deal with Brexit related matters.  Other staff within the Department, in sections such as Higher Education Policy, also deal with Brexit issues as part of their normal duties.