Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1402)

Robert Troy

Question:

1402. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if assistance will be provided to an organisation (details supplied) in implementing a national strategy to support the industry and ensure sustainable development. [18562/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The implementation of a national strategy to support the industry referred to in the Deputy's question - the Hairdressing industry - is not within the remit of my Department.

I understand that a national hairdressing apprenticeship scheme is currently being developed. This is the responsibility of SOLAS and my colleague the Minister for Education and Skills.

Furthermore, the deputy may wish to be aware that representatives of the hairdressing industry recently met with my colleague the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation to discuss the above-mentioned scheme and supports for the industry in general.