Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (824)

Denis Naughten

Question:

824. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her Department has ceased the purchase and use of single-use plastics; the public bodies and agencies under her remit to which she has issued an instruction to cease the purchase and use of single-use plastics; when the instruction issued; the bodies which have confirmed that they no longer purchase and use single-use plastics, respectively; the bodies which have not provided such confirmation to date; when they will confirm; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29984/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the agencies under its remit are no longer purchasing single-use plastics. 

The Department provides purchasing facilities for the Social Welfare Appeals Office, Social Welfare Tribunal and the Labour Market Council agencies whilst the Citizens Information Board and Pensions Authority have their own purchasing facilities and have confirmed, in writing, that they are no longer purchasing single-use plastics.