Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (68, 72)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

68. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to a report into an organisation (details supplied); and the way in which the issues raised in the report can be addressed. [29960/19]

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Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

72. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the number of staff in an organisation (details supplied) that are not based in the main centre of the organisation due to health and other reasons. [29961/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 68 and 72 together.

The role of the City of Dublin Youth Service Board (CDYSB) is to support the provision, co-ordination, administration and assessment of youth services in their functional area and to provide such information as may be required by myself as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

As the Deputy is aware the CDYSB is a sub-committee of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board.

As such, any organisational concerns in relation to the CDYSB fall under the remit of the Department of Education and Skills and my colleague Minister McHugh.

I have not seen, nor been made aware of, the contents of any report in relation to the CDYSB, nor was any such report commissioned by my Department. It would not be within my remit to commission any report into a sub-committee of an ETB.

I must stress that any organisational or staffing matters in relation to CDYSB would be in the domain of the CEO of City of Dublin Education and Training Board, which falls under the remit of the Department of Education and Skills.