Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1425)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

1425. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of unpaid internships issued and or granted to persons to work in his Department over the past five years to 28 August 2019; the number of persons that took up unpaid internship roles in that timeframe; if his Department continues to offer unpaid internships; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36140/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

I can confirm that no scheme for unpaid internships exists within my Department. Therefore, unpaid internships have not taken place in my Department in any of the five years in question.