Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (651)

Catherine Murphy


651. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality 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 who 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. [36152/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Department of Justice and Equality has, during the specified period, operated paid internship programmes, paid and unpaid educational placements, and placements under the JobBridge scheme.

The Department is currently undertaking a major transformation programme and in light of this the Department is making further enquiries in respect of the Deputy's query. I will provide an update to the Deputy when further information is available.