As the Deputy will be aware, the Government agreed to establish an Interdepartmental Group (IDG) to explore how social inclusion schemes might best be organised into the future including which Department should hold lead responsibility for sponsoring CE schemes focused on social Inclusion, the Rural Social Scheme and the Job Initiative scheme.
Meetings of the IDG have taken place along with bilateral meetings with appropriate Departments. There has also been a consultative process with relevant stakeholders and their submissions were considered as part of the deliberation process. I expect to have the final report shortly.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.