Thursday, 3 October 2019

Questions (295)

John McGuinness

Question:

295. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his policy and the policy of Bus Éireann relative to paternity leave; if pension contributions continue to be paid for the employee during the period of leave; if it is paid leave; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40247/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have overall responsibility for policy and funding in

relation to public transport.  The issue raised is an operational matter for Bus Éireann and I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the company for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.