My Department does not maintain data on the number of desks spaces available, however space utilisation is maximised with the support of the Office of Public Works. Currently 68% of the staff compliment in my Department are based outside Dublin. Within our larger offices, Tullamore and Athlone, there is a greater than 100% subscription for the available desk spaces. A number of refurbishment and reconfiguration programmes have been undertaken to increase staff to space ratios. In addition, 18% of staff occupy office space in approximately 37 other locations as part of the National Education Physiological Service and Inspectorate networks. This office space is largely fully occupied.