Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (461)

Jack Chambers


461. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the role his Department is playing in the winter ready campaign; the expenditure his Department will incur in this campaign; and the details of expenditure on external consultancy and advertising or communication. [46624/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The ‘Be Winter Ready’ campaign is coordinated by the Office of Emergency Planning, under the remit of the Department of Defence. This year the theme of the campaign is Met Éireann colour coded weather warning system.

While my Department does not run ‘Be Winter Ready’ information campaigns aimed directly at the public, agencies operating in the sectors for which the Department has responsibility, such as ESB, GNI and EirGrid, engage in extensive winter preparations.

My Department does not incur any direct costs in relation to promotion of the ‘Be Winter Ready’ campaign. Promotional costs for the campaign are incurred by the Department of Defence.