Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (521)

Jack Chambers

Question:

521. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development 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. [46635/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

My Department is represented on the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning, which is chaired my colleague, the Minister of State at the Department of Defence.  In that context, my Department is participating in the work of the Task Force in relation to the Be Winter Ready campaign.  My Department will use its existing community networks to disseminate the Be Winter Ready message and help ensure that communities and individuals are ready for the Winter.

As my Department is not a lead Department for this year's campaign,  I do not envisage any direct expenditure by my Department on the 2019 Be Winter Ready campaign.