Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (548)

Denis Naughten

Question:

548. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of vacant desk spaces available in accommodation allocated to her Department in Civil Service accommodation outside Dublin city; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46293/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I understand that the Deputy is seeking information in relation to available desk spaces in my Department's headquarter buildings outside Dublin city.

It is common practice for desks to become vacant temporarily due to staff turnover or structural changes in the Department. At present there are approximately 80 vacant desk spaces available across four headquarter buildings. However it would be expected that these will be required over time as accommodation for seasonal and temporary projects and for the staff required to administer new schemes or revised service delivery models.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.