Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Questions (189)

Catherine Murphy


189. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of agency staff hired and-or engaged by his Department in the past five years to date; the cost per year of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49289/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department employs staff across a broad range of skill sets including Administrative, Veterinary Inspectors, Forest and Agricultural Inspectors, Technical Agricultural Officers, Engineers and Laboratory Staff to meet its business needs.

Recruitment campaigns take place periodically in partnership with the Public Appointments Service (PAS) and by internal competitions for staff within my Department.  

I can confirm that my Department does not engage agency staff to meet its business needs.