Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (45)

Seán Fleming

Question:

45. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of persons employed on an agency basis in his Department and in each agency under his aegis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50801/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

There are currently no persons employed on an agency basis by my Department.

I am advised by the military authorities that, as of 5 December 2019, there are 31 persons employed on an agency basis by the Defence Forces. This data is based on individual roles being filled, as required. As this process is dependant on the ongoing requirements of the service, the Deputy will appreciate that the figures will fluctuate from time to time.