Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Questions (101)

Paul Donnelly


101. Deputy Paul Donnelly asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of staff to be appointed to the policy and programme implementation unit of his Department; if the staff will be redeployed from within the Civil Service; and if new hires, the number. [17267/20]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

On the commencement of every Dáil, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform issues guidelines setting out the arrangements for the staffing of Ministerial Offices. The Guidelines for the 33rd Dáil are currently awaiting Government approval.

At this stage, no Policy Advisers have been formally appointed to my Department by the Government.

Programme implementation is led by the relevant Divisions in my Department.