Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (669)

Rose Conway-Walsh


669. Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if the transfer of responsibility for the national training fund to his Department has been completed; when he plans to publish the expenditure report in this regard for 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38357/20]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

I can confirm that responsibility for the National Training Fund (NTF) under the National Training Fund Act 2000 now lies with my Department. This took effect following the transfer of functions order that was approved by Government on 20 October 2020.

The National Training Fund Expenditure Report is normally published mid year based on annual expenditure allocations and policy developments. In 2020, due largely to the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been revisions to expenditure allocations and spending priorities throughout the year. An expenditure report incorporating the revised allocations and target outputs in 2020 will be published in the near future.