Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (302)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

302. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of conservation officers and architects in each local authority in tabular form. [6533/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Under section 159 of the Local Government Act 2001, each Chief Executive is responsible for the staffing and organisational arrangements necessary for carrying out the functions of the local authority for which he or she is responsible.

My Department oversees workforce planning for the local government sector, including the monitoring of local government sector employment levels. To this end, my Department gathers aggregate quarterly data on staff numbers in each local authority. However, granular data, in terms of the specific role and function of each individual staff member, is not collected and consequently is not available in my Department. The relevant information would be available from individual local authorities.