asked the Minister for Labour if he will give details of: (1) the number of social employment schemes in County Louth which have been renewed during the month of May 1987; (2) the number of social employment schemes which have been newly approved for County Louth in the month of May 1987; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Written Answers. - Louth Social Employment Schemes.
To date in May 1987, my Department has approved extensions for eleven current social employment scheme projects based in County Louth. A further ten new projects have also been approved.
In order to remain within the 1987 budget for the scheme, it has been necessary to again operate regional participation quotas this year. It is not, therefore, possible to state precisely when these projects will commence. However, it is expected that they should commence within the next two months.