Monday, 11 September 2017

Ceisteanna (1864, 1865)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

1864. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of community employment schemes that have an assistant supervisor in place as well as the supervisor; the number of persons that are on such schemes; the number of persons required for an assistant supervisor to be approved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38112/17]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

1865. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of community employment schemes in the country; the number of persons on these schemes; the number of supervisors on these schemes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38113/17]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1864 and 1865 together.

The following table outlines the position in relation to the numbers requested by the Deputy as at end March 2017.

Total CE schemes

Total CE Participants

Total CE Supervisors

Total CE Assistant Supervisors

953

22,121

1,129

251*

* This figure represents 212 CE schemes which have both a supervisor and a least one assistant supervisor with a total of 7,285 participants.

My Department makes funding available for supervisory support however Community Employment (CE) sponsors are the legal employers of CE supervisors. The level of supervision required depends on the circumstances pertaining to each particular CE scheme. My Department will consider providing additional supervisory grant support where a CE scheme maintains an approval level of at least 26 or more participants, the Sponsor must submit a detailed job description for the additional supervisory tasks and each application is then examined on a case-by-case basis taking into account the relevant evidence and circumstances.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.