Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Ceisteanna (222)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

222. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the budget allocation for the Labour Court and Workplace Relations Commission in 2018 and 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28604/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

The Deputy should note that the Labour Court and Workplace Relations Commission form part of the overall Workplace Relations Programme area of my Department. The overall funding allocation for this area increased by €1,106m in 2019.

The distribution of Exchequer funding allocations for the Labour Court and the Workplace Relations Commission as per the 2018 and 2019 Revised Estimates Volumes provided through my Department’s Vote is set out in the following table.

 

2018 REV Allocation Current

(€,000)

2019 REV Allocation Current

(€,000)

Labour   Court 

3,800

3,876

Workplace   Relations Commission 

14,014

15,014

Workplace   Relations Programme

18,104

19,120

It will be seen that the allocation to the Workplace Relations Programme, including the specific allocations to the Labour Court and the Workplace Relations Commission, increased in 2019.

This increase demonstrates the Government’s commitment to ensuring that the Department’s Offices in the Workplace Relations Programme area are sufficiently funded and resourced to enable them to carry out their regulatory functions.