Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2683, 2684)

Mary Butler

Ceist:

2683. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the cost of the community employment programme for the past five years to the end of the second quarter of 2019, by budgeted versus actual costs under the headings "participants' wages", "supervisory wages", "materials costs" and "training costs" in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31835/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Mary Butler

Ceist:

2684. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of community employment participants, supervisors and assistant supervisors on the community employment programme at the end of June 2019, by county in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31836/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2683 and 2684 together.

The aim of the Community Employment (CE) programme is to enhance the employability of unemployed persons by providing work experience and training opportunities for them within their communities. Its objective is to help long-term unemployed people to re-enter the active workforce.

Table 1 below shows the CE budget for the years 2014 to 2019.

Table 2 sets out the actual costs for participant wages, supervisors' wages, material and training costs for the years 2014 to 2018, and up to the end of June 2019.

Table 3 shows the number of participants and supervisors, by county, on the 911 CE projects as at the end of June 2019. Overall, there are 21,367 participants, 1,074 supervisors and 240 assistant supervisors.

I hope this information is of assistance to the Deputy.

Table 1

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2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total Budget €

357.5m

373.3m

376.5m

354.27m

350.03m

345.115m

Table 2

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2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019 (to end June)

Participant wages

278m

285m

282m

278m

285m

140.5m

Supervisor wages

55m

55.4m

54.9m

53.6m

53.35m

25.75m

Materials costs

13m

13.7m

13.9m

13m

13.3m

6.45m

Training costs

5.03m

6.03m

5.91m

5.66m

5.73m

2.42m

Total spend

351.03

360.13

356.71m

350.26m

357.38

175.12

Table 3

County

Participants

Supervisor

Assistant Supervisor

Totals

Projects

CARLOW

390

20

2

412

15

CAVAN

317

13

5

335

12

CLARE

457

26

5

488

24

CORK

1,959

98

8

2,065

80

DONEGAL

1,104

50

4

1,158

47

DUBLIN

4,517

254

79

4,850

197

GALWAY

1,299

64

16

1,379

59

KERRY

1,001

45

4

1,050

43

KILDARE

775

38

6

819

30

KILKENNY

494

21

8

523

19

LAOIS

295

15

0

310

14

LEITRIM

196

9

1

206

7

LIMERICK

1,240

61

11

1,312

50

LONGFORD

286

16

3

305

13

LOUTH

745

29

13

787

26

MAYO

725

38

11

774

35

MEATH

490

21

8

519

18

MONAGHAN

390

12

5

407

10

OFFALY

415

18

6

439

18

ROSCOMMON

241

16

0

257

14

SLIGO

441

26

2

469

19

TIPPERARY

824

43

8

875

42

WATERFORD

701

35

9

745

33

WESTMEATH

557

26

8

591

21

WEXFORD

973

52

10

1,035

44

WICKLOW

535

28

8

571

21

TOTALS

21,367

1,074

240

22,681

911