Thursday, 26 September 2019

Ceisteanna (100)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

100. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on matters raised in correspondence (details supplied). [39252/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I refer to your correspondence in relation to a payment issue for works completed by your company. A building project is a complex arrangement of contractual relationships between the client, the main contractor, specialist sub-contractors, domestic sub-contractors, suppliers of materials, suppliers of plant etc. In general, all sub-contractors employed on education sector building projects are employed directly by the main contractor or indirectly by the main contractor through other subcontractors.

It is a matter for all sub-contractors to agree terms and conditions and a schedule of payments with the main contractor as their direct employer. The specific issue outlined in the details provided by the Deputy involves a contractual matter between two private companies. As such, my Department has no authority to intervene in this matter