Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Ceisteanna (49)

Lisa Chambers


49. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Finance the number of new customs officials that have been hired in preparation for Brexit; if all new hires are trained; if all new hires will be in place by 31 October 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41237/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

Budget 2017 provided Revenue with resources for an additional 40 staff to prepare for Brexit. These staff were recruited and trained in 2017 and 2018. In September 2018, the Government granted approval in principle for the phased recruitment of an additional 600 Revenue staff to meet the challenges posed by Brexit. I am advised by Revenue that over 580 of these staff have already been appointed and trained, with arrangements in train to appoint the remaining staff by 31 October 2019.