Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (179)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

179. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of vacant desk spaces available in accommodation allocated to his Department in Civil Service accommodation outside Dublin city; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46292/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

My Department does not maintain data on the number of desks spaces available, however space utilisation is maximised with the support of the Office of Public Works.  Currently 68% of the staff compliment in my Department are based outside Dublin.  Within our larger offices, Tullamore and Athlone, there is a greater than 100% subscription for the available desk spaces.  A number of refurbishment and reconfiguration programmes have been undertaken to increase staff to space ratios. In addition, 18% of staff occupy office space in approximately 37 other locations as part of the National Education Physiological Service and Inspectorate networks. This office space is largely fully occupied.