Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (213)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

213. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the role his Department is playing in the winter ready campaign; the expenditure his Department will incur in this campaign; and the details of expenditure on external consultancy and advertising or communication. [46627/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Government Task Force on Emergency Planning is the top-level structure which gives policy and direction, and which co-ordinates and oversees the emergency planning activities of all Government departments and public authorities. This task force takes the lead in running the "Be Winter Ready" campaign each year. The Department of Education & Skills is represented on this task force.

The "Be Winter Ready" campaign highlights the ‘Whole of Government’ approach being taken to Winter preparations. This approach has been seen during recent storms which posed challenges for Communities, Businesses, Government Departments and Agencies.

The Department of Education & Skills will incur no expenditure on external consultancy, advertising or communication as part of this campaign.