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Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Wednesday, 6 February 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 547 No. 4

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 87. Mr. Timmins Information on Billy Timmins Zoom on Billy Timmins  asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources Information on Frank Fahey Zoom on Frank Fahey  if his Department operates term time; the number of persons who applied for this in 2000, 2001 and 2002; the number of persons who were accepted and availed themselves of the scheme; if persons were refused; if so, the reason therefor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3887/02]

Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. Fahey): Information on Frank Fahey Zoom on Frank Fahey In 2001, the first year of operation of the term time scheme in my Department, three officers applied for and were granted special term time leave. This year, 13 applications for term time have been received and all have been approved. My Department is committed to promoting this scheme, which is specifically aimed at helping staff to balance their family and work commitments.


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