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Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Wednesday, 6 February 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 547 No. 4

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 109. Mr. Timmins Information on Billy Timmins Zoom on Billy Timmins  asked the Minister for Public Enterprise Information on Mary O'Rourke Zoom on Mary O'Rourke  if her 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 she will make a statement on the matter. [3889/02]

[1604]Minister for Public Enterprise (Mrs. O'Rourke): Information on Mary O'Rourke Zoom on Mary O'Rourke This Department operates the term time scheme. In 2000, there were five applications and five were approved. In 2001, there were seven applicants and six approved. In 2002, there have been six applicants and six have been approved. One person was refused term time leave in 2001 because he had a very specific job and would have been impossible to replace for the timeframe involved.


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