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Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Wednesday, 6 February 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 547 No. 4

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 162. Mr. Timmins Information on Billy Timmins Zoom on Billy Timmins  asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  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. [3894/02]

Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey The term time scheme operated on a pilot basis in selected Departments in 1999 and 2000. This Department was not part of the pilot scheme and consequently we did not operate the scheme in 2000. In relation to 2001 and 2002 the information is set out as follows:

Year Number of Persons who applied Number Accepted Number Refused Reason for refusal
2001 14 13 1 Due to exigencies of work
2002 30 29 1 Due to exigencies of work


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