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Howlin, Brendan

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

State Bodies Expenditure

Was asked: if he will outline if it is still the intention of his Department to merge the Forensic Science Laboratory into the State Laboratory; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The proposed measure is one of 46 critical reviews of State bodies which are being undertaken as part of the Public Service Reform plan, published in November last year. The Department...More Button

Land Swaps

Was asked: if he will make available from the Office of Public Works all details, including maps, of a land swap between the OPW and Wexford Borough Council; and if he will confirm that this land swap was the...More Button

Public Procurement Contracts Tenders

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the impact which the managed Print Services Framework will have on 300 Buisnesses which are excluded from the tendering process; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Public Sector Reform Review

Was asked: if privilege days still exist in the civil service; if so, if these privilege days date back prior to independence such as a day off to celebrate the Sovereign's birthday and Empire Day; and if he ...More Button

The position is that privilege days no longer pertain in the Civil Service and have been incorporated into the annual leave allowance of civil servants.

  In the context of a mo...More Button

Departmental Staff Data

Was asked: if his Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

It is assumed that the Deputy is referring to the Career Break Scheme in the Civil Service, the details of which are set out in Circular 18 of 1998.More Button

Under the terms of this Circular, Departments have delegated sanction to grant or refuse career breaks. While staff should be facilitated as far as possible, the needs of the work may require th...More Button