Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
Patrick Nulty (Dublin West, Labour)
Question 286: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of labour inspectors employed by him and the National Employment Rights Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7602/12]
Richard Bruton (Minister, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Dublin North Central, Fine Gael)
NERA currently has in place a complement of sixty-one inspectors. Five of these inspectors are assigned other duties in addition to inspection duties.
In 2011, the Inspection Service completed almost six thousand cases and recovered almost two million euro in unpaid wages for employees.