Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Social Protection

Departmental Expenditure

9:00 pm

Photo of Seán KyneSeán Kyne (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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Question 359: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if consideration has been given to her Department seeking insurance quotes collectively for all FÁS schemes nationwide or within each county as a means of achieving more competitive quotes and thus achieving savings within FÁS companies. [8415/12]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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My Department officials are investigating a number of requirements that have a direct cost on the operation and delivery of Community Employment (CE) schemes with a view to reducing these costs. One such area is that of Insurance, both in terms of the cover required and the most cost effective manner to obtain such cover. Meetings have been arranged with interested parties and various options are been considered. It should be noted that this work is taking place in conjunction with the on-going financial review of CE schemes.

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