Thursday, 26 June 2014
I thank the Deputy for raising this matter. I am aware of the allegations relating to the specific case. I have asked those in the relevant sections of my Department to make investigations. I have instructed them to ensure that all of the claims the Deputy has put on the record of the House are fully investigated. Some years ago the Department employed a special agency to go on site to ensure that the terms and conditions of contracts are being properly applied. So far, I have been told that the alleged breaches which the Deputy has now put on the record of the House are not happening but I am still not satisfied that there is not some substance to the concerns of the whistleblower in question.