Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Employment Support Services
I thank the Minister of State for his reply, but I accept that he may not be in a position to speak on this matter in more detail. I will take it up with the Minister for Social Protection again. The employees of the local employment services should be incorporated into the Department of Social Protection because they are doing the exact same work except for deciding on penalties against people who do not take up employment opportunities. They are even paid by the Department. This is valuable expertise which should be brought into the Department of Social Protection.