Written answers

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Department of Social Protection

Citizen Information Services

Photo of Colm KeaveneyColm Keaveney (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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111. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the funding allocated to and the actual expenditure by the sign language interpretative service from 2012 to 2015 in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2030/16]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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The Citizens Information Board (CIB) is the statutory body responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice (including money and budgeting advice) and advocacy services to all citizens on a wide range of public and social services.

The Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS), which is funded by CIB, is the national agency for the provision of sign language interpreting services in Ireland and seeks to ensure that quality interpretation services are available to deaf people in Ireland, so that they can access public and social services.

The budget allocation and actual expenditure in each of the past four years is set out below.

Sign Language Interpreting Service2012201320142015
Grant allocation€285,000 €284,658 €275,000 €275,000
Expenditure€264,975 €323,064 €292,193 €284,498

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