Friday, 7 September 2018
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
1296. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a report (details supplied) on local employment and job club services will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36523/18]
My Department commissioned Indecon to conduct a review of the Local Employment and Job Club services. This review is the first significant independent review that has been commissioned since the Local Employment Services (LES) and Job Clubs were established and it will help inform future decisions regarding how the Department contracts, monitors and procures for these services.
The final report is currently with my officials. The findings of the report will be discussed with the contractors in quarter 3 and their observations sought. The report contains contractual and performance information relating to some 63 contractors and my Department must consider any obligations under the terms of the existing contracts before deciding whether it is appropriate to publicise the reports in their entirety.