Written answers

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Departmental Staff Data

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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456. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of conferences staff of his Department have attended in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; the number of staff that attended each conference; the cost of same in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9161/19]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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I wish to advise the Deputy that the information requested is set out in the table below.

Officials in my Department attend a range of conferences, including veterinary, scientific, economic and regulatory, in discharge of their official functions. Where a conference has a charge or registration fee, attendance is determined based on the benefit to my Department and the wider agri-food sector.

YearNo. of conferencesNo. of staff attendedCost €
2019 to date22477,335


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