Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
534. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of staff in his Department who attended a summit (details supplied) in Dublin in 2017 and 2018, respectively; the cost to his Department or agency under the remit of his Department; if his Department or an agency under the remit of his Department undertook advertising or sponsorship in respect of the summit; the cost in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9211/19]
The Secretary General of my Department attended part of the summit in question in 2017 at no cost to the Department. No other staff attended the summit in either 2017 or 2018 and no advertising or sponsorship was undertaken in respect of it.
My Department is committed to the provision of learning and development opportunities to all of it's staff including personal, traditional and sectoral specific training courses, mentoring and coaching courses.
In respect of the agencies of my Department, I have referred the Deputy's question to them for direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.