Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
604. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of staff in her Department that attended a summit (details supplied) in Dublin in 2017 and 2018, respectively; the cost to her Department or agency under the remit of her Department; if her Department or an agency under the remit of her Department undertook advertising or sponsorship in respect of the summit; the cost in this regard; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9202/19]
No staff from my Department attended the event mentioned in your parliamentary question during the period in question, nor were any costs incurred by my Department in relation to advertising or sponsorship of the event during that period.
The statutory bodies operating under the aegis of my Department are the Citizens Information Board, the Pensions Authority, the Pensions Council, the Low Pay Commission and the Social Welfare Tribunal. No staff from these bodies attended the event during the period in question, nor were any costs in relation to advertising or sponsorship incurred by any of these bodies on the event.