Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Community Employment Schemes Review
480. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the interdepartmental review of community employment schemes; when the review is expected to be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40945/19]
As the Deputy will be aware, the Government agreed to establish an Interdepartmental Group (IDG) to explore how social inclusion schemes might be organised going forward.
A number of meetings of the IDG have taken place and a number of bilateral meetings with relevant Departments have also been undertaken. There was a consultative process with stakeholders and the associated submissions were considered as part of the wider deliberations. I expect to have the final report shortly.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.