Written answers

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Departmental Reports

Claire Kerrane (Roscommon-Galway, Sinn Fein)
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218. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she has received the report carried out by external consultants to review all current contracted public employment services; when the report will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30801/20]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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In December 2019, after a competitive procurement, my Department engaged with external consultants to review all contracted public employment services. Progress on this review was slowed, but not stopped, by Covid 19 restrictions and the finalised report was submitted to my officials in August. The report was examined by my officials and formally submitted to me in recent days for consideration.

I look forward to considering the review's proposals in the context of ensuring that our public employment services continue to be fit for purpose into the future and provide the necessary supports and services to assist people as they progress towards employment.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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