Dáil Éireann - Volume 412 - 14 November, 1991
Written Answers. - Job-Sharing and Career-Break Scheme.
Mr. Garland Mr. Garland
23. Mr. Garland asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will outline, within the area of responsibility of his Department and covering each year from the commencement of the job-sharing and career break scheme (a) the total number of applications received and (b) the total granted and not granted; if he will give a breakdown of the grades involved under each heading and the reasons some applications were turned down; if his Department have plans to extend the job-sharing scheme from working halved hours to a system which  facilitates the worker's requirements; and if not, the reason therefor.
Minister for Industry and Commerce (Mr. O'Malley) Desmond J. O'Malley
Minister for Industry and Commerce (Mr. O'Malley): The details requested by the Deputy regarding applications for career breaks and job sharing, are set out in a tabular statement.
Refusal of applications to participate in either scheme arose because the applications failed to satisfy the conditions governing the scheme, at the time when applications were made.
The question of extending the job-sharing scheme from working halved hours to a different system is a matter for the Department of Finance. That Department lay down, from time to time, the conditions governing both the career-break and job-sharing schemes.
Following is the statement:
Career-Break Scheme Applications.
Dáil Éireann 412 Written Answers. Job-Sharing and Career-Break Scheme.