Dáil Éireann - Volume 456 - 10 October, 1995

Written Answers. - Charter of Rights for Scheme Workers.

54. Miss Quill asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment if he is in receipt of the Charter of Rights for Scheme Workers as published by INOU; and if so, his response to its provisions. [10756/95]

Minister for Enterprise and Employment (Mr. R. Bruton): I have received the INOU Charter of Rights. The majority of the proposals outlined in the charter are already in place in respect of CE participants. In addition, FÁS in consultation with my Department has been considering a number of ways to give FÁS clients a greater say in the organisation's programmes and services. Among the issues to be determined are whether the new arrangements should be centrally or regionally based and whether one set of arrangements would be appropriate given the diverse range of clients using FÁS services. In determining the most appropriate arrangements, account will be taken of the relevant recommendations in NESF Report No. 6 “Quality Delivery of Social Services” and also of the INOU “Charter of Rights for CE participants”.