Dáil Éireann - Volume 614 - 07 February, 2006
Written Answers. - Labour Inspectorate.
Mr. Costello Mr. Costello
118. Mr. Costello asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the establishment level for the post of labour inspector within his Department; the number of posts filled at present; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4079/06]
Mr. Killeen Mr. Killeen
Mr. Killeen: The number of inspector posts in the labour inspectorate of the Department is 31. The assignment of previously announced additional labour inspectors was completed in November 2005. That brought the complement of serving inspectors to 31 officers. That increase in staffing represents almost a doubling of the number of labour inspectors in the past 18 months. However, the Deputy may wish to note that in the past week one officer has commenced a career-break. The vacancy arising as a consequence will be filled next week.
It is anticipated that the new round of social partnership talks will embrace consideration of the resourcing and mandate of the labour inspectorate and options to enhance the effectiveness of our employment rights compliance regime.
Dáil Éireann 614 Written Answers. Labour Inspectorate.