Dáil Éireann - Volume 645 - 30 January, 2008
Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.
Deputy Leo Varadkar Deputy Leo Varadkar
Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of the people who attended the Skills Olympics in Japan in 2007 who travelled business class at the expense of the taxpayer; the number of those who were competitors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2231/08]
Deputy Micheál Martin Deputy Micheál Martin
Deputy Micheál Martin: The Irish team that participated in the WorldSkills competition in Japan was comprised of competitors, judges/experts, team leaders, technical support personnel and WorldSkills Council (Ireland) members. All but four of the team travelled standard economy class. Four Council members travelled business class. Two of these did so in one direction only. This travel at business class was in accordance with the conditions pertaining for foreign travel in the respective organisations, FÁS and the Department of Education & Science.
Dáil Éireann 645 Written Answers. Departmental Expenditure.