Written Answers - Equality Policy.

Wednesday, 29 September 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 589 No. 1

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  212.  Mr. Stanton  Information on David Stanton  Zoom on David Stanton   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   Enterprise, Trade and Employment if mechanisms exist to ensure that interview boards established under the auspices of her Department and which comprise of two or more persons are gender balanced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22357/04]

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Ms Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  It is the policy of my Department to make every effort to ensure the establishment of gender balanced interview boards for competitions run by my Department.

However on rare occasions the establishment of a gender balanced board has not always been possible due to official business commitments; or where a specific competition requires a level of [115]expertise that is limited to very few officers; or resulting from annual leave arrangements.


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