Written Answers - Civil Service Travel Scheme.

Thursday, 9 February 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 614 No. 17

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  116.  Ms Shortall  Information on Róisín Shortall  Zoom on Róisín Shortall   asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   if a closing date or dates are operated by his Department in respect of the Civil Service travel pass scheme; if so, the dates in question; the way in which temporary, seasonal or other non-routine workers are accommodated in the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4923/06]

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. N. Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey  A personnel notice issued to all staff in my Department on 18 October 2005 for the 2006 travel pass scheme inviting applications from all staff with a closing date of 11 November 2005. This date was set for operational reasons to facilitate the processing and issuing of annual passes by the relevant travel operators before 1 January 2006. My Department and the travel operators facilitate applications after this date, and staff joining through the year, but the main scheme is operated as an annual scheme tied in to the financial year 1 January to 31 December. The travel pass scheme for the Civil Service is available to all staff in my Department including temporary contract staff.


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