Written Answers - Labour Market Activation Fund

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 742 No. 1

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  72.  Deputy Joe Carey  Information on Joe Carey  Zoom on Joe Carey   asked the Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   his plans for the future of the labour market activation fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26758/11]

  73.  Deputy Joe Carey  Information on Joe Carey  Zoom on Joe Carey   asked the Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   the criteria required for persons wishing to provide training under the labour market activation fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26759/11]

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy Ciarán Cannon): Information on Ciaran Cannon  Zoom on Ciaran Cannon  I propose to take Questions Nos. 72 and 73 together.

The Labour Market Activation Fund, 2010 provided €32m for 55 projects in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors offering 12,000 education and training places for the unemployed during the period 1 June 2010 to 30th June 2011. Training on all funded programmes is now completed and no budgetary provision was made for a further iteration of this fund in 2011.

My Department is currently undertaking an evaluation of all aspects of the 2010 Fund and the impacts of all funded projects will be fully assessed and results made available to Government, with a view to informing the consideration of any future iterations of this funding model.


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