Dáil Éireann - Volume 622 - 27 June, 2006

Written Answers. - Equal Opportunities Employment.

Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Transport the targeted percentage of employment of people with a disability by his Department; if the 3 per cent target be surpassed or is his Department restricted to this percentage; the percentage of people with a disability employed in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24824/06]

  Mr. Cullen: I refer the Deputy to previous Dáil Question answered on Tuesday 7th March 2006.

The 3 per cent target of employment of people with a disability has been surpassed and my Department is not restricted to this percentage.

The current percentage of people with a disability employed in my Department is 3.72 per cent.