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Waterways Ireland

Volume 670: debated on Monday 14 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 24 February (

WA 218), what are the agreed procedures for investigating allegations of bullying at Waterways Ireland made against the chief executive and senior management. [HL1567]

A copy of the Waterways Ireland bullying and harassment procedure is available in the Library. This document includes procedures for investigating all such allegations.

asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 24 February (

WA 219), whether the appointment of the director of corporate services in Waterways Ireland was announced in an e-mail to all staff from the human resources department dated 29 January 2003. [HL1568]

I am advised by the chief executive at Waterways Ireland that an internal e-mail, relating to a number of staff matters and circulated on 29 January 2003, advised that Mr McTeggart had formally accepted the post of director of corporate services.

asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 24 February (

WA 219) concerning Waterways Ireland, why only 2 per cent. of overtime paid was allocated to staff in the United Kingdom. [HL1596]

Overtime is only authorised and paid by Waterways Ireland as necessary to meet the agreed objectives within their corporate and business plans.