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Waterways Ireland

Volume 690: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure supported the appointment of the current director of corporate communications in Waterways Ireland. [HL2601]

Waterways Ireland does not have a director of corporate communications. However, the appointment of the director of marketing and communications at the body is a subject of ongoing legal actions and therefore it would not be appropriate to comment further on this matter.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the outcome of the investigation into the alleged bullying of a senior member of staff by the chief executive of Waterways Ireland; and what action the Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure has taken as a consequence.[HL2628]

I refer the noble Lord to the joint statement issued on 5 April 2005 by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. The statement deals with the outcome of the investigation and the actions to be taken following the investigation. Departmental officials monitored these recommendations and they have been fully implemented.

The joint statement is available in the Library.