To ask the Minister for Housing; Planning and Local Government the number of engineer position staffing requests under each engineer grade from each local authority in each of the years 2014 to 2017 and to date in 2018; the number granted; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Since, 1 January 2014, my Department has received 933 engineering staffing sanction requests from local authorities, of which 819 have been approved. The status of these requests is set out in the table attached. The posts not approved include;
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