Written Answers. - Road Workers' Wages.

164.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will state separately in respect of each county council as regards road workers' wages (1) the amount of increase sanctioned by his Department in 1959 and 1960, (2) the operative date, and (3) the current rate of wages, and (4) the proposals in his Department awaiting sanction.

The amount and effective date of each increase in the weekly wages of county council road workers in the years 1959 and 1960 and the current rate of wages in each county are set out in the following statement. There are no proposals for the grant of increases to county council road workers awaiting sanction in my Department.

Following is the statement:—

AMOUNT and effective date of each increase in the wages of county council road workers during the years 1959, 1960 and the current rate of wages in each county.

1959

1960

County Council

Amount of Increase

Effective date of Increase

Amount of Increase

Effective date of Increase

Current Rate of Wages

Carlow

3/-6/-

2nd March30th October

122/6

Cavan

111/-

Clare

110/-

Cork

111/- and*

118/-

Donegal

105/-

Dublin

131/6

Galway

111/-

Kerry

111/-

Kildare

3/-6/-

2nd March30th October

130/-

Kilkenny

7/6

1st January

121/-

Laois

112/-

Leitrim

106/-

Limerick

111/-

Longford

105/-

Louth

7/6

1st January

118/-

Mayo

111/-

Meath

111/6

Monaghan

112/6

Offaly

112/-

Roscommon

111/-

Sligo

2/6

9th March

108/6

Tipperary N.R.

116/-

Tipperary S.R.

116/-

Waterford

114/-

Westmeath

5/-

1st April

7/6

1st January

117/6

Wexford

111/-

Wicklow

114/6

*Higher rate payable in the neighbourhood of Cork city.

165.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will give details of the total wages paid to road workers in each county in 1957, 1958 and 1959; and if separate figures are not available where road workers' wages are concerned, if he will give details of the total wages and salaries paid by each county council for those years.

The information requested is not available in my Department in respect of the years 1957, 1958 and 1959, but the total wages of road workers in respect of the years ended 31st March, 1958, and 31st March, 1959, and the estimated figures in respect of the year ending 31st March, 1960, are set out in the following statement.

Following is the statement:

TOTAL Amount paid in wages to county council roadworkers during the years ended 31st March, 1958 and 31st March, 1959 and estimated amount in respect of the year ending 31st March, 1960.

Authority

Year ended 31/3/58

Year ended 31/3/59

Year ending 31/3/60

£

£

£

County Councils:

Carlow

50,619

47,021

48,100

Cavan

149,733

140,470

160,500

Clare

173,010

174,486

171,000

Cork

506,137

489,516

499,030

Donegal

265,703

258,946

280,000

Dublin

151,495

149,771

155,507

Galway

360,364

356,984

358,450

Kerry

186,688

196,631

194,000

Kildare

115,564

116,316

117,000

Kilkenny

115,280

92,520

92,500

Laois

106,630

110,093

110,000

Leitrim

116,640

114,965

135,000

Limerick

171,133

150,776

160,000

Longford

70,713

85,044

85,100

Louth

77,117

71,400

76,640

Mayo

202,593

194,425

196,000

Meath

203,028

113,730

114,000

Monaghan

73,365

86,102

87,000

Offaly

111,147

108,880

111,000

Roscommon

200,428

226,644

226,900

Sligo

108,977

109,944

130,300

Tipperary N.R.

154,977

118,625

117,300

Tipperary S.R.

158,085

147,462

150,000

Waterford

142,985

136,918

143,000

Westmeath

126,768

133,353

135,000

Wexford

139,459

124,972

130,000

Wicklow

116,989

117,319

120,900

TOTAL

4,355,627

4,173,313

4,304,227