Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Higher Civil Servants: Salaries and Allowances.

5.

asked the Minister for Finance the actual and percentage increases granted recently to higher civil servants in salaries and allowances.

The particulars requested are being compiled and I would suggest that the Deputy might repeat his question in a week's time.

Can the Minister say if these increases applied to all civil servants in the higher grades or were there any exclusions?

It is very hard to answer that "yes" or "no." Some civil servants were dealt with recently and they may not have been dealt with in the last increase, but, subject to that, everybody was dealt with.