Written Answers. - Racing Board Staff.

47.

asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food in relation to the Racing Board (a) the number in each grade for (i) permanent and (ii) temporary board staff employed in the tote (b) the standard rate of pay for each grade for regular weekday race meetings (c) if any special pay rates or allowances for evening or Sunday meetings including late evening finishes and (d) if there are any negotiations in train regarding these rates and allowances or if any claims have been lodged by staff with the board to improve these rates.

Under the Racing Board and Racecourses Acts, the settling of the pay and allowances of the racing board's staff, other than its chief officer, is a matter for the board itself.