Written Answers. - Public Sector Employment.

Seamus Brennan

Question:

99 Mr. S. Brennan asked the Minister for Finance the total employment in central Government, local authorities and semi-State bodies for each of the years 1990 and 1995; and the corresponding wage bills in each year. [1723/96]

The information sought by the Deputy is in the following tables.

With regard to the Exchequer pay bill (Appendix I), the 1995 provisional outturn figures is £4.564 million. A sectoral breakdown of this figure is not yet available.

The Exchequer pay bill does not include local authorities or the commercial State bodies.

Appendix I

Sectoral Breakdown of Exchequer Pay Bill 1990-1994

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

£million

£million

£million

£million

£million

Civil Service

450

478

526

548

578

Civil Service (Industrials)

37

39

41

41

43

Education

930

927

1,102

1,198

1,301

Garda

228

248

271

288

296

Defence

224

234

238

245

259

Health

936

1,061

1,176

1,320

1,386

Non-Commercial State Bodies

98

117

121

126

148

Other Areas

10

18

12

13

15

Total Pay

2,913

3,122

3,487

3,779

4,026

Pensions

242

260

263

308

330

Early Retirement

5

0

0

0

0

Total Bill

3,160

3,382

3,750

4,087

4,356

Appendix II
Public Service Employment (at 1 January)

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

Civil Service

Non-Industrial

25,629

26,251

27,030

27,698

27,832

28,370

Temporary Clerical Trainees

Industrial

1,845

1,838

1,856

1,819

1,822

1,782

27,474

28,089

28,886

29,517

29,654

30,152

Garda Síochána

Gardaí

10,472

10,601

10,786

10,984

10,895

10,818

Recruits

346

536

413

357

453

437

Traffic Wardens

82

97

104

122

120

117

10,900

11,234

11,303

11,463

11,468

11,372

Defence Forces

Military

12,927

13,311

13,119

12,951

12,740

13,015

Civilian Employees of the Department of Defence

1,460

1,450

1,445

1,410

1,350

1,330

14,387

14,761

14,564

14,361

14,090

14,345

Education

51,712

52,072

53,304

54,980

56,358

56,993

NCSSB's

7,449

7,421

8,203

8,255

8,333

8,568

Health Services

57,329

58,743

59,496

60,459

61,810

64,000

Local Authorities Officers

8,759

8,939

9,098

9,217

9,553

9,649

Servants

17,709

17,742

17,617

17,576

17,507

16,894

26,468

26,681

26,715

26,793

27,060

26,540

Public Service

195,719

199,001

202,471

205,828

208,773

211,970

Commercial Bodies

71,967

71,923

66,794

64,659

63,477

63,025

Public Sector

267,686

270,924

269,265

270,487

272,250

274,995

As at 1 January; figures for part-time employees have been converted to whole-time equivalents.