Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Ivor Callely

Question:

101 Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the amount of overtime paid by his Department to date in 1998; the top 20 payments to individuals; and the areas of work of each individual concerned. [22210/98]

The amount of overtime paid to date in 1998 is £6,334,079.00. The top 20 payments to individuals are listed below. All of the officers listed are engaged in meat inspection duties. It is not practice to give individual names.

No.

Grade Payment

£

1

Higher Agricultural Officer

28,397

2

Supervising Agricultural Officer

25,000

3

Supervising Agricultural Officer

23,769

4

Supervising Agricultural Officer

23,510

5

Supervising Agricultural Officer

23,410

6

Higher Agricultural Officer

22,777

7

Agricultural Officer

22,707

8

Higher Agricultural Officer

21,667

9

Higher Agricultural Officer

20,374

10

Higher Agricultural Officer

20,195

11

Higher Agricultural Officer

19,321

12

Supervising Agricultural Officer

19,177

13

Supervising Agricultural Officer

18,883

14

Higher Agricultural Officer

18,374

15

Agricultural Officer

18,340

16

Higher Agricultural Officer

18,335

17

Agricultural Officer

17,456

18

Supervising Agricultural Officer

17,087

19

Higher Agricultural Officer

16,793

20

Agricultural Officer

16,781