Written Answers. - Gleeson Commission Recommendations.

Bernard Allen

Question:

327 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Defence when the recommendations 11.5.2, 11.5.4 and 11.5.5 of the Gleeson Commission were implemented for the Permanent Defence Force. [19218/00]

The Commission on Remuneration and Conditions of Service in the Defence Forces – the Gleeson Commission – recommended, in subparagraphs 11.5.2, 11.5.4 and 11.5.5 of its report, that, in relation to the charging of personnel of the Permanent Defence Forces for rations and accommodation, free rations be provided for married personnel where duties at their home station preclude them from availing of meals at home; that free rations be provided for single personnel who have permission to live outside barracks, when undertaking duties at a location other than their permanent station, or where duties at their home station preclude them from availing of meals at home and that single personnel who have permission to live outside barracks should not be charged for accommodation which they are obliged to occupy when performing a duty either at their home station or elsewhere. These recommendations were implemented by the Minister for Defence in December 1991 by way of an amendment to Defence Force regulations, effective from 1 October 1990.