Written Answers. - Departmental Pensions.

Bernard Allen


439 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Finance if he has appointed an official from his Department to resolve the long running pension dispute involving consultants who retired before 1991; and, if so, the outcome of that official's deliberations. [19252/00]

Medical consultants' pensions are primarily the responsibility of the Minister for Health and Children and I have not appointed an official to resolve a dispute in that area.

Although I was not directly involved, I understand that the matter has now been resolved, subject to certain clarifications.