Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Questions (126)

Clare Daly


127 Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of civil and public servants that are in receipt of family income supplement; and the grades and occupations they hold within the civil or public service. [3939/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

At the end of December 2011 there were approximately 28,876 people in receipt of a weekly family income supplement (FIS) payment of which 2,976 (10%) were recorded as public servants. The number includes those working in the civil service and the wider public service. A separate breakdown of those public servants in receipt of FIS by grade or occupation is not currently available, as such information is not recorded on the department's FIS computer system.