Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Questions (126)

Clare Daly

Question:

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.