Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (15)

Seamus Kirk

Question:

13 Deputy Seamus Kirk asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the discussions he has had with the union representatives in respect of reducing the cost of public sector allowances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32491/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Expenditure)

I have had no discussions with union representatives in respect of reducing the cost of public sector allowances. As the Deputy is aware from my previous replies in relation to the review of allowances and premia payments, most recently, PQ number 28292/12 on the 15th June 2012, I expect to be in a position to bring proposals to Government shortly in relation to the findings of the review. Following consideration by Government, the outcome of the review of particular allowances will be communicated to Government Departments and will be made public. I have indicated my expectation that discussions will take place between officials and the staff representative bodies in accordance with standard industrial relations processes.

Question No. 14 answered with Question No. 7.