Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (206)

Tom Fleming

Question:

209 Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Defence the number of the over 9,000 persons from the public service who have retired over the past six months with high tax-free lump sum payments in many cases and substantial pensions who have been re-hired on contract; if these persons are now being paid on the double by the State, that is, their pension and the salary they are receiving under the new contracts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33076/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Defence)

My Department has not rehired any public servants who have retired from the public service over the past six months.