Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (216)

Sean Fleming

Question:

219 Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in respect of 2011, the best estimate for 2012 of the number of persons in the following salary ranges, the total cost of the increments in respect of the persons in each of these salary ranges: less than €40,000; between €40,001 - €50,000; between €50,001 - €60,000; between €60,001 - €70,000; between €70,001 - €80,000; between €80,001 - €90,000; between €90,001 - €100,000; and more than €100,001; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32785/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

The number of staff currently on the payroll in each of the salary ranges requested is set out in the following table, along with the number of increments due in each category during the second half of 2012:

Salary Band €

Number of Staff

Number of Increments due-July to December 2012

Up to 40,000

1,342

240

40,001-50,000

1,002

137

50,001-60,000

619

71

60,001-70,000

111

10

70,001-80,000

150

40

80,001-90,000

167

11

90,001-100,000

180

9

Over 100,000

42

7

Total

3,613

525

Some 566 increments have been already paid in the first half of 2012 across all the various salary ranges.

The cost of these increments in a full year is estimated to be of the order of €1.4m. It is not feasible to provide the actual costs of the increments in 2012 in the time frame available, as the calculations would have to be carried out for each individual, taking account of the date the increment became payable, the amount of the increment and whether or not the staff member worked full time during the year. In addition, the awarding of an increment is dependent on satisfactory performance by the staff member.