Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (256)

Tom Fleming

Question:

259 Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Health 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. [33081/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

No officers who retired from my Department over the past six months have been re-hired on contract. The eighteen Non-Commercial State Agencies under the aegis of my Department have confirmed that they have not re-hired on contract any public servant who retired in the past six months. With regard to the Health Service Executive, they have been asked to collate the data sought as soon as possible and it will be provided directly to the Deputy by them when available.