Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (42)

Martin Ferris

Question:

41 Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the annual saving to the public sector pension bill if all public sector pension payments were capped at €60,000. [32373/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Expenditure)

It is estimated that the imposition of a cap of €60,000 on pensions in the civil service, based on May 2012 data, would have resulted in an estimated annual saving of €8m. This takes no account of the tax and other statutory deductions foregone. Comparable data are not available for the public service as a whole.