Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (249)

Tom Barry

Question:

255 Deputy Tom Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of persons paying full rate PRSI in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012; and if she will distinguish those working in the public sector in each of those years. [34411/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

Details on the number of people paying PRSI contributions in each of the years concerned are set out in the table below. While it is not possible to distinguish between those working in the public and private sectors based on the class of contribution paid, the table identifies public servants who entered the service before 1995 and who pay modified rates of PRSI (classes B, C, D and H). All employees who have entered the public service since 1995 pay PRSI at class A and are not identified as a separate category on the Department's systems. Figures on the numbers paying PRSI in the current year are not yet available.

Number of Contributions paid by PRSI Class

Year

Class A

Class B, C, D and H

2012

Not Available

Not Available

2011

1,764,546

95,689

2010

1,827,446

101,729

2009

1,921,749

110,389

2008

2,132,622

114,779