Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (180)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

180. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide in tabular form the number of public servants in receipt of annual gross public sector pensions of between 0 to 10,000 euro, 10,001 to 20,000 euro, 20,001 to 30,000 euro, 30,001 to 40,000 euro, 40,001 to 50,000 euro, 50,001 to 60,000 euro, 60,001 to 70,000 euro, 70,001 to 80,000 euro, 80,000 to 90,000, 90,000 to 100,000 euro, 100,001 to 110,000 euro, 110,001 to 120,000 euro, 120,001 to 130,000 euro, 130,001 to 140,000 euro, 140,001 to 150,000 euro, 150,001 to 160,000 euro, 160,001 and above; and if these figures include local authorities, vocational educational committees, commercial semi State companies, non-commercial State agencies/bodies public sector retirees. [49827/12]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform is providing the data on numbers of retired civil servants from all Government Departments, including my own, in the ranges of pensions, as sought by the Deputy.

Within my Department payment of pensions is administered only in respect of former members of the Labour Court and the Competition Authority under The Labour Court (Members) Superannuation Scheme, and the Competition Authority (Members) Scheme respectively. A breakdown of pensions paid within the bands sought by the Deputy is as follows:

Pension between

No.

€ 0 - €10,000

3

€10,001 - €20,000

8

€20,001 - €30,000

5

€30,001 - €40,000

4

€40,001 - €50,000

3

€50,001 - €60,000

0

€60,001 - €70,000

1

€70,001 - €80,000

1

€80,001 - €90,000

1

Total

26

Of the 26 currently in receipt of a pension, 13 are former members of the Labour Court, six are spouses of former members of the Labour Court and seven are former members of the Competition Authority.

I have asked the non-commercial State agencies under the aegis of my Department to respond directly to the Deputy.