Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (221)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

221. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Social Protection if she 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 or bodies public sector retirees. [49829/12]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

My Department does not hold the specific details being sought by the Deputy in respect of retired departmental staff. Payment of a pension to retired civil servants including staff of the Office of the Pension Ombudsman is made by the Paymaster General's office. In this regard, I understand that my colleague, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform is providing the details being sought. The agencies that come under the aegis of my Department are the Pensions Board and the Citizens Information Board. Details in respect of pensions in payment to former staff of these organisations are shown in the following tabular statement.

TABULAR STATEMENT

Rate of pension in payment

Pensions Board

Citizens Information Board

Annual pensions 0 to €10,000 per year

1

14

Annual pension €10,001 to €20,000 per year

0

7

Annual pension of €20,001 to €30,000 per year

0

7

Annual pension of €30,001 to €40,000 per year

1

1

Annual pension of €40,001 to €50,000 per year

3

0

Annual pension of €50,001 to €60,000 per year

0

1

Annual pension of €60,001 to €70,000 per year

0

0

Annual pension of €70,001 to €80,000 per year

0

0

Annual pension of €80,001 to €90,000 per year

0

0

Annual pension of €90,001 to €100,000 per year

0

0

Annual pension of €100,001 to €110,000 per year

0

0

Annual pension of €110,001 to €120,000 per year

0

0

Annual pension of €120,001 to €130,000 per year

0

0

Annual pension of €130,001 to €140,000 per year

0

0

Annual pension of €140,001 to €150,000 per year

0

0

Annual pension of €150,001 to €160,000 per year

0

0

Annual pension in excess of €160,001 per year

0

0

Total

5

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