Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (234, 235)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

234. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the net saving to the Exchequer if all local authority pay was capped at €100,000. [49131/12]

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Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

235. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the gross saving to the Exchequer if all local authority pay was capped at €100,000. [49132/12]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 234 and 235 together.

Information regarding potential cost savings which could arise in the circumstances outlined in the questions is not available in my Department. On the issue of savings, some €830 million has been saved since 2008 in local authorities' spending, and local authority staffing numbers are down 23% to approximately 28,600.