Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (312, 313)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

312. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide details of the payment of bonuses or other performance related payments and or allowances made to the staff of agencies under the aegis of his Department with a yearly breakdown from 2008 outlining the overall amount paid in each year period and the number of staff that received such payments and or allowances. [10168/13]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

313. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide details of payments made to the CEO or equivalent of all agencies under the aegis of his Department including details of any bonuses, pension entitlements or any other remuneration paid to him or her in 2012. [10185/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 312 and 313 together.

Payment of remuneration, including bonuses, pension entitlements, allowances etc. for both the CEOs and staff of the agencies under the remit of my Department is a day to day matter for the individual agencies and I have no function in the matter.

The CEOs of a number of agencies under the aegis of my Department are eligible to participate in a Performance Related Award Scheme approved by the Minister for Jobs Enterprise, and Innovation, with the consent of the Minister for Finance. The Schemes, which are based on the Department of Finance’s Guidelines on Performance Related Awards in non-commercial state bodies, provide for a maximum award of 20% of total remuneration. Approval for such awards is a matter for the Board of the relevant body. These Performance Related Awards have been suspended since April 2009.

I have asked the Agencies to respond directly to Deputy Pringle on the matter.