Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (490)

Joe McHugh


490. Deputy Joe McHugh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost to the State in 2012 of posting payslips to members of An Garda Síochána; the number of gardaí who are not paid via paypath; the number of gardaí who do not have access to internal email; if he envisages reform in this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9794/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

All Garda members are paid by way of electronic funds transfer and the total cost of providing payslips for the members concerned in 2012 was €277,235. This figure includes a postage expenditure of €178,323. I have been informed that it is planned to introduce an online payslip facility for Garda members in 2013 which will eliminate that cost. I also understand from the Garda authorities that all Garda members have an internal e-mail account.