Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (168)

Seán Fleming

Question:

168. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of agency and contract staff currently employed under the aegis of his Department; the mechanism in place for monitoring and managing the associated costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10985/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

There are no agency or contract staff currently employed in my Department except for the following staff appointed by me and the Ministers of State at my Department: two special advisers, one personal assistant in each Minister’s office, one personal secretary in each Minister's office and two civilian drivers for each Minister.

Staff who occupy the posts listed above are paid an annual salary which is outlined in their respective contracts and agreed with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. As this is a day to day matter for the agencies, I have asked the agencies under the aegis of my Department to respond directly to the Deputy.