Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (22)

Clare Daly

Question:

22. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will outline the numbers and cost of agency staff under the aegis of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10304/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

In response to the Deputy’s question the following table outlines the numbers and cost of agency staff in my Department or in State Agencies under the aegis of my Department:

Office of Public Works

Year

Numbers of Agency Staff

Cost (€’000)

2012

3

210

Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)

Year

Numbers of Agency Staff

Cost (€’000)

2012

2.875 (Full Time Equivalent)

120 *

2013 (to date)

3.5 (Full Time Equivalent)

20

* The approximate costs to the Irish Exchequer would be €35,000 (representing 25% of the above total). The majority of costs relating to the numbers of agency staff used by the SEUPB are funded through Programme Technical Assistance. The remainder of these costs is jointly funded via the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland. (Therefore the cost to the Irish Exchequer is approximately 25% of the costs detailed above).