Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (243)

Clare Daly


243. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Defence 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. [11060/13]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

There are a total of 5.5 nursing positions at various military installations that are currently filled by agency staff at a total cost during 2012 of approximately €290,000. Agency staff are only employed where there are compelling reasons to engage a person on either an urgent or temporary basis.