Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (243)

Clare Daly

Question:

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.