Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (255)

Joan Collins

Question:

255. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of public sector workers who have retired in the past three years within his Department or any office or body under his aegis who have been reinstated; if he will provide details on the pay rates they are receiving; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10988/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

A retired Assistant Secretary was re-engaged by my Department on a contract basis which is due to expire at the end of the EU Presidency on 28 June 2013. His current contract involves a total cost of €63,553.50.

A retired Senior Research Officer was re-engaged by my Department on a contract basis for a limited period which is due to expire on 1 March 2013. Since his re-engagement in March 2012, the cost to my Department is €34,956.73.

The parallel information in respect of the State Bodies under the aegis of my Department is a matter for the Bodies themselves.

Question No. 256 answered with Question No. 254.