Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (111)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

111. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the impact of his proposed reductions in public service pay on the retirement income of survivors' public service pensions, where survivors on income as low as €16,250 will see a reduction in their income arising from the linking of their income to existing salaries in the public sector; and the action he plans to take to ameliorate the effect of the proposed cuts in this particular group. [18172/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

As the Deputy will be aware the LRC noted the Government’s intention to require public service pensioners to make a further contribution to the consolidation measures in conjunction with the contribution being sought from serving staff, thereby ensuring an element of burden sharing from higher paid public service pensioners. These matters now fall to be considered further in the light of the ICTU decision on the LRC proposals.