Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (77)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

77. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Finance if he will provide in tabular form information on lump sum payments (details supplied) paid to retiring public sector workers between March 2011 and March 2013. [21591/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform have advised my Department that the information sought by the Deputy in respect of my Department will be supplied by their Minister to the Deputy. I am only responding on behalf of the Revenue Commissioners. The Revenue Commissioners have provided my Department with the information in the table set out below in response to the Deputy’s question:

Table: Pension Lump Payments* from 1 March 2011 to 31 March 2013

Number Paid

0 to 10,000

38

10,001 to 20,000

44

20,001 to 30,000

34

30,001 to 40,000

37

40,001 to 50,000

28

50,001 to 60,000

31

60,001 to 70,000

47

70,001 to 80,000

54

80,001 to 90,000

68

90,001 to 100,000

39

100,001 to 150,000

114

150,001 to 200,000

22

200,001 to 250,000

2

over 250,000

1

Total

559

The Revenue Commissioners would like to point out that the above table includes payments in respect of the Incentivised Scheme for Early Retirement (ISER) and preserved pensions, but it does not include death gratuities.