Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (105)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

105. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a yearly detailed breakdown of the sectoral measures and accompanying savings for the duration of the Haddington Road Agreement applicable in his Department and-or non-commercial State sponsored bodies under the aegis of his Department. [35859/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The collective agreements in the education sector are set out in Appendix 5 of the Public Service Stability Agreement 2013-2016 (the Haddington Road Agreement).

As stated by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, the Haddington Road Agreement will facilitate a reduction of €1 billion in the public service pay and pensions bill by 2016. In relation to the education sector, the savings arising under the Agreement have been incorporated in the Department's revised estimate for 2013 and further details for 2014 and 2015 will be incorporated in the vote allocation in the context of the overall estimates process.