Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (185)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

185. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources 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. [35857/13]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The measures applying to my Department and agencies under the aegis of my Department, are set out in the relevant sectoral elements under the Haddington Road agreement, in this case the civil service and NCSSBs element.

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

More generally, the Department and its Agencies will proactively implement the measures set out in the agreement.