Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (275)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

275. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health 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. [35863/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The measures applying to my Department, and agencies under the aegis of my Department, are set out in the relevant sectoral collective agreement under Haddington Road, in this case in Appendix 4 (Collective Agreement for Civil Service and NCSSBs) and Appendix 7 (Proposals for Collective Agreements in the Health Sector).

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 my Department, the savings arising under HRA have been incorporated in the Departments 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.