Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (59)

Mary Lou McDonald


59. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade 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. [35862/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The Haddington Road Agreement measures applicable to Government Departments are set out in the collective agreement therein relating to the civil service. The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has confirmed that the Agreement will facilitate an overall reduction of €1bn in the public service pay and pensions bill by 2016.

In relation to my Department, appropriate reductions in its vote allocations for 2014 and beyond will be made in due course, in addition to that already made for 2013.

There are no State agencies under the aegis of my Department.