Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (78)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

78. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Finance 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. [35861/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

Agreement will facilitate a reduction of €1 billion in the Public Service pay and pensions bill by 2016. In relation to my own Department, 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 allocations in the context of the overall Estimates process. The measures applying to my Department and the relevant public bodies in my Ministerial area are set out in the relevant sectoral collective agreement under the Haddington Road Agreement, in this case the collective agreement for the Civil Service and NCSSB’s. In terms of my own Department, the relevant measures under this collective agreement, including, for example, the additional working hours and the pay reduction for those earning over €65,000, have been implemented from 1 July.