Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (320)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

320. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of former Ministers that are in receipt of a ministerial pension; the total cost of these pensions to the State; and the average annual pension payment to these former Ministers. [22169/14]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

There are currently 119 former Ministers in receipt of a Ministerial pension. The estimated cost to the Exchequer is  €3,723,643 with an average Ministerial pension of €31,291. The final audited figure for 2013 will be available when the relevant Finance Accounts are published in September 2014.