Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (272)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

272. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the Public Service Pay Commission report on the Defence Forces will be completed. [13896/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Public Service Pay Commission has adopted a modular approach to its work programme for its present exercise focused on recruitment and retention issues in the public service.

As the Deputy will be aware, the first module was published by the Commission in August 2018 and deals with issues relating to Nursing and Midwifery, Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors and Hospital Consultants.

In relation to the Defence Forces, I understand that written submissions have been received from both the Employer and relevant staff associations and more recently, on 5th March last, oral presentations were also made to the Commission by both parties. Following this, the Commission has indicated that it expects to complete its examination of recruitment and retention matters in the Defence Forces by the end of quarter two 2019.