Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (76)

Willie Penrose

Question:

76. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated full-year cost of recruiting eight additional laboratory analysts for the State laboratory; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22702/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I am informed by the State Laboratory that the estimated full year cost of recruiting eight additional laboratory analysts would be €289,890.16.

This calculation is based upon new entrants starting at the first point of the scale, and includes Employers' PRSI at 10.95%.

As set out in the 2019 Revised Estimates for Public Services, the State Laboratory's overall gross budget increased by 6% in 2019, and the budget allocation for Salaries, Wages and Allowances increased by 4%.

Question No. 77 answered with Question No. 68.