Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (139)

Peter Burke

Question:

139. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the estimated cost of restoring military allowances to pre-FEMPI levels. [27842/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

It is estimated that the cost of restoring Defence Forces allowances (excluding Military Service Allowance) to pre-FEMPI levels could cost in the region of €7 million. This figure is based on estimates for 2019. As many of the duties are demand led and the number of duties can fluctuate year on year, this variable must be taken into consideration in comparing any actual figures with speculative amounts.