Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (149)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

149. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the amount provided in each of the years since 2012 for payment for Reserve Defence Forces first line and separately for the Army Reserve and Naval Service Reserve; the actual amount expended in those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28137/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The budget for the Reserve Defence Forces (RDF) has been maintained for a number of years at a constant €2.150m of which some €2.068m (96%) is dedicated to paid training.       

The amounts provided, and expended, in each year since 2012 for payment for First Line Reserve (FLR), Army Reserve (AR) and Naval Service Reserve (NSR) are as set out below. The figures for 2019 are as of the 30th June.

Amounts Expended for Reserve Defence Forces Pay

 Year

 Budget

 FLR

 AR

 NSR

 2019

€2.150m (€2.068m allocated to paid training)  

 215*

 512,051

 42,602

 2018

€2.150m (€2.068m allocated to paid training)   

 24,085

 1,444,917

 104,983

 2017

€2.150m (€2.068m allocated to paid training)   

 451**

 1,287,525

 94,732

 2016

€2.150m (€2.068m allocated to paid training)   

 18,925

 1,449,571

 98,988

 2015

€2.150m (€2.068m allocated to paid training)   

 21,733

 1,625,230

 88,910

 2014

€3.150m (€3.110m allocated to paid training)   

 24,965

 1,705,310

 127,701

 2013

€3.325m (€3.243m allocated to paid training)   

 27,106

 1,787,398

 94,447

 2012***

€4.386m (€3.500m allocated to paid training)

 33,477

 3,512,906

 58,050 

*The majority of FLR payments are made in Q4.

**Due to accelerated end of year payroll deadlines in 2017, approximately €17,400 of 2018 FLR payments relate to 2017.  

***An additional amount of €74,344 was paid from the Reserve Pay Vote in relation to Grant to Unit Funds in 2012.