Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (700)

Willie O'Dea


700. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated cost of implementing a living wage €12.30 for all employees directly employed and or in agencies under his remit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30763/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Based on the introduction of a minimal threshold hourly rate of €12.30, the estimated additional annual payroll cost for staff employed by my Department would be approximately €783,500. It should be noted that this figure does not include the costs associated with the employment of temporary Clerical Officers.

The parallel information in respect of State Bodies under the aegis of this Department is a matter for the bodies themselves. The information requested has been forwarded to them for direct reply to the Deputy.