Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (95)

Jack Chambers


95. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on whether overseas missions will be compromised with 57.8% of members stating that they intend to leave the Permanent Defence Forces in the next two years as outlined in the Public Service Pay Commission report on the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34309/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

At its meeting held on 4th July 2019, the Government accepted, in full, the report of the Public Service Pay Commission on recruitment and retention in the Permanent Defence Force.  The report contains a broad range of recommendations to deal with the recruitment and retention challenges in the Permanent Defence Force.

 The Government also agreed an extensive implementation plan for the report.  The plan sets out the actions to be taken and the timelines within which they will be taken.

 The availability of personnel to undertake all roles assigned will continue to be carefully monitored. 


Questions Nos. 96 and 97 answered with Question No. 91.