Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (250)

Maurice Quinlivan


250. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Health the number of workers employed by his Department and in each office or agency under the aegis of his Department that earn less than the living wage of €12.30 per hour; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38246/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The staff of my Department are on centrally negotiated civil service pay scales. There are a number of Clerical Officers on the lower end of the pay scale for that grade who are on salaries below €12.30 per hour but as they progress over time on their pay scale, their salaries will exceed this amount.

I have asked that the HSE respond to you directly on the aspect of the question that relates to their public sector employees. In relation to Non-Commercial State Agencies under the remit of the Department, this information is being sought and will be forwarded to the Deputy when collated.