Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (594)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

594. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health the number of full and part-time staff employed in his Department; the number of such staff being paid at the minimum wage rate of pay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44848/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

There are 518 people between full and part-time staff employed in the Department of Health.

The staff of my Department are paid on the basis of centrally negotiated Civil Service pay scales, in line with Government policy and as sanctioned by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

There are no staff in my Department who are currently being paid at or below the minimum wage rate of pay.