Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Questions (106)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

106. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of times consent has been sought and-or given under the terms of circular 109/247/7417 of 17 October 2011 for public servants to undertake paid work, in addition to their own salary, in each of the years 2012 to 2018 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46830/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

My officials have reviewed records held in my Department and I can confirm no records have been found of requests seeking sanction for public servants to undertake paid work, in addition to their own salary, in each of the years 2012 to 2018.

The Deputy may wish to be aware that in a number of cases, third level institutions were recompensed by various public service bodies for the time given up by an academic staff member while sitting on a State board.  In such cases, the college was compensated and not the individual.