Written Answers. - Rural Workers' Pay.

444.

asked the Taoiseach if he will furnish the current rates of pay of forestry workers, agricultural workers and county council workers in the form of the reply to Question No. 266 of 13th May, 1975.

The following statement gives for each county the present (a) basic weekly time rate of wages paid to forestry workers for a 40-hour week, (b) weekly rates of wages, excluding service pay, paid by county councils to road workers for a 40-hour week and (c) minimum weekly rates payable to adult male agricultural workers under the Agricultural Wages (Minimum Rates) Order, 1975. These rates apply to a 44-hour week in the period November to February inclusive and to a 50-hour week during the remainder of the year. In the case of forestry workers an incentive bonus is payable in addition to the basic weekly time rates.

County

Forestry Workers

Road Workers

Adult male agricultural workers

(a)

(b)

(c)

£

£

£

Carlow

34.66

35.46

30.35

Dublin

35.49

39.15

30.75

Kildare

35.04

35.56

30.35

Kilkenny

34.66

35.30

30.35

Laoighis

34.66

35.12

30.35

Longford

34.66

35.05

30.35

Louth

34.66

35.10

30.35

Meath

34.66

35.19

30.35

Offaly

34.66

35.13

30.35

Westmeath

34.66

35.04

30.35

Wexford

34.66

35.12

30.35

Wicklow

35.04

35.72

30.35 (i)

Clare

34.66

35.24

30.35

Cork

34.66

34.27

30.75 (ii)

Kerry

34.66

35.79

30.35

Limerick

34.66

35.28

30.35

Tipperary, N R

34.66

36.23

30.35

Tipperary, S R

34.66

35.49

30.35

Waterford

34.66

35.12

30.35

Galway

34.66

35.13

30.35

Leitrim

34.66

35.18

30.35

Mayo

34.66

35.43

30.35

Roscommon

34.66

35.11

30.35

Sligo

34.66

35.17

30.35

Cavan

34.66

35.13

30.35

Donegal

34.66

35.79

30.35

Monaghan

34.66

35.27

30.35

(i) Rate of £30.75 per week in the Urban District of Bray.

(ii) Rate of £30.35 per week in the Western portion of the County as defined in the Agricultural Wages (Minimum Rates) Order, 1975.