Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Ceisteanna (183)

Ned O'Keeffe

Ceist:

302 Mr. N. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if a person (details supplied) in County Cork is entitled to a pension, having been employed by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform for a number of years. [2437/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The person to whom the Deputy refers was employed on a part-time basis as a non-established civil servant. Pensions for non-established civil servants are co-ordinated with pensions payable under the social welfare system. Under this system part-time employees do not normally qualify for a pension. This person was paid a gratuity on retirement but did not qualify for a pension.