Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (132, 133, 140)

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

132. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Education and Skills the net saving to the Exchequer if all vocational educational committee pay was capped at €100,000. [49129/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

133. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Education and Skills the gross saving to the Exchequer if all vocational educational committee pay was capped at €100,000. [49130/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

140. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Education and Skills the gross and net saving to the Exchequer if all vocational educational committee employee pay was capped at €100,000. [49127/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 132, 133 and 140 together.

My Department does not generally hold information relating to the salaries of individual VEC employees, who are paid by the VECs and, accordingly, the information requested by the Deputy is not readily available. Officials of my Department have requested from the VECs information relating to gross salaries of the relevant employees. This will be used to determine the gross saving to the Exchequer, were pay for employees of VECs to be capped at €100,000. The information will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it is available. My Department will not be in a position to provide details of the net savings to the Exchequer, as requested because this would require an examination of the tax and other statutory deductions applicable for each individual employee in question and would therefore involve an inordinate amount of administrative time to compile.