Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (234, 235)

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

234. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the net saving to the Exchequer if all local authority pay was capped at €100,000. [49131/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

235. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the gross saving to the Exchequer if all local authority pay was capped at €100,000. [49132/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 234 and 235 together.

Information regarding potential cost savings which could arise in the circumstances outlined in the questions is not available in my Department. On the issue of savings, some €830 million has been saved since 2008 in local authorities' spending, and local authority staffing numbers are down 23% to approximately 28,600.