Ministerial Advisers Remuneration

Ceisteanna (130, 131)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

130. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide details of all pay increases awarded to special advisers in his Department over the last two years. [18315/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

131. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide in a tabular format a list of all his special advisers' pay and that of his Minister of State, to include each salary, name of employee above principal officer standard scale salary rate; and if he will supply the total pay bill for all his special advisers for 2012 [18329/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Jobs)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 130 and 131 together.

The following table outlines the names and salary details of the two Special Advisors appointed by me as Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. There are no further Ministerial advisers appointed in my Department.

Position

Name

Salary Scale

Pay Bill for 2012

Special Adviser

Mr. Ciaran Conlon

€127,000

€126,562.02*

Press Adviser

Mr. Conor Quinn

€80,051- €98,424

(Principal Officer)

€82,243.53*

*Based on fortnightly pay dates within 2012.

State Bodies Establishment

Questions Nos. 133 and 134 withdrawn.

Ceisteanna (132)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

132. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the number of new State bodies that have been established under the aegis of his Department since February, 2011; the number of such bodies subject to a sunset clause; the number of new public bodies currently being planned;; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18342/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Jobs)

In answering the Deputy’s question I am taking State Bodies to mean State Agencies and Offices under the aegis of this Department. No new State bodies have been established under the aegis of this Department since February 2011.

There is a very extensive programme of reform within the agencies and offices under my remit and, as part of those ambitious plans three new State bodies are being planned from mergers and rationalisations of existing offices, the details of which are as follows:-

Consumer Protection and Competition Authority, following the merger of the National Consumer Agency and the Competition Authority.

In November 2012, the Government decided to proceed with the separation of Shannon Airport from the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) and to merge the airport with a restructured Shannon Development to form a new integrated entity in public ownership.

The proposed Workplace Relations Bill will establish a Workplace Relations Commission with a full range of functions formerly carried out by NERA, the Equality Tribunal, the LRC and the EAT, with some appeal cases going to the Labour Court.

Questions Nos. 133 and 134 withdrawn.