Thursday, 20 June 2013

Ceisteanna (203)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

203. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Defence the proportion of the total number employed in the armed forces as a percentage of the overall public sector for the five consecutive years for which the most recent data is available. [29741/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The proportion of the total number employed in the Permanent Defence Force (PDF) as a percentage of the overall public sector as at 31 December in each of the last five years is contained in the table below.

Year

Public Sector Total

PDF Total

%

2008

320,387

10,408

3.25

2009

310,747

9,933

3.2

2010

305,967

9,550

3.12

2011

297,327

9,438

3.17

2012

290,862

9,359

3.22

It should be noted that the figures for the public sector, excluding the PDF, do not include personnel who were on an unpaid leave of absence exceeding eight weeks. The figures for the PDF include such personnel.