Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Ceisteanna (152, 153, 154)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

152. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of payable orders issued by his Department in the month of August 2013; the number of these issued to serving teachers, retired teachers, serving departmental staff, retired departmental staff, other parties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41317/13]

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Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

153. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of payable orders issued by his Department in the month of September 2013; the number of these issued to serving teachers, retired teachers, serving departmental staff, retired departmental staff, other parties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41318/13]

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Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

154. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of serving teachers on his Department's payroll, retired teachers on his Department's payroll, serving departmental staff and retired departmental staff to whom moneys due to be paid in September 2013 are still awaiting payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41319/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 152 to 154, inclusive, together.

All Government Departments ceased to issue Payable Orders with effect from the 30th August 2013 under the Public Service Reform Plan. My Department issued a total of 247 Payable Orders in August 2013; 12 Payable Orders issued to serving primary/voluntary secondary school teachers; 165 Payable Orders issued to personnel paid on the payroll for retired teachers and non-teaching staff of Primary, Voluntary Secondary/Community and Comprehensive schools and their spouses and children; and 17 Payable orders issued to serving staff of my Department. 53 Payable Orders issued to payees not on payrolls operated by my Department. Retired Department staff are not paid by my Department. My Department did not issue any Payable Orders in the month of September 2013. My Department is awaiting bank account details from a total of 14 people so that their salary/pension can issue to them, bank details are awaited from 2 serving teachers, 10 personnel paid on the payroll for retired teachers and non-teaching staff of Primary, Voluntary Secondary/Community and Comprehensive schools and their spouses and children and 2 serving staff of my Department.