Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (420)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

420. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of public servants employed in his Department on a lower pay scale to their colleagues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21817/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Arts)

As the Deputy will be aware, the reduced scales for persons recruited to certain direct entry grades in the public service, as implemented in Department of Finance Circular 18/2010, were withdrawn with effect from 1 November 2013, following the issue of Department of Public Expenditure Circular 2/2014 on 30 January 2014. There are currently five full-time staff in my Department and 18 in bodies under its aegis, who are being paid on the reduced scales. I understand that, while Circular 2/2014 included details of revised pay scales for direct-entry grades to the Civil Service, details of the revised arrangements for other grades will shortly be finalised.