Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (504)

Seán Fleming


504. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Defence the number of legal cases that have been served against his Department arising from disputes regarding pay and conditions of public servants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21833/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

Pay and conditions for members of the Defence Forces include various allowances relevant to their assignments and their duties. Currently, in this Department, there are forty three (43) legal cases outstanding regarding pay and conditions of public servants. One (1) relates to a Civil Servant and the remainder relate to Defence Forces Personnel. Twenty two (22) of these claims relate to the payment of a specific allowance. The remainder of the cases range from loss of promotion to the loss of allowances. As these cases are presently the subject of legal proceedings you will appreciate that it would not be appropriate for me to comment further on the matters.

The information provided relates to current cases. Providing information on all cases that have been served since 2011 would involve a very considerable allocation of resources as it is not readily available. These figures can be made available to the Deputy at a later stage if he so requires.