Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (305)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

305. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of promotions within the Legal Aid Board by grade and ratio of men to women since June 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21064/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

In accordance with the provisions of the Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995, the Legal Aid Board is independent in the exercise of its functions. In particular, Section 11 of the Act provides that the staffing of the legal aid functions is determined the Board.

I am advised by the Board that there has been a total of 56 promotions made in the Legal Aid Board from 2014 to date. Of these 32 were internal promotions and 24 were external appointments. A breakdown by grade and gender is provided in the following table:

GRADE

Total

Male

Female

Assistant Principal

3

3

0

CEO

1

1

0

Engineer grade 1

1

0

1

Engineer grade 2

1

0

1

EO

5

2

3

HEO

5

2

3

Legal Clerk

11

2

9

Legal Staff Officer

2

0

2

Managing Solicitor Grade1

4

2

2

Managing Solicitor Grade2

8

3

5

Mediator

1

0

1

Principal

2

1

1

Solicitor Grade 3

12

3

9

Total

56

19

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