Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (101)

Thomas Pringle

Ceist:

101. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the process for the preparation of the report mandated under section 3A(6) of the Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act 2018; and if a public consultation will be undertaken. [4504/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Section 3(6) of the Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act 2018 provides that I as Minister shall, within three months of the passing of the Act, prepare and lay before the Oireachtas a report on the public servants who were forced to retire between 6 December 2017 and the commencement of the Act, due to reaching the age of 65 years, and on potential remedies to assist this cohort of worker.

Work on the report has already commenced and the intention is that it will be laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas in accordance with the timelines provided for in the Act. The Act makes no provision for a public consultation process in relation to the report and there are no plans to undertake such a process.