Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Ceisteanna (139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

139. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated savings by capping Deputies' salaries at €75,000. [38722/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

140. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated savings by capping Senators' salaries at €60,000. [38723/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

141. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated savings by reducing the allowances of Ministers and the Taoiseach by 50%. [38724/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

142. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated savings by withdrawing Oireachtas officeholders' allowances. [38725/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

143. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated savings by reducing the party leader allowance by 10%. [38726/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

144. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated savings by withdrawing committee chairperson's allowances. [38727/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

145. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated savings by withdrawing the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission allowances. [38728/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

146. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated savings by withdrawing the super junior Minister allowances. [38729/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

147. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated savings by withdrawing the mobile phone allowances of Deputies and Senators. [38730/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

148. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the estimated savings by reducing the salary of the Taoiseach and Ministers by 50%, excluding the Deputy portion. [38731/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 139 to 148, inclusive, together.

The information requested by the Deputy is as follows:

Estimated annual savings to be made by:

Capping TDs’ salaries at €75,000

3,423,860

Capping Senators’ salaries at €60,000

507,120

Reducing the allowances (i.e. salaries excluding TD element) of Ministers and An Taoiseach by 50%

623,226

Withdrawing Oireachtas officeholders’ allowances (i.e. salaries excluding TD element)

2,197,991

Reducing the party leader allowance by 10%

860,964

Withdrawing committee chairperson's allowances

231,100

Withdrawing the Oireachtas Commission allowances

76,000

Withdrawing the ‘super junior Minister’ allowances

34,410

Withdrawing the mobile phone allowances of TDs and Senators

21,536