Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Ceisteanna (499)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

499. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the number of workers employed by his Department and in each office or agency under the aegis of his Department who earn less than the living wage of €12.30 per hour; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38250/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

I can confirm that the number of workers employed by my Department that earn less than the living wage of €12.30 per hour is a total of 35 staff.

This is calculated in line with salary scales in Circular 17/2019, issued by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

In respect of the bodies under the aegis of my Department, information relating to pay in those bodies is a matter for the bodies concerned.