Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Ceisteanna (75)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

75. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Finance 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. [38241/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I wish to inform the Deputy that 25 workers in the Department of Finance earn less than €12.30 per hour.

Of the 17 bodies under the aegis of my Department, I am informed that 8 currently have no staff earning less than the living wage of €12.30 per hour. These are the Credit Review Office, the Credit Union Advisory Committee, the Credit Union Restructuring Board, the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal, the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman, the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal, and the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.

The number earning less than the living wage of €12.30 per hour in each of the remaining 9 Bodies under the aegis of my Department can be found in the table below.

Body

Number of employees earning less than €12.30 per hour

Office of the Comptroller and Audit General

2

Central Bank (incl. Investor Compensation Company DAC)

17*

National Treasury Management Agency (incl. Home Building Finance Ireland; the National Asset Management Agency; the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland)

4**

Office of the Revenue Commissioners

1,260

Tax Appeals Commission

6

* The Central Bank provides administrative, support services and payroll services to the Investor Compensations Company DAC.

** The National Treasury Management Agency provides administrative, support services and payroll services, to Home Building Finance Ireland, the National Asset Management Agency and the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland.