Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (127, 128)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

127. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 153 of 9 July 2019, if he will provide details of the individual counties to which these additional staff have been allocated in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47607/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

128. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 153 of 9 July 2019 and table 1 provided, the batch of candidates, that is batch 1, 2 or 3, and so on from which the candidates on the panel were selected for each of these staff grades and years in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47608/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 127 and 128 together.

Revenue has provided in Table 1 the grades of staff who were assigned in preparation for Brexit in 2017, 2018 and 2019 up to 9 July; and the counties to which they were assigned.

Table 1: Additional staff assigned in preparation for Brexit in 2017, 2018 to 9 July 2019

2017

County

PO

AP

HEO

EO

CO

Total

Dublin

0

1

4

6

1

12

Tipperary

0

1

1

2

2

6

Subtotals

0

2

5

8

3

18

2018

County

PO

AP

HEO

EO

CO

Total

Dublin

0

1

4

7

44

56

Tipperary

0

0

1

3

5

9

Subtotals

0

1

5

10

49

65

2019

County

PO

AP

HEO

EO

CO

Total

Clare

0

0

0

1

2

3

Cork

0

0

2

4

0

6

Donegal

0

0

0

2

0

2

Dublin

1

3

25

76

108

213

Galway

0

0

0

7

0

7

Kildare

0

0

0

5

0

5

Limerick

0

1

2

8

59

70

Louth

0

0

0

2

0

2

Sligo

0

0

0

2

0

2

Tipperary

0

2

2

4

12

20

Waterford

0

0

0

5

0

5

Westmeath

0

0

0

5

0

5

Wexford

0

0

2

8

20

30

Subtotals

1

6

33

129

201

370

Grand Totals

1

9

43

147

253

453

In addition, I am advised by Revenue that of the 253 Clerical Officers (COs) included in the table entitled ‘Additional staff assigned in preparation for Brexit in 2017, 2018 and 2019 to date’, which formed part of a response to Parliamentary Question No. 153 of 9 July, 192 COs were recruited to Trade Facilitation posts, from ‘batches’ of candidates compiled by the Public Appointments Service (PAS) in competitions run by PAS. Revenue has set out in the following table the details of the PAS batch numbers from which those 192 candidates were provided to Revenue

Table: Trade Facilitation Clerical Officers assigned by Revenue in preparation for Brexit from candidates provided by PAS during the period 1 October 2018 to 9 July 2019

PAS Batch Number

Number Recruited*

1

92

2.1

84

2.2

5

3

11

Total

192

*43 recruited in 2018, 149 in 2019.

I am advised by Revenue that the balance of assignments came from a range of sources including open recruitment, interdepartmental competitions, internal competitions, transfer requests, redeployment, etc, and as such ‘batch’ numbers did not apply generally. Assignments are made based on business needs and in accordance with order of merit and source sequences for specific grades as agreed with staff representatives and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, as appropriate.