Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (138)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

138. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of pilots in the Defence Forces availing of the pilot retention scheme lump sum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49025/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The PSPC report on recruitment and retention in the Defence Forces recommended the reintroduction of the Air Corps Flying Officers Service Commitment Scheme that was discontinued in 2010.

The closing date for receipt of applications for the 2019 scheme is close of business on 29 November 2019. My Department has received a series of detailed queries seeking clarification of the operation of the scheme. My Officials are providing the clarifications sought.