Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (132)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

132. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of requests on hand from his Department and from State agencies under the aegis of his Department for approval to increase staff levels; the number of public and civil servants in total involved in these requests; the method by which decisions are made on the requests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26474/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I wish to advise the Deputy that there are currently no requests to increase staffing levels in my own Department or in the Office of Government Procurement, which is also part of my Department. Decisions regarding 2021 Voted Expenditure will be made in the context of the overall budgetary strategy that has been adopted by the Government.

The table below outlines the position with regard to the bodies under the aegis of my Department.

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Number of staff requested

National Shared Services Office

28

Office of the Ombudsman

25

State Laboratory

5

Office of Public Works

Nil

Public Appointments Service

Nil

Regulator - National Lottery

Nil

I understand that the Deputy will receive separate replies from a number of Ministers in respect of their Departments and the bodies under their aegis.