Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (433)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

433. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Defence 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 Defence)

The allocation of the staffing resources of my Department are a matter for the Secretary General in relation to assignments up to Principal level, within the confines of the administrative budget for the Department. Approval for posts above this level must be sought from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and my Department does not currently have any such request lodged with that Department.