Written answers

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Department of Justice, Equality and Defence

Departmental Expenditure

8:00 pm

Photo of John LyonsJohn Lyons (Dublin North West, Labour)
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Question 396: To ask the Minister for Defence the amount he has spent on Defence Forces payslips in 2010 and to date in 2011; his plans to change the system of payment whereby payslips are distributed electronically as in other Departments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17415/11]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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The following amounts have been spent on the production of Defence Forces payslips, including cheques, in 2010 and in 2011 to date:

· 2010€52,366

· 2011 (to date) €24,393.

The Department is currently investigating technical options for the provision of payroll information to Defence Forces personnel by electronic means that are cost effective and overcome the fact that many Defence Force personnel do not have access to electronic information in the normal course of their duties.

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