Written answers

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Department of Health

Departmental Agencies

8:00 pm

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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Question 544: To ask the Minister for Health the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued, the number of sub-contracts and sub-sub-contracts issued as a condition of the original contract issued and if the information will be broken down on a per contract basis per government agency. [18172/11]

Photo of James ReillyJames Reilly (Minister, Department of Health; Dublin North, Fine Gael)
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The information in respect of my Department is set out in the following table, showing the current spend to date, inclusive of VAT, in relation to direct contracts with the vendors and awarded in 2010 and 2011. No sub contractual arrangements were entered into by my Department as a condition of these arrangements.

VendorContract DescriptionCost to Date
BluewaveOn-going technical support, maintenance, administration and development, advice and end user assistance for in-house Lotus Domino Databases.€119,245
Tomorrows WorldProvision of desktop management and hardware maintenance service.€103,786
TrilogyProvision of maintenance and support for Windows, File & Print, Active Directory, Backup Infrastructure, onsite network and remote network support.€7,559

The requested details in relation to the agencies under my Department’s aegis are not readily available as it is an operational matter for the agencies themselves and my Department does not routinely compile or hold this information. I am referring the Deputy’s question to the relevant agencies including the Health Service Executive for its attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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Question 545: To ask the Minister for Health the value per Government agency of contracts issued outsourcing IT services for 2010 and 2011; of those contracts issued, the number of sub-contracts and sub-sub-contracts issued as a condition of the original contract issued and if the information will be broken down on a per contract basis per government agency. [18178/11]

Photo of James ReillyJames Reilly (Minister, Department of Health; Dublin North, Fine Gael)
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The Department of Children and Youth Affairs was established on 2nd June and has not issued any contracts outsourcing IT services. Contracts issued by bodies under the aegis of the Department are a matter for those agencies, and I will request that they reply directly to the Deputy.

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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Question 546: To ask the Minister for Health if she will provide the following information regarding each of the State agencies (details supplied), namely, the total number of staff and their respective job titles; the total number of board members and their respective remuneration packages; the total annual wage bill for each agency and the total annual amount of central funding provided to each agency [18186/11]

Photo of James ReillyJames Reilly (Minister, Department of Health; Dublin North, Fine Gael)
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There are four categories of fees payable to chairpersons and directors of Non-Commercial State Agencies. The applicable category is determined by the salary of the CEO of the body relative to certain Civil Service salary scales. In addition, the “one person one salary” principle provides that as a general rule public servants acting as chairpersons or directors of state-sponsored bodies do not receive additional remuneration for undertaking such duties.

With effect from 1st January 2010 the new rates currently are:

CategoryChairDirector

CategoryChairDirector

1 €29,888 €14,963

2 €20,520 €11,970

3 €11,970 €7,695

4 €8,978 €5,985

My Department does not routinely record the job titles of each member of staff in the Non Commercial State Agencies. The number of Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) staff employed in the agencies is collated on a quarterly basis. The most recently available information, which relates to 31st March 2011 is provided in the table below. The proportion of agency funding allocated to payroll is not readily available. However, I have asked the agencies in question to supply this information directly to the Deputy.

BoardTotal Number of MembersRemunerationStaffing level (WTE)Funding €000
Food Safety Authority of Ireland10Category 377.5416,556
Health Service Executive11Category 1105,410*13,794,487
Health Information and Quality Authority12Category 2150.711,700
Health Insurance Authority4Category 48.58Self funded
Health Research Board10Category 371.532,271
Irish Blood Transfusion Service12Category 3547.91Self funded
Medical Council24Category 352.5Self funded
Irish Medicines Board9N\A259.933,250
Mental Health Commission13Category 338.7215,000
National Cancer Registry7N\A52.42,826
National Cancer Screening Services BoardDissolved and subsumed into HSE 1st April 2010
National Council on Ageing and Older PeopleDissolved and subsumed into Department of Health 1st September 2009
National Treatment Purchase Fund8Category 346.685,587
Office of Tobacco ControlDissolved and subsumed into HSE 1st January 2011
Postgraduate Medical and Dental BoardDissolved and subsumed into HSE 1st January 2009
VHI12N\A931.65Commercial State Agency
Women’s Health CouncilDissolved and subsumed into Department of Health 1st October 2009

*31st May 2011

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