Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Department of Health
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]
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.
|Vendor||Contract Description||Cost to Date|
|Bluewave||On-going technical support, maintenance, administration and development, advice and end user assistance for in-house Lotus Domino Databases.||€119,245|
|Tomorrows World||Provision of desktop management and hardware maintenance service.||€103,786|
|Trilogy||Provision 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.
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]
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.
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]
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:
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.
|Board||Total Number of Members||Remuneration||Staffing level (WTE)||Funding €000|
|Food Safety Authority of Ireland||10||Category 3||77.54||16,556|
|Health Service Executive||11||Category 1||105,410*||13,794,487|
|Health Information and Quality Authority||12||Category 2||150.7||11,700|
|Health Insurance Authority||4||Category 4||8.58||Self funded|
|Health Research Board||10||Category 3||71.5||32,271|
|Irish Blood Transfusion Service||12||Category 3||547.91||Self funded|
|Medical Council||24||Category 3||52.5||Self funded|
|Irish Medicines Board||9||N\A||259.93||3,250|
|Mental Health Commission||13||Category 3||38.72||15,000|
|National Cancer Registry||7||N\A||52.4||2,826|
|National Cancer Screening Services Board||Dissolved and subsumed into HSE 1st April 2010|
|National Council on Ageing and Older People||Dissolved and subsumed into Department of Health 1st September 2009|
|National Treatment Purchase Fund||8||Category 3||46.6||85,587|
|Office of Tobacco Control||Dissolved and subsumed into HSE 1st January 2011|
|Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board||Dissolved and subsumed into HSE 1st January 2009|
|VHI||12||N\A||931.65||Commercial State Agency|
|Women's Health Council||Dissolved and subsumed into Department of Health 1st October 2009|
*31st May 2011