Written answers

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Semi-State Bodies

10:00 pm

Photo of Pearse DohertyPearse Doherty (Donegal South West, Sinn Fein)
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Question 549: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the savings to the semi-state sector in his Department in a full year if he were to cap the maximum salary available in semi-state bodies at €100,000. [22633/11]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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The Government supports a strong policy of pay restraint in the public sector including the application of pay caps. The Deputy will be aware that the Government recently announced pay caps and revised salary levels for Chief Executives and other senior management in both the commercial and non commercial state agencies.

I have no plans, nor am I currently examining the effect of, the introduction of a unilateral pay cap at €100,000 for commercial and non-commercial state agencies in the transport sector. Pay rates for the sector will be set in accordance with general Government pay policy.


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