Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Department of Defence
Public Sector Pay
91. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will address reports (details supplied) on a delay publishing the report by the Public Sector Pay Commission on pay in the Defence Forces by his officials; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24834/19]
92. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when he received the Public Sector Pay Commission report on the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24835/19]
93. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he has met his officials regarding the Public Sector Pay Commission report on pay in the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24836/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 91 to 93, inclusive, together.
In accordance with the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020, the Government tasked the Public Service Pay Commission to conduct a comprehensive examination and analysis of underlying difficulties in recruitment and retention in those sectors and employment streams identified in the Commission's Report of May 2017. This includes the Defence Sector.
The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform has indicated that he will be bringing the Report to Government shortly. The Government will give due consideration to the findings and recommendations.
I have engaged with my officials regarding the report pending its approval by Government.