Dáil Éireann - Volume 571 - 02 October, 2003

Written Answers. - Benchmarking Awards.

  245. Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Transport the number of staff employed by his Department; the bodies within its aegis which are covered by the benchmarking agreement; the [1430] projected costs in 2004 of paying this award; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21650/03]

  Minister for Transport (Mr. Brennan): My Department currently has an authorised staffing compliment of 545.5. In the event that payment of the benchmarking pay award for 2004 is recommended, the projected cost will be €1 million approximately. Projected payments to bodies within my Department's aegis, which are covered by the benchmarking agreement, are set out in the following table.

Body

Projected Cost of Benchmarking for 2004

Number of Employees

The National Safety Council

 30,575

12

Medical Bureau of Road Safety

 41,000

18

Commission for Aviation Regulation

 35,000

15

National Roads Authority

244,000

(includes payments to pensioners)

90

Dublin Transportation Office

 80,000

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