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.


Projected Cost of Benchmarking for 2004

Number of Employees

The National Safety Council



Medical Bureau of Road Safety



Commission for Aviation Regulation



National Roads Authority


(includes payments to pensioners)


Dublin Transportation Office