Dáil Éireann - Volume 323 - 21 October, 1980
Written Answers . - Public Sector Employees .
Mr. B. Desmond Mr. B. Desmond
377. Mr. B. Desmond asked the Minister for the Public Service the total number of employees in the public sector for each of the years 1977, 1978 and 1979 and the estimated figure for 1980; and the total number as a percentage of the total work force for each year.
Minister for the Public Service (Mr. G. Fitzgerald) Minister for the Public Service (Mr. G. Fitzgerald)
Minister for the Public Service (Mr. G. Fitzgerald): The information sought by the Deputy is set out in tabular form below. Statistics in respect of the total workforce for 1980 are not yet available from the Central Statistics Office.
Note: Public sector employment comprises all employees in the public service (i.e. civil servants, teachers, members of the defence forces, Garda Síochána, health boards and local authority staff, including staff of vocational education committees and county committees of agriculture), higher education institutions, voluntary hospitals and State-sponsored bodies.
Dáil Éireann 323 Written Answers . Public Sector Employees .