Dáil Éireann - Volume 393 - 14 November, 1989

Written Answers. - Home Help Payment.

233. Mr. Crowley asked the Minister for Health if he will issue a directive to the health boards to increase the home help payment of 75p per hour, having regard to the fact that this is totally inadequate.

Minister for Health (Dr. O'Hanlon): The weekly salary scale applicable to full time home helps with effect from 1 January 1989 is as follows: £146.48; £147.77; £149.00; £149.72; £150.44; £151.16; £151.85; £152.60; £153.33; £154.12; £154.88; £155.68; £156.44.

With regard to persons employed in the home help service on a part-time basis, the position is that the rate of remuneration varies throughout the country and relates to the particular circumstances involved.