Dáil Éireann - Volume 426 - 23 February, 1993

Written Answers. - PESP Local Bargaining Clause.

83. Mr. Noonan (Limerick East) asked the Minister for Finance if the social partners have agreed that no payment will be made in 1993 under the local bargaining clause of the Programme for Economic and Social Progress; and the cost to the Exchequer if the maximum amount payable under this clause was paid to all eligible public servants.

Minister for Finance (Mr. B. Ahern): There is no agreement between the social partners not to make payments under the local bargaining clause of the Pay Agreement which forms part of the Programme for Economic and Social Progress. If a 3 per cent payment was made across the public service, it would cost the Exchequer £120 million annually.