Dáil Éireann - Volume 571 - 02 October, 2003
Written Answers. - Benchmarking Awards.
Mr. Kenny Mr. Kenny
204. Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the number of staff employed by his Department;  the bodies within its aegis which are covered by the benchmarking agreement; the projected costs in 2004 of paying this award; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21647/03]
Mr. D. Ahern Mr. D. Ahern
Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. D. Ahern): My Department currently employs 748 staff. The non-commercial bodies under the aegis of the Department which are covered by the benchmarking agreement are: the central and seven regional fisheries boards; the Marine Institute; the Broadcasting Commission; the Broadcasting Complaints Commission; Bord Iascaigh Mhara; and Sustainable Energy Ireland. The projected cost of paying the benchmarking award to staff of the Department in 2004 is €1.617 million. The projected cost of paying benchmarking awards in the bodies concerned will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as possible.
Dáil Éireann 571 Written Answers. Benchmarking Awards.