Dáil Éireann - Volume 682 - 12 May, 2009
Written Answers. - Pension Provisions.
Deputy Brian Hayes Deputy Brian Hayes
Deputy Brian Hayes asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the person in his Department and the Department of Finance examining a scheme (details supplied); the progress made; the length of time these officials will need to finalise an agreement; the estimated date for the scheme to be approved; if there is a delay, the reason for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18573/09]
Deputy Joe Costello Deputy Joe Costello
Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the Department which is in charge of producing the new RTÉ pension scheme known as the 50:50 risk sharing scheme; if the consultation process between the Department of Finance and his Department has been completed; when it is expected that the pension scheme will be finally approved; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the longer the consultation process takes the less value the pensions will have; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18825/09]
Deputy Eamon Ryan Deputy Eamon Ryan
Deputy Eamon Ryan:I propose to take Questions Nos. 365 and 370 together.
Under the terms of the Broadcasting Authority Act 1960 (as amended), RTÉ pension schemes and arrangements are subject to my approval with the concurrence of the Minister for Finance. Officials from my Department are continuing to engage with officials from the Department of Finance to progress RTÉ pension issues so that the RTÉ hybrid pension scheme can be approved as soon as possible.
Dáil Éireann 682 Written Answers. Pension Provisions.