Dáil Éireann - Volume 685 - 23 June, 2009

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Defence the number of civilian employees working for his Department or the Defence Forces under short term contracts; the number of such contracts which will expire by the end of 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24697/09]

  Deputy Willie O’Dea: A total of nine civilian employees are employed by my Department under short term contracts to work with the Defence Forces. Contracts relating to two of these employees are due to expire by the end of 2009. My Department is, along with the Department of Finance, currently considering the implications of the Government decision on the savings measures on public service numbers announced by the Minister for Finance on 27 March 2009 in relation to the renewal or otherwise of the contracts for the employees in question.