Written Answers. - Departmental Vacancies.

Tuesday, 18 February 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 415 No. 8

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  217.  Mr. Quinn  Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   asked the Minister for the Marine  Information on Michael J. Woods  Zoom on Michael J. Woods   if he will outline, (a) the position at 30 January 1992 in relation to positions within his Department that (1) were vacant and (2) were vacant and subject to the embargo, (b) the grades involved in (1) and (2) and (c) the number of messenger and service grades which had been suppressed since January 1990; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for the Marine (Dr. Woods): Information on Michael J. Woods  Zoom on Michael J. Woods  The authorised staffing level for my Department is the number of posts which the Department itself considers it appropriate to fill under authority delegated to it in accordance with an administration budget agreed with the Department of Finance or, in the case of grades outside the limit of the delegated authority, where recruitment has been specifically authorised by the Department of Finance.

At present the following posts in my Department are in the process of being filled:

Grade:

Deputy Chief Surveyer,

Surveyor (2 posts),

Engineer II,

Engineer III,

Administrative Officer.

The number of service officers, formerly called messengers, and other service grades serving in my Department in January 1990 and at present is set out in the following table:

[2089][2090]Grade Number serving in January 1990 Number serving in February 1992
Service Officers 7 9
Service Attendants 1 1
Storekeeper 2 2
Senior Laboratory Assistant 1 1
Laboratory Attendant 3 2
Cleaners 3 3


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