To ask the Minister for Defence the number of civilian employees attached to military installations; the number of these employees he plans to have in place following the reductions in these numbers outlined in the recent budget; the overall yield in cost terms that this reduction is planned to give in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. DEPUTY DAVID STANTON.
FOR WRITTEN ANSWER ON THURSDAY, 13TH JANUARY, 2011.
Minister for Defence (Mr Tony Killeen, T.D.): There are currently a total of 732 civilian employees. It is anticipated that there will be 700 civilian employees by the end of this year with estimated savings of €700,000 accruing in 2011 as a result of the reduction in employee numbers. Civilian employees are based at various military installations in every Brigade area.