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To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Defence Forces personnel currently in receipt of family income supplement and housing assistance payments; his views on pay levels in the Defence Forces in view of the fact that in 2013 over 20% of Defence Forces personnel were in receipt of FIS; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
DEPUTY CLARE DALY.
FOR ORAL ANSWER ON WEDNESDAY, 29TH MARCH, 2017.
Rates of remuneration and conditions of employment in each part of the Irish public sector have traditionally been set by reference to levels of pay available in related public sector employments.
I fully appreciate that many of our citizens continue to face some difficulties in the current economic and fiscal environment, including members of the Defence Forces. The Government is making every effort, within available resources, to support all those who face hardship. In addition, there are various schemes in place through the Department of Social Protection, including Family Income Supplement, housing Assistance to support those on low incomes.
QUESTION NO: 48
To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to parliamentary question number 1733 of 17 January 2017, his views on the low morale in the Defence Forces in view of the high rates of voluntary discharge; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
DEPUTY CLARE DALY .