320. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a pay increase for members of An Garda Síochána (details supplied) due in 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42535/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): My colleague the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, yesterday signed the order to commence the provisions of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2015. The Act gives effect to the provisions of the Lansdowne Road Agreement and starts the process of the phased restoration of remuneration to public servants in accordance with the terms of that Agreement.
I have sought clarification in relation to the information requested by the Deputy from the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and I will respond directly to the Deputy on receipt of a reply.
Pensions and gratuities paid on retirement are based on factors which may vary from person to person, including length of service and their date of commencement of pensionable employment, and in these circumstances it is advised that individuals seek their own advice.