114. Deputy Eoghan Murphy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the cost to the Exchequer of the payment of increments to all public sector staff under her remit, per year since 2008. [18335/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): It is not possible to disaggregate the cost of increments from the overall pay bill. However, I can inform the Deputy that the number of increments awarded to staff of my Department is set out hereunder:
|Year||Number of staff in receipt of an increment|
|2015 (to date)||191|
As the Deputy will be aware, increments are awarded subject to satisfactory performance and attendance.