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144. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons employed at each level of the Civil Service from Secretary General to cleaner each year since 2016; the number of those at each level who are female in each year since 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18355/19]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The information requested by the Deputy is outlined below in the table. The data is from 1st January in each year. The numbers below include all staff, including those who were off pay at the time, e.g. career break, unpaid leave, etc.  

2016      
  Female Male Total
SEC 0 1 1
DS 0 1 1
ASC 4 10 14
PO 26 58 84
AP 71 87 158
HEO 149 97 246
AO 17 8 25
EO 230 136 366
SO 19 8 27
CO 450 190 640
SVO 16 33 49
Prof/Tech 252 153 405
Total 1234 782 2016
       
2017      
  Female Male Total
SEC 0 1 1
DS 0 1 1
ASC 6 9 15
PO 29 58 87
AP 81 89 170
HEO 142 93 235
AO 23 12 35
EO 257 170 427
CO 475 221 696
SVO 15 31 46
Prof/Tech 266 155 421
Total 1294 840 2134
       
2018      
  Female Male Total
SEC 1 0 1
DS 0 1 1
ASC 3 8 11
PO 36 58 94
AP 94 97 191
AO 37 30 67
HEO 163 123 286
EO 271 177 448
CO 517 291 808
SVO 16 29 45
Prof/Tech 276 157 433
Total 1414 971 2385
       
2019      
  Female Male Total
SEC 0 1 1
DS 3 0 3
ASC 3 10 13
PO 44 60 104
AP 110 107 217
AO 32 32 64
HEO 174 123 297
EO 277 188 465
CO 542 305 847
SVO 14 27 41
Prof/Tech 279 165 444
Total 1478 1018 2496

Professional/technical posts consist mainly of staff in the Probation Service and Forensic Science Ireland.  My Department does not employ cleaning staff directly; there is a contract for cleaning services in place. Question No. 145 answered with Question No. 133.