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169. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the annual cost of introducing a living wage or minimal-threshold gross salary of €11.45 per hour in her Department and the bodies under her aegis. [25358/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I can inform the Deputy that based on current staffing figures, the additional annual salary cost to my Department of introducing a minimal threshold gross salary of €11.45 per hour is estimated to be €283,000 for 75 staff.
These figures include bodies under the aegis of my Department with the exception of An Garda Síochána. I have asked An Garda Síochána to provide the information directly to the Deputy as soon as it is available.