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78. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the Exchequer allocation to the Irish Prison Service, IPS, in 2006, 2011 and 2016; the current management structure of IPS; the salaries and allowances payable to the top management in IPS currently; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15839/17]

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Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Prison Service that the budgetary allocation for the Irish Prison Service for the years referred to by the Deputy were as follows:
2016 - €332.058m, 2011 - €349.583m, 2006 - €389.572m.
The Irish Prison Service operates as an executive agency within the Department of Justice and Equality. It is headed by a Director General supported by five Directors (Care and Rehabilitation, Operations, Staff and Corporate Services, Estate Management, ICT and Finance) two of which are vacant. The Irish Prison Service's management structure provides for four Governor grades - Campus Governor, Governor 1, Governor 2 and Governor 3. There are currently two Campus Governors, one acting Campus governor, one Governor 1, seven Governor 2s and eleven Governor 3s. There are also Deputy Governor and Assistant Governor grades.
The top and bottom points of the current payscales (PPC rate) for top management grades are set out below:
Director General: €163,372 (single point on scale)
Director of Care and Rehabilitation: €135,994 (single point on scale)
Director: €85,127 - €103,976
Campus Governor: €112,899 - €117,811
Governor 1: €78,912 - €98,065
Governor 2: €71,738 - €90,141
Directors, not including the Director General and the Director of Care and Rehabilitation, receive an annual Director's allowance of €12,608. Governors, except Campus Governors, receive an Operational Allowance of 8%, Rent Allowance of €4,017 per annum, Plain Clothes Allowance of €441 per annum and a Governor's Allowance of between €5,880 and €7,049.