§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the salary of each chief executive of the cross border bodies was in the last financial year; when the salaries were last revised; and what the percentage increase was in each case in comparison with(a) the rate of inflation and (b) the Civil Service pay increase. 820W
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
The salary of each Chief Executive of the North South Implementation Bodies and Tourism Ireland in 2002–03 is set out as follows. (There was no Chief Executive in post in the Ulster Scots Agency in post during that period.) Since bodies with headquarters in Northern Ireland operate for salary purposes on 1 April-31 March financial years, the figures given in the table are those that applied throughout the financial year in question. Those bodies with headquarters in Ireland operate on a calendar year and the figures given are those that applied with effect from 1 October 200.
The salaries of Chief Executive Officers' (CEOs) of those bodies with headquarters in Northern Ireland were last revised with effect from 1 April 2002, while those for CEOs of bodies with headquarters in Ireland were revised with effect from 1 October 2002, except for the CEO of Foras na Gaeilge whose salary was revised on 1 February 2003. The percentage increases involved in the 2002 revisions are shown in the table. The rate of inflation in the UK in 2002–03 was 3.29 per cent., while that in Ireland in 2002 was 4.6 per cent. The Northern Ireland Civil Service base pay increase for 2002–03 was 4.38 per cent. for the Senior Civil Service and 4.8 per cent. for other grades. The Irish Civil Service pay increase with effect from 1 October 2002 was 4 per cent.
Body CEO salary Percentage
Special EU Programme Body £66,953 4.5 Waterways Ireland £70,725 6.3 InterTradeIreland £57,822 4.5 FCILC—Loughs Agency £53,511 5.1 Tourism Ireland Ltd. €126,246 4 Foras na Gaeilge €92,949 4 Food Safety Promotion Board €90,651 4