Written Answers. - Deployment of Civil Servants.

Liz O'Donnell

Question:

194 Ms O'Donnell asked the Minister for Defence the number of civil servants allocated to him and to the Minister of State at his Department for the purposes of dealing with constituency queries, representations and replies. [1106/94]

There are six civil servants attached to my office and three attached to the office of the Minister of State. These staff are responsible for a range of administrative duties which include replying to representations concerning Departmental issues. Normally they have no involvement in constituency matters.