Written Answers. - Ministerial Staff.

Ivor Callely

Question:

133 Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Justice the estimated cost of staff in her ministerial offices, such as programme managers, advisers, support staff and other such related costs for 1997; and the comparative figures for 1993 and 1987. [9320/97]

I assume the Deputy is referring to non-established staff appointed to the office of the Minister for Justice.

The answer is identical to that given to the Deputy's similiar questions on this topic on 20 March 1997 (Dail Debates, Column 1400), 20 November 1996, Dail Debates, Columns 1482-1483 and 6 March 1996, Dail Debates, Column 1638.