Written Answers. - Ministerial Staff.

Ivor Callely

Question:

73 Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost of staff in his ministerial offices, such as programme managers, advisers, support staff and other such related costs for 1997; and the comparative figures for 1993 and 1987. [9327/97]

The information provided below is based on the salary costs of the non-established contract staff currently attached to my office and their established and non-established counterparts for the years 1987 and 1993.

Year

Salary Costs

£

1987

31,418

1993

115,739

1997

135,109