Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

John Gormley

Question:

162 Mr. Gormley asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the number of civil servants appointed by him and his Ministers of State to look after constituency matters; the costs involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5105/00]

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the schedule beneath. Costs include salary, overtime, travel-subsistence and employer's PRSI contribution.

Office

Staff dealing with constituency matters (excludes drivers)

Cost in 1999£

Minister

4.7

107,997

Minister of State(O'Keeffe)

5

110,907

Minister of State (Davern)

4.25

93,409