Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

John Gormley


281 Mr. Gormley asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform 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. [5110/00]

The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the following tabular statement:

No. of staff

Annual salary costs£

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform

4 permanent civil servants (of which 2 posts are job sharing)2 unestablished civil servants


Minister of State at the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

1 permanent civil servant3 unestablished civil servants (of which 1 post is job shared)


The salaries and all other day-to-day expenses associated with these staff are met from the appropriate subheads in my Department's administrative budget, which is approved by the Dáil as part of the Estimates each year.