Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

John Gormley


293 Mr. Gormley asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation 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. [5111/00]

Two clerical officers have been assigned to my office to look after constituency matters. Their salaries are £216.85 per week and £194.19 per week, respectively.

There are two clerical officer posts in the office of the Minister of State at my Department, one of which is held in a job-sharing capacity. The salaries are £216.85 per week, £164.36 per week, job-sharing, and £141.47 per week, job-sharing, respectively.

This number of appointments conforms to the Guidelines On Staffing Of Ministerial Offices issued by the Department of Finance in July 1997.