Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

John Gormley

Question:

311 Mr. Gormley asked the Minister for Education and Science 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. [5112/00]

The staff numbers concerned are in accordance with approved Civil Service guidelines and normal procedures.

The details sought by the Deputy are as follows:

Constituency Office

Number of Civil Servants

Estimated weekly salary costs£

Minister: Dr. Michael Woods

4

1,400

Minister of State: Noel Treacy

3

900

Minister of State: Willie O'Dea

3

900