Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

John Gormley

Question:

130 Mr. Gormley asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources 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. [5101/00]

There are two staff members from within the Department assigned to constituency matters in my office. The salary cost, per annum, is £11,315.23 and £12,899.93. In the office of the Minister of State there are two staff members, each on a half time basis, from within the Department assigned to constituency matters. The salary cost is £12,635.90 per annum.