Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Questions (382, 383)

Eamon Gilmore

Question:

401 Mr. Gilmore asked the Minister for Transport in respect of each Minister of State within his Department the number of staff broken down by grade employed within their private office and their constituency office; the number of staff who are permanent civil servants; the number who are political appointees; the annual cost of each such office in terms of salary, overtime and expenses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42734/06]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

The table provides the information requested by the Deputy in relation to the number of staff broken down by grade employed within the private office and constituency office in respect of the Minister of State. The salary costs are based on current salary scales. The annual cost of the Minister of State's office in terms of salary, overtime and expenses, over the past year (January 2006 to date) is approximately €476,522. This includes travel and subsistence costs for staff and all other associated office costs.

Office

Grade/Job Title

Total staff

Status Permanent or Political

Salary scale/cost per annum

Private Office

Private Secretary

1

Permanent

€44,399-€56,361 plus allowance of €18,015 per annum

Private Office

Executive Officer

1

Permanent

€29,152-€46,253

Private Office

Clerical Officers

2

Permanent

€22,102-€35,838

Private Office

Staff Officer

1

Permanent

€33,321-€44,487

Constituency Office

Personal Assistant

1

Political appointee

€48,640

Constituency Office

Personal Secretary

1

Political appointee

€ 21,002-€40,520

Constituency Office

Clerical Officer

2

Permanent

€22,102-€35,838

Constituency Office

Clerical Officer

1

Permanent

€20,995-€34,050

Total

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Eamon Gilmore

Question:

402 Mr. Gilmore asked the Minister for Transport the number of staff broken down by grade employed within his private office and his constituency office; the number of staff who are permanent civil servants; the number who are political appointees; the annual cost of each such office in terms of salary, overtime and expenses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42749/06]

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The tables provide the information requested by the Deputy in relation to the number of staff broken down by grade employed within my private office and constituency office. The salary costs are based on current salary scales. The annual cost in terms of salary, overtime and expenses, over the past year (January 2006 to date) is approximately €846,335. This includes travel and subsistence costs for staff and all other associated office costs.

Office

Grade/Job Title

Total staff

Status Permanent or Political

Salary scale/cost per annum

Private Office

Private Secretary

1

Permanent

€44,399-€56,361 plus allowance of €19,727 per annum

Private Office

Special Adviser

1

Political appointee

€153,190

Private Office

Press Adviser

1

Political

€66,000

Private Office

Executive Officer

1

Permanent

€29,152-€46.253

Private Office

Clerical Officers

6

Permanent

€22,102-€35,838

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Office

Grade/Job Title

Total staff

Status Permanent or Political

Salary scale/cost per annum

Constituency

Personal Assistant

1

Political appointee

€42,180-€53,541

Constituency

Personal Secretary

1

Political appointee

€21,002-€40,520

Constituency

Senior Special Assistant

1

Political appointee

€42,180-€53,541

Constituency

Executive Officer

1

Permanent

€29,152-€46,253

Constituency

Clerical Officer

1

Permanent

€22,102-€35,838

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