Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (158)

Sean Fleming


161 Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the full list of allowances that are not subject to income tax and the rates applicable that are available to him and Ministers of State in his Department in respect of their official duties including allowances relating to periods when they are away from their offices, either within the State or abroad; and the actual amounts claimed and paid since 9 March 2011 to him and Ministers of State; if these are currently under review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35061/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

The payment of subsistence allowance while tending to official duties is not subject to income tax. During the period in question I received a total of €2,005.05 in respect of subsistence for official duties at home and abroad. My colleague, Deputy Ciaran Cannon, T.D., Minister of State, received a sum of €2,953.69 in respect of subsistence for duties he tended to abroad.