Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (581)

Sean Fleming

Question:

593 Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality 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; 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. [35067/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice and Equality)

Since 1 March 2010, in common with other Departments, members of the Oireachtas that are office holders in this Department receive a Parliamentary Standard Allowance through the Houses of the Oireachtas. The details of this allowance are a matter for the Houses of the Oireachtas.

There have not been any expenses in respect of either domestic or foreign travel claimed by Ministers attached to this Department since March 2011.