Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (187)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

189 Deputy Patrick O’Donovan asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amounts spent by previous Ministers and Ministers of State within his Department on subsistence, mobile phone communications and recouped expenses, with indications given to the portion that are both vouched and unvouched for each year from 1 January 2007 to 9 March 2011 inclusive; the extent of such expenditure that was discharged directly by his Department on behalf of the Minister concerned; the extent to which the expenditure was discharged by credit card directly by or on behalf of the Minister involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35497/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht was established on 2 June 2011, following substantial Departmental reconfigurations and the Deputy will appreciate that it is not possible to provide meaningful comparative information for the period sought by him.