Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (267, 268)

Jerry Buttimer

Question:

270 Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide details of the number of political advisers employed by him or his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35876/12]

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Jerry Buttimer

Question:

271 Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide details of the number of political advisers employed by his predecessors in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35895/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice and Equality)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 270 and 271 together.

I appointed two Special Advisers in 2011. Three Special Advisers were appointed by my predecessors during the period in question, one in 2007 and two in 2008.