Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (289)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

292 Deputy Patrick O’Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 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 portions 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. [35496/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

The amounts spent by previous Ministers and Ministers of State on various expenses for the period 1 January 2007 to 9 March 2011 is as follows. All expenses were vouched.

Subsistence Expenses€47,694

Mobile Phone Expenses€28,969

Official Vouched Expenses€249,041