Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (306)

Jerry Buttimer

Question:

309 Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide details of the number of political advisers employed by her or her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35867/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Children and Youth Affairs)

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has issued detailed guidelines on the staffing of Ministerial Offices which include salary limits for persons appointed to the position of Special Adviser, Personal Assistant, Personal Secretary and Civilian Driver. All Ministerial appointments in my Department are in line with these guidelines. There are three special advisers in my Department, two of whom work 50% patterns.