Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (94)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

93 Deputy Patrick O’Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills 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. [35501/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

The table below sets out the amounts spent by previous Ministers and Ministers of State within my Department on subsistence for each year from 1 January 2007 to 9 March 2011 inclusive. This table also includes unvouched expenses paid to Ministers and Ministers of State within that period.

There were also some subsistence expenses that were discharged by credit card. In this regard, the total amounts of Ministerial subsistence expenses discharged by credit card during the period in question are set out on a separate table attached herewith.

In relation to mobile phone communications and recouped expenses, the position is that my Department provides mobile phones/Smartphones to Ministers and Ministers of State for use in the course of their official duties. The attached breakdown of costs details costs in respect of mobile phones and Smartphones issued by my Department to Ministers and Ministers of State during the period from 2007 to March 2011.

The information provided contains details of mobile phone charges incurred by Ministers and Ministers of State together with details of mobile phone costs recouped from those Ministers. It includes the total costs of,

a) service charges (line rental and data allowances), and

b) usage charges (calls, texts, internet, roaming charges, etc.) and

c) VAT applicable on the total value of these elements.

The information also details the costs recouped by my Department in respect of personal usage i.e. non-official calls, texts, internet usage, roaming charges plus VAT during this period.

Department of Education and SkillsPQ 35501/12 — Vouched Subsistence and Unvouched Expenses Paid to Minister and Ministers of State between 2007 and 9th March 2011

Description

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Total

Minister

Subsistence

493.83

469.51

732.36

112.46

1,808.16

Unvouched Expenses

13,344.50

13,674.14

12,803.57

2,168.34

41,990.55

Minister of State

Subsistence

216.53

527.12

175.28

918.93

Unvouched Expenses

12,694.92

12,128.48

11,673.47

1,987.64

38,484.51

Totals

26,039.42

26,512.98

25,473.67

5,063.62

112.46

83,202.15

Note: Unvouched Expenses paid as part of salary and ceased in March 2010.

Cost Centre Desc Current: (All)

Payroll Year

Person Reference And Name

Pay Code And Description

Value SUM

2001

0895725 — W O‘DEA

14 — Expense Allowance

907.65

19 — Expense Allowance Mos

4664.80

9040 — Retro Expense Allowance

-441.16

2002

19 — Expense Allowance Mos

5597.76

Person Total: 10729.05

2001

0899704 — M WOODS

14 — Expense Allowance

6083.46

9040 — Retro Expense Allowance

1922.76

2002

14 — Expense Allowance

6159.00

Person Total: 14165.22

2002

0906743 — NOEL DEMPSEY

14 — Expense Allowance

7217.66

2003

14 — Expense Allowance

13344.50

2004

14 — Expense Allowance

10778.25

Person Total: 31340.41

2002

0907057 — SILE DE VALERA

19 — Expense Allowance Mos

6064.24

2003

19 — Expense Allowance Mos

12128.48

2004

19 — Expense Allowance Mos

12594.96

2005

19 — Expense Allowance Mos

12128.48

2006

19 — Expense Allowance Mos

11462.08

Person Total: 54378.24

2004

0912085 — MARY HANAFIN

14 — Expense Allowance

2997.81

2005

14 — Expense Allowance

13344.50

2006

14 — Expense Allowance

13344.50

2007

14 — Expense Allowance

13344.50

2008

14 — Expense Allowance

5132.50

Person Total: 48163.81

2007

0916595 — SEAN HAUGHEY

19 — Expense Allowance Mos

12128.48

2008

19 — Expense Allowance Mos

12128.48

2009

19 — Expense Allowance Mos

11724.74

2010

19 — Expense Allowance Mos

2108.10

Person Total: 38089.80

2008

0920398 — BATT O‘KEEFFE

14 — Expense Allowance

7698.45

9040 — Retro Expense Allowance

843.19

2009

14 — Expense Allowance

12864.46

9040 — Retro Expense Allowance

-60.89

2010

14 — Expense Allowance

2299.75

9040 — Retro Expense Allowance

-131.41

Person Total: 23513.55

Cost Centre Total: 220380.08

This is a title SAMPLE — Payroll Report 18-JUL-12 Payroll Period BETWEEN: From AND: To, Pay Code IN (9040,9046)

Cost Centre Desc Current: (All)

Payroll Year

Person Reference And Name

Pay Code And Description

Value SUM

2001

0895725 — W O‘DEA

9040 — Retro Expense Allowance

-441.16

9046 — Retro Expense Allow Mos

2143.37

Person Total: 1702.21

2001

0899704 — M WOODS

9040 — Retro Expense Allowance

1922.76

Person Total: 1922.76

2002

0907057 — SILE DE VALERA

9046 — Retro Expense Allow Mos

99.96

Person Total: 99.96

2007

0916595 — SEAN HAUGHEY

9046 — Retro Expense Allow Mos

566.44

2009

9046 — Retro Expense Allow Mos

-51.27

2010

9046 — Retro Expense Allow Mos

-120.46

Person Total: 394.71

2008

0920398 — BATT O‘KEEFFE

9040 — Retro Expense Allowance

843.19

2009

9040 — Retro Expense Allowance

-60.89

2010

9040 — Retro Expense Allowance

-131.41

Person Total: 650.89

Cost Centre Total: 4770.53

Supplier name: COUGHLAN, MARYSupplier number: 66976

Supplier site

Invoice amount

Amount paid

Sub only

Withheld Amount

Invoice num

Description

Invoice date

Payment method

Payment number

Payment batch name

Payment date

Invoice entered by

Section name

OFFICE

0.00

231.69

0

T&S51249

T & S 05/04/10 — 04/05/10

26-May-2010

CHECK

37542572

375T&S280510DD

28-May-2010

COBRIEN

OFFICE

231.69

231.69

13.71

0

T&S51850

T & S 05/04/10 — 04/05/10

30-Jun-2010

CHECK

37543197

375T&S090710FG

09-Jul-2010

COBRIEN

OFFICE

189.28

189.28

189.28

0

T&S52625

T & S 29/04/10 — 23/06/10

06-Aug-2010

CHECK

37543991

375T&S120810FG

12-Aug-2010

COBRIEN

OFFICE

94.64

94.64

94.64

0

T&S53620

T & S 21/06/10 — 23/09/10

04-Oct-2010

CHECK

37544551

375T&S071010DD

07-Oct-2010

COBRIEN

OFFICE

112.46

112.46

112.46

0

T&S55919

T & S 18/10/10 — 13/12/10

07-Jan-2011

CHECK

37545767

375180111TSFG

18-Jan-2011

COBRIEN

Supplier name: O‘KEEFFE, BATTSupplier number: 60352

Supplier site

Invoice amount

Amount paid

Sub Only

Withheld Amount

Invoice num

Description

Invoice date

Payment method

Payment number

Payment batch name

Payment date

Invoice entered by

Section name

OFFICE

1098.61

1,098.61

0.00

0

T&S41557

T&S Brus 21-22/5, China 19-25/10 & Nurenberg 5-6/11/08

12-Dec-2008

CHECK

37531214

375T&S171208

18-Dec-2008

P CUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

493.87

493.87

493.87

0

T&S41898

T&S 09/06/08-21/11/08

23-Dec-2008

CHECK

37531528

375T&S231208

24-Dec-2008

M DUNNE

OFFICE

73.12

307.65

73.12

0

T&S45783

SUBS 24.11.08 — 22.12.08 €73.12

28-Jul-2009

CHECK

37537305

PMG375T&S280709-85289

30-Jul-2009

M DUNNE

OFFICE

234.53

307.65

234.53

0

T&S45784

T&S 8.1-3.4.09 SUBS 234.53

28-Jul-2009

CHECK

37537305

PMG375T&S280709-85289

30-Jul-2009

M DUNNE

OFFICE

52.44

524.24

0.00

0

T&S45554

T & S Prague 22-24/3/09

14-Jul-2009

CHECK

37537628

375T&S060820091

10-Aug-2009

P CUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

70.19

524.24

0.00

0

T&S45518

T & S Bahrain 31/1-5/2/2009

10-Jul-2009

CHECK

37537628

375T&S060820091

10-Aug-2009

P CUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

77.67

524.24

0.00

0

T&S45814

T & S Brussels 11-12/5/09

28-Jul-2009

CHECK

37537628

375T&S060820091

10-Aug-2009

P CUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

129.77

524.24

0.00

0

T&S45813

T & S Paris 8-9/7/09

28-Jul-2009

CHECK

37537628

375T&S060820091

10-Aug-2009

P CUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

194.17

524.24

0.00

0

T&S45553

T & S Brussels 15-16/2/09

14-Jul-2009

CHECK

37537628

375T&S060820091

10-Aug-2009

P CUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

28.18

28.18

0.00

0

T&S47624

T & S Riyadh 22-24/9/09

16-Nov-2009

CHECK

37539626

375T&S201109FG

20-Nov-2009

P CUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

128.25

128.25

128.25

0

T&S47993

T&S 18/9/09 — 23/10/09

01-Dec-2009

CHECK

37539859

375T&S031209DD

03-Dec-2009

M DUNNE

OFFICE

33.61

33.61

33.61

0

T&S48369

T&S 27/11/09

15-Dec-2009

CHECK

37540201

375T&S171209DD

17-Dec-2009

M DUNNE

OFFICE

180.84

180.84

0.00

0

T&S48189

T & S Brussels 25-26/11/2009

02-Feb-2010

CHECK

37540982

375T&S050210FG

05-Feb-2010

P CUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

135.88

135.88

135.77

0

T&S49393

T&S 30/11/09 — 21/12/09

05-Feb-2010

CHECK

37541069

375T&S100210DD

10-Feb-2010

M DUNNE

OFFICE

73.12

307.65

0.00

0

30-MAR-10

RE-ISSUE OUT OF DATE T&S 24/11/08-22/12/08

30-Mar-2010

CHECK

37541821

375060410FG

06-Apr-2010

R GROGAN

Finance Unit Tullamore

OFFICE

234.53

307.65

0.00

0

31-MAR-10

RE-ISSUE OUT OF DATE T&S 8/1-3/4/09

30-Mar-2010

CHECK

37541821

375060410FG

06-Apr-2010

R GROGAN

Finance Unit Tullamore

OFFICE

88.45

599.36

88.45

0

T&S50465

T & S 30/04/09 — 21/05/09

13-Apr-2010

CHECK

37541924

375T&S160410FG

16-Apr-2010

M DUNNE

OFFICE

116.03

599.36

0.00

0

T&S50201

T & S Riyadh 15-18/1/2010

12-Apr-2010

CHECK

37541924

375T&S160410FG

16-Apr-2010

P CUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

119.98

599.36

47.32

0

T&S50468

T & S 20/01/10 — 05/02/10

13-Apr-2010

CHECK

37541924

375T&S160410FG

16-Apr-2010

M DUNNE

OFFICE

274.90

599.36

129.58

0

T&S50466

T & S W/E 13/04/09 — 08/09/09

13-Apr-2010

CHECK

37541924

375T&S160410FG

16-Apr-2010

M DUNNE

OFFICE

33.61

33.61

33.61

0

T&S50696

T&S 22/02/10

26-Apr-2010

CHECK

37542180

375T&S290410FG

29-Apr-2010

M DUNNE

OFFICE

516.55

516.55

0.00

0

T&S51154

T & S Tokyo & Korea 10-14/3/2010

24-May-2010

CHECK

37542688

375T&S090610FG

09-Jun-2010

P CUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

33.61

33.61

0.00

0

18-AUG-2010

RE-ISSUE OUT OF DATE T&S27/11/09

18-Aug-2010

CHECK

37544082

375200810FG

20-Aug-2010

R GROGAN

Finance Unit Tullamore

OFFICE

524.24

524.24

0.00

0

27-SEP-2010

Re Issue in lieu of Out Of Date PO

27-Sep-2010

CHECK

37544505

375300910DD

30-Sep-2010

P CUNNINGHAM

International Section — Nth/Sth

OFFICE

0.00

524.24

0.00

0

37628 (3) R

Re Issue in lieu of out of date POs

05-Oct-2010

CHECK

37544623

375111010FG

11-Oct-2010

P CUNNINGHAM

International Section — Nth/Sth

1,398.11

Supplier name: HAUGHEY, SEANSupplier number: 45125

Supplier site

Invoice amount

Amount paid

Sub Only

Withheld Amount

Invoice num

Description

Invoice date

Payment method

Payment number

Payment batch name

Payment date

Invoice entered by

Section name

OFFICE

3374.81

3,374.81

0

T&S29721

T&S 12/12/2006 — 01/02/2007

22-Feb-2007

CHECK

37502828

375T&S230206

26-Feb-2007

WHUGHES

OFFICE

5491.72

5,491.72

0

T&S30751

TRAVEL 02/02/07 — 28/04/07

10-May-2007

CHECK

37506071

375T&S100507

11-May-2007

WHUGHES

OFFICE

1013.01

1,013.01

0

T&S31643

T&S 25/05/2007-14/06/2007 T=1013.01 S=0.00

10-Jul-2007

CHECK

37509101

375T&S110707

12-Jul-2007

WHUGHES

OFFICE

4760.84

4,760.84

0

T&S33006

MILAGE FROM 20/6 TO 28/9

09-Oct-2007

CHECK

37513304

375T&S101007

11-Oct-2007

WHUGHES

OFFICE

3297.40

3,297.40

0

T&S35228

T&S 29/09/2007 — 31/12/2007

17-Jan-2008

CHECK

37517945

375T&S210108

22-Jan-2008

WHUGHES

OFFICE

4721.13

4,721.13

0

T&S36334

T&S 01/01/2008 — 29/02/2008

13-Mar-2008

CHECK

37520060

375T&S140308

18-Mar-2008

WHUGHES

OFFICE

3172.07

3,172.07

0

T&S37749

T&S 01MARCH2008 -- 07MAY2008

28-May-2008

CHECK

37523087

375T&S290508

30-May-2008

WHUGHES

OFFICE

216.53

216.53

216.53

0

T&S39309

T&S 09MARCH07- 24NOVEMBER07

13-Aug-2008

CHECK

37526885

375T&S140808

15-Aug-2008

WHUGHES

OFFICE

63.60

63.60

0

T&S39455

Brussels 15-16/2/07

28-Aug-2008

CHECK

37527464

375T&S030908RG

03-Sep-2008

PCUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

300.86

300.86

0

T&S39459

T&S Moscow 15-19/3/07

29-Aug-2008

CHECK

37527574

375T&S080908

09-Sep-2008

PCUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

4928.25

4,928.25

0

T&S40219

T&S 13MAY2008 -- 29SEP2008

13-Oct-2008

CHECK

37528937

375T&S141008

15-Oct-2008

WHUGHES

OFFICE

638.63

638.63

527.12

0

T&S42049

T&S 14/01/2008 — 17/11/2008

09-Jan-2009

CHECK

37531708

375T&S120109

13-Jan-2009

WHUGHES

OFFICE

3938.93

3,938.93

0

T&S42312

T&S 29SEP2008 -- 31DEC2008

19-Jan-2009

CHECK

37532030

375T&S200109

21-Jan-2009

WHUGHES

OFFICE

532.81

532.81

0

T&S42332

T&S Bruss 13-15/2, 20-21/11 &Warsaw 15-18/3/08

20-Jan-2009

CHECK

37532153

375T&S260109

27-Jan-2009

PCUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

5069.78

5,069.78

0

T&S44117

T&S 01/01/2009 — 20/04/2009

01-May-2009

CHECK

37534771

375T&S060509

07-May-2009

WHUGHES

OFFICE

1067.47

1,067.47

0

T&S44219

BALANCE OF TRAVEL DUE 01/01/02009 — 20/04/2009

07-May-2009

CHECK

37534803

375T&S070509

08-May-2009

WHUGHES

OFFICE

3086.49

3,086.49

0

T&S46655

T&S 21/04/2009 — 31/08/2009

16-Sep-2009

CHECK

37538425

375T&S16092009

17-Sep-2009

WHUGHES

OFFICE

2718.50

2,718.50

0

T&S48096

T & S 01/09/09 — 23/11/09

04-Dec-2009

EFT

1016318

375101209TSEFT

10-Dec-2009

WHUGHES

OFFICE

120.44

120.44

120.44

0

T&S49541

T & S 06/02/09 13/11/09

16-Feb-2010

EFT

1019217

375220210TSEFT

22-Feb-2010

WHUGHES

OFFICE

145.98

145.98

0

T&S50001

T & S Paris 7-8/10/09

11-Mar-2010

EFT

1020217

375190310TSEFT

19-Mar-2010

PCUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

4829.75

4,829.75

0

T&S50336

T & S 24/11/09 — 23/03/10

06-Apr-2010

EFT

1020925

375120410TSEFT

12-Apr-2010

WHUGHES

OFFICE

2512.16

2,512.16

0

T&S51882

T & S 24/03/10 — 21/06/10

01-Jul-2010

EFT

1024065

375070710TSEFT

07-Jul-2010

WHUGHES

OFFICE

2220.45

2,220.45

0

T&S53449

T&S 22/06/10 — 11/09/10

24-Sep-2010

EFT

1027913

375300910TSEFT

30-Sep-2010

WHUGHES

OFFICE

3227.93

3,227.93

0

T&S55641

T & S 12/09/10 — 13/12/10

17-Dec-2010

EFT

1036509

375231210TSEFT

23-Dec-2010

WHUGHES

OFFICE

54.84

232.59

54.84

0

T&S55682

T & s 15/03/10 — 18/06/10

20-Dec-2010

EFT

1036671

375241210TSEFT

24-Dec-2010

WHUGHES

OFFICE

72.32

232.59

0

T&S55646

T & S Brussels 18-19/11/2010

17-Dec-2010

EFT

1036671

375241210TSEFT

24-Dec-2010

PCUNNINGHAM

OFFICE

105.43

232.59

0

T&S55649

T & S Paris 3-5/11/10

17-Dec-2010

EFT

1036671

375241210TSEFT

24-Dec-2010

PCUNNINGHAM

PQ 35501/12Ministerial Subsistence expenses discharged by credit card 1st January '07 to 9th March '11

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011 (to 1st March)

Ministers

Nil

€1,630.80

€2,888.88

€430.46

Nil (1st Quarter)

Ministers of State

€1,630.50

€758.50

€661.57

€334.00

Nil (1st Quarter)

Department of Education and SkillsPQ 35501/12 — Mobile 'phone communications and recouped expenses

Mobile Phone

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Overall Totals

Ministers

Total (incl. VAT

3,979.12

5,157.68

3,533.42

3,128.77

457.11

16,256.10

Recouped (incl VAT)

Nil

137.58

200

50

Nil

387.58

Ministers of State

Total (incl. VAT

826.17

983.25

1,120.66

1,238.84

277.72

4,446.64

Recouped

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil