Thursday, 20 September 2012

Questions (211)

Robert Troy

Question:

211. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if he will provide more details on the following allowances: the franking allowance, the key holder allowance which are available through his Department; if he will give details of the location at which information on these allowances is available; the persons entitled to them and the way to apply for same. [39687/12]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

A franking allowance of €1,701.13 p.a is paid to Service Officers engaged on the duties for 15 hours per week or more or those designated as having sole responsibility for the franking duties in a particular location. There is one franking machine in use for my Department's mail with two service officers in receipt of the full allowance and one in receipt of half the allowance. A keyholder allowance of €1,769.21 p.a. is paid to three officers who are required to carry keys of Hawkins House on a 24-hour, seven day basis.