Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (143)

Robert Troy

Question:

143. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the cost of drivers of each vehicle assigned to him and Ministers of State in his Department since March 2011; the mileage and other costs claimed in respect of each since March 2011; the overall yearly costs of ministerial cars in 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12459/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

Listed in tabular format are the details of the cost of drivers for each Minister of State at my Department in the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013. The figures reflect the motor travel allowances claimed for official travel undertaken, subject to guidelines as set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Subsistence amounts paid to drivers and the salaries paid to the official drivers are also included on the table.

Once-off severance payments were made to drivers for Minister of State Roche and Minister of State Power in June 2011. These payments are not included in the salaries costs.

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Mileage Costs

Subsistence costs for drivers

Salary costs

Minister of State

Dick Roche T.D.

2010 January to December

17,242

32,526

74,402

2011 January to March

3,370

3,439

13,425

Minister of State

Lucinda Creighton T.D.

2011 March to December

4,834

318

51,087

2012 January to December

9,597

1,058

73,099

2013 (to date)

Nil

Nil

13,930

Minister of State 

Peter Power T.D.

2010 January to December

9,145

18,728

70,931

2011 January to March

2,402

2,576

12,777

Minister of State

Jan O’Sullivan T.D.

2011 March to December

9,169

4,560

51,174

2012 January

820

1,252

Nil

Minister of State

Joe Costello T.D.

2012 January to December

1,549

Nil

Nil

2013 (to date)

Nil

Nil

Nil