Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (162)

Robert Troy

Question:

162. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Finance 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. [12458/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

There are no state vehicles assigned to me as Minister for Finance. In relation to the use of my car for Ministerial travel, the total cost has been €202,966 for the period May 2011 to date in March 2013. This cost included mileage (which is to cover car related expenses), the salaries paid to civilian drivers, travel and subsistence paid to the drivers and Employer PRSI contributions in respect of the two drivers. This amount is significantly below the €280,000 average annual cost under the previous domestic Ministerial transport regime for each Minister.