Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (163)

Robert Troy


163. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Finance the number of credit cards issued to staff and Ministers in his Department; the total costs of each card since March 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12477/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

In the period in question three new credit cards were issued in my Department. Two of the cards were issued in 2011 to myself as Minister for Finance and my Private Secretary and a further card was issued in respect of the Press Officer in 2012. Annual fees in respect of the cards came to €62 in 2011 and €93 in 2012. It is the Departments policy to ensure that all credit card payments are cleared at the end of each month to avoid penalty interest payments.