Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (206)

Robert Troy

Question:

206. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the cost of telephones and ICT provided to the constituency offices including monthly phone bills of Ministers and Ministers of State in his Department since March 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12402/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Minister Quinn's Constituency Office is operated from within the Department of Education and Skills. Apart from telephone handsets, which were replaced in April 2012 as part of a standard upgrading of all telephones within my Department, no additional or replacement ICT equipment has been assigned to this office since March 2011. Mobile phone costs for this office since March 2011 amount to €411.02.

The following costs were incurred by the Department in respect of Minister Ciarán Cannon's Constituency Offices:

- ICT equipment: €1,199.13;

- Fixed Voice (including broadband in Loughrea): €4,722.40