Two business credit cards are held and operated by staff in my Department. One card is held in the name of and operated by the Private Secretary in the Minister's Office and the second is held in the name of and operated by the Private Secretary in the Minister of State's Office. These cards allow for expenditure to support the business needs of the Department, in extremely time limited circumstances, where the spending needs cannot be easily satisfied by the Department's normal billing process.
The total expenditure incurred on these credit cards since March 2011 is as follows: Private Secretary to the Minister: €3,846. Private Secretary to the Minister of State: €1,050.74