Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (261)

Robert Troy

Question:

261. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform 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. [12482/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

In response to the Deputy’s question there are seven credit card holders in my Department with annual fees costing €155.00 in 2011 and €248.00 in 2012 respectively. There are four credit card holders in the Office of Public Works and the total cost per card since 2011 is €230. 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.