Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (301)

Robert Troy

Question:

301. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Social Protection if any additional costs other than telephones, ICT and monthly phone bills are being paid to constituency offices by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12428/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I understand from clarification received from the Fianna Fáil Office that the information sought by the Deputy relates to staffing costs for Ministers for Social Protection constituency offices which are set out:

2011 – 2013

Constituency Office

Grade - Salary Scale

Ministerial Appointments

1 Personal Assistant - €43,715 - €56,060

1 Personal Secretary - €23,820 - €47,755

Established civil servants

1 Executive Officer* - €30,516 - €47,975

1 Clerical Officer* - €23,177 - €37,341

*Please see staffing costs for 2009 and 2010 in the Constituency Office

2010

Constituency Office

Grade - Salary Scale - Allowance

Ministerial Appointments

1 Personal Assistant - €43,816 - €55,415

1 Personal Secretary - €45,122 - 10% Attraction Allowance

Established civil servants

1 Executive Officer - €30,516 - €47,975*

2 Clerical Officers - €23,176 - €37,341*

* On 1st January 2010 civil service staff salaries were reduced in accordance with Department of Finance Circular 28/2009: Revision of pay of Civil Servants

2009

Constituency Office

Grade - Salary Scale - Allowance

Ministerial Appointments

1 Personal Assistant - €55,030

1 Personal Secretary - €42,391 - 10% Attraction Allowance

Established civil servants

1 Executive Officer - €32,179 - €51,054*

2 Clerical Officers - €24,397 - €39,558*

1 Clerical Officer - €23,174 - €37,584

* Class A PRSI applies as employment commenced after 6 April 1995