Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (398, 399, 400, 401, 402)

Robert Troy

Question:

398. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the costs of providing hardware and software to his home and the home of Ministers of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12366/13]

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Robert Troy

Question:

399. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the costs of providing telephone in the homes of Ministers and Ministers of State in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12384/13]

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Robert Troy

Question:

400. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the cost of telephones and ICT provided to constituency offices, including monthly telephone bills of Ministers and Ministers of State in his Department since March 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12403/13]

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Robert Troy

Question:

401. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if any additional costs other than telephones, ICT and monthly telephone bills are being paid to constituency office by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12421/13]

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Robert Troy

Question:

402. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the number of mobile telephones in use by him, Ministers of State and politically appointed staff; the total costs of the mobile telephones since March 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12439/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 398 to 402, inclusive, together.

The information requested is set out in the following table.

Minister Hogan

-

Minister of State Penrose

-

Minister of State O’Sullivan

-

Home

Constituency Office

Home

Constituency Office

Home

Constituency Office

Hardware/Software

costs

Nil

€3,895

€707

(returned when

left office)

Nil

Nil

€158

Telephone lines costs

Nil

€11,560

€678

Nil

Nil

€4,293

Mobile Phone numbers

5

3

6

Mobile Phone costs

€12,964

€1,643

€4,169

My Department does not fund the costs of providing the above mentioned services to the offices of Minister of State O’Dowd.