Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (460)

Robert Troy

Question:

460. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality 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. [12444/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I can inform the Deputy that the total cost of the mobile phones used by me and my politically appointed staff between 1 March 2011 and 28 February 2013 is contained in the following table:

Number of mobile phones

2011

2012

2013

Minister Shatter

2

€1,192.33

€2,242.81

€160.14

Official A

1

None

€413.67

€36.29

Official B

1

€257.23

€479.39

€32.62

Official C

1

€364.05

€625.19

€37.92

Total

€1,813.61

€3,761.06

€266.67

I can also confirm that my Department does not supply or pay any bills for mobile phones used by Ms. Kathleen Lynch, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Older People, Equality and Mental Health or her staff.