Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (494, 495, 496, 497)

Robert Troy

Question:

494. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Defence 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. [12364/13]

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Robert Troy

Question:

495. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Defence 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. [12382/13]

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Robert Troy

Question:

496. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Defence the cost of telephones and ICT provided to the 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. [12401/13]

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Robert Troy

Question:

497. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Defence 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. [12419/13]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 494, 495, 496 and 497 together.

There are no costs relating to the provision of hardware and software to my home and the home of Junior Minister in the Department. There are no costs relating to the provision of telephone in my home and the home of Junior Minister in the Department. There are no costs relating to the provision of telephones and ICT to the constituency offices including monthly phone bills of Ministers and Junior Ministers in the Department since March 2011. There are no additional costs other than telephones, ICT and monthly phone bills being paid to constituency office by the Department.