Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (562)

Robert Troy

Question:

562. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of credit cards issued to staff and Ministers in her Department and the total costs of each card since March 2011; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12472/13]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

There are two corporate credit cards currently in use in my Department for official business purposes only. A Bank of Ireland Visa credit card is issued to my Private Secretary and a second card is issued to a designated officer in my Department's Finance Unit. These cards are typically used to cover a range of costs such as that relating to official entertainment, accommodation, seminar and conference fees, annual membership fees, publications and software purchases.

The total cost of the cards since the establishment of the Department is currently being collated and will issue directly to the Deputy