Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (589)

Robert Troy

Question:

589. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the number of credit cards issued to staff and Ministers in his Department and the total costs of each card since March 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12479/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

There are two corporate credit cards for official business purposes currently in use in my Department. A Bank of Ireland Visa credit card is issued to my Private Secretary and a second card is issued to a nominated officer in my Department's Finance Unit. This card is used to cover a range of costs such as publications, seminar and conference fees, annual membership fees, transport costs and software purchases where payment by credit card is required. The total amount of the transactions on each card since March 2011 are €16,321 and €13,054 respectively.