Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (669)

Robert Troy

Question:

669. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost of drivers of each vehicle assigned to him and Ministers of State in his Department since March 2011; the mileage and other costs claimed in respect of each since March 2011; the overall yearly costs of ministerial cars in 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12466/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The information requested by the Deputy is being compiled and will be forwarded as soon as possible.

As the Deputy will be aware, prior to the current Government, Cabinet Ministers were provided with a Ministerial car and a Garda driver, the cost and provision of which was not the responsibility of the Department of Transport. For the Deputy’s information I am advised that the average cost of the provision of a State Car and Garda drivers during the last government was around €280,000 per annum.