Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (670)

Robert Troy

Question:

670. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 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. [12485/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department has issued 80 Low Value Purchase Credit Cards in total which includes 70 to the Irish Coast Guard and 10 to to other Departmental staff since March 2011.  The total expenditure incurred using the cards from March 2011 to February 2013 was €196,689. 

Low Value Purchase Credit Cards have not been issued to me, the Ministers of State in my Department, or to any politically appointed staff.