Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (153)

Niall Collins

Question:

153. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the total cost of ministerial transport in his Department in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date 2013; the number of drivers employed in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30560/13]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The total expenditure on ministerial transport by my Department is provided in the following table:

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Jan 2010 - 20th June 2013

Minister of State, P. Kehoe

€32,961

Minister of State, L. Creighton

Nil

The number of drivers employed in each of these years is Nil.

I have been provided with a Garda car under the ministerial transport scheme and do not use a private car for official purposes. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade pay mileage expenses in relation to Minister of State Creighton.