Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (339)

Niall Collins

Question:

339. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation 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. [30556/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

Details of Ministerial transport costs, i.e. mileage and subsistence, as requested by the Deputy are set out in the table below. Regarding the year 2011,* during which there was a change of Administration, it is to be noted that the arrangements with the drivers providing services for the former Ministers were discontinued and a new set of drivers was engaged. Accordingly, while there is general consistency in the payments, the number of drivers providing services over the course of the full year was 12 and not the usual 6 i.e. 2 drivers per Minister.

Year

Ministerial Transport Costs

Number of Drivers

2010

€84,838.48

6

2011

€87,833.98

*6

2012

€85,094.39

6

2013

€46,994.20

6