Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (388)

Niall Collins

Question:

388. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 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. [30547/13]

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Written answers (Question to Arts)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht was established on 2 June 2011, following substantial Departmental reconfigurations. The amount spent on drivers and Ministerial transport, covering both Minister and Minister of State at my Department, in the period from 2 June 2011 to date in 2013 was as follows:

Year

Amount

2 June 2011 to 31 December 2011

€139,756.42

2012

€236,699.31

2013 to date

€102,326.60

All such expenditure has been incurred in full conformity with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform guidance on such matters.