Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (150)

Clare Daly


150. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Defence the protocol in relation to assistant principals and principal officers using their private cars and claiming unvouched expenses when official cars are available in his Department; if he has received any complaints regarding same; and the oversight that is in place to deal with same. [14840/14]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

There are no official cars available to civil servants of my Department. Where travel is deemed necessary for business purposes, staff of my Department are required to use public transport wherever possible, in accordance with Department of Public Expenditure and Reform guidelines. Where staff are authorised to use their private cars for travel on official business, mileage expenses are reimbursed at the appropriate rate set by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.