Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (185)

Clare Daly

Question:

185. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the protocol on assistant principal officers 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. [14836/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Principal Officers and Assistant Principal Officers in my Department do not have access to official cars to assist them in carrying out their duties. When such officers use their private cars for official purposes, the Department processes expenses claims in accordance with protocols set down by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. I am not aware of any complaints lodged with my Department in relation to this matter and the referenced grade streams.