Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (189)

Clare Daly


189. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the protocol on assistant principal officers and principal officers using their private cars and claiming unvouched expenses when official cars are available in her Department; if she has received any complaints regarding same; and the oversight that is in place to deal with same. [14838/14]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

My Department does not retain or provide official cars for use by any officers. All travel claims are paid in line with the relevant travel & subsistence circulars as issued by the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform since 2011 and previously by the Department of Finance. Expenditure in this regard is examined by the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General as part of their annual audit of Departmental expenditure.