Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (230)

Clare Daly

Question:

230. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the protocol in relation to 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. [14848/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

There are two areas in my Department where official vehicles are used – the Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) and the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU). Use of these vehicles is restricted to the operational functions of the IRCG and AAIU and is not available to non-technical administrative staff in the Department. As such, the situation as described by the Deputy does not arise.