Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (93)

Clare Daly


93. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills 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. [14841/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

There are no official cars available to staff in my Department. The payment of travel and subsistence to officers in the Department in connection with official business is made in accordance with Department of Finance Circular 11/82 and such expenses are paid only in respect of necessary absences from headquarters. Officers are required to ensure that expenses are kept to a minimum, including using public transport as the preferred method of travel.