Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (292)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

292. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the amount his Department and its agencies spent on taxis in 2011, 2012, 2013 and to date in 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24580/14]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

The amount spent by my Department and offices on our corporate taxi account, for the years 2011 to date, is set out in the following tabular statement:

Year

Amount Spent

2011

€12,160

2012

€10,585

2013

€17,690 (to include additional expenditure arising from Ireland’s hosting

of the EU Presidency)

2014 (Jan to May)

€6,345

In line with Department policy, every effort is made to minimise the use of taxis. With reference to the expenditure on taxis incurred by any agency funded by my Department, this is a day to day matter for the agencies concerned and is not an area in which I have any function. Agencies under the aegis of my Department have been asked to provide a reply directly to the Deputy.