Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (157)

Paul Murphy

Question:

157. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to abolish the daily telephone allowance for travel inside the European Union in view of the fact that roaming charges have been abolished. [49736/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

While roaming charges no longer apply in the European Union, individual members may incur charges while travelling, depending on the contract which applies for that member. Members are required to formally claim for such telephone expenses incurred through the normal procedures applying in the Houses of the Oireachtas. I understand that it is the practice that members when claiming are advised as to the position on roaming and related charges.