Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Ceisteanna (35)

Seán Ryan

Ceist:

110 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the cost of travel and maintenance expenses incurred individually in respect of each person by name in the employment of his ministerial office, including that of Ministers of State attached to his Department as either personal assistant, political adviser, programme manager, and press communications adviser for the calendar year 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8339/07]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment)

Details of travel and subsistence expenses incurred for the calendar year 2006 by persons employed in my ministerial office in the positions referred to by the Deputy are provided in Table 1 below.

Details of travel and subsistence expenses incurred for the calendar year 2006 by persons employed in the positions referred to by the Deputy in the offices of the Ministers of State attached to my Department are provided in Table 2 below.

Expenses are paid in accordance with travel and subsistence regulations published by the Department of Finance.

Table 1 — Details of travel and subsistence expenses incurred for the calendar year 2006 by persons employed in the office of the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment as personal assistant, political adviser, programme manager, or press communications adviser.

Name

Capacity

Travel expenses paid in 2006

Subsistence expenses paid in 2006

Total

Ms Deirdre Gillane

Policy Adviser

794.21

1,378.97

2,173.18

Mr. Christopher Mannion

Special Adviser

2,603.52

761.89

3,365.41

Ms Catriona Meehan

Press Adviser (employed to 3 Nov. 2006)

4,968.91

3,711.94

8,680.85

Table 2 — Details of travel and subsistence expenses incurred for the calendar year 2006 by persons employed in the offices of Ministers of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, as personal assistant, political adviser, programme manager, or press communications adviser.

Name

Capacity

Travel expenses paid in 2006

Subsistence expenses paid in 2006

Total

Ms Michelle Scanlan

Personal Secretary, Office of the Minister for Labour Affairs

Nil

167.50

167.50