Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Ceisteanna (214)

Phil Hogan


237 Mr. Hogan asked the Minister for Finance the names, titles, duties and dates of appointment of each of the special advisers, political advisers, personal assistants and press officers appointed by him; the salary level of each appointee including payments in lieu of pension; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14206/07]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

I have appointed Mr Gerry Steadman (30 September 2004) and Mr Colin Hunt (11 September 2006) as Special Advisers as set out in Section 11 of the Public Service Management Act, 1997, which provides that a Special Adviser provides advice to me and monitors, facilitates and secures the achievement of Government objectives that relate to my Department, and performs such other functions as may be directed by me. Mr Gerry Steadman is a serving civil servant. Mr Colin Hunt concurrently provides special adviser role to myself and the Minister for Transport. However, he is engaged under a single contract of employment with the Minister for Transport and is paid by that Department. I have also appointed Ms Sinead Dooley (8 October 2004) and Ms Elaine Hogan (11 October 2004) as Personal Assistant and Personal Secretary respectively to provide administrative/secretarial support to me. The salary scales in each case are set out in the following table.


Salary Scale

Mr Steadman

€61,755 – €77,703 + 10% allowance

Personal Assistant

€43,445 – € 55,147

Personal Secretary

€28,523 – €45,262