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Departmental Expenditure.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 9 March 2010

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

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Máire Hoctor

Ceist:

170 Deputy Máire Hoctor asked the Minister for Finance the cost of installing and administering the new system for electronically recording the attendance of Members and Senators in Leinster House. [11490/10]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

As the Deputy is aware, the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission Act, 2003, set up the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission to provide for the running of the Houses of the Oireachtas and to manage its expenditure within the limits set down in the legislation and its subsequent amendments. Accordingly, I have no direct role in the day to day running of the Houses. However, in order to provide an answer to the Deputy's question, the Houses of the Oireachtas Service has informed me that a system of recording attendance of staff was installed in the Houses of the Oireachtas in 2009. The additional marginal cost of extending the staff system to also recording the attendance of Members was €26,932 of which €18,462 has been invoiced and paid to date. The cost of administering the system is being met from within the existing resources of the Service.

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