Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Ceisteanna (224)

Brian Hayes

Ceist:

241 Deputy Brian Hayes asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport the amount of money, under each heading, spent by her on refreshments for meetings and functions, including sandwiches, teas and coffees, and bottled water, in 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010 in tabular form; the name of the company used to supply the refreshments and the address; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46920/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Arts)

As the Deputy will be aware, I assumed responsibility as Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport earlier this year. The total amount spent on the items in question in the context of ministerial meetings and functions in the 2010 calendar year to date is €577. It is not possible to break down the amounts under the headings listed by the Deputy as this information is not readily available. The refreshments are sourced from various local establishments.