Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (854, 855, 856)

Lucinda Creighton

Ceist:

907 Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the amount spent by his Department on opinion polling and focus group research in each of the years 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1170/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs)

I am advised that expenditure of €39,204 was incurred by the Office of the Minister for Integration in my Department during 2010 on opinion polling and focus group research. This expenditure was incurred in the context of research being conducted on attitudes to immigration and integration.

No expenditure of this nature was incurred during the period 2007-09.

Lucinda Creighton

Ceist:

908 Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the number of mobile telephones paid for by public bodies under his remit in each of the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010; the total cost of paying mobile telephone bills in each of those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1185/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The information sought by the Deputy is provided in the table set out below.

It has not been possible to compile the details sought by the Deputy in relation to the Irish Human Rights Commission within the timeframe allocated. However, I am arranging for this information to be provided to the Deputy without delay.

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Name of Body

Number of mobile telephones paid for by Body

Total cost of paying mobile telephone bill

Number of mobile telephones paid for by Body

Total cost of paying mobile telephone bill

Number of mobile telephones paid for by Body

Total cost of paying mobile telephone bill

Number of mobile telephones paid for by Body

Total cost of paying mobile telephone bill

Number of mobile telephones paid for by Body

Total cost of paying mobile telephone bill

Western Development Commission

12

7,012

13

10,396

13

10,948

12

12,491

11

9,197

Údarás na Gaeltachta

40

25,541

69

41,661

74

37,847

72

19,937

67

22,562

Pobal

26

23,400

31

24,300

36

32,400

30

8,300

25

9,800

An Coimisinéir Teanga

4

1,017

4

1,473

6

2,140

6

2,414

6

2,614

Waterways Ireland

193

84,101

211

80,588

221

79,998

240

77,927

255

79,958

Foras na Gaeilge

6

15,154

6

13,723

6

16,466

6

14,023

6

12,941

Ulster Scots Agency

10

15,423

13

16,040

13

19,849

8

7,064

8

6,927

Bord na Leabhar Gaeilge

2

795

2

882

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

An Coimisinéir Teanga

4

1,017

4

1,473

6

2,140

6

2,414

6

2,614

National Disability Authority

2

1,163

2

2,553

2

2,458

4

4,347

4

2,492

Equality Authority

11

7,528

11

8,063

12

7,465

14

6,106

13

7,073

Equality Tribunal

17

6,642

20

7,062

21

9,444

22

11,721

21

10,141

Family Support Agency

15

5,377

15

5,808

15

5,368

15

4,447

15

3,112

1In relation to the costs attributed to Waterways Ireland, the figures provided show the costs to the body after reimbursement by staff for private calls.

Exchange Rates Used: 2006: €1 = £0.69

2007: €1 = £0.68

2008: €1 = £0.67

2009: €1 = £0.78

2010: €1 = £0.89.

1Bord na Leabhar Gaeilge was incorporated into Foras na Gaeilge with effect from 1 January 2008.

Lucinda Creighton

Ceist:

909 Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the number of mobile telephones paid for by his Department in each of the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010; the total cost of paying mobile telephone bills in each of those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1200/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The cost and numbers of mobile devices (including modems) in use in my Department over the period 2006-10 are set out in the table below.

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

No. of mobile devices

110

115

100

96

109

Cost

€67,192

€102,578

€92,659

€54,487

€54,510