Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Ceisteanna (8, 9)

Simon Coveney

Ceist:

115 Deputy Simon Coveney asked the Taoiseach if he will provide mileage payments made annually since 2007 to staff for travel purposes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3953/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The table details mileage payments made annually to staff in my Department from 2007 to date.

Year

Amount

2007

46,812

2008

52,357

2009

44,548

2010

37,557

2011

676

Simon Coveney

Ceist:

116 Deputy Simon Coveney asked the Taoiseach if the Ministers of State in his Department have drivers; the salary provided to each driver annually since 2007; the expenses provided to the Ministers of State for use of their car or mileage annually since 2007; the familial relationship between the Minister and the driver if any; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3968/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

My Department does not provide drivers to the Ministers of State who are assigned to my Department. Minister of State John Curran has been assigned a garda car and drivers by the Department of Justice and Law Reform under the scheme for Ministers of the Government.

The information requested in relation to Ministers of State Dick Roche and Dara Calleary would be available from the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Enterprise, Trade and Innovation respectively.