Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (106)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

110 Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the staffing levels of the private offices and constituency offices of Ministers and Ministers of State in his Department; the salary of each; the same figures for this time in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23167/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

My Department was established on 2 June 2011. The details requested by the Deputy in respect of my own private and constituency offices, and those of Minister of State Dinny McGinley, T.D., are set out in the tables below. The staffing levels referred to are consistent with the Guidelines on Staffing of Ministerial Offices, as approved by the Government last year.

Offices of Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Minister's Private Office

Staffing 2011 (WTE)

Staffing 2012 (WTE)

Private Secretary

1

1

Executive Officer

2

1

Clerical Officer

1.8

2.8

Total Staffing (WTE)

4.8

4.8

Annual Salary Costs

€210,675

€197,427

Minister's Constituency Office

Staffing 2011 (WTE)

Staffing 2012 (WTE)

Personal Assistant

1

1

Personal Secretary

1

1

Executive Officer

1

N/A

Clerical Officer

0.8

0.5

Total Staffing (WTE)

3.8

2.5

Annual Salary Costs

€159,059

€112,128

Minister of State's Private Office

Staffing 2011 (WTE)

Staffing 2012 (WTE)

Private Secretary

1

1

Clerical Officer

3

2.5

Total Staffing (WTE)

4

3.5

Annual Salary Costs

€146,543

€132,827

Minister of State's Constituency Office

Staffing 2011 (WTE)

Staffing 2012 (WTE)

Personal Assistant

1

1

Personal Secretary

0.22

0.4

Personal Secretary

0.585

0.585

Clerical Officer

1

1

Total Staffing (WTE)

2.805

2.985

Annual Salary Costs

€115,523

€134,940