Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (134)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

138 Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Justice and Equality 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. [23177/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice and Equality)

The current staffing of my Private Office and Constituency offices, and their salary ranges, is as follows:

Private Office

Salary (as of May 2011 to date)

1 Private Secretary

€43,816-€55,415 + appropriate Private Secretary allowance

3 Executive Officers

€30,516-€47,975

2 Clerical Officers

€23,177-€37,341

2 Special Advisors

€80,051-€98,424

Constituency Office

1.6 Clerical Officers

€23,177-€37,341

1 Personal Assistant

€43,715-€56,060

1 Personal Secretary

€23,820-€47,755

The level of staffing in my offices for the same period in 2011 was slightly higher by 0.4 of a whole time equivalent at clerical officer level. I would remind the Deputy that this Government has reduced the number of staff in a Minister's Private Office from 10 to 8 and in a Minister's Constituency Office from 6 to 4 and that the staffing of my office complies with these guidelines.

No Minister of State maintains an office in my Department.