Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (134)

Billy Kelleher


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


2 Clerical Officers


2 Special Advisors


Constituency Office

1.6 Clerical Officers


1 Personal Assistant


1 Personal Secretary


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.