Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (163)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

166 Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the staffing levels of the private offices and constituency offices of Ministers and Ministers of State in her Department; the salary of each; the same figures for this time in 2011; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23168/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Children and Youth Affairs)

Both my Private and Constituency Offices are staffed in accordance with the Guidelines on Staffing of Ministerial Offices as issued by the Department of Finance in April 2011. These guidelines set out the maximum numbers of staff that can be employed in each office and I can confirm that staffing of my offices are fully compliant with the guidelines. The specific details requested by the Deputy in respect of overall staffing numbers and costs are set out in tabular form below:

Ministerial Private Office

Date

Staffing Levels (Wholetime Equivalent)

Annual Gross Salary (exclusive of PRSI and superannuation costs)

May 2011

6.3

€358,225

May 2012

6.8

€404,266

Ministerial Constituency Office

Date

Staffing Levels (Wholetime Equivalent)

Annual Gross Salary (exclusive of PRSI and superannuation costs

May 2011

3.0

€103,802

May 2012

4.0

€141,839

In addition to the above staff, I have also appointed two civilian drivers. As per the Guidelines on Staffing of Ministerial Offices, drivers are not considered "office" staff and are therefore not included above.