Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (184)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

188 Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health 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. [23175/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health)

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. The figures are exclusive of employer's PRSI, employer's superannuation contributions or any payments in respect of overtime.

Minister of State Lynch's Office includes 1 WTE on loan from Department of Justice, Equality and Defence. Salary figures have not been included for this individual as the parent Department is paying the salary:

Minister Reilly

Private Office

Constituency Office

WTE

Salary Costs

WTE

Salary Costs

May 2012

9

€481,748

3

€116,370

May 2011

10

€506,650

1.6

€71,887

Minister of State Shortall

Private Office

Constituency Office

WTE

Salary Costs

WTE

Salary Costs

May 2012

3.5

€186,759

3

€125,842

May 2011

4

€184,074

3

€123,387

Minister of State Lynch

Private Office

Constituency Office

WTE

Salary Costs

WTE

Salary Costs

May 2012

3.8

€174,416

3

€112,838

May 2011

3.8

€137,395

2

€78,190