Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Ceisteanna (668)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

668. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of mobile telephones in use by him, Ministers of State and politically appointed staff; the total costs of the mobile telephones since March 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12448/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The approximate mobile phone costs for me, the Ministers of State in my Department and our politically appointed staff from March 2011 to end January 2013 are outlined in the table.  

Office

Number of phones currently in use

Cost since March 2011

Minister Leo Varadkar

7

€10500

Minister Alan Kelly

6

€4200

Minister Michael Ring

3

€2800

Mobile phones are critical to facilitate all office holders in conducting business, regardless of location.