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Written Answers. - Fianna Fáil Party Leader Allowance.

Wednesday, 28 February 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 462 No. 3

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 45. Mr. E. Byrne Information on Eric J. Byrne Zoom on Eric J. Byrne  asked the Minister for Finance Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the total amount of the party leader's allowance payable to the leader of Fianna Fáil in the current year. [4603/96]

Minister for Finance (Mr. Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The amount of the party leader's allowance payable to the leader of Fianna Fáil, at the present time, is £292,361 per annum. This amount will be increased in 1996 by the general round increases due under the Programme for Competitiveness and Work which are 1.5 per cent with effect from 1 June 1996 and a further 1.5 per cent with effect from 1 October 1996. Accordingly, the rate will be £296,746 per annum with effect from 1 June 1996 and £301,197 per annum with effect from 1 October 1996, subject to the current Government and Opposition “qualified” party structure remaining unchanged.


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