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Written Answers - Ministerial Expenses

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 273.  Deputy Niall Collins Information on Niall Collins Zoom on Niall Collins  asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16454/12]

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton I interpret the Deputy’s question as relating to travel expenses claimed by the Ministers attached to my Department.

Travel expenses are claimed and paid in arrears and are reimbursed in accordance with Department of Finance rates and regulations.

Please find in the tables below the monthly totals paid in respect of travel expenses to each Minister of my Department since March 2011.

Table 1

Details of travel expenses paid by the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation to Minister Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation during the period 9 March 2011 to 23 March 2012

Month expense reimbursed Mileage € Subsistence/ Accommodation € Total €
June 2011 872.28 872.28
August 2011 503.66 503.66
November 2011 280.00 280.00
December 2011 3,791.31 3,791.31
January 2012 279.48 279.48
March 2012 1,244.01 1,244.01
Total: 6,690.74 280.00 6,970.74

Table 2

Details of travel expenses paid by the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation to Mr Sean Sherlock T.D., Minister for Research and Innovation during the period 9 March 2011 to 23 March 2012

Month expense reimbursed Mileage € Subsistence/ Accommodation € Total €
April 2011 52.08 52.08
May 2011 3,117.12 175.16 3,292.28
June 2011 2,002.05 162.76 2,164.81
July 2011 1,858.44 242.24 2,100.68
August 2011 1,290.38 1,290.38
September 2011 925.80 331.77 1,257.57
October 2011 1,821.44 162.76 1,984.20
November 2011 2,312.38 73.03 2,385.41
December 2011 1,082.62 1,082.62
January 2012 1,374.62 1,374.62
February 2012 3,327.41 3,327.41
March 2012 2,281.56 90.42 2,371.98
Total 21,393.82 1,290.22 22,684.04

[811]Table 3

Details of travel expenses paid by the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation to Mr John Perry T.D., Minister for Small Business during the period 9 March 2011 to 23 March 2012.

Month expense reimbursed: Mileage € Subsistence/ Accommodation € Total:
April 2011 2,069.99 2,069.99
May 2011 3,517.36 3,517.36
June 2011 2,011.78 2,011.78
July 2011 2,272.34 162.76 2,435.10
August 2011 2,978.56 2,978.56
September 2011 1,508.41 1,508.41
October 2011 2,591.30 216.89 2,808.19
November 2011 2,678.04 2,678.04
December 2011 2,909.92 1,059.82 3,969.74
January 2012 2,214.29 2,214.29
February 2012 5,030.36 5,030.36
March 2012 2,084.52 2,084.52
Total: 31,866.87 1,439.47 33,306.34


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