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Written Answers - Ministerial Expenses

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 309.  Deputy Niall Collins Information on Niall Collins Zoom on Niall Collins  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16457/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton Details of payments made by the Department since March 2011 in respect of expenses claimed by me are set out in the following table:

Month Amount (€)
March 2011 469
April 2011 411
May 2011 3,252
June 2011 417
July 2011 1,017
August 2011 0
September 2011 258
October 2011 59
November 2011 134
December 2011 0
January 2012 0
February 2012 116
to date March 2012 132
Total 6,265

Expenses included mileage claimed under the ministerial travel scheme, expenses incurred in representing the government in London for St. Patrick’s Day 2011, airfares and accommodation at European Council for Ministers meetings and travel and subsistence within the State on official business.


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