Dáil Éireann - Volume 355 - 22 January, 1985
Written Answers. - Ministerial Travelling Expenses.
Mr. Molloy Mr. Molloy
410. Mr. Molloy asked the Minister for Social Welfare in respect of himself and each Minister of State assigned to his Department, the total cost including air and surface transport, accommodation, subsistence, driver's pay and car expenses of all travel at home and abroad in the year ending 31 December 1984.
Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. B. Desmond) Barry Desmond
Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. B. Desmond): Exclusive of official transport costs, and the provision for refunding transport costs now applicable to Ministers of State, the costs involved under the two above headings in 1984 were:
The average cost of official transport per member of the Government in 1984 was £78,000. The refunding of transport costs amounted to £9,878 in the case of the Minister of State.
The figures do not include the cost of air transport provided for the Minister and the Minister of State by the Air Corps and met from the Defence Vote — these costs are not available on an individual basis.
Dáil Éireann 355 Written Answers. Ministerial Travelling Expenses.