Dáil Éireann - Volume 425 - 10 February, 1993

Written Answers. - Departmental Appointments.

400. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Tourism and Trade the number and names of persons other than those in the permanent Civil Service, who have been [1011] appointed to positions in his Department or other agencies within the ambit of his Department, including Offices of Ministers of State, since the formation of the Government; if he will give details in each case of their job description and conditions of employment, terms of employment, their rank and salary or allowances; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Tourism and Trade (Mr. McCreevy): Since the formation of the Government, I have appointed Michael Fitzpatrick as Personal Assistant. His role is to assist me in the carrying out of my duties, both as Minister and as a public representative. He is employed on a contract basis and is paid at the maximum of the salary scale for Higher Executive Officers (currently £21,372 per annum).

I have also appointed Ms. Noeleen McCreevy as Personal Secretary. She is on secondment from the Houses of the Oireachtas and is also employed on a contract basis. She is paid an allowance (currently £15.38 per week) in addition to her salary at the maximum of the salary scale for Secretarial Assistants in the Oireachtas (currently £312.45 per week).

There is no Minister of State at my Department.