Dáil Éireann - Volume 455 - 27 June, 1995
Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.
Mr. B. Ahern Mr. B. Ahern
170. Mr. B. Ahern asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the persons appointed by him or by Ministers of State at his Department as programme managers, advisers, secretaries, assistants, counsellors or back-up staff  either in his Department or in constituency offices; the annualised remuneration being paid to these staff; the names of individuals, groups or companies which have undertaken or have been approved to undertake full-time, parttime or casual consultancies, reviews, examinations or analysis or any public relations services on his behalf or on behalf of Ministers of State at his Department; the actual or estimated cost in this regard; the persons, companies, consultants, attachés or otherwise he or Ministers of State at his Department have appointed to semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department; and any reviews, consultancies or reports he or Ministers of State at his Department have commissioned or are due to commission; and the full cost in respect of all these matters. [11916/95]
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates) Ivan Yates
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): 1. The following table shows the persons appointed as programme managers, advisers, secretaries, assistants or back up staff in my Department and the cost of their salaries per annum:
2. The following individuals and companies have undertaken or have been approved to undertake consultancies, reviews, examinations or analysis on behalf of the Department. Also included are any reviews, consultancies or reports which have been commissioned or are due to be commissioned.
It is planned to engage consultants to examine the operation of the meat inspection service of the Department in the coming months at an estimated cost of £100,000.
Brendan Kearney and Associates were engaged in April 1995 to undertake an agriculture policies scenario study. The total cost and funding arrangements have not been finalised but it is likely that all or most of the costs will be met by non-Exchequer sources.
3. In relation to the portion of his question dealing with any public relations services employed by my Department, I would refer Deputy Ahern to Question No. 104 of 31 May, 1995. A total of £9,852.97 has been paid to consultants to date.
4. I have made appointments to the following boards of semi-State bodies under the aegis of this Department since taking up office.
I have not commissioned any reviews consultancies or reports in respect of the semi-State bodies.
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