Dáil Éireann - Volume 463 - 26 March, 1996
Written Answers. - Ministerial Staff.
Mr. D. Ahern Mr. D. Ahern
411. Mr. D. Ahern asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications the number of persons employed in the constituency office and the private office by him and the Minister(s) of State at his Department; the rank of each person; their salaries; the functions of the constituency office and the private office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6439/96]
Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications (Mr. Lowry) Michael Lowry
Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications (Mr. Lowry): The following table sets out the numbers, rank and salary of people employed in my office and the office of the Minister of State:
  Minister's Office
*No additional cost to the State involved as this salary is refunded to An Bord Tráchtála by agreement.
Minister of State Stagg's Office
Minister of State Doyle has responsibilities in this Department but her costs are funded by the Department of Finance where she also has been allocated certain responsibilities.
The function of the private office is to provide clerical, administrative and specialist support to the Minister and Minister of State. The constituency officer provides assistance to the Minister and Minister of State in all matters relating to the constitutency matters.
Dáil Éireann 463 Written Answers. Ministerial Staff.