Dáil Éireann - Volume 463 - 26 March, 1996
Written Answers. - Telecommunications Equipment.
Mr. D. Ahern Mr. D. Ahern
412. Mr. D. Ahern asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications the name and status of the non-established staff, including programme  managers and advisers employed in a temporary, part-time or permanent capacity who have been supplied with mobile telephones and fax machines for their home residences since the commencement of this Government; the estimated cost in each individual case; the total estimated cost to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6455/96]
Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications (Mr. Lowry) Michael Lowry
Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications (Mr. Lowry): One fax machine has been supplied to the programme manager at a cost of £1,131. Mobile/portable telephones have also been supplied to the following non-established staff.
The appropriate total cost of purchasing these phones was £4,864. The cost of these phones includes both portable and mobile car phones and were purchased in 1993-95 before the recent rapid increase in the mobile phone market had the effect of reducing very significantly the market price of this equipment.
Dáil Éireann 463 Written Answers. Telecommunications Equipment.