Dáil Éireann - Volume 471 - 14 November, 1996

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

105. Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Education the total cost of non-civil or public service staff attached to her office in 1995; the anticipated costs in 1996; and if she will give the comparative figures for each of the years 1987 and 1988. [20006/96]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): The total salary costs for the non-civil or public service staff attached to my office for the years 1987, 1988, 1985 and the estimated costs for 1996 are contained in the following table:

Year

Salary Cost

£

1996

62,299

1995

58,336

1988

1,435

1987

11,034

Salary cost is the main component of the cost of the staff in question. It is not feasible to realistically apportion accommodation and incidental expenses to individuals as much of the data is not recorded on a specific personal basis.