Dáil Éireann - Volume 476 - 20 March, 1997
Written Answers. - Ministerial Staff.
Mr. Callely Mr. Callely
47. Mr. Callely asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs the total cost of non-civil servants and other such staff attached to his office for each of the years 1980, 1988, 1990, 1995 and 1996; and the estimated cost for 1997. [7861/97]
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Spring) Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Spring)
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Spring): The details of staff in my offices in the Department of Foreign Affairs and the office of the Tánaiste are a matter of public record. Accordingly, I refer to my replies to the Deputy's Question No. 55 of 31 October 1996 and Question No. 29 of 19 December 1996. There has been no change in this position.
 The costs of non-Civil Service staff for the office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs in 1980, 1988 and 1990 are not readily available and it would not be possible to provide the required information in the time available. However, the salaries of all ministerial appointments made in these years were set in accordance with Department of Finance regulations.
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