Dáil Éireann - Volume 610 - 22 November, 2005

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

  573. Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Defence the number of civil servants and other staff employed in the press office for each of his Ministers of State; and the grade and remuner[1466] ation of each of these members of staff. [35149/05]

  Mr. O’Dea: The press office in my Department, which comprises one assistant principal and one executive officer, provide services to the Minister of State in my Department, Deputy Kitt, as and when required. The salary scale for assistant principal is €57,630 —€71,859 and the salary scale for executive officer is €28,021 —€44,458.

  574. Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Defence the number of civil servants and other staff employed on constituency and public relations work for each of his Ministers of State; and the grade and remuneration of each of these members of staff. [35164/05]

  Mr. O’Dea: The Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Deputy Kitt, has one clerical officer employed on constituency work at the rate of €32,728 per annum.