Dáil Éireann - Volume 323 - 21 October, 1980

Written Answers . - Staff Allocations to Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices .

376. Mr. B. Desmond asked the Minister for the Public Service the number [273] and grade of all staff currently allocated to the private offices of each member of the Government, each Minister of State and each office holder in the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Minister for the Public Service (Mr. G. Fitzgerald): The staffing position as at 1 October 1980 is as follows:

[274] Note:

For Civil Service grades:

P = Principal

AP = Assistant Principal

HEO = Higher Executive Officer

AO = Administrative Officer

EO = Executive Officer

SO = Staff Officer

CO = Clerical Officer

CA = Clerical Assistant

Ceann Comhairle

HEO

CA

1

3

Leas-Cheann Comhairle

CA

1

Cathaoirleach an tSeanaid

CA

1

Taoiseach

Private Office

P

AP

HEO

EO

CO

CA

Paperkeeper

1

*1

1

2

2

5

1

* Post held at present by an AO with an allowance for AP duties.

General Office

HEO

EO

CO

CA

1

3

3

5

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach

AP

EO

CA

Personal Secretary

1

1

4

1

Minister for Finance

AP

HEO

EO

SO

CO

CA

Personal Assistant

1

1

2

2

3

7

2

Minister of State at the Department of Finance

HEO

EO

CA

1

2

5

Minister for the Public Service

AO

CA

1

1

Minister for Justice

HEO

EO

SO

CO

CA

Personal Assistant

1

5

1

5

11

1

Minister of State at the Department of Justice

HEO

EO

CO

CA

1

2

1

6

Minister for the Environment

EO

SO

CO

CA

Personal Assistant

2

1

1

7

1

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (Mr Fahey)

HEO

SO

CA

Personal Assistant

1

1

5

1

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (Mr Connolly)

HEO

EO

CA

1

2

12

[275][276]Minister for Education

HEO

EO

CO

CA

Personal Secretary

2

1

2

11

1

Minister of State at the Department of Education

HEO

EO

CO

CA

1

1

2

4

Minister for the Gaeltacht

HEO

EO

CO

CA

1

1

1

4

Minister for Agriculture

AP

HEO/AO

EO

SO

CO

CA

Special Adviser

1

1

3

1

2

10

1

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture (Mr Hussey)

HEO

EO

CO

CA

1

2

1

7

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture (Mr Allen)

HEO

EO

CA

1

1

4

Minister for Fisheries and Forestry

AP

HEO

SO

CO

CA

1

1

1

3

4

Minister for Labour

AP

HEO

EO

CO

CA

Special Assistant

1

1

2

2

6

1

Minister of State at the Department of Labour and at the Department of the Public Service (Mr Calleary)

HEO

EO

CO

CA

1

1

1

5

Minister of State at the Department of Labour (Mr Daly)

HEO

EO

CO

CA

1

2

1

5

Minister for Energy

HEO

EO

CO

CA

Personal Secretary

1

2

2

3

1

Special Assistant

1

Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism

AP

EO

CO

CA

Personal Secretary

1

2

1

6

1

Economic Adviser

1

Minister of State at the Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (Mr Burke)

EO

CO

CA

1

2

4

Minister of State at the Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (Mr Meaney)

HEO

CO

CA

1

2

4

Minister for Transport

AP

HEO

EO

CA

1

1

2

4

Minister of State at the Department of Transport

HEO

EO

CA

1

1

1

[277][278]Minister for Posts and Telegraphs

HEO

EO

SO

CO

CA

Personal Assistant

1

3

1

2

*2

1

Minister of State at the Department of Posts and Telegraphs

HEO

EO

SO

CO

CA

Junior Postman

1

1

1

2

*3

1

Personal Assistant

1

* An additional 6 CA's provide a common typing service to these offices.

Minister for Defence

HEO

EO

CO

CA

1

2

1

6

Minister of State at the Department of Defence

HEO

1

Minister for Foreign Affairs

HEO

EO

CO

CA

Personal Assistant

1

3

2

3

2

Political Consultant

1 (Part time)

Research Officer

1

Minister for Social Welfare

HEO

EO

SO

CO

CA

1

2

1

3

8

Minister of State at the Department of Social Welfare

HEO

EO

CO

CA

1

1

2

1

Minister for Health

HEO

EO

CO

CA

Personal Assistant

1

1

3

6

1

Minister of State at the Department of Health

EO

CA

1

2