Dáil Éireann - Volume 400 - 27 June, 1990

Written Answers. - Ministerial Offices Staffing.

102. Mr. Cosgrave asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if he will outline the number of persons working in his private office; the number of established civil servants and temporary staff employed in the office; the total cost in each case for the years 1975, 1980, 1985 and 1990; and if he will provide the same details for the office of his Minister of State for the same years.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Following is the information requested for the years 1980, 1985 and 1990. The information is not readily available for the year 1975.

Number of established civil servants

Number of temporary staff

Total salary cost (excluding Overtime)

£

Minister's Office

1/1/80

19

86,519

1/7/85

9

3

108,579

27/6/90

11

2

157,180

Ministers of State Offices

1/1/80

14

62,026

1/7/85

16

4

27/6/90

13

5

223,121