Dáil Éireann - Volume 477 - 08 April, 1997

Written Answers - Ministerial Staff.

253. Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Tourism and Trade the total number of staff in his Ministerial offices and his Minister of State's offices; if he will give a breakdown of the status of all staff, whether temporary civil servants, permanent or non-established; if he will give comparison figures for the years 1988, 1993, 1995 and 1996; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8893/97]

Minister for Tourism and Trade: (Mr. E. Kenny): My Department was set up in January 1993 and the Minister of State's office was set up in January 1995. The numbers of established and non-established staff in my office and in the office of the Minister of State are set out in the following table. These have remained unchanged since 1995.

Office of the Minister

Staff

1993

1995-1997

Established

7

7

Non-established

2

4

Total

9

11

[440] Office of the Minister

Staff

1995-1997

Established

4*

Non-established

5

Total

9

* Includes two job sharers.