Dáil Éireann - Volume 646 - 12 February, 2008

Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Deputy Phil Hogan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the amount paid to civil servants by way of travel, subsistence or overnight allowances or payments for each of the years 2002 to the end of 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5677/08]

  Deputy Dermot Ahern: I have detailed below the amounts of travel subsistence payments made to Civil Servants in my Department, both at Headquarters and in our 75 Missions abroad, over the past five years.

Subsistence Allowances (2002 to 2007)

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Travel Subsistence

€1,319,001

€1,229,711

€1,247,823

€1,215,206

€1,246,823

€1,198,049

In addition to the figures outlined above, significant travel expenditure was incurred as a direct result of the demands and responsibilities of the 2004 EU Presidency. Specific budgetary provision was made for this and the total expenditure arising was €3,300,000, incurred over 2003 and 2004.