Written answers

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation

Ministerial Travel

8:00 pm

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick, Fianna Fail)
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Question 220: To ask the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation the rate of travel expense that is mileage paid for use of his private cars; the rate of subsistence payments and any other allowances available to him and his Ministers of State in the course if their appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17242/11]

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Minister, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Dublin North Central, Fine Gael)
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The allowance rates and the regulations governing the application of the rates payable by my Department are set by the Department of Finance.

A motor mileage allowance is payable to Ministers and Ministers of State in respect of the use of their own cars on travel related to their office. Each Minister or Minister of State is responsible separately for any capital costs as well as depreciation, comprehensive insurance, maintenance and petrol.

The mileage rates vary according to the engine size of the car. In the case of each engine-size category, a lower rate applies to miles claimed in respect of official business in excess of 6,437 kilometres (4,000 miles) in any year. The current rates are set out in the table.

The mileage rates vary according to the engine size of the car. In the case of each engine-size category, a lower rate applies to miles claimed in respect of official business in excess of 6,437 kilometres (4,000 miles) in any year. The current rates are set out in the table.

Official Motor Travel in a Calendar YearEngine Capacity up to 1200ccEngine Capacity 1201cc to 1500ccEngine Capacity 1501cc to 2000ccEngine Capacity 2001cc to and over
Up to 6437km39.12 cent46.25 cent59.07 cent70.89 cent
6438km and over21.22 cent23.62 cent28.46 cent34.15 cent

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