Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Department of Justice, Equality and Defence
Niall Collins (Limerick, Fianna Fail)
Question 393: To ask the Minister for Defence 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. [17237/11]
Alan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
In accordance with Government Decision of 15 March 2011, I retain a State car and Garda drivers. The Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Departments of the Taoiseach and Defence is entitled to claim motor mileage allowance in respect of the use of his private car on official business.
All expenses & allowances payable to myself and the Minister of State are in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines and circulars and are available at www.finance.gov.ie.