Written answers

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Department of Health

Ministerial Travel

8:00 pm

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick, Fianna Fail)
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Question 448: To ask the Minister for Health 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. [17243/11]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Minister, Department of Children; Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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The rates of motor mileage allowance payable to me in respect of car usage on official travel are set out in the table below.

The rates of motor mileage allowance payable to me in respect of car usage on official travel are set out in the table below.

Official Motor Travel in a calendar yearEngine Capacity up to 1200 ccEngine Capacity 1201 cc to 1500 ccEngine Capacity 1501 cc to 2000 ccEngine Capacity 2001 cc and over
0 - 4000 miles62.94 cent74.42 cent95.05 cent114.06 cent
4001 miles & over34.13 cent38.00 cent45.79 cent54.95 cent

The rates of motor mileage allowance payable to me in respect of car usage on official travel are set out in the table below.

Engine Capacity up to 1200 ccEngine Capacity 1201 cc to 1500 ccEngine Capacity 1501 cc to 2000 ccEngine Capacity 2001 cc and over
23.55 cent per mile26.76 cent per mile31.36 cent per mile37.63 cent per mile

The mileage in respect of which the allowance may be paid is limited to 60,000 miles per year.

The rates of subsistence allowance payable in respect of official absences within Ireland are as follows:-

- the overnight subsistence allowance is €72.66;

- the day subsistence allowance is €33.61 (10 hours or more) or €13.71 (5 hours but less than 10 hours).

The vouched cost of a hotel room (including tax and up to 15% service charge) may also be claimed.

The rates of subsistence allowance payable in respect of official absences abroad are set out in Department of Finance Circular 4/2010, the applicable country conference rate being increased by a half for visits to the USA and Canada and by a third for all other countries. The vouched cost of a hotel room (including tax and up to 15% service charge) may also be claimed.

The Deputy might also note that there are no Ministers of State appointed to my Department.

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