Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
Niall Collins (Limerick, Fianna Fail)
Question 312: To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total photography costs for his Department since coming to office; the list of occasions for which photographers were booked over the past year; the breakdown of costs associated with each occasion that a photographer was used; if there is a policy around the booking of photographers within his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9666/12]
Richard Bruton (Minister, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Dublin North Central, Fine Gael)
I can advise the Deputy that the total cost of photography incurred by my Department since coming into office is €2,031. The list of occasions for which photographers were booked and the breakdown of invoiced costs to date associated with each occasion that a photographer was used are as follows:
Small Business Advisory Group Launch - €409;
Irish Ambassadors for Female Entrepreneurship - €223;
One Millionth Document Filed Online at the Companies Registration Office –
Ministerial image shot for Repeat use - €245;
Launch of the Final Report of the Sales Law Review Group - €386.
Launch of the Report of “The Voice of Small Business” – €284
The Department uses external photographers sparingly and selects from a number of photographic agencies on file. In addition and with a view to keeping costs to a minimum, the Department uses its own facilities and staff to take photographs in-house.