Written answers

Thursday, 17 February 2005

Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

Departmental Credit Cards

5:00 pm

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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Question 117: To ask the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs further to the reply of 27 January 2005 in respect of the use of credit cards in his Department, the total expenditure involved and the various transactions covered by credit card payment during the period in question; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5491/05]

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Minister, Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Galway West, Fianna Fail)
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Further to my earlier reply, I wish to inform the Deputy that the total expenditure involved on the two credit cards in use in my Department since its formation in June 2002 was €11,855.82. The annual breakdown of this expenditure is as follows:

Yearâ'¬
2002 1,410.18
2003 5,245.59
2004 5,200.05
Total 11,855.82

The payments, which are certified by a senior officer in my Department, covered expenditure such as travel, accommodation and other incidental expenses, which arose in the normal course of my work, and the work of the Minister of State, Mr. Noel Ahern.

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