Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Fire Service Staff
1230. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if there is a mileage allowance for chief fire officers and assistant chief fire officers in local authorities for the use of their own private car in the fire service; if these personnel can use official fire service vehicles for their own private use; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3299/20]
Public sector travel expenses policy is overseen by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The travel expenses regime in the local authority sector is governed by Circular letters issued by my Department based on the guidance from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. These circulars are applicable to all local authority employees including fire service personnel. I understand, the provision of official fire service vehicles is to assist fire service personnel in the delivery of fire services.