Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Dáil Eireann Debate
58. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Finance the cost of providing mobile telephony and PDA services for him in each of the years since 2002, broken down by handset purchase costs, rental and call costs, and other costs; the amount of money which was refunded by him in connection with personal use of these phones, PDAs and Blackberries in each year since 2002 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14532/09]
Minister for Finance (Deputy Brian Lenihan): The table sets out the details requested by the Deputy in respect of handset purchase and rental and call costs. There were no other costs. Since mid 2008, my Department pays a fixed monthly sum for all voice and data calls, including roaming charges in respect of my phone usage and a number of staff of my Department, where this provides a more economic charging option. For such bills, individual calls costs are not identified separately.
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