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Written Answers. - Departmental Funding.

Wednesday, 28 February 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 462 No. 3

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 73. Mr. B. Smith Information on Brendan Smith Zoom on Brendan Smith  asked the Minister for Education Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  the total financial provision for the Department of Education for each of the years from 1987 to 1995; the percentage increase or decrease each year's allocation represents vis-à-vis the previous year's allocation; the total allocation for youth services on a yearly basis for this period; and the percentage of the total estimate the youth services provision represents each year. [4583/96]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach The Gross Financial Provision for the Department of Education, including gross supplementary estimates [780] and the national lottery allocation are summarised in the following table:

Year Gross Estimate Increase/Decrease over previous year
  (000) %
1987 1,247,301 +15
1988 1,209,325 –3
1989 1,299,506 +7
1990 1,381,855 +6
1991 1,420,296 +3
1992 1,601,139 +13
1993 1,805,374 +13
1994 1,988,913 +10
1995 2,091,196 +5

The total allocation for the youth services and the percentage of the total gross estimate, as printed in the previous table, the youth services provision represents each year are summarised in the following table:

Year Youth Services Allocation Youth Allocation as % of Total Gross Estimates
  (000) %
1987 3,766 0.30
1988 10,000 0.83
1989 8,045 0.62
1990 8,806 0.64
1991 9,806 0.69
1992 10,806 0.67
1993 11,452 0.63
1994 12,064 0.61
1995 12,615 0.60


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