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Written Answers. - Exchequer Income and Expenditure.

Wednesday, 27 March 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 551 No. 3

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 149. Ms Shortall Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall  asked the Minister for Finance Information on Charlie McCreevy Zoom on Charlie McCreevy  the total tax and other income received by the Exchequer from all sources for each of the past ten years and broken down by source for each of the years; the total expenditure by the State during this time, broken down by capital and current expenditures for each of the years; the provisional or estimated figures for years for which figures have to be fully compiled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10627/02]

Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): Information on Charlie McCreevy Zoom on Charlie McCreevy The following table gives details of Exchequer income for the past ten years together with capital and current expenditure for the same period:

Exchequer Account 1992 to 2001 1992€m 1993€m 1994€m 1995€m 1996€m 1997€m 1998€m 1999€m 2000€m 2001€m
Tax Revenue 11,314 12,322 13,758 14,392 15,897 18,124 20,480 23,565 27,072 27,925
Non-tax Revenue:Central Bank–Surplus Income 167 231 161 139 224 131 125 193 213 451
National Lottery Surplus 112 112 116 107 113 125 143 140 162 173
Dividends 184 164 141 107 87 107 97 107 51 72
Other current receipts 108 46 49 69 127 76 104 112 107 116
Total Current Receipts 11,885 12,875 14,225 14,814 16,449 18,563 20,950 24,117 27,606 28,738
Total Current Expenditure 12,451 13,356 14,206 15,273 16,166 17,795 18,301 19,750 20,634 24,012
Current Budget Balance 566 481 19 459 283 767 2,649 4,367 6,971 4,726
Capital Account                    
Capital Resources:EU Receipts 357 482 227 457 394 468 504 540 378 554
FEOGA receipts 102 165 255 89 0 63 272 31 107 67
Sinking Fund 234 248 262 284 309 338 374 418 480 478
Other capital receipts (1) 116 283 119 415 200 90 83 4,747 1,768 846
Total Capital Receipts 809 1,178 863 1,244 903 960 1,233 5,736 2,733 1,944
Total Capital Expenditure 1,158 1,577 1,736 1,581 1,740 2,025 2,934 8,591 6,527 6,020
Capital Account Balance 349 399 873 337 837 1,065 1,701 2,855 3,794 4,076
Exchequer Balance 915 880 854 796 554 298 948 1,512 3,177 650

1.Includes receipts of €42m in 1992 and €89m in 1993 from the sale of Greencore; €133m in 1993 and €126m in 1995 from the sale of Irish Life, €42m in 1996, €4,669m in 1999 and €1,487m in 2000 from the sale of Telecom Éireann; €322m in 2001 from the sale of ICC bank and €408m in 2001 from the sale of the TSB bank. The 2000 figure also includes €127m which was the repayment of a loan of that amount made to the Insurance Compensation Fund in 1985.

2.The figures for the years 1999-2000 are as published in the Finance Accounts for those years. The 2001 figures are obtained from the 2001 Exchequer Statement published January 2002.

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 150. Ms Shortall Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall  asked the Minister for Finance Information on Charlie McCreevy Zoom on Charlie McCreevy  the surplus or deficit in the public finances for each of the past ten years with provisional figures for years for which figures have yet to be compiled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10628/02]

Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): Information on Charlie McCreevy Zoom on Charlie McCreevy The Exchequer balance for each of the past ten years is shown in the following table:

Year Exchequer Balance (1)€m
1992 (915)
1993 (880)
1994 (854)
1995 (796)
1996 (554)
1997 (298)
1998 948
1999 1,512
2000 3,177
2001 650

1.The figures include receipts of €42 million in 1992 and €89 million in 1993 from the sale of Greencore; €133 million in 1993 and €126 million in 1995 from the sale of Irish Life; €42 million in 1996, €4.669 billion in 1999 and €1.487 billion in 2000 from the sale of Telecom Éireann; €322 million in 2001 from the sale of ICC bank and €408 million in 2001 from the sale of TSB bank. The 2000 figure also includes €127 million which was the repayment of a loan of that amount made to the Insurance Corporation Fund in 1985.

2.The figures for the years 1992-2000 are as published in the Finance Accounts for those years. The 2001 figure is from the 2001 Exchequer Statement published in January 2002.

3.( ) indicates deficit.


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