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Written Answers. - Departmental Estimates.

Thursday, 17 October 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 555 No. 4

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 126. Mr. R. Bruton Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  the details of the appropriations-in-aid raised by his Department in 2000 and 2001; his estimate for the outturn for 2002; and the percentage yearly increase in each subhead. [18715/02]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin The figures requested by the deputy for my Department are set out in the following table. Please note that all appropriations-in-aid are held in a single subhead.[1205]

Description Actual2000 Actual2001 Estimated2002
  € million € million € million
Receipts from health contributions 679.592 723.395 739.000
Receipts from certain excise duties on tobacco products 167.605 167.605 167.605
Recovery of costs of health services provided under regulations of the EC 184.624 185.472 219.191
Recovery from UK Department of Health and Social Security of their share of cost of Leopardstown Park Hospital 0.167 0 0.171
Searches and certified copies of certificates of Births, Deaths and Marriages 0.368 0.396 0.394
Recoupment of certain Dental Treatment Services Scheme cost from the Social Insurance Fund 9.828 8.888 12.068
Miscellaneous 0.105 0.082 0.001
Total 1,042.289 1,085.838 1,138.430
% yearly increase   4.18% 4.84%

 127. Mr. R. Bruton Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  the revenue from charges related to public services which his Department approved to be raised by agencies under his aegis, which are not included in appropriations in aid for 2000, 2001 and 2002. [18729/02]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin Sources of revenue from charges related to public services which are not included in appropriations in aid include maintenance charges, in-patient charges, out-patient charges, road traffic accident receipts, long stay charges and other patient charges. Further income is generated from certain payroll deductions, canteen receipts and other miscellaneous items.

Income generated from these sources was some €251 million in 2000, some €271 million in 2001 and the 2002 projection is for some €300 million. This level of income is, of course, available each year to support the provision of health services generally.


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