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Written Answers. - Departmental Estimates.

Thursday, 17 October 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 555 No. 4

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 134. Mr. R. Bruton Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  asked the Minister for Transport Information on Seamus Brennan Zoom on Seamus Brennan  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. [18716/02]

Minister for Transport (Mr. Brennan): Information on Seamus Brennan Zoom on Seamus Brennan Details of appropriations-in-aid for the years 2000, 2001 and up to 18 June 2002 are in respect of the former Department of Public Enterprise. As the Deputy will appreciate, this Vote is in the process of being revised to reflect the changes in departmental functions following the setting up of the Department of Transport with effect from 19 June 2002.

The information requested by the Deputy is contained in the following table:

Subhead 2000 2001 Year-on-Year % Increase/Decrease 2002 EstimateDepartment of Transport
  %
         
Recoupment for Seconded Staff 157 213 26 100
         
Road Transport Licences 1,087 1,289 16 1,000
         
Met Eireann Receipts 8,397 7,949 6 2,634*
         
ODTR Refund of Subscriptions 488 72 576
         
GSI Receipts 123 179 32 73*
         

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Subhead 2000 2001 Year-on-Year % Increase/Decrease 2002 EstimateDepartment of Transport
  %
         
IAA Refund of Contributions 3,129 3,333 6 3,300
         
IAA Recoupment of Rents 102 102 200
         
IAA Associated Costs 1,445 1,157 25 1,400
         
Recoupment of IAA Safety Audit Costs 74
         
Recoupment of Costs of Electricity Industry Studies 317 147 115
         
Travel Agents and Tour Operators Licences 364 131 178
         
Rent on Properties in GPO 96 475 80 48*
         
Miscellaneous Receipts 152 274 45 69
         
Recoupment of Costs from CER 1,121 0
         
Recoupment of Costs from Gas Regulators Office 0 0
         
Recoupment of Costs from Aviation Regulators Office 0 0 1
         
Driving Test Fees 3,635#
         
National Toll Roads 7,431#
         
Vehicle Testing 206#
         
LGF Recoupment for Driver Licensing costs 280#
Total 17,049 15,323 10 20,377

*Estimate shows receipts up to 18 June 2002 in respect of subheads transferring to other Departments.

#Estimate shows anticipated receipts from 19 June 2002 in respect of subheads transferring to the Department of Transport.

The 2002 Estimate, which is in respect of the newly formed Department of Transport, is not directly comparable to the 2001 Department of Public Enterprise Vote.

 135. Mr. R. Bruton Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  asked the Minister for Transport Information on Seamus Brennan Zoom on Seamus Brennan  the revenue from charges related to public services which his Department approves to be raised by agencies under his aegis, which are not included in appropriations in aid for 2000, 2001 and 2002. [18730/02]

Minister for Transport (Mr. Brennan): Information on Seamus Brennan Zoom on Seamus Brennan Details of revenue raised from public service charges for 2000, 2001 and up to 18 June 2002 are in respect of the former Department of Public Enterprise. As the Deputy will appreciate, this Vote is in the process of being revised to reflect the changes in departmental functions following the setting up of the Department of Transport with effect from 19 June 2002. The only charges of this nature, which were raised during the specified period relate to the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland as outlined below.

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland, RPII – The RPII earns income from various services which it provides in relation to:

Product certification – the certification of Irish export produce for radioactivity content; dosimetry and instrument calibration service – measuring radiation doses received by those who work with ionising radiation and a calibration service for radiation instruments used to measure radioactive contamination; radon service – measuring levels of radon gas in domestic dwellings etc; and

[1210]licence fees – regulating by licence the custody, use, manufacture, disposal, etc. of radioactive substances and apparatus.

The income in respect of these services is as follows:

  2000 200 2002Estimate
 
       
Product Certification 225,436 234,633 203,000
       
Dosimetry/Calibration 249,293 238,235 294,000
       
Licence Fees 118,855 124,319 114,000
       
Radon Service 17,473 49,879 41,000


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