Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Potez Aircraft Project.

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andMr. Timmins asked the Minister for Finance if he will state, in regard to the Potez factory, the total outlay involved from Exchequer funds; and the total received by way of recoupment.

The total outlay of State funds on the Potez aircraft project was £1,489,955. Of this amount £71,424 has already been recouped and a further £154,403 is assured. Arrangements for the winding up of the project are not yet completed and it is not possible at this stage to indicate whether any further portion of the State investment may be recovered.