Written Answers. - Irish Steel.

51.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce in respect of Irish Steel the amount of money which has been spent on (a) upkeep and (b) investment in the last ten years and the profit/loss in each of those years.

Capital investment by Irish Steel totalled £68.4 million in the ten years to 30 June 1988. Maintenance expenses are a day-to-day matter for the company and are not separately reported on. Irish Steel's annual reports and accounts, which show its profit and loss for each of the last ten years, are available in the Dáil Library.