Written Answers. - Cork Motor Taxation Collections.

173.

asked the Minister for the Environment the total amount of money collected from the Motor Taxation Office operated by Cork County Council in (a) 1988 and (b) to date in 1989; and the percentage of this money which was spent by way of road grants to Cork County council for the maintenance of the roads in County Cork.

The information requested is set out in the following table:

£000's

1988

1989

Motor Tax collected

Road Grant paid

Motor Tax collected to 31/10/89

Road Grant allocated

16,705

21,126

15,417

27,814

Notes

(1) The figures are rounded to the nearest £1,000.

(2) The total motor tax receipts for Cork in 1988 include the following amount for driver licensing fees, vehicle testing fees, trailer licensing fees, public service vehicle licensing fees and miscellaneous receipts: 1988: £825,000.