Written Answers. - Payments to International Development Association.

Peter Barry

Question:

93 Mr. Barry asked the Minister for Finance the amount of money transferred to the International Development Association in each year since Ireland joined; and the percentage of the GNP which this represents.

The information requested by the Deputy is in the following tabular statement.

Payments to the International Development Association (1960-1989).

Year

Payment (IR£)

% GNP

1960-61

53,996

0.008

1961-62

13,467

0.002

1962-63

13,534

0.002

1963-64

13,551

0.002

1964-65

23,861

0.003

1965-66

184,542

0.019

1966-67

194,786

0.019

1967-68

649,286

0.058

1968-89

0

0.000

1969-70

0

0.000

1970-71

0

0.000

1971-72

0

0.000

1972-73

120,000

0.005

1973-74

224,000

0.008

1974-75

390,000

0.013

1975

850,100

0.022

1976

848,100

0.018

1977

987,157

0.018

1978

817,564

0.013

1979

657,000

0.009

1980

1,373,000

0.015

1981

1,506,750

0.014

1982

1,759,292

0.014

1983

1,979,000

0.015

1984

2,279,547

0.015

1985

1,724,341

0.011

1986

2,187,000

0.013

1987

2,969,000

0.016

1988

3,103,000

0.017

1989

2,940,000

0.014

Note: For financial years 1960-61 to 1974-75, GNP figures for 1960 to 1974, respectively, were used.