Written Answers. - National Debt.

Michael Creed

Question:

185 Mr. Creed asked the Minister for Finance if he will forecast the reduction in the national debt up to the years 2003 and 2004. [4837/00]

I refer the Deputy to my reply of 26 January which set out general Government debt ratio projections out to 2002. Projections for the years 2003 and 2004 will be prepared in the context of the budgets for 2001 and 2002, respectively.