Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil

Before calling on the Ministers for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform to present their budgets, I must remind Deputies that the documentation, including the Ministers' speeches, is being circulated in the Chamber strictly on the condition that the information contained therein remains confidential until the Ministers have referred to it in the House. The documentation should not be removed or sent by any means from the Chamber before the Ministers finish their speeches. I must ask everyone in the Chamber to respect the confidentiality-----

(Interruptions).

-----of the information being supplied to them. That was not meant to be a cause of levity, but anyway. I call the Minister for Finance, Deputy Donohoe, to make his Budget Statement.