Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (94)

Joan Burton


91 Ms Burton asked the Minister for Finance the implications of the proposals from Eurostat to change the method of calculation of the general Government balance; the way in which the forecast general Government balance for 2004, 2005 and 2006 would be affected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2566/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

Eurostat is expected to issue a decision shortly giving guidance as to how PPP projects should impact on the general Government balance, GGB. This decision follows the work of a Eurostat task force in which the CSO participated. I look forward to seeing the details of the new rules when they are published.