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Money Advice and Budgeting Service

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 22 March 2011

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Questions (165)

Ciaran Lynch

Question:

170 Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Social Protection the amount allocated to the Money Advice and Budgeting Service in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4964/11]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Social Protection)

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) assists people who are over-indebted and need help and advice in coping with debt problems. Responsibility for MABS transferred to the Citizens Information Board (CIB) in July 2009 and funding now forms part of the overall CIB allocation. Funding to MABS from 2000 to date is set out below.

Year

Allocation

€m

2000

5.77

2001

8.47

2002

9.70

2003

9.87

2004

11.40

2005

13.62

2006

16.42

2007

17.67

2008

17.95

2009

17.67

2010

18.22*

2011

18.36*

*As part of the total CIB allocation.

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