Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Questions (361, 362, 363, 380)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

361. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will detail expenditure on health care as a percentage of total tax revenue and per capita from 1992 to 2012 [1890/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

362. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will detail State expenditure on education care as a percentage of total tax revenue and per capita from 1992 to 2012. [1891/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

363. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will detail Government expenditure on social protection care as a percentage of total tax revenue and per capita from 1992 to 2012. [1892/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

380. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he wil detail total Government expenditure as a percentage of total tax revenue and per capita from 1992 to 2012. [1893/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 361, 362, 363 and 380 together.

Details of Government expenditure, Health expenditure, Social Protection expenditure and Education expenditure in nominal terms and expressed as a percentage of tax revenue and on a per capita basis from 1992 to 2012 are detailed in the table below.

The Deputy might be interested to know that my Department hosts a databank website which contains a comprehensive set of data on public expenditure in Ireland. The material can be accessed through the following web address; http://databank.per.gov.ie/. Similarly, the Department of Finance hosts a comparable website with details of Exchequer Tax receipts and can be accessed at http://databank.finance.gov.ie/. In addition, the Central Statistics Office holds a wide variety of statistical data on their website http://www.cso.ie/en/

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Total Government Expenditure 1, €m

16,640

18,144

19,364

20,584

22,560

23,699

25,355

28,092

31,014

36,017

39,975

43,045

45,696

50,746

56,143

62,929

68,721

75,869

68,984

75,894

67,029

Non voted 2, €m

3,613

3,966

3,990

3,883

4,111

4,836

4,819

5,202

5,083

4,709

4,157

4,663

4,938

5,860

6,360

6,305

6,423

12,821

8,549

18,512

11,674

Voted 3, €m

13,027

14,178

15,374

16,701

18,449

18,863

20,536

22,890

25,931

31,308

35,818

38,382

40,758

44,886

49,783

56,624

62,298

63,048

60,435

57,382

55,355

of which

Social Protection 4 , €m

4,453

4,708

4,849

5,600

5,656

5,729

6,017

6,252

6,680

7,794

9,463

10,440

11,249

12,123

13,521

15,451

17,753

20,443

20,807

20,958

20,547

Health and Children 4 , €m

2,293

2,609

2,953

3,128

3,137

3,637

4,125

4,831

5,656

7,077

8,353

9,303

10,069

11,821

13,012

14,980

16,039

15,973

15,135

14,611

14,470

Education 4 , €m

2,026

2,278

2,547

2,631

2,800

3,163

3,460

3,724

4,233

4,791

5,390

5,865

6,597

7,218

7,897

8,705

9,295

9,356

9,741

9,193

9,034

Population 4

3,525,719

3,525,719

3,525,719

3,525,719

3,626,087

3,626,087

3,626,087

3,626,087

3,626,087

3,626,087

3,917,203

3,917,203

3,917,203

3,917,203

4,239,848

4,239,848

4,239,848

4,239,848

4,239,848

4,588,252

4,588,252

Social Protection Per Capita, €,000

1,263

1,335

1,375

1,588

1,560

1,580

1,659

1,724

1,842

2,150

2,416

2,665

2,872

3,095

3,189

3,644

4,187

4,822

4,907

4,568

4,478

Health & Children Per Capita, €,000

650

740

838

887

865

1,003

1,138

1,332

1,560

1,952

2,133

2,375

2,571

3,018

3,069

3,533

3,783

3,767

3,570

3,185

3,154

Education Per Capita, €,000

575

646

722

746

772

872

954

1,027

1,167

1,321

1,376

1,497

1,684

1,843

1,863

2,053

2,192

2,207

2,297

2,004

1,969

Tax 6, €m

11,314

12,322

13,758

14,392

15,897

18,124

20,480

23,565

27,072

27,925

29,294

32,103

35,581

39,254

45,539

47,249

40,777

33,043

31,753

34,027

36,646

Total Expenditure as a percentage of Tax

147%

147%

141%

143%

142%

131%

124%

119%

115%

129%

136%

134%

128%

129%

123%

133%

169%

230%

217%

223%

183%

Social Protection as a percentage of Tax

39%

38%

35%

39%

36%

32%

29%

27%

25%

28%

32%

33%

32%

31%

30%

33%

44%

62%

66%

62%

56%

Health & Children as a percentage of Tax

20%

21%

21%

22%

20%

20%

20%

21%

21%

25%

29%

29%

28%

30%

29%

32%

39%

48%

48%

43%

39%

Education as a percentage of Tax

18%

18%

19%

18%

18%

17%

17%

16%

16%

17%

18%

18%

19%

18%

17%

18%

23%

28%

31%

27%

25%

1. 'Total Government Expenditure' is the sum of central fund services, gross voted current expenditure and current expenditure from the social insurance fund and the national training fund as well as voted capital spending plus non-voted capital issues.

2. Non-Voted expenditure is expenditure paid directly from the Central Fund, predominantly for debt servicing costs and payments to the EU budget.

3. Gross voted expenditure is the current and capital expenditure of Government Departments, including both the expenditure financed through the Exchequer and that financed by appropriations-in-aid. It includes expenditure from the Social Insurance Fund and the National Training Fund. These figures are consistent with Table 1 from the Budgetary and Economic Statistics publication. Note that the figure for 2012 is taken from the end-December Exchequer Returns.

4. The figures for Social Protection, Health and Education are the Gross expenditure figures for each of the years 1992 - 2012. Social Protection includes payments made from the Social Insurance Fund. Education includes payments made from the National Training Fund and for consistency Health includes figures for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

All the above data is available from the department of Public Expenditure & Reform's databank website http://databank.per.gov.ie/.

5. The population statistics are available from the CSO website at www.CSO.ie

6. These tax figures are available from the Department of Finance's databank website and include Excise Duty, Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Capital Acquisitions Tax (from 1999), Stamps, Income Tax, Value Added Tax, Motor Vehicle Duties (to 1997) and Levies. Note that the figure for 2012 is taken from the end-December Exchequer Returns.