702. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the different income streams directly paid by persons to his Department or agencies under his remit, such as motor tax; the number of persons making annual payments; the value of same; the number of payments made through staged or increment payments; the value of same; the additional income generated as a result of payments being made on an incremental basis; if incremental payments are not available, the reason for same; the corresponding figures for 1999 and 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30846/19] View answer
The information requested by the Deputy is not readily available. I will arrange for the information to be compiled and will forward it to the Deputy as soon as possible.
The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to the following Parliamentary Question No. 702 for answer on 11 July 2019.
As the Deputy will appreciate, my Department and the bodies under its aegis are responsible for a broad range of activities. While some of these activities may be subject to a charge, following an examination, none would constitute an income stream of the type instanced by the Deputy.
Details of income and expenditure by my Department and the bodies under its aegis are set out in the Annual Reports and Accounts published each year, which are subject to audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General.