Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - State Debt Charges.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state the sums paid out of the Central Fund in respect of interest and sinking fund charges on State debts in the years 1947-48, 1948-49, 1949-50, 1950-51.

The figures for the first three years mentioned have been published in the annual Finance Accounts. The cost of the service of debt in 1950-51 was £5,358,675 15s. 3d.