asked the Minister for Finance if it is the intention of the Government to issue a national loan in the near future.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - National Loan.
The answer is in the affirmative.
A fair amount.
And at what rate?
The Minister is very co-operative and he will tell us.
Deputies can be assured that it will be a very attractive investment. I should mention that we are getting more and more away from the traditional concept of a single national loan at periodic intervals which is a major event. The last question referred to the establishment of a money market and was indicative of this change. A number of loans, particularly short-term stocks, are issued during the year, and the coming loan should be accepted by everybody as part of our normal annual financial arrangements.
A state of continuous trauma.