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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Thursday, 29 Jan 1981

Vol. 326 No. 3

Written Answers. - Estimates Increase.


asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will indicate each subhead of each Vote for which he is responsible which is to be increased in the 1981 Estimates by less than 16 per cent and/or the officially expected rate of inflation in 1981; and how economies, if any, are to be made in respect of each such subhead so as to keep within the provision in the subhead.

The amounts shown in the Book of Estimates for my Department for 1981 do not include the costs of the rates increases and other improvements announced in the recent budget. The published figures for individual subheads for 1981 are not therefore comparable with the corresponding figures for 1980. For this reason the detailed subhead information sought by the Deputy can more appropriately be raised when the Estimate for my Department comes before the Dáil.