Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies' Debts.

246.

asked the Minister for Labour if he will state in respect of each State or semi-State body under the aegis of his Department (a) the total debt outstanding in each year since 1977 and (b) the amount paid in interest in each year from 1977 to 1983.

: The following is the information sought:

AnCO

CERT Ltd.

Youth Employment Agency

Employment Equality Agency

£

£

1977

(a) Outstanding borrowings at year end

5,472,819

485,000

Nil

Nil

(b) Interest paid in year

79,261

37,000

Nil

Nil

1978

(a) Outstanding borrowings at year and

4,171,656

440,000

Nil

Nil

(b) Interest paid in year

125,081

37,000

Nil

Nil

1979

(a) Outstanding borrowings at year end

5,166,688

346,000

Nil

Nil

(b) Interest paid in year

213,204

65,000

Nil

Nil

1980

(a) Outstanding borrowings at year end

1,539,931

557,000

Nil

Nil

(b) Interest paid in year

181,987

33,000

Nil

Nil

1981

(a) Outstanding borrowings at year end

2,603,854

285,000

Nil

Nil

(b) Interest paid in year

52,976

29,000

Nil

Nil

1982

(a) Outstanding borrowings at year end

Nil

105,000

Nil

Nil

(b) Interest paid in year

35,811

22,000

Nil

Nil

Notes:

1. Borrowings by AnCO and CERT are, apart from the loan referred to at note (2), of a short-term nature, pending receipt of European Social Fund assistance.

2. In the case of CERT the outstanding borrowings include a long-term loan of £101,281 obtained for the purchase of its training premises at Roebuck Road, Dublin.