Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies' Debts.

252.

asked the Minister for Fisheries and Forestry 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.

Insofar as the Department of Fisheries and Forestry are concerned, An Bord Iascaigh Mhara are the only body to which the question relates.

The following is the information requested:

(a)

IR£

1977

10,634,054

1978

11,774,252

1979

13,173,484

1980

14,861,305

1981

14,800,000

1982

18,957,309

(b)

IR£

1977

1,018,072

1978

1,131,895

1979

1,220,269

1980

1,413,980

1981

Nil

1982

3,371,974

253.

asked the Minister for Transport 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 information requested by the Deputy is as set out in Tables 1 and 2 below:—

(a) Total debt outstanding in each year since 1977

(i) Financial year ending 31 December

Table 1

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983 to date

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Córas Iompair Éireann

44.298

45.019

47.953

49.912

99.910

149.587

Ostlanna Iompair Éireann

5.214

5.950

6.336

7.937

8.224

8.741

*British & Irish Steampacket Company Limited

5.5

5.7

10.9

17.9

27.6

29.3

29.3

(ii) Financial year ending 31 March

'76/'77

'77/'78

'78/'79

'79/'80

'80/'81

'81/'82

'82/'83

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Irish Shipping Limited

20.976

21.529

16.726

12.705

11.612

24.696

22.239

Aer Lingus/Aer Linte

50.5

44.4

76.3

91.6

127.9

155.7

* up to 11 February 1983.

Table 2

(b) Amount paid in interest in each year from 1977-1983

(i) Financial year ending 31 December

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983 to date

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Córas Iompair Éireann

3.728

3.799

4.112

4.749

6.830

9.283

Ostlanna Iompair Éireann

.382

.388

.499

.569

.649

.802

*British & Irish Steampacket Company Limited

.506

.477

1.061

1.423

3.193

4.928

.808

(ii) Financial year ending 31 March

'76/'77

'77/'78

'78/'79

'79/'80

'80/'81

'81/'82

'82/'83

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Irish Shipping Limited

.815

1.434

1.422

1.209

0.868

1.217

3.495

Aer Lingus/Aer Linte

4.6

3.7

3.5

7.0

10.0

12.5

*up to 11 February 1983