Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies' Debts.

317.

asked the Minister for Finance 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 follows:

(a) Debt outstanding at 31 December

ICC

ACC

Irish Life

£m

£m

£m

1977

72.5

229.4

9.1

1978

98.8

300.6

22.0

1979

132.6

378.2

22.3

1980

186.3

494.1

30.9

1981

253.5

549.9

63.8

1982

362.8

595.0

74.5

(b) Amount of Interest paid in year ending 31 December

ICC

ACC

Irish Life

£000

£000

£000

1977

6,685

18,742

652

1978

7,207

22,431

1,156

1979

12,688

40,604

3,041

1980

18,103

57,862

2,887

1981

21,945

68,118

9,907

1982

30,794

80,515

9,385

1983 Estimate

42,113

70,447

7,309