The estimated total cost to my Department of all bulletins, pamphlets, newsletters, circulars arising from Ireland's Presidency of the EU is likely to be in the region of £1,000.
The estimated total additional costs, exclusive of the above, incurred by my Department in relation to Ireland's Presidency are likely to be in the region of £110,000. The major expenditure will be on travel and subsistence at an approximate cost of £85,000. The cost of a conference on 7-8 October to launch the "EU Fourth Medium-term Action Programme on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (1996-2000) — Mechanisms for Mainstreaming" will be in the region of £25,000. Further additional costs as yet to be determined, will be incurred in hosting a conference in November on disability.