Written Answers. - Tax Yield.

Phil Hogan

Ceist:

115 Mr. Hogan asked the Minister for Finance the total amount of PAYE income tax paid in respect of each tax district for the year ending 5 April 1996. [1267/97]

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that statistics are not available which would enable the information requested to be provided on a regional basis. The only relevant information available is on the total amount of PAYE income tax receipts in the calendar year ending 31 December, 1995 which is estimated at £3,514.6 million. Precise information is not yet available as to the corresponding yield of PAYE tax in the 1996 calendar year but it is currently estimated to be of the order of £3,896 million.