Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Ceisteanna (189, 190)

Leo Varadkar

Ceist:

266 Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Finance the percentage of GDP and GNI that constituted current account public spending for each year since 1997 with a breakdown by Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1252/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

The table shows gross current expenditure, both Voted and non-Voted. Voted current expenditure is divided by Department based on the current allocation of Ministerial responsibilities. Non-Voted expenditure is predominantly made up of interest on the National Debt and contributions to the EU budget. The gross Voted expenditure figures between 1997 and 2007 are taken from the Appropriation Account for the relevant years, while non-Voted current expenditure is derived from the appropriate Finance Accounts for the relevant years. GDP and GNI figures for these years are taken from the National Income and Expenditure Account, published by the Central Statistics Office.

As a final gross Voted expenditure breakdown has not yet been published for 2008, the figures used are forecast outturns published in Budget 2009. This is the latest published breakdown of gross current expenditure by Department; however the provisional outturn figures will be available in the forthcoming Revised Estimates Volume 2009. The non-Voted current expenditure figure is as published in the end 2008 Exchequer Statement. The 2008 GDP figure was published in the addendum to the Stability Programme Update earlier this month, while the GNI figure for 2008 is taken from the European Commission's latest forecasts.

Gross Voted Current Expenditure by Department 1997-2008

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Expend

GDP

GNI

Expend

GDP

GNI

Expend

GDP

GNI

Expend

GDP

GNI

Expend

GDP

GNI

Expend

GDP

GNI

€m

%

%

€m

%

%

€m

%

%

€m

%

%

€m

%

%

€m

%

%

Agriculture, Fisheries & Food

814

1.2

1.3

864

1.1

1.2

893

1.0

1.1

923

0.9

1.0

1,317

1.1

1.3

1,280

1.0

1.2

Arts, Sport & Tourism

122

0.2

0.2

139

0.2

0.2

158

0.2

0.2

209

0.2

0.2

239

0.2

0.2

264

0.2

0.2

Communications, Energy & Natural Resources

60

0.1

0.1

77

0.1

0.1

85

0.1

0.1

102

0.1

0.1

107

0.1

0.1

213

0.2

0.2

Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs

181

0.3

0.3

192

0.2

0.3

218

0.2

0.3

227

0.2

0.3

272

0.2

0.3

242

0.2

0.2

Defence

638

0.9

1.1

649

0.8

0.9

681

0.8

0.9

735

0.7

0.8

801

0.7

0.8

819

0.6

0.8

Education & Science

2,999

4.4

4.9

3,104

4.0

4.5

3,361

3.7

4.3

3716

3.5

4.1

4,219

3.6

4.3

4,816

3.7

4.5

Enterprise, Trade & Employment

676

1.0

1.1

707

0.9

1.0

787

0.9

1.0

916

0.9

1.0

1,121

1.0

1.1

1,154

0.9

1.1

Environment & Local Government

292

0.4

0.5

184

0.2

0.3

486

0.5

0.6

596

0.6

0.7

756

0.6

0.8

745

0.6

0.7

Finance

551

0.8

0.9

595

0.8

0.9

623

0.7

0.8

677

0.6

0.7

801

0.7

0.8

869

0.7

0.8

Foreign Affairs

193

0.3

0.3

217

0.3

0.3

236

0.3

0.3

286

0.3

0.3

374

0.3

0.4

484

0.4

0.4

Health & Children

3,470

5.1

5.7

3,938

5.0

5.7

4600

5.1

5.9

5,362

5.1

5.9

6,704

5.7

6.8

7,846

6.0

7.3

Justice, Equality & Law Reform

890

1.3

1.5

1,043

1.3

1.5

1,084

1.2

1.4

1,227

1.2

1.4

1,404

1.2

1.4

1,527

1.2

1.4

Social & Family Affairs

5,723

8.4

9.4

6,011

7.7

8.6

6,244

6.9

8.0

6,677

6.4

7.4

7,788

6.7

7.9

9,458

7.3

8.8

Taoiseach

67

0.1

0.1

77

0.1

0.1

90

0.1

0.1

96

0.1

0.1

108

0.1

0.1

143

0.1

0.1

Transport

176

0.3

0.3

182

0.2

0.3

191

0.2

0.2

246

0.2

0.3

317

0.3

0.3

365

0.3

0.3

Total Voted Expenditure

16,851

24.8

27.8

17,978

22.9

25.8

19,738

21.8

25.3

21,994

21.0

24.3

26,328

22.5

26.6

30,225

23.2

28.0

Non Voted Current Expenditure

4,686

6.9

7.7

4,361

6.4

7.2

4,379

6.4

7.2

3,924

5.8

6.5

3,605

5.3

5.9

2,812

4.1

4.6

Total Expenditure

21,537

31.7

35.5

22,339

29.3

33.0

24,117

28.3

32.5

25,918

26.8

30.8

29,933

28

33

33,037

27.4

32.6

Gross Voted Current Expenditure by Department 1997-2008continued

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Expend

GDP

GNI

Expend

GDP

GNI

Expend

GDP

GNI

Expend

GDP

GNI

Expend

GDP

GNI

Expend

GDP

GNI

€m

%

%

€m

%

%

€m

%

%

€m

%

%

€m

%

%

€m

%

%

Agriculture, Fisheries & Food

1,171

0.8

1.0

1,119

0.8

0.9

1,181

0.7

0.8

1,270

0.7

0.8

1,302

0.7

0.8

1,416

0.8

0.9

Arts, Sport & Tourism

285

0.2

0.2

308

0.2

0.2

330

0.2

0.2

374

0.2

0.2

410

0.2

0.3

434

0.2

0.3

Communications, Energy & Natural Resources

348

0.2

0.3

352

0.2

0.3

352

0.2

0.3

364

0.2

0.2

381

0.2

0.2

372

0.2

0.2

Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs

174

0.1

0.1

205

0.1

0.2

232

0.1

0.2

309

0.2

0.2

359

0.2

0.2

393

0.2

0.2

Defence

829

0.6

0.7

863

0.6

0.7

894

0.6

0.6

926

0.5

0.6

976

0.5

0.6

1,058

0.6

0.7

Education & Science

5,450

3.9

4.6

6,145

4.1

4.8

6,617

4.1

4.8

7,279

4.1

4.7

7,891

0.7

0.9

8,510

4.5

5.4

Enterprise, Trade & Employment

1,122

0.8

0.9

1,125

0.8

0.9

1,207

0.7

0.9

1,284

0.7

0.8

1,417

4.1

4.9

1,479

0.8

0.9

Environment & Local Government

745

0.5

0.6

709

0.5

0.6

761

0.5

0.5

838

0.5

0.5

894

0.5

0.6

956

0.5

0.6

Finance

958

0.7

0.8

951

0.6

0.7

1,026

0.6

0.7

1,110

0.6

0.7

1,193

0.6

0.7

1,264

0.7

0.8

Foreign Affairs

528

0.4

0.4

584

0.4

0.5

661

0.4

0.5

804

0.5

0.5

953

0.5

0.6

1,018

0.5

0.6

Health & Children

8,788

6.3

7.4

9,561

6.4

7.5

11,297

7.0

8.1

12,517

7.1

8.1

14,281

7.5

8.8

15,465

8.3

9.8

Justice, Equality & Law Reform

1,679

1.2

1.4

1,815

1.2

1.4

1,917

1.2

1.4

2,075

1.2

1.3

2,380

1.2

1.5

2,550

1.4

1.6

Social & Family Affairs

10,427

7.5

8.8

11,241

7.5

8.8

12,111

7.5

8.7

13,504

7.6

8.8

15,437

8.1

9.5

18,044

9.6

11.4

Taoiseach

128

0.1

0.1

132

0.1

0.1

155

0.1

0.1

191

0.1

0.1

186

0.1

0.1

192

0.1

0.1

Transport

391

0.3

0.3

436

0.3

0.3

472

0.3

0.3

512

0.3

0.3

546

0.3

0.3

731

0.4

0.5

Total Voted Expenditure

33,023

23.7

27.7

35,546

23.9

27.9

39,212

24.2

28.2

43,355

24.5

28.2

48,607

25.5

30.0

53,883

28.8

34.1

Non Voted Current Expenditure

3,295

4.8

5.4

3,584

5.3

5.9

3,895

5.7

6.4

4,161

6.1

6.9

3,937

5.8

6.5

3,936

5.8

6.5

Total Expenditure

36,318

28.5

33.1

39,130

29.1

33.8

43,107

29.9

34.6

47,516

30.6

35.0

52,544

31.3

36.5

57,819

34.5

40.6

Leo Varadkar

Ceist:

267 Deputy Leo Varadkar asked the Minister for Finance the percentage of GDP and GNI that constituted capital account public spending for each year since 1997 with a breakdown by Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1253/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The table shows gross Voted capital expenditure from 1997 to 2007. This has been broken down by Department and expressed as a percentage of both GDP and GNI. All expenditure figures in the table are taken from the Appropriation Accounts for each year with the exception of 2008. As final gross Voted expenditure figures are not yet available, the expenditure figures for 2008 are obtained from the gross Forecast Outturn as published on Budget Day. However Provisional Outturn Figures will be available in the forthcoming Revised Estimates Volume 2009.

Appendix

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Vote/Department

Gross Capital Outturn

% GDP

% GNI

Gross Capital Outturn

% GDP

% GNI

Gross Capital Outturn

% GDP

% GNI

Gross Capital Outturn

% GDP

% GNI

Gross Capital Outturn

% GDP

% GNI

Gross Capital Outturn

% GDP

% GNI

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Taoiseach

1,040

0.00

0.00

467

0.00

0.00

2,405

0.00

0.00

48,110

0.05

0.05

11,881

0.01

0.01

3,627

0.00

0.00

Finance

64,425

0.09

0.11

161,596

0.21

0.23

194,434

0.21

0.25

320,413

0.31

0.35

281,690

0.24

0.28

248,319

0.19

0.23

Justice, Equality and Law Reform

59,167

0.09

0.10

85,886

0.11

0.12

75,886

0.08

0.10

81,055

0.08

0.09

96,292

0.08

0.10

114,766

0.09

0.11

Environment & Local Government

979,392

1.44

1.61

1,123,111

1.43

1.61

1,272,661

1.41

1.63

1,667,611

1.59

1.85

2,417,616

2.07

2.44

2,061,695

1.58

1.91

Education & Science

164,175

0.24

0.27

356,009

0.45

0.51

363,435

0.40

0.47

516,918

0.49

0.57

572,424

0.49

0.58

574,337

0.44

0.53

Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs

68,942

0.10

0.11

81,525

0.10

0.12

90,733

0.10

0.12

111,958

0.11

0.12

125,107

0.11

0.13

113,400

0.09

0.10

Foreign Affairs

752

0.00

0.00

0

0.00

0.00

4,412

0.00

0.01

5,076

0.00

0.01

3,927

0.00

0.00

17,281

0.01

0.02

Communications, Energy & Natural Resources

52,538

0.08

0.09

84,146

0.11

0.12

124,806

0.14

0.16

148,691

0.14

0.16

158,464

0.14

0.16

219,907

0.17

0.20

Agriculture, Fisheries & Food

162,543

0.24

0.27

107,510

0.14

0.15

112,614

0.12

0.14

127,375

0.12

0.14

111,892

0.10

0.11

68,582

0.05

0.06

Transport

10,219

0.02

0.02

14,930

0.02

0.02

272,328

0.30

0.35

263,057

0.25

0.29

437,523

0.37

0.44

1,178,167

0.90

1.09

Health & Children

166,962

0.25

0.28

186,969

0.24

0.27

230,694

0.25

0.30

293,944

0.28

0.33

373,620

0.32

0.38

507,115

0.39

0.47

Enterprise, Trade & Employment

255,852

0.38

0.42

287,592

0.37

0.41

269,647

0.30

0.35

275,713

0.26

0.31

227,853

0.19

0.23

269,486

0.21

0.25

Arts, Sport & Tourism

6,777

0.01

0.01

24,383

0.03

0.03

30,479

0.03

0.04

43,057

0.04

0.05

94,078

0.08

0.10

159,625

0.12

0.15

Defence

7,151

0.01

0.01

13,438

0.02

0.02

20,598

0.02

0.03

24,296

0.02

0.03

57,354

0.05

0.06

42,341

0.03

0.04

Social and Family Affairs

6,323

0.01

0.01

6,515

0.01

0.01

7,978

0.01

0.01

3,168

0.00

0.00

5,952

0.01

0.01

5,225

0.00

0.00

Total

2,006,257

2.95

3.30

2,534,076

3.23

3.64

3,073,109

3.40

3.94

3,930,444

3.75

4.35

4,975,673

4.25

5.03

5,583,873

4.29

5.17

Appendix —continued

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Vote/Department

Gross Capital Outturn

% GDP

% GNI

Gross Capital Outturn

% GDP

% GNI

Gross Capital Outturn

% GDP

% GNI

Gross Capital Outturn

% GDP

% GNI

Gross Prov. Outturn

% GDP

% GNI

Gross Forecast Outturn

% GDP

% GNI

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Taoiseach

426

0.00

0.00

1,248

0.00

0.00

942

0.00

0.00

1,527

0.00

0.00

0

0.00

0.00

0

0.00

0.00

Finance

263,760

0.19

0.22

243,168

0.16

0.19

187,615

0.12

0.13

295,209

0.17

0.19

356,279

0.19

0.22

326,803

0.17

0.21

Justice, Equality and Law Reform

113,852

0.08

0.10

104,320

0.07

0.08

144,479

0.09

0.10

187,020

0.11

0.12

132,845

0.07

0.08

155,202

0.08

0.10

Environment & Local Government

1,616,103

1.16

1.36

1,549,774

1.04

1.21

1,741,545

1.07

1.25

1,946,806

1.10

1.27

2,005,298

1.05

1.24

2,220,431

1.19

1.40

Education & Science

414,857

0.30

0.35

452,426

0.30

0.35

601,243

0.37

0.43

617,861

0.35

0.40

814,065

0.43

0.50

809,600

0.43

0.51

Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs

99,387

0.07

0.08

103,602

0.07

0.08

114,329

0.07

0.08

151,612

0.09

0.10

147,364

0.08

0.09

152,760

0.08

0.10

Foreign Affairs

19,031

0.01

0.02

13,578

0.01

0.01

18,369

0.01

0.01

22,823

0.01

0.01

17,706

0.01

0.01

21,427

0.01

0.01

Communications, Energy & Natural Resources

187,684

0.13

0.16

89,138

0.06

0.07

97,150

0.06

0.07

151,164

0.09

0.10

122,826

0.06

0.08

138,142

0.07

0.09

Agriculture, Fisheries & Food

55,390

0.04

0.05

140,100

0.09

0.11

174,175

0.11

0.13

167,508

0.09

0.11

315,613

0.17

0.19

629,799

0.34

0.40

Transport

1,655,376

1.19

1.39

1,525,251

1.02

1.20

1,696,457

1.05

1.22

1,948,680

1.10

1.27

2,855,996

1.50

1.76

3,042,465

1.62

1.92

Health & Children

514,186

0.37

0.43

508,479

0.34

0.40

523,506

0.32

0.38

495,653

0.28

0.32

659,230

0.35

0.41

688,734

0.37

0.44

Enterprise, Trade & Employment

277,294

0.20

0.23

297,491

0.20

0.23

405,209

0.25

0.29

454,324

0.26

0.30

455,088

0.24

0.28

482,884

0.26

0.31

Arts, Sport & Tourism

111,686

0.08

0.09

143,068

0.10

0.11

139,894

0.09

0.10

181,680

0.10

0.12

247,958

0.13

0.15

274,581

0.15

0.17

Defence

26,635

0.02

0.02

23,671

0.02

0.02

26,323

0.02

0.02

21,620

0.01

0.01

29,253

0.02

0.02

30,100

0.02

0.02

Social & Family Affairs

5,138

0.00

0.00

8,863

0.01

0.01

11,643

0.01

0.01

17,558

0.01

0.01

16,850

0.01

0.01

12,570

0.01

0.01

Total

5,360,805

3.84

4.50

5,204,177

3.49

4.08

5,882,879

3.63

4.23

6,661,045

3.76

4.33

8,176,371

4.29

5.04

8,985,498

4.80

5.68

*Note: GDP/ GNI is based on figures published by the CSO in the National Accounts, except for 2008 where the GNI figure is taken from the European Commission's latest forecast.

All outtutns are from the Appropriation Accounts except 2008 where the figures provided are from the Budget Day forecast outturn.

GDP and GNI figures are taken from the National Income and Expenditure Account published by the Central Statistics Office, with the exception of the GNI figure for 2008, which is the latest forecast figure available from the European Commission. It should be noted that it is the normal practice of my Department to express Gross capital expenditure as a proportion of GNP rather than GDP or GNI. I include GNP figures for 1997 to 2007 for your information.

Year

€ million

1997

59,478

1998

68,628

1999

76,951

2000

89,358

2001

98,014

2002

106,494

2003

117,717

2004

126,026

2005

137,265

2006

152,456

2007

161,210