Dáil Éireann - Volume 296 - 09 February, 1977

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Motoring Costs.

5. Mr. Kitt asked the Taoiseach the average percentage increase in the price of motor-car insurance in the period February, 1973, to November, 1976.

6. Mr. Kitt asked the Taoiseach the percentage increase in the price of petrol in the period February, 1973, to November, 1976.

7. Mr. Kitt asked the Taoiseach the average percentage increase in road [1125] tax in the period February, 1973, to November, 1976.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance (Mr. Begley) (for the Taoiseach): With the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 5 to 7 together.

The percentage increases between mid-February, 1973, and mid-November, 1976, in the cost of the items specified as determined from the data collected in the corresponding consumer price index inquiries were: Motor Insurance, 120.2 per cent; Petrol, 154.0 per cent; Road Tax, 94.6 per cent.