Dáil Éireann - Volume 323 - 21 October, 1980

Written Answers . - National Debt .

355. Mr. B. Desmond asked the Minister for Finance the figure for the national debt for each of the years ended 1978 and 1979 and the estimated figure for 1980; and if he will express the figure for the national debt as a percentage of GNP for each of those years.

Minister for Finance (Mr. O'Kennedy): The data requested by the Deputy are as follows:

National Debt

National Debt as a percentage of GNP

£m

%

31 December 1978

5,167

83

31 December 1979

6,540

91

31 December 1980

7,500

89

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