Dáil Éireann - Volume 352 - 26 June, 1984

Written Answers. - Foreign Borrowing.

465. Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Finance the amount of foreign borrowing undertaken both by Government and semi-State bodies in each year since 1976.

466. Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Finance the levels of foreign debt both of Government and semi-State bodies at the end of each year since 1975.

467. Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Finance the interest payments on foreign debt by both Government and semi-State bodies in each year since 1975.

Minister for Finance (Mr. Dukes): I propose to take Questions Nos. 465, 466 and 467 together. The reply is in the form of the following tabular statement:

Amount of Foreign Borrowing

Year

(i) Government

(ii) Semi-State Bodies

(iii) Total

IR£m.

IR£m.

IR£m.

1976

324

15

339

1977

86

71

157

1978

23

24

47

1979

509

156

665

1980

566

358

924

1981

1,285

170

1,455

1982

1,148

313

1,461

1983

793

158

951

[521][522] Level of Foreign Debt

End-Year

(i) Government

(ii) Semi-State Bodies

(iii) Total

IR£m.

IR£m.

IR£m.

1975

567

260

827

1976

1,040

322

1,362

1977

1,039

410

1,449

1978

1,064

430

1,494

1979

1,542

580

2,122

1980

2,207

1,010

3,217

1981

3,794

1,306

5,100

1982

5,290

1,669

6,959

1983

7,017

2,010

9,027

Interest Payments on Foreign Debt

Year

(i) Government

(ii) Semi-State Bodies

(iii) Total

IR£m.

IR£m.

IR£m.

1975

33

16

49

1976

53

25

78

1977

78

26

104

1978

96

34

130

1979

103

38

141

1980

164

72

236

1981

250

118

368

1982

516

134

650

1983

579

169

748