Dáil Éireann - Volume 473 - 22 January, 1997
Written Answers. - EU Presidency.
Mr. Callely Mr. Callely
80. Mr. Callely asked the Taoiseach the cost of the Irish Presidency to his Department. [25217/96]
Mr. Davern Mr. Davern
82. Mr. Davern asked the Taoiseach the total cost to his Department of the Presidency of the EU; and if he will give details of such costs. [1001/97]
The Taoiseach John Bruton
The Taoiseach: I propose to answer Questions Nos. 80 and 82 together.
My Department's budget for the EU Presidency in 1996 amounted to £500,000. An amount of approximately £472,000 was spent in 1996. Some carryover costs which could not be invoiced  in 1996 will be met from this year's provision of £50,000.
Dáil Éireann 473 Written Answers. EU Presidency.