Dáil Éireann - Volume 308 - 17 October, 1978

Written Answers. - Telecommunications System Expenditure.

[385] 483. Mr. B. Desmond asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the total amount of moneys allocated each year since 1970 in the public capital [386] programme for the development of the telecommunications system; and the total amount expended in each year.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Faulkner): Following is the information:

Financial Year

Amount allocated in the Public Capital Programme for development of the telephone system (a)

Amount expended

£m.

£m.

April 1970-March 1971

9.3

9.5

April 1971-March 1972

11.1

11.4

April 1972-March 1973

17.2

16.6

April 1973-March 1974

24.0

24.0

April-December 1974 (9 months)

23.0

23.1

1975

45.1

(b)

44.6

1976

50.0

46.1

1977

57.0

48.3

1978

61.0

Note (a) Allocations are made in the Public Capital Programme for development of the telephone system only.

Note (b) Excludes an allocation of £2.04 m. in respect of a trade credit which was availed of.