Dáil Éireann - Volume 346 - 22 November, 1983

Written Answers. - Social Insurance Fund.

358. Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Social Welfare the total value of payments into the social insurance fund, by employers, and by employees, for (1) the 1982, (2) the 1983 budget estimates and (3) the 1983 estimate to date and if there is a revised estimate for 1983.

Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. B. Desmond): The information requested by the Deputy is as follows:

[109][110]Period

Contributions by Employers

Contributions by Employees

Total

£m.

£m.

£m.

(1) 1982—(Provisional)

449.50

203.90

653.40

(2) 1983—Original Estimate

537.00

260.50

797.50

(3) 1983—Position at end-October 1983 (Provisional)

421.00

205.00

626.00

At this stage it is estimated that total contributions for 1983 will be in the region of £767.5 millions.