Dáil Éireann - Volume 454 - 14 June, 1995

Written Answers. - Export Credit Insurance Scheme.

173. Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Tourism and Trade the value of export credit insurance cover for each of the years from 1992 and to date in 1995; the total amount of outstanding liabilities; if he has satisfied himself with the existing export credit insurance scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10941/95]

Minister for Tourism and Trade (Mr. E. Kenny): The value of export credit insurance cover provided for each of the years 1992 to date was as follows: 1992, £9.5 million; 1993, £10.4 million; 1994, £11.5 million; 1995, £3 million to 31 May 1995.

The outstanding liability under the export credit insurance scheme, at the end of each of the years 1992 to date, was as follows: 1992, £14.1 million; 1993, £21.5 million; 1994, £19.6 million; 1995, £21 million at 31 May 1995.

I am satisfied with the existing export credit insurance scheme and I have no plans to change its current operation.