Dáil Éireann - Volume 550 - 28 February, 2002
Written Answers. - Exchequer Subventions.
Mr. R. Bruton Mr. R. Bruton
 68. Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Public Enterprise the factors considered in setting the scale of the subvention to the CIE Group; and the rules she set for CIE in determining the division of the subvention between the three operating companies. [7334/02]
Mrs. O'Rourke Mrs. O'Rourke
Minister for Public Enterprise (Mrs. O'Rourke): The level of subvention payable to CIE each year is settled as part of the Estimates exercise based on proposals from CIE and is determined by reference to: the needs of an expanding public transport system; increased costs within the CIE group; anticipated revenues; and the overall state of the Exchequer finances. The allocation of the Exchequer subvention to the individual subsidiary companies is a matter for the CIE Board.
Dáil Éireann 550 Written Answers. Exchequer Subventions.