Dáil Éireann - Volume 571 - 30 September, 2003
Written Answers. - EU Presidency.
Mr. Rabbitte Mr. Rabbitte
212. Mr. Rabbitte asked the Minister for Finance the total estimated additional cost likely to accrue to his Department and the Government generally, arising from the obligations of the Presidency of the EU in the first half of 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19850/03]
Mr. McCreevy Mr. McCreevy
Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): In the 2003 Revised Estimates I provided €23 million for the 2003 costs of preparing for the Irish Presidency of the EU. These allocations are as follows:
The allocations for 2004 are being considered in the context of the discussions on the 2004 Estimates and budget, which are ongoing at present. The 2004 provisions for costs relating to the Irish Presidency of the EU will be included in the 2004 Abridged Estimates Volume which I expect to publish in November, as normal.
Dáil Éireann 571 Written Answers. EU Presidency.