Written Answers. - Cost of Printing and Distribution of Reports.

Tuesday, 26 November 1968

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 237 No. 7

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148.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Taoiseach the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

The Taoiseach: Information on John Lynch  Zoom on John Lynch  In regard to the annual report and accounts of An [1084] Chomhairle Ealaíon for the year ended the 31st March, 1968, being the only document of its kind with which I was concerned, the cost of printing and distribution was £223 9s 4d.

149.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department including costs of printing and distribution of Expansion Programmes in respect of the latest available year in each case.

The Taoiseach (Acting Minister for Finance): Information on John Lynch  Zoom on John Lynch  Following is the information requested:—

£
Department of Finance 3,190
Revenue Commissioners 730
Houses of the Oireachtas 1,250
Comptroller and Auditor General 1,180
Agricultural Credit Corporation Ltd. 730
Central Bank of Ireland 4,400
Comhlucht Siúicre Éireann Teoranta 2,530
Erin Foods Ltd. 50
Industrial Credit Company Ltd. 590
Irish Life Assurance Company Ltd. 650
The Racing Board 40

150.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for External Affairs the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for External Affairs (Mr. Aiken): Information on Frank Aiken  Zoom on Frank Aiken  The answer is “Nil”.

151.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Transport and Power the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

[1085]Minister for Transport and Power (Mr. Childers): Information on Erskine Hamilton Childers  Zoom on Erskine Hamilton Childers  There are no annual or interim reports on the activities and financial returns of my Department.

The following is the information about the cost of printing and distribution of reports of State companies for which my Department is responsible for the latest available year.

Cost
Company Year £
Aer Lingus/Aerlínte 1967-68 1,120
Aer Rianta 1967-68 131
Electricity Supply Board 1967-68 3,500
Board na Móna 1967-68 700
Córas Iompair Éireann 1967-68 2,500
Ostlanna Iompair Éireann 1967-68 900
Irish Shipping Ltd. 1967-68 340
British and Irish Steam-packet Co. Ltd. 1967 452
(calendar year)
Bord Fáilte 1967-68 1,278

152.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his [1086] Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (Mr. Childers): Information on Erskine Hamilton Childers  Zoom on Erskine Hamilton Childers  The only reports, with which I am concerned, of the kind in question are the commercial accounts of my Department and the annual report and statement of accounts of Radio Telefís Éireann. The latest issue of the former cost about £200 to print and distribute, and of the latter £1,050.

153.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries (Mr. Blaney): Information on Neil T.C. Blaney  Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney  The particulars are as follows:—

Cost of printing and distribution of certain reports and statements of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and of State-sponsored bodies for which the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries is responsible.

Name of Body Title of report or statement Cost of printing and distribution
£ s. d.
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Annual Report of the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries for year ended 31st March, 1967 553 0 0
Sea and Inland Fisheries Report for 1966 119 0 0
An Bord Bainne Annual Report and Accounts for year ended 31st March, 1968 746 18 0
Bord na gCon Annual Report and Accounts for 1967 295 0 0
An Bord Gráin Annual Report for year ended 31st August, 1967 220 0 0
Bord Iascaigh Mhara Annual Report for year ended 31st March, 1967 1,730 0 0
Cork District Milk Board Annual Statement of Accounts for 1967 30 10 0
Dairy Disposal Company Ltd. Annual Accounts for 1967 5 0 0
Dublin District Milk Board Annual Statement of Accounts for 1967 28 0 0
An Foras Talúntais Annual Report for year ended 31st March, 1968 377 10 0
Inland Fisheries Trust Incorporated Annual Report for year ended 31st March, 1968 450 0 0
Irish National Stud Co. Ltd. Annual Report and Accounts for 1967 52 0 0
Pigs and Bacon Commission Report of Proceedings and Statement of Accounts for 1967 573 10 0
Salmon Research Trust of Ireland Incorporated Report for year 1967 308 0 0

[1087]154.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Local Government the estimated cost of printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State [1088] bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for Local Government (Mr. Boland): Information on Kevin Boland  Zoom on Kevin Boland  The following is the information required:—

1. Department of Local Government Printing Cost Distribution Cost
Annual Report 1965-66 (published October, 1968) £601 Not available
Returns of Local Taxation 1965-66 (published April, 1968) £378
Road Fund Accounts for year ended 31st March, 1966 (published March, 1968) £5

2. An Foras Forbartha

Up to the present the annual and interim reports on activities of An Foras have been produced in stencil form at an estimated cost of £25 per annum, including distribution.

3. National Building Agency

The Agency's annual financial statement is issued in stencil form and the cost of producing the financial statement for 1966-67, including distribution, was £10.

155.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Justice the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for Justice (Mr. Moran): Information on Michael Moran  Zoom on Michael Moran  The following is the information required, in so far as my Department is concerned.

Report Estimated cost of printing and distribution
1. Report of An Bord Uchtála for year ended 31 December, 1967 £13
2. Annual Report on Prisons for year 1966 £102
3. Report of the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána on Crime for year ended 30 September, 1967 £15
4. Nineteenth Annual Report of Comhairle na Míre Gaile — for year ended 31 December, 1965 £21
5. Annual Reports of the Censorship of Publications Board and the Censorship of Publications Appeal Board (one volume) £14
6. One hundred and twentieth Report of the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests for Ireland — for the year ended 31 December, 1967 £12

156.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Defence the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for Defence (Mr. Hilliard): Information on Michael Hilliard  Zoom on Michael Hilliard  The answer to the question as far as my Department is concerned is “Nil”.

157.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Labour the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for Labour (Dr. Hillery): Information on Patrick John Hillery  Zoom on Patrick John Hillery  The information requested is as follows in respect of printing costs:

20th Annual Report of the Labour Court, 1966 £133
Annual Report of Factory Inspectorate Year to 30th September, 1967 £203
First Annual Report of An Chomhairle Oiliúna to March, 1968 £420
“Saothar” the Quarterly Bulletin of my Department: Summer Quarter, 1968 £59

The costs of distribution are not known but would not be significant being mainly postage.

[1089]158.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Education the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for Education (Mr. B. Lenihan): Information on Patrick J. Lenihan  Zoom on Patrick J. Lenihan  The estimated cost of printing reports and financial returns for my Department in the year ended 31st December, 1968 was £12,708.

159.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Social Welfare the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. J. Brennan): Information on Joseph Brennan  Zoom on Joseph Brennan  The information so far [1090] as my Department is concerned is as follows:—

£
Report of the Department of Social Welfare, 1963 — 1966 278
Accounts of the Social Insurance Fund, 1 April, 1966 — 31 March, 1967 18
Account of the Supplementary Unemployment Fund, 1 April, 1966 — 31 March, 1967 3

There are no State or semi-State bodies involved.

160.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for Industry and Commerce (Mr. Colley): Information on George Colley  Zoom on George Colley  The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table:—

Body Description of Publication Year Cost
£ s. d.
Irish Steel Holdings Ltd. Annual Report Year ending June, 1968 1,474 5 4
National Development Association. First Annual Report 1967/68 77 0 0
Irish National Productivity Committee. Annual Accounts 1965/66 112 0 0
Shannon Free Airport Development Company. Annual Report and Accounts 1967/68 600 0 0
Córas Tráchtála Annual Report and Accounts 1967/68 2,900 0 0
Kilkenny Design Workshops Ltd. Annual Report and Accounts 1965/66 300 0 0
Institute for Industrial Research and Standards Annual Report Year ending March, 1967 755 0 0
Nítrigin Éireann Teo. Accounts Year ending June, 1967 109 0 0
eCimicí Teo. Accounts Year ending September, 1967 25 0 0
An Foras Tionscal Accounts Year ending March, 1968 653 0 0
Companies Registration Office. Annual Report Year ending December, 1966 141 0 0
Patents Office Annual Report Year ending March, 1967. 50 0 0
Registrar of Friendly Societies. Annual Report Year ending December, 1967. 115 0 0
Assurance Companies Statement of Assurance Business Year ending December, 1967. 280 0 0
Fair Trade Commission Annual Report Year ending December, 1967. 67 0 0
Total: 7,658 5 4

[1091]161.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for Health (Mr. S. Flanagan): Information on Seán Flanagan  Zoom on Seán Flanagan  The bulk of the information sought by the Deputy is not readily available in my Department. It is being collected and I will communicate it to the Deputy when it is available.

162.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for Lands the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for Lands (Mr. Faulkner): Information on Padraig Faulkner  Zoom on Padraig Faulkner  As far as the Department of Lands is concerned the relevant amount in respect of the type of publications referred to in the question for the year 1966/67 is estimated at £1,930.

163.

Mr. S. Dunne: Information on Seán Dunne  Zoom on Seán Dunne  asked the Minister for the Gaeltacht the estimated cost of the printing and distribution of annual and interim reports of activities and financial returns of his Department and of State and semi-State bodies under the aegis of his Department in respect of the latest available year in each case.

Minister for the Gaeltacht (Mr. Faulkner): Information on Padraig Faulkner  Zoom on Padraig Faulkner  Ní fhoilsíonn Roinn na Gaeltachta aon tuarascáil den saghas a luaitear sa cheist. Sa bhliain 1968 chosain an tuarascáil bhliantúil tuairim £365 i gcás Ghaeltarra Éireann agus £26 i gcás Arramara Teoranta.


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