Colley, George

Tuesday, 4 December 1973

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 269 No. 7

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - National Loan.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will make a statement on the results of the recent National Loan and on his proposals for the financing of the public capital programme.More Button

Arising from the Minister's reply, could I ask him whether in the light of the results of the recent National Loan he proposes to make any changes in the proposals he published for financing the publi...More Button

The Minister still expects that he will have available the sum of £55 million on the sale of securities, including the recent National Loan?More Button

Apart from the gross mistiming of this loan, as pointed out by Deputy Lynch, is it not a fact that the Minister mended his hand and increased the rate of interest substantially? Having regard to that ...More Button

That was the Minister's suggestion, not mine. We did not have to do that.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Savings Receipts.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will give details of net receipts on foot of prize bonds, national instalment savings and savings certificates (a) from 1st April, 1973, to the latest date for whi...More Button

Could I ask the Minister if he would indicate to the House, without necessarily giving the details of the tabular statement, whether the savings under the various heads are down or up this year as com...More Button

Having regard to the flop in the National Loan and the fact that savings are now going down instead of up, despite the Minister's expectations as set out in the public capital programme, would the Min...More Button

Are we to take it from what the Minister says that the downward trend in savings is only in relation to savings controlled by the Government?More Button

That would appear to be what the Minister is saying.More Button

What are the ones that are up? (Interruptions.)More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - National Loans.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will give details of the amounts subscribed by non-Government sources to (a) the most recent National Loan, (b) the 1972 National Loan and (c) 1971 National Loan.More Button

Not in No. 12.More Button

They are not.More Button

It is only right that public attention should be drawn to the fact that the Minister is trying to avoid answering questions——More Button

——about figures on national loans for this year, last year and the year before, and we all know why.More Button

Mr. Micawber.More Button

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