Question to the Minister for Finance (Michael Noonan, TD)
To ask the Minister for Finance the general budget deficit in each of the past eight years; his forecast for the budget deficit over each of the next three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter
For WRITTEN ANSWER on Wednesday, 14 January 2015.
The reported general government balance for the period 2007-2013 and the projected figures for 2014-2018 as per Budget 2015 are:
|General Government Balance||453||-13,145||-19,357||-21,892||-14,764||-13,901||-9,947|
|General Government Balance||-6,868||-5,198||-3,763||-1,930||565|
Source: Department of Finance
Note: Balances shown are the underlying figures and exclude financial sector measures affecting the balance.
The forecast data is based on revenue and expenditure information which was available at the time of the ‘Budget 2015’ publication. These figures are subject to change depending on the possible revision of information and future decisions regarding revenue and expenditure policy.