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Light Dues System

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the value of the Irish subsidy component of the light dues system in (a) 2006-07 and (b) future financial years. (114217)

The contribution from the General Lighthouse Fund to the provision of aids to navigation in the Republic of Ireland is expected to outturn at around £6.8 million in 2006-07, and is forecast at £7.0 million in 2007-08. The General Lighthouse Authority’s corporate planning process does not yet provide for estimates beyond 2007-08.