Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Pre-Budget 2022 Scrutiny: Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Photo of Mairead FarrellMairead Farrell (Galway West, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

I have one other question. I am looking at the recovery scenario projections for 2022 in table A.1 and table A.2 of appendix A. With regard to the spending for 2022, there is almost €4 billion in the difference. If we compare the summer economic statement fiscal projections for 2022, the spending would be €109.983 billion and then, in table A. 2, for 2022, it is €106.183 billion. We are talking about nearly €3.8 billion. Will Mr. Barnes explain that difference?


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