82. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Finance when the summer economic statement is planned. (Question 19089/18 asked on 02 May 2018)

Minister for Finance (Deputy Paschal Donohoe): The Summer Economic Statement (SES) is a key element of the reformed budgetary process which complements the Stability Programme Update (SPU). The macroeconomic outlook that was published in April, as part of SPU 2018, will underpin the SES. The SES will provide an updated assessment of the broad parameters for fiscal policies in 2019 and will outline what I believe will be the appropriate fiscal stance for our economy next year.

The SES is expected to be published during the summer.