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 Header Item Pyrite Remediation Programme Issues (Continued)
 Header Item Motor Tax Yield

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 785 No. 1

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(Speaker Continuing)

[Deputy Joan Collins: Information on Joan Collins Zoom on Joan Collins] I have been reliably informed that there has been no movement on the red category claims submitted nine months ago. For those who most need it, the pace of change is still sluggish. Has HomeBond been challenged in respect of the surplus of funds and the €25 million for quick remediation?

Deputy Dessie Ellis: Information on Dessie Ellis Zoom on Dessie Ellis Regarding the resolution board, it is important that there be a mechanism for judging the cost of the remediation works. It will vary and we have heard figures from €50,000 to €80,000. Local authority housing has the same problem. While there is a mechanism to get money from the Department for such housing, would it not make sense to include local authority housing in this scheme so that it could receive funds to deal with its problems? We will get no money from the builders, the Construction Industry Federation, CIF, and so on. Insurance companies should have dealt with many of these cases. If we pursue people, we will need to go to the ends of the earth. It is important that we include local authority houses with pyrite problems.

Deputy Fergus O'Dowd: Information on Fergus O'Dowd Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd Local authority problems in places such as Ballymun are being addressed successfully.

Deputy Dessie Ellis: Information on Dessie Ellis Zoom on Dessie Ellis Yes.

Deputy Fergus O'Dowd: Information on Fergus O'Dowd Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd Fingal County Council is not being criticised. The council dealt with the issue adequately as soon as it came to its notice in 2007. However, this matter never appeared on the building horizon until it occurred.

Deputy Joan Collins: Information on Joan Collins Zoom on Joan Collins Wrong.

Deputy Fergus O'Dowd: Information on Fergus O'Dowd Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd None of the academic or training courses for professionals, inspectors of buildings and so on viewed it as an issue. The problem is being addressed.

  I agree with Deputy Ellis, in that the standards must be independent and stand up to scrutiny, and the job must be done and certified. A home owner will have a certification to the effect that the house is pyrite free.

  Notwithstanding Deputy Joan Collins's concerns, the Minister, Deputy Hogan, is committed to resolving this issue as quickly as possible. When the board is announced and voluntary agreement is reached, there will be finality to this issue, at least in terms of the process.

Motor Tax Yield

 58. Deputy Barry Cowen Information on Barry Cowen Zoom on Barry Cowen asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Information on Phil Hogan Zoom on Phil Hogan the number of motorists paying road tax broken down by band; the total amount paid per band to each local authority in 2011 and to date in 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54348/12]

Deputy Fergus O'Dowd: Information on Fergus O'Dowd Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd I propose to circulate in the Official Report a tabular statement setting out details of the number of motorists paying road tax by band for 2011 and to the end of October 2012 and setting out motor tax receipts by band in respect of 2011. Arrears are broken down by motor tax class. As indicated in the replies to Questions No. 476 on 27 November 2012 and No. 362 on 2 October 2012, a breakdown of motor tax receipts by band in respect of 2012 is being prepared. I will forward this information to the Deputy when it becomes available.

  Data on income, vehicle numbers and trends in payment of motor tax, such as the uptake of online payments and the proportion of discs taken out annually, half-yearly or quarterly, are compiled by the National Vehicle and Driver File, NVDF, to monitor income to the local government fund and facilitate projections on future income. Information on total income by county is made available as a matter of course. This information was set out for you in a previous reply.

  A breakdown of the total amount paid per band to each local authority, as well as via the online motor tax system, is not compiled on an ongoing basis. There are over 70 separate categories of motor tax for private vehicles, commercial vehicles and various other classes of vehicle. Providing a breakdown for all these categories across 29 licensing authorities and the online system will take some time. As soon as it is available, it will be forwarded to the Deputy.

Vehicle numbers by band at 31 October 2012

Private vehicles based on engine capacity

Engine size
No. of vehicles at 31 October 2012
not over 1,000
121,325
1,001 to 1,100
5,972
1,101 to 1,200
83,676
1,201 to 1,300
101,016
1,301 to 1,400
389,771
1,401 to 1,500
52,917
1,501 to 1,600
232,654
1,601 to 1,700
5,714
1,701 to 1,800
90,749
1,801 to 1,900
119,525
1,901 to 2,000
161,651
2,001 to 2,100
403
2,101 to 2,200
20,034
2,201 to 2,300
6,474
2,301 to 2,400
3,349
2,401 to 2,500
17,646
2,501 to 2,600
1,442
2,601 to 2,700
3,369
2,701 to 2,800
4,165
2,801 to 2,900
292
2,901 to 3,000
16,401
3,001 or more
9,778
Total
1,448,323


Private vehicles based on CO2 emissions   
Band CO2 emissions g/km No. of vehicles at

31 October 2012
A O – 120g
126,788
B More than 120g/km up to and including 140g/km
191,231
C More than 140g/km up to and including 155g/km
67,068
D More than 155g/km up to and including 170g/km
27,487
E More than 170g/km up to and including 190g/km
10,991
F More than 190g/km up to and including 225g/km
4,492
G More than 225g/km
694
- Total
428,751


Goods vehicles
Unladen weight (kg) No. of vehicles at

31 October 2012
Not over 3,000
280,699
3,001 to 4,000
4,006
4,001 to 5,000
3,500
5,001 to 6,000
2,298
6,001 to 7,000
1,417
7,001 to 8,000
1,723
8,001 to 9,000
1,997
9,001 to 10,000
1,651
10,001 to 11,000
1,962
11,001 to 12,000
2,904
12,001 to 13,000
2,694
13,001 to 14,000
2,491
14,001 to 15,000
1,724
15,001 to 16,000
898
16,001 to 17,000
487
17,001 to 18,000
257
18,001 to 19,000
115
19,001 to 20,000
43
20,000 or more
152
Total
311,018


Miscellaneous vehicles   
- No. of vehicles at

31 October 2012
Off Road Dumper
22
Dumper/Forklift Truck
1,927
Excavator/Digger
4,106
Mobile Machine
5,312
Agricultural Tractor
63,077
General Haulage Tractor
861
Taxi/Hackney
24,137
Schoolbus
844
Large PSV/Youth & Community Bus
8,382
Motorcycles
35,084
Vintage & Veteran
28,172
Motor Caravan
9,584
Island Vehicles
929
Hearse
859
Total
183,296

Motor tax receipts by band for 2011   

Private vehicles based on engine capacity

Engine cc
No. of vehicles
 
Licensing Period
 
Total


-
31 December 2011
Annual
Half-yearly
Quarterly
€m
not over 1,000
128,675
14,728,981
5,010,647
8,356,727
28,096,355
1,101-1,200
6,331
12,073,952
5,084,252
9,985,484
27,143,688
1,001-1,100
88,565
840,015
344,330
584,969
1,769,314
1,201-1,300
109,338
15,487,519
6,730,113
14,340,523
36,558,155
1,301-1,400
413,158
64,174,826
28,291,106
55,073,440
147,539,372
1,401-1,500
54,953
9,365,211
3,653,220
7,816,039
20,834,470
1,501-1,600
246,576
47,717,556
23,021,907
46,689,880
117,429,343
1,601-1,700
6,150
1,160,145
588,823
1,311,689
3,060,657
1,701-1,800
97,959
25,368,206
9,489,423
22,682,753
57,540,382
1,801-1,900
127,402
31,443,442
13,873,287
32,871,420
78,188,149
1,901-2,000
174,130
46,296,498
22,712,652
44,502,675
113,511,825
2,001-2,100
440
172,905
64,444
130,883
368,232
2,101-2,200
21,650
8,409,501
3,787,425
6,553,666
18,750,592
2,201-2,300
6,952
2,779,446
1,256,157
2,177,440
6,213,043
23,012,400
3,732
1,801,374
609,307
1,112,351
3,523,032
2,401-2,500
19,939
8,832,994
3,676,282
6,955,122
19,464,398
2,501-2,600
1,596
896,460
414,548
600,494
1,911,502
2,601-2,700
3,947
1,917,024
1,084,292
1,808,919
4,810,235
2,701-2,800
4,428
3,000,350
1,188,228
1,407,603
5,596,181
2,801-2,900
451
172,788
110,824
323,385
606,997
2,901-3,000
18,007
12,793,482
4,495,284
6,715,002
24,003,768
3,001 or more
10,924
10,036,518
3,398,511
4,546,754
17,981,783
TOTAL
1,545,303
319,469,193
138,885,062
276,547,218
734,901,473


Private vehicles based on CO2 emissions 
CO2 Emissions-Grams per km
No. of vehicles
 
Licensing Period
 
Total
-
31 December 2011
Annual
Half-yearly
Quarterly
 
-  
 
A ( 0 - 120)
85,703
14,674,685
798,697
500,711
15,974,093

B (121-140)
157,480
19,694,527
1,368,641
1,279,570
22,342,738

C (141-155)
59,924
12,688,950
2,353,940
2,270,811
17,313,701

D (156-170)
24,842
7,564,514
1,551,688
1,491,216
10,607,418

E (171-190)
9,938
4,288,707
914,844
780,429
5,983,980

F (191-225)
3,968
2,893,280
654,434
437,498
3,985,212

G (226 & over)
652
914,210
162,655
110,436
1,187,301

TOTAL
342,507
62,718,873
7,804,899
6,870,671
77,394,443

Goods Vehicles

Unladen weight (kg)
No. of vehicles
Licensing Period
 
Total


-
31 December 2011
Annual
Half-yearly
Quarterly
 
-  
€m
not over 3,000
290,100
64,426,105
13,244,063
10,075,615
87,745,783
3,001-4,000
4,246
1,230,531
213,248
133,190
1,576,969
4,001-5,000
3,704
1,263,209
322,942
208,664
1,794,815
5,001-6,000
2,355
1,092,544
294,810
203,070
1,590,424
6,001-7,000
1,448
830,418
293,788
233,310
1,357,516
7,001-8,000
1,755
1,255,710
394,454
390,539
2,040,703
8,001-9,000
2,038
1,615,902
693,428
601,418
2,910,748
9,001-10,000
1,693
1,575,489
606,273
806,220
2,987,982
10,001-11,000
2,006
1,822,218
770,367
1,627,996
4,220,581
11,001-12,000
2,963
2,636,063
1,305,594
3,189,258
7,130,915
12,001-13,000
2,609
2,540,190
1,448,240
3,152,233
7,140,663
13,001-14,000
2,377
2,916,371
1,457,841
2,643,864
7,018,076
14,001-15,000
1,725
2,296,929
1,174,719
2,030,469
5,502,117
15,001- 16,000
898
1,566,768
555,673
917,862
3,040,303
16,001-17,000
466
955,234
378,335
346,234
1,679,803
17,001-18,000
241
559,981
150,986
191,100
902,067
18,001-19,000
105
255,093
73,077
63,116
391,286
19,001-20,000
51
139,986
37,664
46,813
224,463
20,001 or more
151
374,185
127,625
198,120
699,930
TOTAL
320,966
89,352,926
23,543,127
27,059,091
139,955,144




Miscellaneous Vehicles
Vehicle Type
No. of Vehicles
 
Licensing Period
 
Total
-
31 December 2011
Annual
Half-yearly
Quarterly
 
-  
€m
Off Road Dumper
13
6,128
1,700
4,536
12,364
Dumper/Forklift Truck
2,074
182,622
   
182,622
Excavator/Digger
4,228
356,639
   
356,639
Mobile Machine
5,530
1,373,456
162,415
88,287
1,624,158
Agricultural Tractor
64,423
5,713,888
   
5,731,888
General Haulage Tractor
939
251,932
15,754
7,938
275,624
Taxi/Hackney
25,129
2,082,615
   
2,082,615
Schoolbus
833
70,095
   
70,095
Large PSV/Youth/Community Bus
8,276
1,713,378
220,124
122,253
2,055,755
Motorcycle
36,582
2,605,713
   
2,605,713
Vintage & Veteran
27,194
1,240,930
   
1,240,930
Motor Caravan
10,938
966,925
   
966,925
Island Vehicle
814
72,814
   
72,814
Hearse
856
75,814
   
75,814
TOTAL
187,826
16,730,737
399,999
223,220
17,353,956


  

  Vehicle licence arrears receipts 2011 by motor tax class 
Motor Tax Class
Receipts
-
€m
Private – engine capacity
17,874,617
Private – CO2
1,084,638
Goods
3,438,957
Dumper/Forklift Truck
5,260
Excavator/Digger
9,405
Mobile Machine
40,947
Agricultural Tractor
150,274
General Haulage Tractor
5,162
Taxi/Hackney
33,678
Schoolbus
832
Large PSV/Youth/Community Bus
29,445
Motorcycles
83,792
Vintage & Veteran
25,723
Motor Caravan
19,675
Island Vehicle
2,333
Hearse
1,869
TOTAL
22,806,607

Deputy Barry Cowen: Information on Barry Cowen Zoom on Barry Cowen I thank the Minister of State and look forward to the information. I might ask a further question subsequent to receiving it.

  My question is on foot of reports to the effect that the Government is seeking to raise a further €100 million from this section in tomorrow's budget. It would come on top of last year's increase of 50% in the case of CO2 band cars. Has the Government abandoned efforts to promote environmentally friend vehicles or does it have a new initiative of which no one is aware to promote these vehicles?


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