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Doherty, Pearse

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Rental Accommodation Scheme Administration

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: his plans for the structure within the local authorities which will manage rent supplement; if it will require extra staff and funding for local authorities; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Banking Sector Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the review of bankers' remuneration has been completed; if he has received the final report and when he intends to publish smae More Button

Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: the revenue that would be raised for the Exchequer by increasing the universal social charge by 3% on income in excess of €100,000; and what the impact would be on the average effective tax rate of...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the revenue that would be raised for the Exchequer by reducing the pension related earnings cap to €70,000 and reducing the marginal rate of tax relief for private pensions to 30%.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the revenue that would be raised for the Exchequer by introducing a levy of 10% on alcohol sales in off licences.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the revenue that would be raised for the Exchequer if the practice of below cost selling of alcohol was outlawed, a practice which sees VAT lost to the State.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the revenue that would be raised for the Exchequer if a junk tax was introduced.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the revenue that would be raised for the Exchequer if the duty rates between agricultural fuels and motor fuels were equalised with a reclaim system for agricultural fuel users.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the revenue that would be raised for the Exchequer if capital gains tax was increased to 35%.More Button

Tobacco Control Measures

Asked the Minister for Finance: if it is possible to control tobacco prices in the same way as energy prices are controlled; if implementing such controls would change the proportion of the retail price of tobacco that would go t...More Button

Mortgage Interest Relief Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Finance: the cost to the Exchequer of extending mortgage interest relief for first time buyers for an additional 12 months, subject to an annual maximum of €2,000.More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason for the delay in the processing of a rent supplement application in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and when a decision will be taken in this case.More Button

Motor Tax Yield

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the amount that would be raised for the Exchequer by abolishing the off the road facility for motor tax; if he will confirm that if motor tax evasion was reduced to 1% a saving of €40 million could...More Button

Private Residential Tenancies Board Remit

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the efforts made to ensure that first time landlords are aware of their obligations to register with the Private Residential Tenancies Board; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social Welfare Appeals Delays

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 414 of 27 November 2012 and in view of additional documentation since forwarded, if he will detail what happened to a basic payment appeal lodged with and ackn...More Button

General Medical Services Scheme Review

Asked the Minister for Health: the cost of providing free general practitioner care for all newborns for one yearMore Button