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 Header Item Finance Bill 2015: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)
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 Header Item Motor Vehicles (Duties and Licences) Bill 2015: Second and Subsequent Stages

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 898 No. 1

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Question put: "That the Bill do now pass."

The Dáil divided: Tá, 78; Níl, 45.

Níl
Information on Pat Breen   Zoom on Pat Breen   Breen, Pat. Information on Bobby Aylward   Zoom on Bobby Aylward   Aylward, Bobby.
Information on Joan Burton   Zoom on Joan Burton   Burton, Joan. Information on Richard Boyd Barrett   Zoom on Richard Boyd Barrett   Boyd Barrett, Richard.
Information on Ray Butler   Zoom on Ray Butler   Butler, Ray. Information on Thomas P. Broughan   Zoom on Thomas P. Broughan   Broughan, Thomas P.
Information on Jerry Buttimer   Zoom on Jerry Buttimer   Buttimer, Jerry. Information on John Browne   Zoom on John Browne   Browne, John.
Information on Eric J. Byrne   Zoom on Eric J. Byrne   Byrne, Eric. Information on Dara Calleary   Zoom on Dara Calleary   Calleary, Dara.
Information on Ciaran Cannon   Zoom on Ciaran Cannon   Cannon, Ciarán. Information on Joan Collins   Zoom on Joan Collins   Collins, Joan.
Information on Joe Carey   Zoom on Joe Carey   Carey, Joe. Information on Michael Colreavy   Zoom on Michael Colreavy   Colreavy, Michael.
Information on Paudie Coffey   Zoom on Paudie Coffey   Coffey, Paudie. Information on Barry Cowen   Zoom on Barry Cowen   Cowen, Barry.
Information on Michael Conaghan   Zoom on Michael Conaghan   Conaghan, Michael. Information on Pearse Doherty   Zoom on Pearse Doherty   Doherty, Pearse.
Information on Paul Connaughton   Zoom on Paul Connaughton   Connaughton, Paul J. Information on Timmy Dooley   Zoom on Timmy Dooley   Dooley, Timmy.
Information on Ciara Conway   Zoom on Ciara Conway   Conway, Ciara. Information on Dessie Ellis   Zoom on Dessie Ellis   Ellis, Dessie.
Information on Marcella Corcoran Kennedy   Zoom on Marcella Corcoran Kennedy   Corcoran Kennedy, Marcella. Information on Martin Ferris   Zoom on Martin Ferris   Ferris, Martin.
Information on Joe Costello   Zoom on Joe Costello   Costello, Joe. Information on Michael Fitzmaurice   Zoom on Michael Fitzmaurice   Fitzmaurice, Michael.
Information on Simon Coveney   Zoom on Simon Coveney   Coveney, Simon. Information on Seán Fleming   Zoom on Seán Fleming   Fleming, Sean.
Information on Michael Creed   Zoom on Michael Creed   Creed, Michael. Information on Tom Fleming   Zoom on Tom Fleming   Fleming, Tom.
Information on Jimmy Deenihan   Zoom on Jimmy Deenihan   Deenihan, Jimmy. Information on Noel Grealish   Zoom on Noel Grealish   Grealish, Noel.
Information on Patrick Deering   Zoom on Patrick Deering   Deering, Pat. Information on John Halligan   Zoom on John Halligan   Halligan, John.
Information on Regina Doherty   Zoom on Regina Doherty   Doherty, Regina. Information on Seamus Healy   Zoom on Seamus Healy   Healy, Seamus.
Information on Robert Dowds   Zoom on Robert Dowds   Dowds, Robert. Information on Michael Healy-Rae   Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae   Healy-Rae, Michael.
Information on Andrew Doyle   Zoom on Andrew Doyle   Doyle, Andrew. Information on Billy Kelleher   Zoom on Billy Kelleher   Kelleher, Billy.
Information on Bernard Durkan   Zoom on Bernard Durkan   Durkan, Bernard J. Information on Seamus Kirk   Zoom on Seamus Kirk   Kirk, Seamus.
Information on Alan Farrell   Zoom on Alan Farrell   Farrell, Alan. Information on Michael Kitt   Zoom on Michael Kitt   Kitt, Michael P.
Information on Frank Feighan   Zoom on Frank Feighan   Feighan, Frank. Information on Charlie McConalogue   Zoom on Charlie McConalogue   McConalogue, Charlie.
Information on Anne Ferris   Zoom on Anne Ferris   Ferris, Anne. Information on Mary Lou McDonald   Zoom on Mary Lou McDonald   McDonald, Mary Lou.
Information on Frances Fitzgerald   Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald   Fitzgerald, Frances. Information on Finian McGrath   Zoom on Finian McGrath   McGrath, Finian.
Information on Peter Fitzpatrick   Zoom on Peter Fitzpatrick   Fitzpatrick, Peter. Information on Mattie McGrath   Zoom on Mattie McGrath   McGrath, Mattie.
Information on Charles Flanagan   Zoom on Charles Flanagan   Flanagan, Charles. Information on Michael McGrath   Zoom on Michael McGrath   McGrath, Michael.
Information on Brendan Griffin   Zoom on Brendan Griffin   Griffin, Brendan. Information on Sandra McLellan   Zoom on Sandra McLellan   McLellan, Sandra.
Information on Dominic Hannigan   Zoom on Dominic Hannigan   Hannigan, Dominic. Information on Pádraig MacLochlainn   Zoom on Pádraig MacLochlainn   Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig.
Information on Noel Harrington   Zoom on Noel Harrington   Harrington, Noel. Information on Michael Moynihan   Zoom on Michael Moynihan   Moynihan, Michael.
Information on Simon Harris   Zoom on Simon Harris   Harris, Simon. Information on Catherine Murphy   Zoom on Catherine Murphy   Murphy, Catherine.
Information on Tom Hayes   Zoom on Tom Hayes   Hayes, Tom. Information on Paul Murphy   Zoom on Paul Murphy   Murphy, Paul.
Information on Martin Heydon   Zoom on Martin Heydon   Heydon, Martin. Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl   Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl   Ó Fearghaíl, Seán.
Information on Brendan Howlin   Zoom on Brendan Howlin   Howlin, Brendan. Information on Aengus Ó Snodaigh   Zoom on Aengus Ó Snodaigh   Ó Snodaigh, Aengus.
Information on Derek Keating   Zoom on Derek Keating   Keating, Derek. Information on Jonathan O'Brien   Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien   O'Brien, Jonathan.
Information on Paul Kehoe   Zoom on Paul Kehoe   Kehoe, Paul. Information on Willie O'Dea   Zoom on Willie O'Dea   O'Dea, Willie.
Information on Alan Kelly   Zoom on Alan Kelly   Kelly, Alan. Information on Maureen O'Sullivan   Zoom on Maureen O'Sullivan   O'Sullivan, Maureen.
Information on Enda Kenny   Zoom on Enda Kenny   Kenny, Enda. Information on Thomas Pringle   Zoom on Thomas Pringle   Pringle, Thomas.
Information on Seán Kenny   Zoom on Seán Kenny   Kenny, Seán. Information on Shane P.N. Ross   Zoom on Shane P.N. Ross   Ross, Shane.
Information on Seán Kyne   Zoom on Seán Kyne   Kyne, Seán. Information on Brendan Smith   Zoom on Brendan Smith   Smith, Brendan.
Information on Anthony Lawlor   Zoom on Anthony Lawlor   Lawlor, Anthony. Information on Brian Stanley   Zoom on Brian Stanley   Stanley, Brian.
Information on Ciaran Lynch   Zoom on Ciaran Lynch   Lynch, Ciarán. Information on Billy Timmins   Zoom on Billy Timmins   Timmins, Billy.
Information on Kathleen Lynch   Zoom on Kathleen Lynch   Lynch, Kathleen. Information on Peadar Tóibín   Zoom on Peadar Tóibín   Tóibín, Peadar.
Information on John Lyons   Zoom on John Lyons   Lyons, John. Information on Robert Troy   Zoom on Robert Troy   Troy, Robert.
Information on Michael McCarthy   Zoom on Michael McCarthy   McCarthy, Michael. Information on Mick Wallace   Zoom on Mick Wallace   Wallace, Mick.
Information on Helen McEntee   Zoom on Helen McEntee   McEntee, Helen.  
Information on Gabrielle McFadden   Zoom on Gabrielle McFadden   McFadden, Gabrielle.  
Information on Dinny McGinley   Zoom on Dinny McGinley   McGinley, Dinny.  
Information on Joe McHugh   Zoom on Joe McHugh   McHugh, Joe.  
Information on Tony McLoughlin   Zoom on Tony McLoughlin   McLoughlin, Tony.  
Information on Michael McNamara   Zoom on Michael McNamara   McNamara, Michael.  
Information on Olivia Mitchell   Zoom on Olivia Mitchell   Mitchell, Olivia.  
Information on Mary Mitchell O'Connor   Zoom on Mary Mitchell O'Connor   Mitchell O'Connor, Mary.  
Information on Michelle Mulherin   Zoom on Michelle Mulherin   Mulherin, Michelle.  
Information on Gerald Nash   Zoom on Gerald Nash   Nash, Gerald.  
Information on Denis Naughten   Zoom on Denis Naughten   Naughten, Denis.  
Information on Dan Neville   Zoom on Dan Neville   Neville, Dan.  
Information on Michael Noonan   Zoom on Michael Noonan   Noonan, Michael.  
Information on Kieran O'Donnell   Zoom on Kieran O'Donnell   O'Donnell, Kieran.  
Information on Patrick O'Donovan   Zoom on Patrick O'Donovan   O'Donovan, Patrick.  
Information on Fergus O'Dowd   Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd   O'Dowd, Fergus.  
Information on John O'Mahony   Zoom on John O'Mahony   O'Mahony, John.  
Information on Willie Penrose   Zoom on Willie Penrose   Penrose, Willie.  
Information on John Perry   Zoom on John Perry   Perry, John.  
Information on John Paul Phelan   Zoom on John Paul Phelan   Phelan, John Paul.  
Information on Ruairí Quinn   Zoom on Ruairí Quinn   Quinn, Ruairí.  
Information on Pat Rabbitte   Zoom on Pat Rabbitte   Rabbitte, Pat.  
Information on James Reilly   Zoom on James Reilly   Reilly, James.  
Information on Michael Ring   Zoom on Michael Ring   Ring, Michael.  
Information on Brendan Ryan   Zoom on Brendan Ryan   Ryan, Brendan.  
Information on Alan Shatter   Zoom on Alan Shatter   Shatter, Alan.  
Information on Arthur Spring   Zoom on Arthur Spring   Spring, Arthur.  
Information on Emmet Stagg   Zoom on Emmet Stagg   Stagg, Emmet.  
Information on David Stanton   Zoom on David Stanton   Stanton, David.  
Information on Joanna Tuffy   Zoom on Joanna Tuffy   Tuffy, Joanna.  
Information on Liam Twomey   Zoom on Liam Twomey   Twomey, Liam.  
Information on Jack Wall   Zoom on Jack Wall   Wall, Jack.  
Information on Alex White   Zoom on Alex White   White, Alex.  

Tellers: Tá, Deputies Emmet Stagg and Paul Kehoe; Níl, Deputies Pearse Doherty and Seán Ó Fearghaíl.

Question declared carried.

  6 o’clock

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett This Bill, which is a certified money Bill in accordance with Article 22.2.1° of the Constitution, will be sent to the Seanad.

Estimates for Public Services 2015: Message from Select Committee

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett The Select Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality has completed its consideration of Vote 35 for the year ending 31 December 2015.

Motor Vehicles (Duties and Licences) Bill 2015: Second and Subsequent Stages

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Alan Kelly): Information on Alan Kelly Zoom on Alan Kelly I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time".

I am pleased to open the debate in the Dáil on the Motor Vehicles (Duties and Licences) Bill 2015. In light of the importance of the haulage industry to our export-led growth and to ensure Ireland remains competitive, it was announced in the 2016 budget that the rates of commercial motor tax on larger goods vehicles were to be reduced. The main purpose of the Bill is to give legislative effect to those reductions. The reductions, to apply to all goods vehicles with an unladen weight exceeding 4,000 kg, will take effect for vehicle licences taken out with a commencement date of 1 January 2016.

The current structure for goods vehicles has 20 rate bands ranging from the lowest rate for electric vehicles of €92 to €5,195 annually for the heaviest goods vehicles. As well as reducing the rates for all goods vehicles, the rate structure is also being simplified. From January, there will be just five bands of motor tax which will range from the current level of €92 per annum for electric goods vehicles up to a top rate of €900 per annum for all goods vehicles in excess of 12,000 kg. The reductions are tapered, from a reduction of €4,295 for the heaviest goods vehicle band to a reduction of €43 annually for vehicles weighing between 4,001 and 5,000 kg. There are no changes to the lowest two bands, which remain at €333 and €420, respectively.


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