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Written Answers - EU Directives

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 158.  Deputy Dominic Hannigan Information on Dominic Hannigan Zoom on Dominic Hannigan  asked the Minister for Finance Information on Michael Noonan Zoom on Michael Noonan  the consideration he is giving to implementing EU directive 2003/96/EC; if he has had any contact with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport regarding implementing the directive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23663/12]

Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan): Information on Michael Noonan Zoom on Michael Noonan Directive 2003/96/EC of 27 October 2003 restructuring the Community Framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (usually called the “Energy Tax Directive”) came into force on 1 January 2004. When the Directive came into force, our national law was substantially in conformance with its immediately applicable requirements. Legislative action has been taken since then on a number of further requirements arising under the Directive, including the taxation of coal, electricity and natural gas. As this Directive is a taxation Directive contact with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport regarding its implementation is not necessary.


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