Wilson, Richard

Wednesday, 22 April 1925

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 11 No. 1

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COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. - BUDGET STATEMENT.

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COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. - RESOLUTIONS 1, 2 AND 3 (INCOME TAX).

We on these benches also are very pleased to see that there is a reduction and that the reduction has been brought about by a reduction in expenditure, but we cannot understand why, of all the people ...More Button

I am speaking about income tax at present.More Button

In the year 1915 the British Legislature brought in a Finance Bill by which the farmer was assessed on one-third of his valuation. That was subsequently made up to the full valuation, and it was doubl...More Button

CUSTOMS RESOLUTIONS. - RESOLUTION No. 6.—PERSONAL CLOTHING AND WEARING APPAREL.

This is a resolution which takes away the good effects of the Minister's Budget. He reduced the tax on sugar and tea. He loses revenue on these two items and he claps it on clothes.More Button

The total importation under the head of this tax, plus boots, amounts to £7,153,000. Fifteen per cent. on that makes the bulk of the reduction which under this well-beloved Budget, which was commende...More Button

We will be in the position of the man who used to go about in the hat his father wore; we will not be able to buy a new hat because they will be too dear. There is 15 per cent. on your hat, 15 per ce...More Button

It is your Budget.More Button

You should have said that before the division.More Button

CUSTOMS RESOLUTIONS. - RESOLUTION No. 7.—FURNITURE.

I wonder if Deputy Davin was correct in saying that two millions could be prevented from going out of this country? I wonder where he got that figure? The importation of bedsteads last year amounted...More Button

£340,000.More Button

That is the sort of exaggerated statement that takes the imagination of Deputies and gets them to vote wrongly. I do not mean that in any wrong sense. I want to point out that, as regards bedsteads,...More Button

I was amazed at the Deputy from Tirconaill — Deputy McCullough—when, declaring that he was in favour of taking the tax off the necessities of life, he advocated the reduction of the tax on pianes. Of...More Button

We will leave it that way. The point I want to make is, that all those tariffs are going to raise the cost of living, and while we at this side would be very glad to see factories of our own and very...More Button


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