Barrett, Sylvester

Thursday, 12 June 1975

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 282 No. 2

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Racing Board and Racecourses (Amendment) Bill, 1975: Committee Stage (Resumed).

We support Deputy O'Malley's amendment. It is a very important amendment to the provision empowering the board to increase the levy from 5 to 10 per cent. As Deputy O'Malley said yesterday, he can s...More Button

I, too, would urge the Government to consider this step. Even if the amount collected in tax on off-course betting were to remain at £3 million, to devote 50 per cent of it to racing would mean an e...More Button

I wish to support Deputy O'Malley's amendment. It is unfair to on-course punters that they are not treated in the same way as SP punters in the offices. As the Deputy pointed out, it is regarded as...More Button


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