Written Answers. - Farmers Tax Payments.

Tuesday, 25 November 1980

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 324 No. 7

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Mr. B. Desmond: Information on Barry Desmond  Zoom on Barry Desmond  asked the Minister for the Environment the amount of taxes paid by farmers in each of the years 1975 to 1979 in rates on land, farm buildings and dwelling houses.

Minister for the Environment (Mr. R. Burke): Information on Ray Burke  Zoom on Ray Burke  The reply is in the form of a tabular statement which, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I propose to circulate with the Official Report.

Information on the rates levied on farm dwellings in 1975, 1976 and 1977, is not available and rates on all dwellings (including farm dwellings) were abolished with effect from 1 January 1978. Particulars of the rates levied on land and farm buildings are as follows.

[1115]Year Rates leviable on
Land Farm Buildings
1975 £14.2m. £0.152m.
1976 £17.8m. £0.187m.
1977 £20.4m. £0.210m.
1978 £30.2m. Nil
1979 £35.6m. Nil

Notes:

1. The information regarding rates on land is based on returns furnished by local authorities and refers to land in county health districts.

2. Under the provisions of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act, 1978, rates on farm buildings erected before 1st March, 1959 have been abolished with effect from 1st January, 1978. The figures in the reply are estimates.

Mr. Harte: Information on Patrick D. Harte  Zoom on Patrick D. Harte  With the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I wish to raise on the adjournment this evening the question of school transport for the children attending Bridge End school. I had a question down for the Minister for Education on the Order Paper last week.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Padraig Faulkner  Zoom on Padraig Faulkner  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. Donnellan: Information on John F. Donnellan  Zoom on John F. Donnellan  I wish to raise on the adjournment the question of grants towards the Presentation College, Headford, for a sports hall.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Padraig Faulkner  Zoom on Padraig Faulkner  I will communicate with the Deputy.


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