Written Answers. - Broadcasting Licence.

Tuesday, 25 April 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 451 No. 8

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  116.  Miss de Valera  Information on Síle de Valera  Zoom on Síle de Valera   asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht  Information on Michael D. Higgins  Zoom on Michael D. Higgins   if index-linking of the broadcasting licence is contrary to EU monopoly regulations. [7369/95]

Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (Mr. M. Higgins): Information on Michael D. Higgins  Zoom on Michael D. Higgins  I have no definite plans at present to introduce index linking of the television licence [1821] fee. If such a proposal were to be considered all the legislative and practical aspects of the matter would be investigated.

While competition policy is a matter for the Minister for Enterprise and Employment, I understand that EU competition law would not apply in this area.


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