Woods, Michael J.

Wednesday, 1 December 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 512 No. 1

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Supplementary Estimates, 1999: Leave to Introduce.

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Supplementary Estimates, 1999: Referral to Select Committee.

I move: That, subject to leave being given to introduce the following Supplementary Estimate for the service of the year ending 31st December, 1999, the Supplementary Estimate be referred to the Selec...More Button

Financial Resolutions, 1999. - Financial Resolution No. 1: Foreign Travel.

The Taoiseach does not smoke.More Button

Financial Resolution No. 3: Hydrocarbons.

: Deputy Bruton and others referred to the excise duties on cigarettes and fuels or other bonded goods, such as drink. Traditionally, the increases apply from budget night because these products can b...More Button

The Deputy suggests that the Minister should have gone further.More Button

I understand that. The Minister is reducing revenue by £11 million per year, which is sizeable. With regard to the duty on cigarettes £125 million will go to health services.More Button

For the first time it will go into health. As Deputy Bruton is aware, our friends in Revenue and the Department of Finance never want that to happen because they prefer to keep all the funds in one ba...More Button

I thought I had explained that the purpose is to displace smuggled kerosene.More Button

As far as that matter is concerned and in terms of my responsibility as Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources, we are planting as many trees as possible.More Button

We have a major programme which has a big impact in this area.More Button

I also have responsibility for forestry.More Button

Not at all. Ask Deputy McGahon.More Button

I accept the Deputy's point that it is a major problem. This is the reason for the measure. It is not possible to put an exact figure on it, but it is well known that there are advertisements in the N...More Button

There is an incentive wherever there is a difference. If such an incentive exists, the opportunity exists, but the Minister is reducing that incentive in this measure.More Button

Financial Resolution No. 4: Value-added Tax.

I move: (1)THAT in this Resolution– “the Principal Act” means the Value-Added Tax Act, 1972 (No. 22 of 1972); “the Act of 1999” means the Finance Act, 1999 (No. 2 of 1999).More Button

Deputies on all sides of the House are concerned about the general situation in farming. However, this is not the measure to deal with that, despite Deputy Connaughton's suggestion that it could be us...More Button

Written Answers. - Tourism Project.

Was asked: and Natural Resources if his attention has been drawn to the shortfall in funding of the flagship tourism project in New Ross of the Dunbrody timber hull boat under the auspices of the John F. Kennedy...More Button

This project involves the building of a full scale replica of the famine ship Dunbrody which is currently located in a dry dock outside New Ross, County Wexford, and is being promoted by the John F. K...More Button


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