Public Representatives (Provision of Tax Clearance Certificates) Bill, 2000: First Stage.

Wednesday, 10 May 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 518 No. 6

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Mr. McDowell: Information on Derek McDowell  Zoom on Derek McDowell  I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for the issue by the Collector-General of tax clearance certificates in respect of candidates for election to membership of the Houses of the Oireachtas, local authorities and the European Parliament, for an appeal against the refusal to issue such a certificate, for the suspension from the service of the relevant House or local authority of a member in respect of whom such a certificate is refused until such time as the conditions for the issue of a certificate are satisfied, for the cesser of membership of a House or a local authority of a member who stands so suspended for a period of 6 months, for the cesser of membership of a representative in the European Parliament whose appeal against a refusal to issue such a certificate has been disallowed, and to provide for related matters.

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  Is the Bill opposed?

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Mr. S. Brennan): Information on Seamus Brennan  Zoom on Seamus Brennan  No.

Question put and agreed to.

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

Mr. McDowell: Information on Derek McDowell  Zoom on Derek McDowell  I move: “That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time.”

Question put and agreed to.


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