McDowell, Derek

Thursday, 17 May 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 536 No. 4

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Ceisteanna – Questions. Priority Questions. - Bogus Non-Resident Accounts.

Asked the minister: if, in regard to the arrangements for payment of back taxes by bogus non-resident account holders, he will indicate if the Revenue Commissioners consulted with him prior to the announcement; if so, if...More Button

Does the Minister agree that making special arrangements in any circumstances for people who have systematically evaded tax sends out the wrong signals to those who are tax compliant? I agree with him...More Button

I take the Minister's answer to mean that he approves of the statement of practice regardless of whether his approval was necessary. Section 9 of the Act relating to the 1993 amnesty provides for the ...More Button

People who are guilty of an offence in not having availed of the amnesty are now being given a second or arguably a third chance.More Button

Other Questions. - National Lottery Licence.

Does the Minister agree that notwithstanding the process and the fairness and transparency of it heretofore, the current situation is not satisfactory where effectively there is no competition for the...More Button

I do not disagree with what the Minister has said, but he did not answer my question. I asked if he agreed that it is unsatisfactory that effectively we now only have one applicant, and if he can acco...More Button

The Minister suggested the evaluation was continuing on the basis of criteria. What are those criteria? More Button

On what basis will the decision be made?More Button

Other Questions. - Euro Changeover.

Could the Minister tell us at what point will the Central Bank make euro notes and coins available to the commercial banks, and when will they be made available to retailers and the business sector? More Button

When does the Minister expect that to happen? More Button

Is it the intention of the Euro Changeover Board to provide any assistance to retailers? Is there a software package which facilitates the conversion process at tills, cash points and computers during...More Button

Other Questions. - Decentralisation Programme.

Excuse me, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle, the Minister appears to have made a slip of the tongue. It was 1999.More Button

I feel deprived as I represent a constituency with no Government office and unlikely to have one.More Button

A lot of them work within this House, for whatever reason. Does the Minister not agree that the process is farcical? It is 18 months since the announcement and no one expects a decision until after th...More Button

I pass on that. The Minister told us a couple of months ago, as he did today, that he expected to be able to have a Government decision in “a couple of months' time.” Why should we take today's asser...More Button

The Minister said that before.More Button

Why is it a joke to suggest that the Department of Finance moves to Tullamore?More Button

Other Questions. - Gender Equality.

I think I misheard the Minister. Did he say that the three documents were produced?More Button

Have they been produced? The Minister stated a few weeks ago that he expected them soon.More Button

The Minister's answer referred to a discussion with trade unions which suggests that they were not produced.More Button

As we are not clear if the documents were produced, I cannot ask any questions.More Button

Other Questions. - ECOFIN Meeting.

Has the Minister or his Department responded to the publication of the draft broad economic policy guidelines by the Commission?More Button

Other Questions. - Special Savings Incentive Scheme.

Does the Minister agree that the promotion of this scheme exceeds what one would normally expect in circumstances of this kind and amounts to little more than pre-electoral advertising of the Minister...More Button

Does the Minister agree that it gives rise to public cynicism when they see large numbers of glossy documents produced to advertise the new tax changes in the budget at the start of April at some cons...More Button

Is taxpayers' money not being used for—More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Properties.

Asked the minister: if he has yet executed a waiver of the State's interest in property at Castle Court, Clontarf, Dublin 3.More Button

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