Cowen, Brian

Wednesday, 13 October 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 590 No. 2

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Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 1999: Report and Final Stages.

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Private Members’ Business - Health Services: Motion (Resumed).

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Civil Service Contract Staff.

Was asked: when the working group of General Council, currently assessing the implications of the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Workers) Act 2003 for the terms and conditions for all temporary contract sta...More Button

Under the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003, which came into effect in July 2003 to implement an EU directive, there are restrictions on rolling over fixed-term contracts. Employers m...More Button

Written Answers - Financial Services Regulation.

Was asked: if his officials have had recent discussions with the banks with respect to the issue of uncashed bank drafts or plans to amend the procedures involved in the bank draft process; and if he will make a...More Button

My officials have not recently discussed the issue of uncashed bank drafts with the banks. However, this issue was discussed in the context of dormant accounts legislation. The overall regulation of t...More Button

Written Answers - State Advertising.

Was asked: the number of companies which submitted tenders for the Government contract relating to Government advertising; the timeframe for such contracts; the last occasion tenders were sought; and if he will ...More Button

Written Answers - Financial Services Regulation.

Was asked: if he will consider limiting the amounts that can be borrowed by making it impossible for lending institutions, either domestic or foreign, to sue defaulters in cases in which the amounts lent were in...More Button

I am aware of the concerns expressed by a number of commentators on the continued increase in credit growth, particularly in the household sector, and the possible effects of increasing indebtedness u...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code.

Was asked: if he will extend the relief from stamp duty to farmers below the age of 55 years on the purchase of farmland by trained farmers in cases in which lands are being purchased to consolidate holdings and...More Button

Was asked: if farmers will be given support to help bring about a situation whereby stamp duty will not apply on land purchased by trained farmers in cases in which lands are being purchased to consolidate holdi...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 105 and 107 together. The Deputy may be aware that the stamp duty code contains full stamp duty relief for transfers of land to young trained farmers where land is tra...More Button

Was asked: if he will exempt farmers from capital gains tax on the disposal of lands in cases in which the proceeds of the disposal are utilised to consolidate holdings to reduce fragmentation and are applied in...More Button

Was asked: if farmers will be given support to help bring about a situation whereby capital gains tax will not apply on land disposals in cases in which proceeds are re-invested into replacement land to help red...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 106 and 108 together. Capital Gains Tax, CGT, is a tax on a capital gain arising on the disposal of assets. A 20% rate of CGT applies on the gains arising on the dispo...More Button

Written Answers - Flood Relief.

Was asked: the expenditure on flood relief works in Kilkenny city over the past five years.More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code.

Was asked: if he will consider introducing a differential stamp duty on house sales to favour energy efficient properties.More Button

I am informed by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government that new buildings commenced since 1 June 1992 must, by law, comply with mandatory thermal performance and insulation s...More Button

Was asked: the estimate for the total tax foregone through tax incentives allocated to the developers of new build and refurbished buildings over the past ten years.More Button

Tax reliefs have been available for expenditure on the construction, refurbishment and conversion of buildings under a number of schemes over the past ten years such as the area based renewal schemes,...More Button


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