Bruton, Richard

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 748 No. 6

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Thirty-First Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2011: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Financial Resolution No. 1: (Tobacco Products Tax)

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Financial Resolution No. 2: Excise (Mechanically Propelled Vehicles)

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Financial Resolution No. 3: Carbon Charge on Mineral Oils

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Financial Resolution No. 4: Value Added Tax

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Financial Resolution No. 5: Income Tax

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Financial Resolution No. 7: Stamp Duties

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Financial Resolutions 2012 (Resumed)

I move the following Financial Resolutions:More Button

Financial Resolution No. 12: Life Assurance Policies and Investment Funds

I beg the Deputy’s pardon. It is €81 million in 2012 and €83 million in a full year.More Button

Deputy Jonathan O’Brien spoke about the cut in stamp duty and the provision whereby a person who buys a property now and keeps it for a certain period can get a holiday from capital gains tax. The pro...More Button

It is the reference point. The year 2003 is the reference point.More Button

My understanding is that the 2003 Act is the parent Act and indexation applies to this allowance. Effectively, the difference between the €183,688 and the €250,000 is the indexation since 2003 to 201...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 13: General

I move: THAT it is expedient to amend the law relating to inland revenue (including value-added tax and excise) and to make further provision in connection with finance. This is a general resolution t...More Button

Written Answers - Job Creation

Was asked: if he will be acknowledging the fact that 2012 is the Year of the Co-operative; his plans to recognise the work of the co-operative movement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that this is the International Year of the Co-Operative Movement and if Ireland is involved in same; if any consideration has been given to any measures to...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 125 and 132 together. I am indeed aware that the United Nations has designated 2012 as the International Year of Co-operatives, and earlier this year I secured the ag...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Was asked: the grants and amounts paid by him to community and voluntary groups in Galway city and county to date in 2011; and if he will list the chairperson, secretary and treasurer of each group that was a b...More Button

My Department has not made any payments to community and voluntary groups in Galway City and Council to date this year.More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Was asked: the purpose of his promised legislation on collective investment schemes; when he expects to publish this Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Since the establishment of the Irish Financial Services Centre in 1987, successive Ministers who have held the Company Law elements of my present portfolio have been responsible for the enactment of l...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Was asked: the increments made payable to public sector workers within his Department in the years 2010 and 2011; the increments due in 2012 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I set out below the numbers of staff of my Department who were approved for a pay increment in 2010 and 2011 together with the number of staff who will be due to be considered for the payment of an in...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Code

Was asked: the effect on competitiveness, as reported to him by Forfás, if businesses must pay in full for employees’ sick leave; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the effect on employment and the number of jobs which could be lost, as reported to him by Forfás, if businesses must pay in full for employees’ sick leave; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Was asked: the effect on wages, as reported to him by Forfás, if businesses must pay in full for employees’ sick leave; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 129 to 131, inclusive, together. The introduction of a Statutory Sick Pay scheme, along the lines of those which operate in many other European countries, is one of th...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: the estimated cost to his Department of a 2% increase in the standard rate of VAT; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

To the end of November 2011, my Department has incurred VAT of approximately €798,500 at the standard rate of 21% on goods and services delivered in the year to date to the approximate value of €3,802...More Button

Written Answers - Work Permits

Was asked: if provisions can be made to facilitate a work permit in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

My Department processes applications in respect of the different types of employment permits and all applications are processed in line with the Employment Permits Act 2006. The Employment Permits Se...More Button

Written Answers - Skills Shortages

Was asked: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding recruitment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The position in relation to the company mentioned by the Deputy is that Enterprise Ireland has provided €60,000 of training assistance towards the development of management structure capable of runnin...More Button

Written Answers - Enterprise Support Schemes

Was asked: the grant aid or tax concessions available for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry who is purchasing a piece of machinery overseas for the purpose of starting up an export business; and if he...More Button

Subject to certain eligibility criteria new and developing micro-enterprises may qualify for financial support from the CEBs in the form of priming, expansion/development and feasibility/innovation gr...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Was asked: the budget expenditure granted to Science Foundation Ireland on an annual basis from 2000 to 2011 in tabular form, with a breakdown of capital and current funding; if he will provide the total cost o...More Button

Was asked: the capital budget granted to Science Foundation Ireland that was spent on salaries of researchers from 2000 to 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the pension entitlements of researchers employed under capital grants distributed by Science Foundation Ireland; if they are subject to the public sector pension levy; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Written Answers - Human Rights Issues

Was asked: his views on the issue of forced labour; the incidences of cases reported to him or agencies under his remit; his views on whether additional legislation is required to deal with this issue; and if h...More Button

This is a matter in the first instance for the Minister of Justice Equality and Defence. While my Department has a responsibility for providing redress mechanisms for alleged breaches of employment l...More Button

Written Answers - Corporate Enforcement

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to cases in which employers close down and reopen under different names as a ruse to evade orders to pay wages due to employees, including cases of forced labour in wh...More Button

The Company Law Enforcement Act 2001 established the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and strengthened the legislative provisions dealing with insolvent companies. The Director has powe...More Button

Written Answers - International Agreements

Was asked: his plans to ratify the International Labour Organisation convention on domestic workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I welcome the successful outcome of discussions at the International Labour Conference (ILC) that lead to the adoption of a new International labour standard aimed at ensuring Decent Work for Domestic...More Button

Written Answers - Liquor Licensing Laws

Was asked: if he will consider legislation to tackle below-cost selling of alcohol. More Button

Pricing strategies, including selling below cost, in any business are a legitimate marketing tool and are the normal outcome of the competitive process. I have no direct function in relation to prici...More Button


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