Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (68)

Liam Twomey


46 Dr. Twomey asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he has given consideration to the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland’s recent proposal on a site value tax to fund local government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27541/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

While I am aware of the recent call by the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland for the introduction of a site value tax, I have received no formal proposal from the CCI in this regard. My predecessor appointed Indecon International Economic Consultants in association with the Institute of Local Government Studies to carry out an independent review of local government funding, which will be completed early next year. I understand that CCI recently held discussions with the consultants and has submitted proposals to them in the context of the study.

Question No. 47 answered with QuestionNo. 43.
Question No. 48 answered with QuestionNo. 17.