Thursday, 5 July 2012

Questions (52, 53, 54)

Áine Collins

Question:

45 Deputy Áine Collins asked the Minister for Finance if his Department will provide some relief on the cost of fuel for commercial use to combat the fuel laundering that is prevalent throughout the country. [32108/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

As the Deputy is aware a working group was set up between officials of my Department, the IRHA and members of the Oireachtas. This working group had a series of meetings to discuss issues of concern to the haulage industry. I have recently received a submission from the group and I am considering the matters raised. I note the recent trend in falling oil prices and I hope that this continuing fall is reflected in the price of auto-diesel for hauliers at the pumps.

Pat Breen

Question:

46 Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Finance if he will report on his engagement with the Irish Road Haulage Association; the position regarding the working group’s submission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31653/12]

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As the Deputy is aware a working group was set up between officials of my Department, the IRHA and members of the Oireachtas. This working group had a series of meetings to discuss issues of concern to the haulage industry. I have recently received a submission from the group and I am considering the matters raised. I note the recent trend in falling oil prices and I hope that this continuing fall is reflected in the price of auto-diesel for hauliers at the pumps.

Áine Collins

Question:

47 Deputy Áine Collins asked the Minister for Finance the impact the current cost of fuel is having on the road haulage industry. [32107/12]

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As the Deputy is aware a working group was set up between officials of my Department, the IRHA and members of the Oireachtas. This working group had a series of meetings to discuss issues of concern to the haulage industry. I have recently received a submission from the group and I am considering the matters raised. I note the recent trend in falling oil prices and I hope that this continuing fall is reflected in the price of auto-diesel for hauliers at the pumps.