Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (110)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

114 Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance if he will explain the reason there have been delays in the provision of house transaction information by the Revenue Commissioners to the Central Statistics Office (details supplied); and if he will advise when the Revenue Commissioners will start providing this monthly information to the CSO. [35118/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that they transmit an extensive range of data to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on a regular basis and have well-established, effective systems and liaison arrangements with the CSO for that purpose. The two organisations have been working closely together to secure the transfer of data relating to house transactions from the Revenue Commissioners' e-Stamping system. The Information Technology (IT) systems necessary for this are now built and are currently in advanced testing. Assuming test results are satisfactory, the Revenue Commissioners expect to be in a position to commence transmitting live e-Stamping data to the CSO within a matter of weeks.