Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (289)

Jack Wall


289. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Finance his views on a submission (details supplied) regarding an excise rebate; the actions he plans to take to address the issues raised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8812/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

The proposal to introduce an auto-diesel excise duty relief for licensed road hauliers that I announced in the Budget was, initially, confined to licensed and tax compliant hauliers. However having received a number of submissions from, and on behalf of, private coach operators seeking to have this relief extended to them, the Deputy will now be aware, having seen the Finance Bill, published last week, that I have extended the relief to the licensed passenger transport sector. The maximum amount of the relief will be 7.5 cents per litre and will be price dependant.