Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (61)

Finian McGrath

Question:

61. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Finance if he will support the pre-budget submission from Simon Communities in Ireland to make homelessness a priority issue. [42564/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

My Department has so far received in excess of 500 Pre-Budget Submissions from a wide range of groups and individuals. These are being considered by the relevant officials in the context of Budget and Finance Bill preparation. I can confirm that a submission from the Simon Community has been received. However, as the Deputy will be aware, it is not the practice of the Minister for Finance to discuss the details of measures which may be under consideration as part of the Budget and Finance Bill.