Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (135)

Denis Naughten


135. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the different income streams directly paid by persons to his Department or agencies under his remit, such as motor tax; the number of persons making annual payments; the value of same; the number of payments made through staged or incremental payments; the value of same; the additional income generated as a result of payments being made on an incremental basis; if incremental payments are not available, the reason for same; the corresponding figures for 1999 and 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30855/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The principal income stream, directly paid by persons to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is the payment of passport fees.

In this regard, there are no annual payments, staged or increment payments. For administrative and other reasons there is no proposal to introduce incremental payments.