Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (751)

Denis Naughten


751. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment 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 increment 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. [30849/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Under the Broadcasting Act, 2009, An Post is the designated agent, acting on my behalf, for the collection of the Television Licence fee. The number of annual payments and staged/incremental payments, including the value of each, is set out below in relation to 2018 and 2009. No additional income is generated through these incremental payments.


Number of licences from annual payments


Number of licences from staged/incremental payments (Direct Debits)

Value of Direct Debits











Information in relation to 1999 is not available as my Department was not responsible for the management of the licence fee at that time.

In addition the Geological Survey of Ireland received €13,085.34 in sales of maps and reports in 2018. The corresponding figure for 2009 was €60,381. These figures cover sales to individuals and others. It is not possible to provide a breakdown of the sales only to individuals.