Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (146)

Declan Breathnach

Question:

146. Deputy Declan Breathnach asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider reliefs for the haulage industry in budget 2020 by not increasing carbon tax for licensed hauliers; if he will introduce measures to reduce fuel costs for licensed hauliers by doubling the rebate level allowed under the diesel rebate scheme from 7.5c to 15c and reducing the floor at which the rebate starts from €1.00 to 85c; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39813/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

As the Deputy will be aware, it is a longstanding practice of the Minister for Finance not to comment, in advance of the Budget, on any tax matters that might be the subject of Budget decisions.