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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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VAT Rate Application

Carol Nolan

148. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Finance if he will apply the 0% VAT rate to food supplements on 1 November 2019 and legislate for the preservation of 0% VAT on vitamins and food supplements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43231/19]

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Road Improvement Schemes

Carol Nolan

547. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if funding to carry out major improvement works on a road (details supplied) from a location will be allocated to the local authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43546/19]

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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Arts Funding

Carol Nolan

280. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the funding application process for Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is being reviewed; if the Arts Council will have a role in such changes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42415/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Proposed Legislation

Carol Nolan

416. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health when the legislation regarding the fair deal scheme, which has been approved at Cabinet level, will progress further; the timeframe for the next steps in the legislative process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42017/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Administration

Carol Nolan

480. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider using the €22 million underspend from the BEAM scheme to compensate beef and suckler farmers for losses post 12 May 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42015/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Alternative Energy Projects

Carol Nolan

511. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he has considered the option of introducing a smart metering or green tax credit for farmers using solar panels that generate surplus energy that cannot be sold back to the grid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42016/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Excise Duties

Carol Nolan

53. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider reducing alcohol excise tax by 7.5% in order to protect jobs in the hospitality sector and prevent Ireland being exposed to an increased negative impact by Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41282/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Schools Healthy Living Strategies

Carol Nolan

61. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has considered making a comprehensive culinary and nutritional education a mandatory element of primary and secondary curriculum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41281/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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VAT Rate Application

Carol Nolan

76. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if the restaurant and hospitality rate will be reviewed in the event of a hard and disorderly Brexit in order to safeguard one of the largest employers and ensure that the tourism sector here remains competitive at EU level; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41271/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Apprenticeship Programmes

Carol Nolan

77. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if more supports will be put in place for restaurants in terms of ensuring that they are not left with the entire financial burden when taking on an apprenticeship; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41272/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Departmental Bodies Reports

Carol Nolan

78. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if another report on the hospitality sector will be compiled by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs for the five year period beyond 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41273/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Apprenticeship Programmes

Carol Nolan

79. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if a review of apprenticeships and measures taken to ensure that culinary students receive the same benefits as apprentices from other sectors for example bursaries, expenses and so on will be carried out by her Department. [41274/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Apprenticeship Programmes

Carol Nolan

80. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the way in which she plans to address inequalities between pre-2016 apprenticeships and new apprenticeships post 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41275/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Apprenticeship Programmes

Carol Nolan

81. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if more supports will be put in place for restaurants in terms of ensuring that they are not taking on the entire financial burden when taking on an apprenticeship; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41276/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Tourism Data

Carol Nolan

137. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he plans to establish a tourism satellite account to enable transparent and accurate recording of tourism data; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41280/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Tourism Industry

Carol Nolan

143. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to establish a national tourism and hospitality training authority to ensure co-ordination between the relevant tourism and hospitality bodies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41277/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Commercial Rates Valuation Process

Carol Nolan

159. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he plans to carry out a review of the commercial rates system to ensure that there is a fair and propositional valuation for all business types; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41278/19]

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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Local Authority Rates

Carol Nolan

160. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he will request a national review of all local authority charges to attain greater consistency and accountability for rate payers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41279/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Tax Code

Carol Nolan

109. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Finance if he will restore the tourism VAT rate to 9% in view of economic uncertainty in the context of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40036/19]

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Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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Tax Code

Carol Nolan

110. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider not increasing the carbon tax or provide for the offset of carbon tax on licensed hauliers in view of the fact that this sector is already under pressure with the uncertainty of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40037/19]

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