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Thu, 1 May 1997

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Priority Questions. - New Mortgage Tax.

Charlie McCreevy

1 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance his views on the recent ESRI report which called for the consideration of adding a temporary tax on new mortgages and the tightening of lending regulations to curb rising house prices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11850/97]

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Thu, 1 May 1997

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Priority Questions. - Tax Structure.

Charlie McCreevy

2 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the plans, if any, he has for a new tax incentive strategy aimed at addressing the concerns of investors taking advantage of either the 10 per cent manufacturing rate or the 10 per cent rate for companies based in the Irish Financial Services Centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11851/97]

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Thu, 1 May 1997

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Priority Questions. - Economic and Monetary Union.

Charlie McCreevy

4 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the likely impact the early election in France will have on the single currency commencing on time; and if he will make statement on the matter. [11852/97]

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Thu, 20 Mar 1997

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Priority Questions. - Economic and Monetary Union.

Charlie McCreevy

1 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance whether he will oppose the participation of Germany and France in the euro if they fail to qualify under the Maastricht criteria, as currently laid down. [7728/97].

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Thu, 20 Mar 1997

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Priority Questions. - EU Schemes.

Charlie McCreevy

2 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the plans, if any, he has to address the critical issues which will arise for Ireland in the future in view of the fact that the State will no longer be eligible, in part or full, for many existing EU schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7729/97]

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Thu, 20 Mar 1997

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Priority Questions. - Inflationary Pressures.

Charlie McCreevy

4 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the recent discussions, if any, he has had with the Governor of the Central Bank regarding inflationary pressures in the economy and in the housing market in particular; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7730/97]

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Thu, 13 Feb 1997

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Corporate Tax Regime.

Charlie McCreevy

1 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the proposals, if any, he has to take on board the concerns of other EU member Governments regarding the structure of the Irish corporate tax regime; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4007/97]

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Thu, 13 Feb 1997

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Government Expenditure.

Charlie McCreevy

2 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the way in which he proposes to meet the commitments laid down in Partnership 2000 in relation to keeping current Government spending increased as close as possible to 2 per cent in real terms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4008/97]

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Thu, 13 Feb 1997

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Single European Currency.

Charlie McCreevy

4 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance his views regarding the proposal, from French officials, that an informal stability council be established to co-ordinate policy among EU member Governments following the launch of the single European currency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4006/97]

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Thu, 13 Feb 1997

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Economic and Monetary Union.

Charlie McCreevy

5 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance when precisely the punt/euro exchange rate will be irrevocably fixed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3998/97]

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Thu, 12 Dec 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Priority Questions. - Inflation Rate.

Charlie McCreevy

1 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the way in which the Irish inflation rate is calculated and the basket of goods used for such a calculation; his views on whether the inflation rate is accurate, underestimated or overestimated; the anticipated level of inflation for 1997; the effect, if any, such a level will have on the economic and monetary union criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24276/96]

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Thu, 12 Dec 1996

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Other Questions. - EMU Implications.

Charlie McCreevy

5 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the cost of Euro Week; the proposed content of the forthcoming Government public information programme on economic and monetary union and the changeover to the new currency; the cost of such a campaign; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24141/96]

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Tue, 5 Nov 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Economic and Monetary Union.

Charlie McCreevy

15 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the progress, if any, which has been made in relation to economic and monetary union, including stability pacts, during the course of Ireland's Presidency of the EU; the likely progress, if any, which will be made prior to the completion of Ireland's term as President of the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20324/96]

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Tue, 5 Nov 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Public Expenditure Levels.

Charlie McCreevy

16 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance if the Government will meet the level set for public expenditure for the current year as set down in the programme A Government of Renewal; if not, the likely outturn for public expenditure levels for the current year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20325/96]

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Tue, 5 Nov 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Access to Banking Market.

Charlie McCreevy

18 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the plans or proposals, if any, which will be put in place in order that the banking market in Ireland may be made more accessible to the unemployed and those people on low incomes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20322/96]

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Tue, 5 Nov 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Economic and Monetary Union.

Charlie McCreevy

15 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the progress, if any, which has been made in relation to economic and monetary union, including stability pacts, during the course of Ireland's Presidency of the EU; the likely progress, if any, which will be made prior to the completion of Ireland's term as President of the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20324/96]

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Tue, 5 Nov 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Public Expenditure Levels.

Charlie McCreevy

16 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance if the Government will meet the level set for public expenditure for the current year as set down in the programme A Government of Renewal; if not, the likely outturn for public expenditure levels for the current year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20325/96]

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Tue, 5 Nov 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Access to Banking Market.

Charlie McCreevy

18 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the plans or proposals, if any, which will be put in place in order that the banking market in Ireland may be made more accessible to the unemployed and those people on low incomes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20322/96]

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Wed, 25 Sep 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Government Expenditure

Charlie McCreevy

42 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance the expenditure cuts, if any, he proposes to achieve the promised real increase of only 4 per cent in Government current expenditure for 1997 as compared with the 1995 outturn. [16731/96]

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Wed, 25 Sep 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Fraud.

Charlie McCreevy

43 Mr. McCreevy asked the Minister for Finance if he will undertake to apply all savings on the social welfare budget resulting from the fraud revelations to the reduction of the basic income tax rate. [16732/96]

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