27 Jun 2018, 15.41

Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals, issues relating to the sale of Promissory Note Bonds, EBS Tied Agents and a discussion paper on taxation for working families with children will be on the agenda of the Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach s, on Thursday, 28 June 2018.

The agenda for the meeting is:

•    Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals

•    Matters relating to the sale of Promissory Note Bonds
Representatives from Ballyhea Campaign Group

•    Matters relating to EBS Tied Agents
Shane Kavanagh

•    Discussion Paper entitled 'Fair Taxation for Working Families with Children'
Marc MacSharry, TD  

Committee Chairman John McGuinness TD said: “The Committee will meet with a representative from Ballyhea Campaign Group. This group is campaigning to lift the burden of the bank debt from Irish citizens with particular emphasis on the Anglo Promissory Note. The discussion will focus on the schedule for the destruction of the Bonds in particular the recent acceleration of the sale of the Bonds and the actions of the campaign in that regard.

In relation to EBS Tied Agents, the discussion will focus on the impact of the financial crisis on the role and operation of Tied Agents within EBS with emphasis on banking culture at that time.

Finally, Deputy Marc Mac Sharry will present a discussion paper on ‘Fair Taxation of Working Families with Children’ to the Committee.”

The Committee will start with scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals:

Schedule A: COM(2018)234 on Reuse of Public Sector Information; COM(2018)298 on Application of the Optional Reverse Mechanism and the Quick Reaction Mechanism against VAT fraud; COM(2018)307 on Community statistics on migration and international protection; COM(2018)334 on Harmonisation of the structure of excise duties on alcohol and alcoholic beverages;

Schedule B: COM(2018)287

The meeting will start at 9.30am in Committee Room 2, Leinster House and proceedings can be followed here.

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