Thursday, 3 July 2014

Ceisteanna (91)

Heather Humphreys

Ceist:

91. Deputy Heather Humphreys asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide an update on the Valuation Bill; when he expects to bring it before Dáil Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28892/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Government published the Valuation (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2012 on 3rd August, 2012 as part of its legislative programme. The Bill proceeded through its second stage in Seanad Éireann on 11th October 2012. The primary purpose of the Bill is to accelerate the national programme of revaluing every commercial and industrial property in the country which is being undertaken by the Valuation Office.

Since the second stage debate was taken in Seanad Éireann, officials in my Department and the Valuation Office have engaged in an extensive consultation process on various aspects of the Bill with a range of stakeholders. The legislation is quite complex and every effort is being made to expedite the passage of the Bill. I am currently  considering  draft final  amendments to the Bill  for proposal at committee stage and I would hope  to see the Bill returning for Committee Stage in the Seanad shortly after the Summer recess.