Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (59)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Ceist:

59. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of small and local retailers regarding the threat of illegal selling of cigarettes'by continual increases in budget 2019; if the Revenue Commissioners have adequate resources to tackle smuggling and illegal sales; and if his attention has been further drawn to retailers' concerns for their business. [44235/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I am advised by Revenue that it is satisfied that, having regard to its overall level of resources, it has the necessary means to tackle smuggling and illegal sales of cigarettes and tobacco. I remain open to discussing with Revenue any requirements that they may have as regards resources in the future to maximise their effectiveness in combatting smuggling.