Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Ceisteanna (110, 111, 112)

Carol Nolan

Ceist:

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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Carol Nolan

Ceist:

111. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Finance if he will introduce measures to reduce fuel costs for licenced hauliers by doubling the rebate level allowed under the diesel rebate scheme from 7.5c to 15c and reducing the floor from which the rebate starts from €1 to 85c. [40038/19]

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Carol Nolan

Ceist:

112. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider not increasing motor tax VRT or other taxes on the licensed haulage sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40039/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 110 to 112, inclusive, together.

As the Deputy will be aware, it is a longstanding practice of the Minister for Finance not to comment, in advance of the Budget, on any tax matters that might be the subject of Budget decisions.