Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ceisteanna (135)

Claire Kerrane

Ceist:

135. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of report on the impact assessment of the current and projected future increases in carbon tax on low-income families by her Department; the stage the report is at; when it will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23131/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The report on the impact assessment of the current and projected future increases in carbon tax on low-income families by my Department was required by Section 25 of Social Welfare no. 2 Act 2019 (Number 48 of 2019).

The development and operation of emergency social welfare measures and the diversion of staffing resources required to deal with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic have, of necessity, impacted on the timely delivery of this Report.

At this point in time, a draft of the report has been submitted to me for consideration and I hope to bring forward a final version of the report in the near future.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.