Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Ceisteanna (169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174)

Bríd Smith

Ceist:

169. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Finance the amount of the revenue from excise duty on off-course betting paid into the Exchequer in 2000 in relation to section 12 Part 4 of the Horse and Greyhound and Racing Act 2001 given in Irish pounds and in terms of Euro according to the official conversion rate from punts to euro for 2000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8781/21]

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Bríd Smith

Ceist:

170. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Finance the amount of the revenue from excise duty on off-course betting paid into the Exchequer in 2001 in relation to section 12 Part 4 of the Horse and Greyhound and Racing Act 2001 given in Irish pounds and in terms of Euro according to the official conversion rate from punts to euro for 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8782/21]

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Bríd Smith

Ceist:

171. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Finance the amount of the revenue from excise duty on off-course betting paid into the Exchequer in relation to section 12, Part 4 of the Horse and Greyhound and Racing Act 2001 for each of the years 2002 to 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8783/21]

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Bríd Smith

Ceist:

172. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Finance the amount that was determined for the years 2002 to 2019 to be equivalent to the revenue from excise duty on off-course betting paid into the Exchequer in 2000 in relation to section 12, Part 4 the Horse and Greyhound and Racing Act 2001 as increased by reference to the consumer price index for each of those years in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8784/21]

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Bríd Smith

Ceist:

173. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Finance the amount of the excise duty on off-course betting paid into the Exchequer in 2020 in relation to section 12, Part 4 of the Horse and Greyhound and Racing Act 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8785/21]

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Bríd Smith

Ceist:

174. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Finance if his Department receives information as to the proportion of the revenue from excise duty on off-course betting paid into the Exchequer each year in relation to section 12, Part 4 of the Horse and Greyhound and Racing Act 2001 that is due to betting on the greyhound industry, betting on the horseracing industry and betting on other sports or outcomes; if he will investigate whether such information is collected at the off-course betting sources and could be made available to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8786/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 169 to 174, inclusive, together.

Section 12 of the 2001 Act provides for the establishment of the Horse and Greyhound Fund. The allocations to the fund is primarily a matter for discussion between the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in the context of the annual estimates campaign. There is no hypothecation of betting duty receipts to the fund.

I am advised by Revenue that the available information is the Betting Duty receipts since 2000, which are shown in the following table. A breakdown of these receipts based on the activity on which the duty was generated is not available.

Year

Betting Duty Receipts (€m)*

2000

58.9

2001

68.1

2002

48.0

2003

38.4

2004

45.6

2005

45.9

2006

54.3

2007

36.4

2008

36.7

2009

31.0

2010

30.9

2011

27.1

2012

27.1

2013

25.4

2014

26.2

2015

31.1

2016

50.7

2017

52.2

2018

52.3

2019

95.0

2020 (Provisional)

86.8

*Converted from Irish pounds to Euro for relevant years.