Dáil Éireann - Volume 417 - 12 March, 1992
Written Answers. - Motor Vehicles Excise Duty.
Mr. Noonan (Limerick East) Mr. Noonan (Limerick East)
43. Mr. Noonan (Limerick East) asked the Minister for Finance whether arising from his decision to replace excise duty on motor vehicles with a first time registration fee, he has yet decided, (a) the category of civil servants that will carry out this work and (b) the number of persons that will be required; if he intends organising the first time registration fee from a central office or if the work will be carried out by motor taxation offices throughout the country, if he sees any role for those customs and excise officers surplus to requirement after January, 1993 in the conduct of this work; and when he expects to have a system designed and put in place to carry out this work.
Minister for Finance (Mr. B. Ahern) Bertie Ahern
Minister for Finance (Mr. B. Ahern): Definitive decisions have not yet been taken on the staffing dimension of the decision to replace excise duty on motor vehicles by a first-time registration fee. The process of discussion and evaluation of options, which will enable such decisions to be taken, is at an advanced stage.
Dáil Éireann 417 Written Answers. Motor Vehicles Excise Duty.