Dáil Éireann - Volume 557 - 12 November, 2002
Written Answers. - Proposed Legislation.
Ms Lynch Ms Lynch
134. Ms Lynch asked the Minister for Finance if he is considering the introduction of a tax on private car parking spaces in major urban areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21285/02]
Mr. McCreevy Mr. McCreevy
Minister for Finance (Mr. McCreevy): The Deputy will be aware that the current position is that car parking spaces provided by employers to their employees are not subject to taxation. My Department has consulted the Dublin Transportation Office and other relevant agencies on the practical issues arising if a tax were to be imposed on persons using any employer-provided car parking spaces in the inner city area of Dublin.
The working group established for that purpose discussed a number of options in detail. However, there was no consensus within the group as to what measure could be adopted which would be practical, straightforward and equitable.
It is long-standing practice that, in the weeks prior to the annual budget, the Minister for Finance does not indicate, one way or the other, what measures may or may not be included in that budget.
Question No. 135 answered with Question No. 120.
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