Dáil Éireann - Volume 625 - 18 October, 2006

Written Answers. - Tax Policy.

Ms Burton asked the Minister for Finance his views on the implications for the Exchequer of a reform of stamp duty arrangements that would exclude first-time buyers from having to pay stamp duty; if he is planning changes to the current stamp duty regime; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33080/06]

  Mr. Cowen: The stamp duty yield where First-Time Buyer Relief applied was €43.65m in 2005 and €40.4m in 2006 to the end of August.

As the Deputy will appreciate, it is not the practice to comment in the lead up to the annual Budget and Finance Bill on the intention or otherwise to make changes in taxation.

Question No. 113 answered with Question No. 96.