Dáil Éireann - Volume 631 - 20 February, 2007
Written Answers. - Tax Code.
Mr. Kehoe Mr. Kehoe
Mr. Kehoe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if there  is assistance available either in the form of financial reimbursement or tax credits for small companies who have employees on jury duty to cover the burden of paying the employee and paying other staff to cover the employees work; the way a small company is expected to cover these additional costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6160/07]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: There is no provision in the Juries Act, 1976 for the payment of expenses to jurors or their employers from State funds. When policy underlying the Act was being formulated, consideration was given to the matter of expenses but it was decided that expenses should not be paid as performance of jury service was considered to be a basic civic duty which arose relatively infrequently as far as the individual is concerned. That policy has been retained by successive Governments.
Dáil Éireann 631 Written Answers. Tax Code.