DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Deputy Damien English)
by Deputy Clare Daly
for ORAL ANSWER on 06/04/2017
To ask the Minister for Housing; Planning; Community and Local Government his plans to bring forward legislation to amend the Pyrite Resolution Act 2013 in order that the remediation scheme would be based on the presence of pyrite rather than significant damage.
To ask the Minister for Finance if he has satisfied himself with the way Revenue Commissioners have applied tax relief at source to mortgages; if he has further satisfied himself that it has been correctly applied in all cases; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Clare Daly T.D.
To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Defence Forces personnel currently in receipt of family income supplement and housing assistance payments; his views on pay levels in the Defence Forces in view of the fact that in 2013 over 20% of Defence Forces personnel were in receipt of FIS; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
DEPUTY CLARE DALY.
FOR ORAL ANSWER ON WEDNESDAY, 29TH MARCH, 2017.
Rates of remuneration and conditions of employment in each part of the Irish public sector have traditionally been set by reference to levels of pay available in related public sector employments.
I fully appreciate that many of our citizens continue to face some difficulties in the current economic and fiscal environment, including members of the Defence Forces. The Government is making every effort, within available resources, to support all those who face hardship. In addition, there are various schemes in place through the Department of Social Protection, including Family Income Supplement, housing Assistance to support those on low incomes.