Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Department of Finance
Brendan Smith (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
Question 163: To ask the Minister for Finance the date on which he will publish the Betting (Amendment) Bill 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17612/11]
Michael Noonan (Minister, Department of Finance; Limerick City, Fine Gael)
The Finance Act 2011 contains legislation that, subject to a Ministerial Commencement Order, provides for the extension of betting duty to remote bookmakers and betting exchanges. The tax changes provided for in the Finance Act can only be implemented once the Betting (Amendment) Bill, which will provide for a regulatory and licensing regime, is enacted. The Betting (Amendment) Bill 2011 is currently at an advanced stage of drafting.