Dáil debates

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Financial Resolution No. 2: Carbon Tax

 

9:45 pm

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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I move:



(1) THAT for the purposes of the tax charged by virtue of section 95 of the Finance Act 1999 (No. 2 of 1999), that Act be amended, with effect as on and from 9 October 2019—(a) in section 96(1B), by substituting “A is the amount to be charged per tonne of CO2emitted, being €26 in the case of petrol, aviation gasoline, and heavy oil used as a propellant or for air navigation or for private pleasure navigation, and €20 in the case of each other description of mineral oil in Schedule 2A” for “A is the amount, €20, to be charged per tonne of CO2emitted”,

(b) by substituting the following for Schedule 2 to that Act:
“SCHEDULE 2

Rates of Mineral oil tax

(With effect as on and from 9 October 2019)



Description of Mineral OilRate of Tax
Light Oil:
Petrol .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€601.69 per 1,000 litres
Aviation gasoline .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€601.69 per 1,000 litres
Heavy Oil:
Used as a propellant .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€494.90 per 1,000 litres
Used for air navigation .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€494.90 per 1,000 litres
Used for private pleasure navigation .... ....€494.90 per 1,000 litres
Kerosene used other than as a propellant .... ....€50.73 per 1,000 litres
Fuel oil .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€76.53 per 1,000 litres
Other heavy oil .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€102.28 per 1,000 litres
Liquefied Petroleum Gas:
Used as a propellant .... .... .... .... .... ....€96.45 per 1,000 litres
Other liquefied petroleum gas .... .... .... ....€32.86 per 1,000 litres
Vehicle Gas: .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€9.36 per megawatt hour
”,
and(c) by substituting the following for Schedule 2A to that Act:
“SCHEDULE 2A

Carbon Charge

(With effect as on and from 9 October 2019)
Description of Mineral Oil
Rate
Light Oil:
Petrol .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€59.85 per 1,000 litres
Aviation gasoline .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€59.85 per 1,000 litres
Heavy Oil:
Used as a propellant .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€69.18 per 1,000 litres
Used for air navigation .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€69.18 per 1,000 litres
Used for private pleasure navigation .... ....€69.18 per 1,000 litres
Kerosene used other than as a propellant .... ....€50.73 per 1,000 litres
Fuel oil .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€61.75 per 1,000 litres
Other heavy oil .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€54.92 per 1,000 litres
Liquefied Petroleum Gas:
Used as a propellant .... .... .... .... .... ....€32.86 per 1,000 litres
Other liquefied petroleum gas .... .... .... ....€32.86 per 1,000 litres
Vehicle Gas: .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....€4.10 per megawatt hour
”.
(2) IT is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution shall have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1927 (No. 7 of 1927).

Question put: "That Financial Resolution No. 2 be agreed to."

The Dáil divided: Tá, 97; Níl, 36; Staon, 2.


Tellers: Tá, Deputies Seán Kyne and Tony McLoughlin; Níl, Deputies Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Richard Boyd Barrett.

Bobby Aylward, Maria Bailey, Seán Barrett, John Brassil, Declan Breathnach, Pat Breen, Colm Brophy, James Browne, Richard Bruton, Peter Burke, Mary Butler, Catherine Byrne, Thomas Byrne, Jackie Cahill, Dara Calleary, Seán Canney, Ciarán Cannon, Joe Carey, Pat Casey, Shane Cassells, Jack Chambers, Lisa Chambers, Niall Collins, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Barry Cowen, Michael Creed, John Curran, Michael D'Arcy, Jim Daly, John Deasy, Pat Deering, Regina Doherty, Timmy Dooley, Andrew Doyle, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Alan Farrell, Peter Fitzpatrick, Charles Flanagan, Seán Fleming, Noel Grealish, Brendan Griffin, John Halligan, Simon Harris, Seán Haughey, Martin Heydon, Brendan Howlin, Heather Humphreys, Paul Kehoe, Alan Kelly, Enda Kenny, Seán Kyne, John Lahart, Michael Lowry, Marc MacSharry, Josepha Madigan, Micheál Martin, Charlie McConalogue, Helen McEntee, Finian McGrath, Joe McHugh, Tony McLoughlin, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Kevin Moran, Aindrias Moynihan, Michael Moynihan, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony, Dara Murphy, Eoghan Murphy, Eugene Murphy, Hildegarde Naughton, Tom Neville, Michael Noonan, Darragh O'Brien, Jim O'Callaghan, Kate O'Connell, Willie O'Dea, Patrick O'Donovan, Fergus O'Dowd, Kevin O'Keeffe, Fiona O'Loughlin, Frank O'Rourke, Jan O'Sullivan, Éamon Ó Cuív, John Paul Phelan, Anne Rabbitte, Michael Ring, Noel Rock, Shane Ross, Brendan Ryan, Eamon Ryan, Eamon Scanlon, Seán Sherlock, Brendan Smith, Niamh Smyth, David Stanton, Robert Troy.

Níl

Gerry Adams, Mick Barry, Richard Boyd Barrett, John Brady, Tommy Broughan, Pat Buckley, Joan Collins, Michael Collins, Catherine Connolly, Seán Crowe, David Cullinane, Dessie Ellis, Martin Ferris, Michael Fitzmaurice, Kathleen Funchion, Michael Harty, Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae, Séamus Healy, Martin Kenny, Mary Lou McDonald, Denise Mitchell, Imelda Munster, Paul Murphy, Denis Naughten, Carol Nolan, Louise O'Reilly, Maureen O'Sullivan, Eoin Ó Broin, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Thomas Pringle, Maurice Quinlivan, Bríd Smith, Brian Stanley, Peadar Tóibín.

Staon

Catherine Murphy, Róisín Shortall.

Question declared carried.