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Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Denis Naughten: I thank the Minister for her response. I would love if we had a situation where we could amend the legislation. We cannot propose that, as the Minister knows. She is meeting me halfway and I acknowledge that. I accept this is not a black and white situation. Covid-19 was widespread. My point, however, is that, in all probability, the vast majority of those front-line workers contracted...

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Seán Sherlock: I am a former Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if that is what the Minister meant. It was not the Department of Social Protection.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Heather Humphreys: Yes, that is what I meant.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Seán Sherlock: The tapering tax relief is the nub of it. I do not propose to withdraw the amendment. I propose to press it because I think it is vital. I note the Minister's response with regard to the work that is ongoing with the CSO, Revenue and various line Departments. I want to ensure that tapering tax relief issue is essentially nailed down, however. Obviously, there is an impact for the...

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Heather Humphreys: I am happy to give the Deputy this report, which is with the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. We have done the work on it and we are discussing how we can go forward. The Deputy can press the amendment if he wants. I will give him the report and all I have, however.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Seán Sherlock: I appreciate that. With all due respect to the Minister and the generosity of her offer, I think I would have access to the report anyway. It will presumably be in the public domain. However-----

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Heather Humphreys: No, it is not in the public domain because the officials are working on it at the minute. We are trying to come up with solutions.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Seán Sherlock: Okay.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Heather Humphreys: The solution includes what the Deputy was talking about, which is the tapering tax relief.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Seán Sherlock: Indeed. As a matter of record, given that we put forward the amendment on behalf of the Labour Party, we would still like to ensure the amendment is promulgated. Therefore, respectfully, that is what I intend to do. I am delighted with the Minister's offer to take receipt of the report, nonetheless. I thank her for that.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Kathleen Funchion: Do any other Deputies wish to come in before I conclude? Does the Minister wish to say anything else on this amendment?

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Heather Humphreys: No, I do not.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Kathleen Funchion: Is the amendment being pressed?

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Seán Sherlock: Yes.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Amendment put and declared lost.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Section 5 agreed to.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Sections 6 to 8, inclusive, agreed to.

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

NEW SECTION

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Claire Kerrane: I move amendment No. 4: In page 4, between lines 28 and 29, to insert the following: “Report on extending availability of full Parent’s Benefit to Lone Parents 9. The Minister shall prepare and lay a report before the Houses of the Oireachtas on extending the availability of the full duration of Parent’s Benefit to lone parents to examine the effect that enabling...

Social Welfare Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (30 Nov 2022)

Heather Humphreys: As it happens, my officials are preparing a report on this matter, which I would be happy to share with the Deputy as soon as possible. I will point out that in line with the provisions of the EU work-life balance directive, parent's leave is not transferable between parents. That comes under the EU directive, which recognises the importance of equality between men and women with regard to...

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