Thursday, 16 February 2012
Order of Business
Maurice Cummins (Fine Gael)
The fines Bill will be introduced and mechanisms will be provided under it but I am not aware of what they are at the present time.
Senator Sheahan sought more information about how payment of the household charge can be made. A site is available on the Internet and if one goes into any local authority office, the forms are available. Cheques can be sent to the address on the form that must be filled in.
Senator Mooney sought an exemption for traditional Irish cottages from the charge. I will raise that matter with the Minister.