Written answers

Tuesday, 17 February 2004

Department of Finance

Basic Incomes Working Group

10:00 pm

Photo of Enda KennyEnda Kenny (Leader of the Opposition; Opposition Spokesperson on Northern Ireland; Mayo, Fine Gael)
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Question 133: To ask the Minister for Finance when he next expects to receive a report from the working group on basic incomes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1020/04]

Charlie McCreevy (Minister, Department of Finance; Kildare North, Fianna Fail)
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Arising from a commitment in Partnership 2000 for inclusion, employment and competitiveness the steering group on basic income was established. The group commissioned a number of reports and finished its work in March 2001. No further reports are expected from the group. The group's work contributed to the development of the Government's Green Paper on basic income which was published in September 2002 on foot of a commitment in the 1997 Government programme, An Action Programme for the Millennium.

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