Tuesday, 17 February 2004
Department of Finance
Basic Incomes Working Group
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]
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.