Written answers

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Departmental Reports

Claire Kerrane (Roscommon-Galway, Sinn Fein)
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135. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of report on the impact assessment of the current and projected future increases in carbon tax on low-income families by her Department; the stage the report is at; when it will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23131/20]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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The report on the impact assessment of the current and projected future increases in carbon tax on low-income families by my Department was required by Section 25 of Social Welfare no. 2 Act 2019 (Number 48 of 2019).

The development and operation of emergency social welfare measures and the diversion of staffing resources required to deal with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic have, of necessity, impacted on the timely delivery of this Report.

At this point in time, a draft of the report has been submitted to me for consideration and I hope to bring forward a final version of the report in the near future.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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