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Lalor, Patrick J.

Thursday, 15 December 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 226 Nbr. 5

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Electricity Generation.

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Widows of ESB Pensioners.

Under the ESB (manual workers) superannuation scheme, pensions are paid for five years certain, whether the pensioner survives or not. In addition the scheme provides an option whereby a member ca...More Button

Whilst I am at all times very sympathetic with the widows of any pensioner, the Deputy will appreciate that there are no funds at my disposal out of which special financial aid could be given to t...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - CIE Staff Pensions.

Under the Transport Acts the initiative in proposing amendments to CIE pension schemes rests with CIE. If an amendment to enable the workers referred to by the Deputy to enter the scheme is submit...More Button

At no time has the Minister in charge of a State company initiated pension schemes or changes of a basic character in this regard, but, at the same time, I think that if the people whom the Deputy ...More Button

Through the trade union.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - CIE Locomotives.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 4 and 5 together.More Button

I am informed by CIE that it was never intended that the whole CIE railway system should be operated with one hundred locomotives and that the Board never laid down a direction that all locomotives...More Button

Naturally, an amount of research has gone into this. At no stage was it found that the impression was conveyed that CIE should operate with a maximum of 100 locomotives.More Button

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 6 and 7 together.More Button

Breakdowns in diesel engines are not comparable to those in steam engines and information on breakdowns would yield no useful conclusion since the breakdowns each year would relate to a stock of en...More Button

The engines purchased since 1958 have proved far more efficient than those purchased during the early fifties, while the total number has increased. The Deputy can be assured that with the passing ...More Button

I feel it would be wrong to allow the comments of the Deputy to pass without remarking——More Button

——that we feel that the report is a factual report of the situation and not as the Deputy described it.More Button

Basically, it is for general consumption and not particularly for expert consumption.More Button

I think I have covered it.More Button

It was not possible to give the percentage.More Button

If the Deputy knows it is there——More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Haulage of Livestock.

In reply to a Question on 24th May, 1966 by the Deputy about transport facilities for livestock, I explained that the question of the facilities available for long distance haulage of livestock fr...More Button

In addition, to cater for the transport of any uncleared odd or final lots of livestock from the principal fairs and sales C.I.E. have agreed to implement a scheme whereby its inspectors will be em...More Button

As regard short distance local haulage of livestock to and from fairs and marts. I previously indicated in reply to the same Question that, in addition to the existing concession under transport l...More Button

In the circumstances, I do not propose to introduce legislation to decontrol the haulage of livestock.More Button

I am not aware of a number of things the Deputy has said. I am aware that the Licensed Hauliers Association have an interest in this matter. We propose extending licences in the areas mentioned an...More Button

I accept that it is very important.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - British Railways Dock Depot.

Dún Laoghaire Harbour and the mail boat and car ferry terminals and installations at the Harbour are owned by the State and are maintained and managed by the Office of Public Works. British...More Button

There is no question of it.More Button

Usually you do not have rumours of that kind unless there is some prospect of a by-election.More Button

We do not believe the rumours.More Button

I can assure the Deputy that we are as worried about the workers as he is.More Button

Yes.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Rosslare-Fishguard Car Ferry.

I understand that there were some complaints about the service provided for the transport of cars and passengers on the Rosslare-Fishguard route during the 1966 tourist season. British Railways ha...More Button

The ‘Duke of Rothesay’, a modern stabiliser-equipped vessel, is being adapted to provide side-loading drive-on/drive-off facilities for 112 cars and will have ample cabins/berths/ seating acc...More Button

Improvements have also been carried out by CIE at Rosslare Harbour, including expanded car-parking accommodation with buffet and toilet facilities and the provision of a new perimeter road to facil...More Button

As far as we know, it is.More Button

No.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Monkstown (Cork) Kiosk and Letterbox.

A kiosk is not warranted at the place in question.More Button

There has been no previous request for a letter box at the place mentioned. I shall communicate with the Deputy when my inquiries have been completed.More Button