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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Potez Dublin Company.

Thursday, 27 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 3

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Mr. Donegan: Information on Patrick S. Donegan Zoom on Patrick S. Donegan asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if the employment at Potez and associated companies at Naas Road, Dublin has improved since a previous question on the matter; and if further funds by way of grant or loan have been afforded from any Government source.

Dr. Hillery: Information on Patrick John Hillery Zoom on Patrick John Hillery I understand that employment in Potez Aerospace Ltd., Baldonnel, has increased slightly since the Deputy inquired last October.

I also understand that some payments which fell due under the arrangements with the company for the establishment of the project have been made to them since last October.

Mr. Cluskey: Information on Frank Cluskey Zoom on Frank Cluskey Could the Minister say what “slightly” means—what number of people?

Dr. Hillery: Information on Patrick John Hillery Zoom on Patrick John Hillery It is not usual to give the amount. It is in the region of about 20 extra, I think.

Mr. Cluskey: Information on Frank Cluskey Zoom on Frank Cluskey Could the Minister state what was the amount of the grant paid?

Dr. Hillery: Information on Patrick John Hillery Zoom on Patrick John Hillery I think I gave it to the House before.

Mr. Cluskey: Information on Frank Cluskey Zoom on Frank Cluskey The way the Minister has just mentioned?

Dr. Hillery: Information on Patrick John Hillery Zoom on Patrick John Hillery I would not have the recent amount. It is not the practice to give out the amounts.

[436]Mr. James Tully: Information on James Tully Zoom on James Tully £420,000 was the last figure we got.

Dr. Hillery: Information on Patrick John Hillery Zoom on Patrick John Hillery Was the Deputy asking what was the amount of the last payment?

Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton Zoom on Mark A. Clinton Does the Minister see any firm prospect of this industry proceeding, from his present knowledge of the situation?

Dr. Hillery: Information on Patrick John Hillery Zoom on Patrick John Hillery The promoters are still acting on the basis of going into full production of aeroplanes. I expect to have further information from them in the near future.


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