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Burton, Philip

Thursday, 29 September 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 224 Nbr. 3


Committee on Finance. - Vote 27—Local Government (Resumed).

I heard Deputy Corry in the course of this debate say that we are now so prosperous and well off generally that there are no complaints in his constituency, but such an assertion is far removed fro...More Button

An assertion such as that made by Deputy Corry is in present circumstances utterly dishonest. What are the facts? In North Cork we had a proud record of progress but our first allocation this yea...More Button

The same remarks apply, unfortunately, to sanitary schemes. I do not want to delay the House by going into details now. However, there is another side to it. Take, for instance, the payment of s...More Button

Then, again, there are new house plans outstanding since September, 1965, amounting to £3,023, a very small sum in relation to the moneys allocated by the Department, and the same remarks app...More Button

Surely those who are entitled to this small help by way of grants should be told the truth? As a result of gathering information from here, there and everywhere, these people now believe that the ...More Button

There is one very important matter in which I am keenly interested in relation to speed limits, and not the introduction of speed limits but the lack of them. Is the Minister and his Department aw...More Button

Like other Deputies, I, in conjunction with local authorities generally, support the Minister very strongly in his campaign to make the roads safe. Surely the introduction of speed limits is one wa...More Button

Finally, even though we are critical from time to time, I sincerely hope we will be in a position to meet all our commitments with regard to housing and sanitary services.More Button