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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Industrial Relations and Prices.

Tuesday, 7 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 No. 1

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Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce what proposals he has to deal with the present industrial unrest and rising prices.

Minister for Industry and Commerce (Dr. Hillery): Information on Patrick John Hillery Zoom on Patrick John Hillery The Dáil will, in due course, have an opportunity of considering legislative proposals aimed at improving industrial relations and promoting harmony. In the meantime I have been in consultation with representative organisations of employers and workers and I am reviewing the situation in the light of these consultations.

I propose to continue to use my powers under the Prices Acts 1958 and [31] 1965 to secure that there will be no avoidable increase in prices. The Deputy is, no doubt, aware that the Consumer Price Index rose by only one point in the period mid-May, 1965 to mid-February, 1966.

Mr. James Tully: Information on James Tully Zoom on James Tully That proves that what the Labour Party said about the increase in prices was right.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange What about the increase in the price of butter?

Dr. Hillery: Information on Patrick John Hillery Zoom on Patrick John Hillery No matter what I do I cannot win.


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