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Sweetman, Gerard

Wednesday, 29 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 Nbr. 10


Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 1966: Second Stage (resumed).

When I was speaking last night, the Taoiseach pretended not to understand what I was saying in regard to international comparisons. I know of no international comparisons that can be made in relati...More Button

We have an approximate population of three million people and when this Minister is appointed, if the Taoiseach does not accept our amendment, it will mean that the ratio will be one Cabinet Minist...More Button

How, in the face of those statistics which can easily be checked by the Taoiseach if he wants to do so in Whitaker's Almanac, he can say that by any international comparison we shall have a smaller...More Button

In regard to the Ministry of Labour itself, it seems there has been a lack of definition in the Taoiseach's speech on what it is intended the Ministry will do. I see in one of the newspapers this m...More Button

We have the Labour Court and we are aware that discussions have been going on between the Minister for Industry and Commerce, on the one hand, and the Federated Union of Employers and the trade uni...More Button

It is therefore desirable that on this Bill the Taoiseach should make clear what the policy of the Government will be in this respect, whether it will be a policy of research into the causes of un...More Button

One of the troubles we have had is that we have a plethora of tribunals and nobody has known where finality lies. If the Minister for Labour is to be a sort of appeal court from the Labour Court, ...More Button

I presume that the occasion of the new industrial legislation that is coming would be the time to discuss the formula which exists at present and under which the officers of the Labour Court must w...More Button

I must confess that the Taoiseach, though he did not intend to do it, certainly gave us a real insight into his character last Thursday by his reply to my comment that everybody was out of step but...More Button

Committee on Finance. - Finance (No. 2) Bill, 1966: First Stage.

Will copies of the Bill be available tonight?More Button