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Sweetman, Gerard

Thursday, 15 December 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 226 Nbr. 5

Debate on Adjournment (Christmas Recess).

There is no doubt about that. The Taoiseach does not even understand his own figures.More Button

No, but the Taoiseach obviously does not understand these figures.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - CIE Locomotives.

asked the Minister for Transport and Power if in fact it was originally intended to operate the whole CIE railway system with 100 locomotives; and with what number of locomotives the railway is now...More Button

asked the Minister for Transport and Power if it is a fact that a direction was laid down by CIE that all locomotives in use must average a specified number of miles per annum.More Button

If the Parliamentary Secretary will make a little further inquiry, he will find the original plans to operate with 100 locomotives of four different types, with a 95 per cent daily availability. W...More Button

I am afraid the Parliamentary Secretary has not been given an accurate reply. The number of miles specified per locomotive was, in fact, 54,000. If the Parliamentary Secretary makes the inquiry, ...More Button

asked the Minister for Transport and Power what percentage of the 60 heavy engines carrying the major burden of traffic was available over the year in each of the past ten years.More Button

asked the Minister for Transport and Power what is the average number of breakdowns for diesel locomotives and for steam locomotives respectively for each of the last ten years on a monthly basis.More Button

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that a couple of years ago the number of breakdowns was 30 per month for steam and 180 per month for diesel, and that the figure rose later to 200 per month? I...More Button

It is a colour magazine and leaves out all the technical figures that used to be included.More Button

Although he took Questions Nos. 6 and 7 together, the Parliamentary Secretary has not answered No. 6.More Button

I got no percentages.More Button

The information is there; I know it is there.More Button

Yes, but the Deputy wants to bring out in public how inefficient the present management is.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Kildare Cemetery.

asked the Minister for Local Government why the local authority have not carried out the work of extending the cemetery at Kilshanchoe, Carbury, County Kildare; the date on which an application was...More Button

Somebody is not telling the truth. I thought it came up in October.More Button

I have a letter stating that they sent them up in October.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing Grant.

asked the Minister for Local Government the date on which a person (name supplied) applied for a new housing grant allocation; and why it has not been allocated.More Button

Should he not have been told this before?More Button

I thought it was made on 12th August of this year.More Button

It is 12 years older than I thought it was.More Button