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Childers, Erskine Hamilton

Thursday, 26 May 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 222 Nbr. 15


Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Yield of Increased CIE Fares.

The Government have decided that CIE must continue to live within the annual subsidy of £2 million.More Button

CIE are statutorily obliged to balance operating expenditure with revenue plus subsidy and they must therefore now increase rates and fares to bring in additional revenue which, after allowing for ...More Button

I am not at this stage in a position to say what the additional revenue necessary may amount to but I should point out that fares and rates have remained unchanged since early in 1964 and that as I...More Button

The amounts have not been determined yet. There are negotiations taking place between CIE and the unions.More Button

There were statements made on the theoretical basis of what various increases would cost but no award has been made yet under the tenth round. The Deputy may be confusing the matter with the post-...More Button

The reason for that was that unless the increases became fully operative at the time when CIE estimated that the negotiations would be concluded, it would be impossible for CIE to raise sufficient ...More Button

There was an offer.More Button

No.More Button

CIE hope to avoid disemployment, wherever possible. Some people, including the Deputy, love to spread harmful rumours.More Button

I do not propose to give an exact figure until the negotiations are concluded.More Button

I am not being evasive. CIE have to know what will be their total revenue for the year, what will be the effect of the increase in rates and fares on their revenue and on the package deals they ha...More Button

The matter has not been determined.More Button

An offer was made.More Button

It would, but I am not going to say what it is going to be.More Button

I already made a statement away back in December that they have to be increased by three per cent. I will not say more until the negotiations are concluded.More Button

I could not possibly give a guarantee of that but as far as I know disemployment will be avoided as far as possible.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Penalties on Seamen.

The penalties which may be imposed on seamen for breaches of discipline under the Merchant Shipping Acts are set out in Part II, and section 680, of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, and in section ...More Button

In looking coldly at the various sections of the Act, it would seem that some parts are out of date but I have not received any representations from either the ship owners or the Irish Seamen's Uni...More Button

I would agree that some of the sections are out of date but the Acts are being recodified. The Deputy will bear in mind that the discipline of officers and men on board ship is greatly different f...More Button

The Deputy need not take that.More Button

I will receive any representations necessary.More Button

I do not think there is any need of that. Nobody is going to be flogged.More Button

By the libellous and ludicrous statements of the Deputy.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Donegal Electricity Supply.

I am informed by the ESB that they expect that the present normal post-development scheme should be completed within the next three years. All applicants in the Inishowen peninsula and elsewhere w...More Button