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Clinton, Mark A.

Thursday, 16 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 Nbr. 5

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Membership of EEC

asked the Minister for External Affairs if he is satisfied that this country is keeping in sufficiently close touch with developments in relation to membership of the EEC; and if he considers that ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Fertiliser Prices.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if the fertiliser industry have carried out the recommendations of the CIO report.More Button

Does the Minister feel that if the CIO recommendations had been fully carried out, it would still be necessary to allow the increase in price of the point agreed to by the Minister?More Button

I am speaking for myself on this matter.More Button

asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries if he is aware that the fertiliser price increase announced during the week adds a quarter of a million pounds to the farmers' production costs; and...More Button

Can we take it that the Minister is not concerned about the fact that farmers' costs have increased by £¼ million as a result of this increase, and that he is unconcerned about the fac...More Button

I distinctly heard the Minister saying: “I will give Clinton his answer.” He has not yet given me my answer.More Button

You were talking to your colleague.More Button

I clearly heard you.More Button

It is typical of the smart Alec answers we get from time to time. Now the Minister is going to call the people together and exhort them to use more artificial fertiliser when he does not agree the...More Button

Are the NFA satisfied with the result?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Ewe Lamb Subsidy.

asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries if he will consider extending the one pound subsidy to ewe lambs of the Cheviot breed.More Button

Is the Minister satisfied with this scheme in its present form?More Button

Why not?More Button

Who is responsible for the scheme? The Minister should know what he is implementing.More Button

What do the sheep men say?More Button

They are not all for it.More Button

I will deal with this one, too.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Price of Tomatoes.

The Minister said we were interested in riding two hobby horses but he is interested in two hobby horses here. Was the Minister aware when he was issuing the licences that the Guernsey Tomato Boa...More Button

Is it not a fact that in Northern Ireland they appointed an agent to import tomatoes? The Minister favoured two importers.More Button

Is it not a fact that those importers in five weeks got approximately £11,000 or £12,000 out of this?More Button

Have we reached the point where the British Trade Agreement is to be used to set up monopolies to charge what they like to the Irish people for produce which we have to import? The Minister has e...More Button

Are there no more people to import tomatoes and distribute them according to licence?More Button

The Minister just cannot wriggle out of it.More Button