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Colley, George

Thursday, 29 September 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 224 Nbr. 3

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Education Proposals.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 26, 27, and 28 together.More Button

Detailed proposals are under consideration. I hope that the Government will have completed their consideration of them to permit of my making a full statement on the Estimate for my Department.More Button

The Deputy will recall that he tried to get his questions taken yesterday.More Button

On the detailed proposals.More Button

No, the Deputy would not be entitled to assume that that statement is correct.More Button

The details required for the purpose of the speech that was made were available. As I have already said, the Minister hopes to be in a position to make a full statement on this on the introduction...More Button

The Minister gave the date and that is——More Button

I am sure the Deputies would not like to create the impression, which they appear to be, that they are actually disappointed with this.More Button

The date on which it will commence was announced.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Irish Text Book.

The Irish textbook Sraith na mBláthanna, Leabhar V-VI has been approved by my Department for use in standards V and VI in primary schools. There seems to be some misapprehension in r...More Button

This complaint has certainly been made but the Deputy will realise that what happens is that certain textbooks which meet the requirements of the Department are approved but are not prescribed by ...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Secondary School Rules and Programme.

The edition of the Rules and Programme for Secondary Schools for the school-year 1966-67 is with the printers at present and will, I expect, be on sale within the next few weeks. Publication was d...More Button

The textbooks prescribed for the 1967 Certificate Examinations were already indicated in footnotes in the edition of the booklet for the previous year and any revisions of courses or rules have bee...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - School Text Books in Cork.

I am not aware that the textbooks in question are not available in the city of Cork. The selections of prose and poetry prescribed for the Leaving Certificate examination in English in 1968 are ta...More Button

I have some experience of this but the fault lies not with the Department of Education. For the Leaving Certificate examination there are three textbooks prescribed—one a selection from anth...More Button

I think it may be that the schools do not want to confuse the issue by mentioning next year in the middle of this year.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - County Dublin Vocational Education Committee.

The amount of money made available in the last financial year to the County Dublin Vocational Education Committee for current expenditure was £170,840. In the current financial year the amou...More Button

As the preparation of estimates has not yet begun, it is not possible to say at this stage what amount of money will be made available to the committee in the coming financial year.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - South Tipperary Vocational School.

Approval for the provision of a prefabricated classroom at Mullinahone vocational school was conveyed to the South Tipperary Vocational Education Committee on 14th September, 1966.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - U.C.G. Bursar.

(a) The salary of the former part-time Bursar at University College, Galway, was £740 per annum. The occupant was a Professor in the College.More Button

(b) The salary offered for the new position of full-time Bursar is £2,990 minimum proceeding to a maximum of £3,680.More Button

(c) The fixing of the appropriate salary for a Bursar or other officer is a matter for determination by the Governing Body of the College and is effected through Statute which is placed before bot...More Button

(d) In accordance with the provisions of the Irish Universities Act, 1908, University College, Galway, is required to submit its annual accounts of income and expenditure for examination by the Co...More Button

I thank Deputy Lindsay. I was about to mention that. As I have already said, the question of the level at which this is fixed is a matter for the Governing Body of the College and not the Minister.More Button

I am not sure if I have that information. I am afraid I have not got it.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - UCG Accommodation.

The position in regard to accommodation at University College, Galway, is that a new classroom building was completed there in 1960/61 and a further new building for the Botany and Zoology Departme...More Button

The College authorities indicated in December 1964 their desire to be allowed to proceed with further new buildings. They were advised that, before sanction could be given for any new building pro...More Button

Outline plans and schedules of accommodation for a new building comprising accommodation for the Departments of Chemistry, Experimental Physics and Biochemistry and for a new Library and Cafeteria...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Salary of University Bursars.

The salary, including pensionable allowance, of the Secretary and Bursar, University College, Dublin, is £3,000 per anum. Statute LXI of University College, Dublin, laid on the tables of bot...More Button

The salary scale of the Secretary and Bursar, University College, Cork, is from £2,400 minimum to £3,000 maximum. It is understood that proposals to increase this salary scale are unde...More Button

That is correct.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Connemara Schools.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to circulate for inclusion in the Official Report a tabular statement giving the information requested by the Deputy.More Button

Following is the statement:More Button

(1) NATIONAL Schools in Connemara which it is proposed to replace by new schools.More Button

(2) NATIONAL Schools in Connemara which had been recommended for replacement and which are being considered in connection with centralisation proposals.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Mayo Schools.

My Department will sanction a grant towards the cost of the erection of the proposed new Doohoma national school as soon as the necessary title documents to the school site have been received.More Button

The site originally offered for a new school at Kilmore Erris, Binghamstown, was not considered suitable. An alternative site has been offered and the Commissioners of Public Works have been asked...More Button

I am not, therefore, in a position to say when work on the erection of either of these schools will begin.More Button

The matter of the educational facilities to be provided for the children of Doolough school district has been thoroughly investigated. Having given the fullest consideration to all the facts disclo...More Button

Ní raibh an t-eolas úd agam a luaigh an Teachta. Tig liom a rá leis, áfach, go bhfuil rial daingean ann nach ndúnfar scoil Ghaeltachta lena chomhnascadh le scoil...More Button

Is focal úsáideach é. Tá teanga na Gaeilge dhá cur in oiriúint don saol atá inniu ann.More Button

May I add that, as is normal in these cases, an official of the Department of Education will be sent to discuss the matter with the parents if a request is made.More Button

I should say that the manager has already been informed to this effect. I will pass on to the Minister for Education what the Deputy says and arrangements will be made accordingly.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Kerry School Transport.

This matter has been investigated. I am satisfied that, when the arrangements which are in train are finalised, any cause for complaint, which the children in question may have had will be removed.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Cleaning and Heating of Schools.

The last increase in these grants was made in the school year 1963-64. The average increase in grant per school was 66 per cent. A further increase in these grants is not at present contemplated.More Button

As the information in relation to the present rates of grant is in tabular form, I propose, a Cheann Comhairle, with your permission, to have it circulated with the Official Report.More Button

Following is the information:More Button

*For each additional teacher on the recognised staff.More Button

*For each additional teacher on the recognised staff.More Button

No.More Button

It is not intended as such.More Button

It is intended to be a grant towards the cost.More Button

It seems to me that it should be clear that with the nature of our national schools, which are parochial schools, that the obligation to contribute something towards cleaning and maintenance is one...More Button

The Deputy is aware that our system of national school education is one that evolved in the course of our history and is not comparable with that of any other country. If you like, it is a kind of ...More Button

The manager.More Button

The sum involved if the schools are maintained normally and regularly is not very great.More Button

I am not specifically aware of that.More Button

I am not aware that the Minister for Education made any statement that would lead the Deputy by any stretch of the imagination to arrive at that conclusion.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Industrial Promotional Panel.

With your permission a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to answer Questions Nos. 42, 43 and 44 together.More Button

The members of the panel are:More Button

Mr. D. Carroll, Chairman and Managing Director, P. J. Carroll & Co. Ltd.More Button

Mr. D. Dwyer, Managing Director, Sunbeam Wolsey Ltd.More Button

Mr. P. H. Greer, Managing Director, Unidare Ltd.More Button

Mr. G. P. Jackson, Assistant Managing Director, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co. (Dublin) Ltd.More Button

Mr. Michael Rigby-Jones, Managing Director, Irish Ropes Ltd.More Button

Mr. A. H. Masser, Managing Director, A. H. Masser Ltd.More Button

Mr. J. J. O'Leary, Chairman, Cahill & Co. Ltd.More Button

Dr. Roland Grunzig, Otto Riedel Gardinen, Eyestrup/Wesser, Germany.More Button

Irish firm—Gardimex (Ireland) Ltd., Ennis.More Button

Dr. K. A. Korber, Hauniwerke Korber & Co. K.G., Hamburg-Bergedorf, Kampechaussee 14-18, Germany.More Button

Irish firm—Hauni (Ireland) Ltd., Drogheda.More Button

Dr. Franz Aicher, Gebr. Aicher, Rosenheim/Oberbayern, Kolbermoorerstr. 8, Germany.More Button

Irish firm—Chipboard Ltd., Scariff.More Button

Herr Eberhard Kemper, Classic Bekleidungswerk Kemper K.G., Gelsenkirchen, Germany.More Button

Irish firm—Irish Classic Ltd., Drogheda.More Button

Dr. W. Rodig, Steinbock G.m.b.H. Moosburg, Oberbayern, Germany.More Button

Irish firm—Steinbock Ltd., Galway.More Button

Herr Hans Liebherr, Firma Hans Liebherr, Biberach/Riss, Wurttemburg, Germany.More Button

Irish firm—Liebherr (Ireland) Ltd., Killarney.More Button

Dr. Karl Korner, Mitinhaber der Firma Robert Krups, Solingen-Wald, Postfach 90, Germany.More Button

Irish firm—Krups Engineering Ltd., Limerick.More Button

It is proposed to appoint further members.More Button

The Panel was set up at the request of the Industrial Development Authority to assist them in securing new industries. The panel consists of a number of leading Irish industrialists, and a number ...More Button

I understand from the Industrial Development Authority that a number of helpful suggestions have already been made by members of the panel.More Button

No, I cannot say how often the panel met but I can say that is not one of their functions. Their function is solely confined to assisting in promoting the idea of Irish industry here and utilising...More Button

As far as I know, the answer is “not” but I am not making that a positive assertion. As far as I know, they are not assisted in that way.More Button

The general idea is that these men are frequently abroad on their own business and they are asked, when the occasion is suitable, to assist in any particular contact where they will be going.More Button

Am I to understand that the Deputy does not like the idea?More Button

That is not correct.More Button

There was, in fact, an official announcement at the time of the setting up of the panel before the Minister referred to it at the Stadium.More Button

I will.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Ever Fresh Foods Factory.

I see no necessity for holding such an inquiry.More Button

A grant of £130,000 was approved by An Foras Tionscal in respect of this undertaking. According to the published reports of An Foras, £124,900 of the grant was paid up to 31st March, 1...More Button

As the Deputy will recollect, the Minister for Finance, in reply to a question on 23rd February, 1966, indicated that Taiscí Stáit Teoranta had, inter alia, advanced a loan of...More Button

The remaining queries relate to the internal affairs of an individual firm and it is not the practice to furnish information of the kind requested. As Deputies are aware, the affairs of this compan...More Button

I agree with the Deputy that we should learn by any mistakes which occur. Indeed, the Deputy has a question down later which shows that he is aware of the fact that we are taking steps to try to i...More Button

This would not be true at all. The failure rate for non-State aided industries must be at least ten per cent. In fact I would say that would be a bit conservative.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Edenderry Shoe Factory.

I am aware that a number of workers have been declared redundant by Edenderry Shoe Co. Ltd. because of a contraction of exports to Britain arising out of a decrease in demand there.More Button

No proposals have been received for the establishment of a new industry in Edenderry. I will, however, keep the situation in the town in mind though I am not, of course, in a position to direct in...More Button

The Edenderry Town Development Association have not requested any guidance or help from the Industrial Development Authority as to the position arising out of the redundancies.More Button

There is a decreasing demand there, not necessarily a decrease in demand for Irish shoes. I am speaking about this particular project.More Button

Yes.More Button

There have been difficulties in the export market all right. The Deputy, of course, is aware that the British market, as such, is going through a rather difficult time at the moment, and this is c...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Potez Aerospace.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 47, 48, 49 and 50 together.More Button

The total amount paid to date from Irish sources to Potez Aerospace Ltd., is £405,000. All of this sum has been paid to the company by An Foras Tionscal out of a grant of £463,000 appr...More Button

It is not the practice to give information regarding actual employment in individual firms but it is no secret that the employment given at present is not substantial.More Button

The possibility of eventual employment for 1,700 people was mentioned in newspaper publicity regarding the project. I am not in a position to say when employment may be expanded or to what extent.More Button

I am informed that, as is usual in the aircraft industry, Potez Aerospace Ltd. have commenced with the manufacture of parts. They have made parts for ailerons, flaps, tail units and wings; they ha...More Button

I am not yet in a position to make a statement regarding the production of aeroplanes at Baldonnel or a general statement on the project but I can assure the Deputies that the Industrial Developmen...More Button

It is not possible for me to indicate at present when I can make a full statement to the House but I can assure the House I am anxious to do so as soon as that is possible without damaging the pro...More Button

I am afraid I would require notice of that question.More Button

In all fairness, I should say that the Potez interests have invested approximately £3 million.More Button

I do not think I could appropriately comment on that.More Button

As I said, the Industrial Development Authority is keeping in very close touch with the parties here. There are certain things taking place about which, when they are completed, I hope to be in a ...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Report of Consultants.

I presume the Deputy's question refers to the consultants who were engaged on the recommendation of the Industrial Development Authority to assist in planning future policy for attracting and servi...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Galway City Industrial Estate.

I understand that a certain amount of essential preliminary work has already been carried out and that the question of selecting the most suitable site for the estate is under active consideration ...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Natural Gas Survey.

I assume that the Deputy's question refers to Irish territorial waters. The company which has been granted the exclusive right of searching for and developing petroleum and natural gas deposits in...More Button

The State's jurisdiction in regard to exploration does not, at present, extend beyond the territorial waters.More Button