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Donegan, Patrick S.

Thursday, 26 May 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 222 Nbr. 15


Committee on Finance. - Vote 38 — Agriculture (Resumed).

One-tenth of a penny on cigarettes.More Button

I think that ball rebounded.More Button

The man with 100 bullocks might come into the scheme and he would have less than ten cows.More Button

And possibly 100 bullocks.More Button

Give statistics for the whole herd.More Button

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

The Minister must know well what an increase of £1 per week will cost.More Button

The Minister knows the exact figure. He is being evasive.More Button

Committee on Finance - Vote 38 — Agriculture (Resumed).

How are the Government raising the money? At column 1469 of his speech, the Minister indicated that he would tell us, not only what he was giving but how he was giving it.More Button

This is an extraordinary admission on the part of the Minister. Surely he should know?More Button

We cannot make up our mind until we know the price.More Button

How much a lb.?More Button

After the Presidential election.More Button

The Irish Times said 5d. I think they are probably right.More Button

Has the Minister included in the £4.3 million the penny for quality?More Button

So that up to about £3.6 million or £3.7 million——More Button

It is not the same because there is this 1d extra for quality milk.More Button

It has not been considered. The Minister is quite incorrect there.More Button

Committee on Finance - Industrial Training Bill, 1965: Second Stage.

It is quite clear that in Ireland, where I suppose our greatest asset is our young people, such a measure as this is necessary, but the regret that we would have on this side of the House is that s...More Button

In a general way, I should like to say that we find ourselves about to enter a free trade area arrangement with Britain—the first reduction of tariffs will occur in July of this year— i...More Button

If we were in the EEC, we would find that contributions from the British Exchequer would be channelled in here towards the retraining of our workers and the replacement of our industry. In this ca...More Button

The Parliamentary Secretary indicated a certain toughness in approach, and I suppose you cannot make omelettes without breaking eggs, but it does appear that there will be a considerable number of...More Button

that, while the community as a whole has a stake in the development of such skills and know-how, the primary responsibility for training workers rests on the people who employ them.More Button

The third principle is:More Button

that the training costs of an industry should be shared equitably amongst the employers in the industry.More Button

If our economy were bursting at the seams with prosperity, that line of country might be followed. But here we have a series of industries created by Government policy to supply our own people and...More Button

In that situation, I wonder whether the extremely tough line implied in this Bill, and fortified by a levy which really amounts to a system of fines, is in fact the right approach. We agree that i...More Button

We have come out more clearly with a system of levies and grants which seems to mean that nobody in industry will be able to keep out of the retraining effort. That is probably a good thing. But ...More Button

The placement of workers in the areas of industrial development—rather strangely announced this morning by the Minister for Local Government— indicates there is a need for this retraini...More Button

I find an anomaly in the Parliamentary Secretary's circulated speech which I should like to have explained. It is probably that I, like other Deputies, have only had a few minutes to read it. I qu...More Button

We have provided, therefore, in sections 38 and 42, that it shall be an offence punishable by a maximum fine of £1,000, for any person to prevent or obstruct an arrangement made by An Chomhai...More Button

In paragraph 19 at the bottom of the page, the Parliamentary Secretary goes on:More Button

One final word on this point. I trust nobody will try to argue that you cannot produce a skilled man by accelerated vocational training methods. It is being done in the North, it is being done i...More Button

Then paragraph 20 says:More Button

Deputies will have observed that it is only in relation to apprentices that An Chomhairle can make legally enforceable rules.More Button

I want to put this question to the Parliamentary Secretary, which I am sure he will be able to dispose of immediately so that we can carry on without being confused. If a man were trained to do fi...More Button

Then the position in regard to this matter is clearly defined. This sentence at the top of paragraph 20 has no relation to this fine of £1,000 and £100 a day?More Button

Then my suggestion of toughness is further fortified by this indication of the Parliamentary Secretary. This means the end of the craft trades, not this year but in the next decade. We have to con...More Button

Debate adjourned.More Button