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Bell, Michael

Wednesday, 6 February 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 547 Nbr. 4


Priority Questions. - Fisheries Protection.

Asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources: the terms under which the EU co-funded the purchase of the two CASA fisheries aircraft; the conditions set down by the Commission regarding fisheries surveillance; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Is any provision contained in the agreement for that substantial subsidy? I understand from inquiries made that strict conditions are set down. Is there any provision in a subsidy of £35 mill...More Button

Is either CASA aircraft or any other aeroplane under the Minister's control in the fisheries sector used for purposes other than those laid down by the Commission? Are there departmental regulation...More Button

Priority Questions. - Harbours and Piers.

We have been misled for 20 years.More Button

Other Questions. - Coastal Zone Management.

I am glad to hear that the Minister is considering acting on the Comptroller and Auditor General's report, with which my committee dealt on a number of occasions. Will the Minister indicate who is ...More Button

I am sorry to labour the point but we have experienced a number of problems in this regard in my own constituency at Annagassan, in Clogherhead, where the county council told landowners there was n...More Button

Would the Minister consider asking his officials to issue some form of clarification to local authorities, particularly county councils, in that regard?More Button

Other Questions. - Marine Rescue Service.

I thank the Minister of State for the information. I am sure he was pleased to be asked a question about developments in his area of the country. I look forward to seeing the new helicopter in oper...More Button

Who sanctions the use of these aircraft to deal with non-marine incidents, for example to bring people to hospital or to transfer patients? Who covers the cost of the service when it is used for in...More Button

Written Answers. - Bord Iascaigh Mhara.

Asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources: the reasons the budget of Bord Iascaigh Mhara has been reduced by 34%; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Fish Stocks.

Asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources: his proposals to deal with the set aside or buy out in relation to save salmon and wild trout; the details in relation to his proposals on drift net fishing; the quotas he is proposing where they w...More Button