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Gibbons, James M.

Wednesday, 5 October 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 224 Nbr. 5


Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Collection of Taxation.

The total net amount collected by the State in tax revenue and motor vehicle duties was £94.3 million for the year ended 31st March, 1956, and £203.7 million for the year ended 31st Mar...More Button

In 1956, it was at a rather low ebb.More Button

The increase in the ten-year period is from £551 million in 1955-56 to £1,015 million in the current year.More Button

I have not that information.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Civil Service Premises.

The most of the accommodation which was vacated consequent on the occupation of the premises referred to has been fully re-occupied by other staffs or surrendered to the owners.More Button

The position in regard to the remaining premises is as follows:—More Button

No. 21 Fitzwilliam Square: These premises will be fully occupied within the next week by staff of An Foras Tionscal, who have to be moved from No. 1 Mount Street Crescent in order to provide addit...More Button

Ship Street Barracks: Part of the accommodation has been re-occupied by staff of the Revenue Commissioners. It is intended to use the balance to re-house Garda personnel whose present premises in t...More Button

No.3 Lower Ormond Quay: The accommodation in this building is of a very low standard. The most suitable rooms are being temporarily occupied by the Agricultural Wages Board and Probation Officers ...More Button

Numbers 1 Hume Street and 46 St. Stephen's Green: These premises have been temporarily re-occupied in part by staff of the Land Commission and the Office of Public Works. The structural condition ...More Button

No. 10 Parnell Square: A few rooms in this building which were vacated by the staff of the Revenue Commissioners' Office have not yet been re-occupied. It is expected that the balance of the buildi...More Button

No. 1 Beresford Place: Four rooms in this building are vacant at present. The accommodation in them is substandard, but the possibility of finding some use for them is being explored.More Button

Kildare Street and Marlborough Street: A few isolated rooms in the headquarters buildings of the Departments of Industry and Commerce in Kildare Street, and Education in Marlborough Street are at ...More Button

It would not be possible without the expenditure of an inordinate amount of time to ascertain how much has been spent on the maintenance of the unoccupied parts of the premises in question. It can...More Button

I doubt very much if it is a type of supplementary question to which one could give a quick supplementary answer. This whole general question of accommodation in the Civil Service, as any sensible...More Button

I am quite sure that the Office of Public Works are conscious of the other general question, and a very large general question, raised by Deputy Dillon. In the matter of the preservation of the a...More Button

I do not feel accountable for the rumours in circulation.More Button

I can reassure the Deputy of my surprise that a Deputy of Deputy Dillon's experience would act as an accumulator and gatherer of rumours.More Button

The Office of Public Works is quite conscious of the architectural problem as it relates to the city of Dublin. We shall not be found wanting in the obligation to the community as a whole.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Rural Improvement Schemes.

Alternative arrangements for carrying out these schemes are at present under consideration and I hope to be in a position to announce a decision in the matter in the near future. Pending that deci...More Button

The number of applications that are at present in hands are sufficient——More Button

——to keep the Office going for the current year.More Button

I dealt with that in my original reply. I said that applications are, for the moment, suspended. I understand that the Department of Agriculture Farm Improvements Scheme deals with accommodation r...More Button

I am aware there are many roads in a state of disrepair.More Button