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Hillery, Patrick John

Thursday, 16 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 Nbr. 5


Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Civil Service Pension Requirement.

The declaration referred to is required under section 20 of the Finance Act, 1937. Its purpose is, of course, to serve as evidence that the person entitled to a pension is still alive.More Button

Section 5 of the Appropriation Act, 1962 has the effect of enabling the Minister for Finance to modify by statutory rules the arrangements for pensions declarations and I hope to introduce simplifi...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Male and Female Wage Parity.

I would refer the Deputy to a reply to a question asked by Deputy Dr. Browne on 12th March, 1964 (Dáil Debates, Volume 208, Column 919). There has been no change in the position since then.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Footwear Sizes.

Ireland is not represented on the OECD Group of Experts which has under consideration the question of the standardisation of footwear sizes. The Irish footwear industry is, however, aware of devel...More Button

I have not received any complaints from people about difficulty in obtaining properly fitting footwear. The Irish manufacturers are aware of the public demand for various sizes and widths through ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Fertiliser Prices.

The CIO's main recommendations related to the need for joint action in buying, shipping, storage, research etc., and to the desirability of establishing a concentrated complete fertiliser plant bas...More Button

The aims suggested by the CIO in the field of joint action have been largely achieved through rationalisation within the industry that has taken place since the CIO reported. NET is now building a...More Button

The other recommendations of the CIO are still under consideration by the industry and by my Department.More Button

The rationalisation of the industry suggested by the CIO has been carried out. I thought the Deputy's Party's attitude was that we should have allowed this increase a long time ago.More Button

I was slated for not allowing it before setting up that body.More Button