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L'Estrange, Gerald

Tuesday, 7 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 Nbr. 1


Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Unemployment Proposals.

asked the Taoiseach what proposals he has to deal with unemployment.More Button

Can the Taoiseach tell us where are the 100,000 new jobs we were promised a few years ago?More Button

Is the Taoiseach aware that unemployment is on the increase and that if it were not for the safety valve of emigration, we would have almost half a million people unemployed in Ireland today?More Button

(Interruptions.)More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Trade with Communist Countries.

asked the Taoiseach (1) the total exports to and (2) the total imports from communist countries in 1965.More Button

Are our imports from communist countries increasing or decreasing?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Persons at Work.

asked the Taoiseach the total number of people at work during 1951, and the estimated total number at work during the first quarter of 1966.More Button

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that this means there are about 165,000 fewer people employed in April, 1965 than there were in 1951? What do the Government intend to do about this situation?...More Button

“Let Lemass Lead On”?More Button

(Interruptions.)More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Wage Increase for CIE Workers.

asked the Minister for Transport and Power how CIE, in view of statements a few months ago as to the company's financial position, intend to meet the increase of £1 per week for 20,000 of the...More Button

Can the Minister say if it is the intention of CIE to let go 1,000, 2,000 or 5,000?More Button

Is the Minister in a position to give any estimate of the number of men who will lose their employment?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - National Debt.

asked the Minister for Finance the total amount of the national debt on (a) 31st March, 1932 and (b) 31st March, 1966.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Civil Service Retiring Age.

asked the Minister for Finance if he is prepared in view of longer life expectancy to increase from 65 to 70 years the retiring age for civil servants.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Retiring Age of Local Authority Officials.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he is prepared in view of longer life expectancy to increase from 65 to 70 years the retiring age for local authority officials.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Corporation Housing List.

asked the Minister for Local Government the total number of families on the waiting list for Dublin Corporation dwellings, which consist of (a) seven persons and over, (b) six and over, (c) five an...More Button

Can the Parliamentary Secretary give the House any indication as to when these people may expect to be housed?More Button

Yes, or any of them. Will they be housed within the next 20 years at the present rate of progress?More Button

The Parliamentary Secretary thinks they might.More Button

They would say anything at the present time.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing Finances.

asked the Minister for Local Government the number and value of applications from local authorities now before his Department awaiting approval of expenditure on house-building or house-financing o...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Local Authority Projects.

asked the Minister for Local Government the number of projects submitted by local authorities which are held up awaiting sanction by his Department at present; and the total amount of money involved.More Button

Can the Parliamentary Secretary give us any indication when money will be available, or is he aware that house building is slowly grinding to a halt, that machinery is rusting in builders' yards a...More Button

It is what?More Button

On where?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Overdraft Accommodation for Local Authorities.

asked the Minister for Local Government whether he is aware that banks have refused local authorities overdraft accommodation to carry out essential works in recent months; and, if so, whether, in ...More Button

Surely the Parliamentary Secretary is aware that numerous county councils have been refused money for cottage building? Surely the Department of Local Government are aware of this trend throughout ...More Button

Then they must have been asleep.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Westmeath County Council Projects.

asked the Minister for Local Government the number of projects submitted by Westmeath County Council which are held up awaiting sanction in his Department at present; the total amount of money invo...More Button

When will the Parliamentary Secretary be in a position to say when they will be sanctioned?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Rates Increase.

asked the Minister for Local Government what proposals he has to deal with rising rates.More Button

asked the Minister for Local Government if he is aware that thousands of ratepayers, especially small farmers and businessmen, are finding it impossible to pay the present high rates demanded; and ...More Button

Has the Parliamentary Secretary anything to add to or take from the Taoiseach's statement of last year, or was that only a gimmick to win votes at the general election? “Let Lemass lead on”.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Employment Allowances.

asked the Minister for Local Government whether, in view of the fact that agricultural workers recently received a wage increase, he will take steps to increase to £52 per year the employment...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Industrial Relations and Prices.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce what proposals he has to deal with the present industrial unrest and rising prices.More Button

What about the increase in the price of butter?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Child Labour in Dublin.

The Government have, too.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Wheat Prices.

asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries whether total purchases of wheat from the 1965 harvest have shown any change in the average price per barrel mentioned in a reply of 24th February,...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cattle Prices.

asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries the reason for the drop in the prices of young cattle; and when producers can hope to get a fair price.More Button

asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries if he is aware that the drop in young cattle prices is causing considerable anxiety among small farmers; and what action he intends to take in the m...More Button

Surely the Minister is aware that small cattle are at least £5 to £10 per head less than they have been for the past few years and that they are unsaleable? Farmers today are taking t...More Button

Has the Minister no regard for the small farmers. Is he not prepared to answer questions in relation to them? He got his answer last week although he tried to buy them.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Calf Subsidy Scheme.

asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries if he will re-examine the heifer subsidy scheme with a view to introducing a calf subsidy scheme on the same lines as in Northern Ireland, as it wou...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Farming Disaster Fund.

asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries if he will arrange for the establishment of a national disaster fund to meet losses arising from unusual natural hazards and to bring relief to farm...More Button

If we can come to the aid of the Indians, the Chinese and various people in the world, surely we should also come to the aid of Irish people who have suffered?More Button

Oh, now; where is the money?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Court Sentences.

It is quite true.More Button

What about informations refused? What about the position in my county concerning a Fianna Fáil supporter?More Button

It is quite true.More Button

Committee on Finance. - Electricity (Special Provisions) Bill, 1966: Second Stage.

Is that a new gimmick?More Button

Deputy Cosgrave did not say any such thing.More Button

And you fiddled for the last month while Rome was burning.More Button

Into which the Government have got us.More Button

Out of your own pocket or the State's?More Button

Send Deputy Burke out with a tin can.More Button