Callely, Ivor

Friday, 22 March 2002

Select Committee on Enterprise and Small Business Debate

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Competition Bill, 2001 [Seanad]: Committee Stage (Resumed).

We will recommence consideration of the Competition Bill, 2001. I welcome the Minister, her officials and the members of the committee. As you are aware, we have completed up to section 12. We are mov...More Button

Last week I allowed as much discussion as possible. I was asked by members to allow discussion of certain matters which were seen to be relevant to the Bill. There are many sections and we jumped thro...More Button

I will try to go through this as quickly as possible, stopping at any point where people want to spend time discussing an issue. I suggest that in approximately two hours we see what progress we have ...More Button

I am not aware of that as the infrastructure in the part of the city I represent is very good. There is an excellent DART service, many quality bus corridors and many of my good friends, the taxi men,...More Button

I am not sure whether we have more taxi drivers. There may be the same number of people but using individual cars rather than sharing.More Button

Amendments Nos. 56, 57, 58 and 59 are related and may be taken together, by agreement.More Button

The Deputy has put a strong case. Perhaps we should hear the Minister.More Button

Deputy Rabbitte indicated at the outset that he had not got examples to give in this regard.More Button

The Deputy has given an example but I do not know if the Minister wants to accept it now or give a commitment with regard to——More Button

If we are in the position to which Deputy Flanagan referred, and the threshold is low, it is a matter for——More Button

Perhaps Deputy Flanagan’s point would then come into play. In light of what the Minister said, could we agree to come back to this matter on Report Stage? That would give us all an opportunity to cons...More Button

While the example given by Deputy Flanagan may be in the interests of competition, it may not be in the interest of public good.More Button

In the interests of moving forward and in light of what the Minister has said——More Button

How stands the amendment?More Button

Amendment No. 71 is related to amendment No. 69 and they may be taken together by agreement.More Button

Is the Minister accepting the amendment?More Button

So the amendment is accepted?More Button

Amendment No. 73 is consequential on amendment No. 72 and they may be taken together by agreement.More Button

Amendments Nos. 78, 79 and 81 are consequential on amendment No. 77 and amendment No. 82 is related to amendment No. 77. Therefore, amendments Nos. 77 to 79, inclusive, and 81 and 82 may be taken toge...More Button

The Deputy is bound to agree with it.More Button

I understand it is a suitcase.More Button

Amendments Nos. 88 and 89 are related and both may be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 90 and 91 are related and both may be discussed together.More Button

As amendment No. 93 is an alternative to amendment No. 92, both may be discussed together.More Button

As amendment No. 102 is cognate on amendment No. 99, both may be discussed together.More Button

As amendment No. 108 is consequential on amendment No. 107, both may be discussed together.More Button

As amendment No. 111 is consequential on amendment No. 109, both may be discussed together.More Button

That must be welcomed and we thank the Minister for taking those on board. Amendment agreed to.More Button

Again, that is a welcome amendment.More Button

Amendment No. 116 is an alternative to amendment No. 112. Amendments Nos. 112 and 116 to be taken together by agreement.More Button

That is welcome. Again, we thank the Minister for taking that on board. Amendment agreed to.More Button

Amendment No. 115 is consequential on amendment No. 114. Amendments Nos. 114 and 115 may be taken together by agreement.More Button

That is to be welcomed. Amendment agreed to. Section 36, as amended, agreed to. Sections 37 to 39, inclusive, agreed to.More Button

Amendments Nos. 119, 120, 121 and 122 are alternatives to amendment No. 118. With your agreement, we will take amendmentsNos. 118 to 122, inclusive, together.More Button

I have no doubt the Minister will accommodate that request. Amendment agreed to.More Button

Section 46 deals with the Restrictive Practices (Groceries) Order, 1987. Many members of the committee have a keen interest in it and some question whether the section should stand part of the Bill. T...More Button

That must be welcomed.More Button

Amendment No. 129 is an alternative to amendment No. 128 and both may be taken together by agreement.More Button

I thank the Tánaiste and note Deputy Flanagan’s point.More Button

Do you want to move such an amendment?More Button

Rathcoole was once farming country.More Button

Message to Dáil.

In accordance with Standing Order 79B, the following message will be sent to the Dáil: The Select Committee on Enterprise and Small Business has completed its consideration of the Competition Bill, 20...More Button

The Raheny team can deliver anything at any time but unfortunately delivering transcripts is not a matter for the Raheny team at present. We will certainly do our utmost to make sure that you receive ...More Button

Thank you, Tánaiste.More Button


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