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...
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...
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 ...
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,...
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.
Amendments Nos. 56, 57, 58 and 59 are related and may be taken together, by agreement.
The Deputy has put a strong case. Perhaps we should hear the Minister.
Deputy Rabbitte indicated at the outset that he had not got examples to give in this regard.
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——
If we are in the position to which Deputy Flanagan referred, and the threshold is low, it is a matter for——
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...
While the example given by Deputy Flanagan may be in the interests of competition, it may not be in the interest of public good.
In the interests of moving forward and in light of what the Minister has said——
How stands the amendment?
Amendment No. 71 is related to amendment No. 69 and they may be taken together by agreement.
Is the Minister accepting the amendment?
So the amendment is accepted?
Amendment No. 73 is consequential on amendment No. 72 and they may be taken together by agreement.
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...
The Deputy is bound to agree with it.
I understand it is a suitcase.
Amendments Nos. 88 and 89 are related and both may be discussed together.
Amendments Nos. 90 and 91 are related and both may be discussed together.
As amendment No. 93 is an alternative to amendment No. 92, both may be discussed together.
As amendment No. 102 is cognate on amendment No. 99, both may be discussed together.
As amendment No. 108 is consequential on amendment No. 107, both may be discussed together.
As amendment No. 111 is consequential on amendment No. 109, both may be discussed together.
That must be welcomed and we thank the Minister for taking those on board. Amendment agreed to.
Again, that is a welcome amendment.
Amendment No. 116 is an alternative to amendment No. 112. Amendments Nos. 112 and 116 to be taken together by agreement.
That is welcome. Again, we thank the Minister for taking that on board. Amendment agreed to.
Amendment No. 115 is consequential on amendment No. 114. Amendments Nos. 114 and 115 may be taken together by agreement.
That is to be welcomed. Amendment agreed to. Section 36, as amended, agreed to. Sections 37 to 39, inclusive, agreed to.
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.
I have no doubt the Minister will accommodate that request. Amendment agreed to.
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...
That must be welcomed.
Amendment No. 129 is an alternative to amendment No. 128 and both may be taken together by agreement.
I thank the Tánaiste and note Deputy Flanagan’s point.
Do you want to move such an amendment?
Rathcoole was once farming country.
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Thank you, Tánaiste.