Cassidy, Donie

Wednesday, 24 November 2004

Select Committee on Enterprise and Small Business Debate

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This meeting has been convened for the purpose of continuing our consideration of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Bill 2004. As agreed yesterday, we will consider this Bill from 9.30 a.m. to 1 ...More Button

Has the Minister of State concluded his remarks?More Button

While the Chairman should not participate in these discussions I presume CD Roms and so on are an accepted format for the safety statement, as well as print.More Button

We learn something every day.More Button

The Deputy knows it all.More Button

Deputy Morgan is very familiar with this particular part of her land.More Button

It was discussed yesterday at some length.More Button

Such as in abattoirs.More Button

The Minister of State might want to look at that again and return to it on the next Stage for further clarification.More Button

There are two different issues.More Button

The real army deafness.More Button

A final question on section 22.More Button

The Minister of State has heard the serious views of Deputies on this section. If he can do anything on Report Stage to address some of the concerns raised, he should do so.More Button

Amendment No. 51 is being discussed on its own.More Button

Amendment No. 52 is in the name of the Minister. Amendments Nos. 53 to 55, inclusive, and amendments Nos. 99 to 102, inclusive, are related and will be discussed together. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Amendment No. 57 has already been discussed with amendment No. 10.More Button

Amendments Nos. 59 and 60 are related and may be discussed together, by agreement. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Question put: “That the new section be there inserted.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Amendment No. 70 is in the name of the Minister and Deputy Howlin.More Button

There is an occupational agreement between the Minister of State and the Deputy.More Button

I draw to the attention of members that this amendment, which inserts a new section, contains a typographical error. Paragraph (f) of subsection (4) which currently reads “any matters consequential on...More Button

Amendment No. 74 cannot be moved.More Button

I am advised to refer to note 11.More Button

The same is proposed in respect of amendment No. 76.More Button

If amendment No. 72 is agreed, amendments Nos. 73 to 76, inclusive, cannot be moved.More Button

That is correct.More Button

I must refer to note 11 where this arises. I do not want to be repetitive but my notes indicate that if amendment No. 72 is agreed, amendments Nos. 73 to 76, inclusive, cannot be moved. Amendment No. ...More Button

A party may appeal to the Labour Court from a decision of a rights commissioner under section 28.More Button

Is section 29 agreed to? I note that this decision should be in the negative.More Button

The question, in effect, is that section 29 should not stand part of Bill.More Button

It is not agreed. The Deputy is being mischievous and the Chair will not forget that.More Button

Is the amendment agreed?More Button

Is it agreed that section 30 should not be part of the Bill and should be replaced by the new section? Agreed.More Button

Yes, the “No. 1 Act”, so to speak. However, in fairness to the Deputy, he wanted amendments Nos. 84, 85 and 158 to be discussed separately and we agreed on that.More Button

It is the same as amendment No. 111.More Button

The Deputy is a former Minister with enormous experience. His views must be taken into account at this stage.More Button

Amendments Nos. 88 to 92, inclusive, are related to amendment No. 87. Is it agreed that amendments Nos. 87 to 92, inclusive, be discussed together?More Button

I am in the members’ hands. Is it agreed that they be discussed separately? Agreed.More Button

That is the 15th amendment accepted by the Minister.More Button

I remind the Minister and members that we are only halfway through Committee Stage. The continued co-operation is much appreciated.More Button

Will the Deputy amend his proposal to 50% from the outside nominating bodies? That would cover the difficulty the Minister has.More Button

Is the amendment being withdrawn?More Button

What about increasing the membership numbers?More Button

Where there is a will, there is a way.More Button

Where there is a requirement, there is a way. How can we deal with this, Minister?More Button

Does the Minister of State want time to reflect?More Button

The Minister of State might use his influence. The matter will be brought back on Report Stage.More Button

A strong point was made by the Deputy.More Button

Amendments Nos. 94, 150 and 151 are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Amendment Nos. 121, 124 to 133, inclusive, and amendment No. 157 are related to amendment No. 95 and amendment No. 130 is an alternative to amendment No. 129. Amendments Nos. 95, 121, 124 to 133, incl...More Button

There is no difficulty.More Button

Is that the Deputy’s colleague?More Button

Amendments Nos. 96 to 98, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 105 to 114, inclusive, 116, 117, 135 and 136 are related. Amendment No. 136 is an alternative to amendment No. 135. They will all be discussed together.More Button

Yes. We will, therefore, discuss amendments Nos. 105 to 108, inclusive, together. Is that agreed? Agreed:More Button

Amendments. Nos. 109 and 110 are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 111 to 113, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Amendments Nos. 120 and 134 are related to amendment No. 119.More Button

Amendment No. 123 is cognate on amendment No. 122 and they will be discussed together.More Button

Amendment No. 126 is related to amendment No. 125 and both may be discussed together.More Button

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Amendment No. 127 has been discussed with amendment No. 95.More Button

This amendment was discussed with amendment No. 95.More Button

Amendments Nos. 131 to 133, inclusive, may be discussed together.More Button

In the most recent case a very reputable company was fined €1 million.More Button

Deputy Callanan’s point was the property owner who gets a contractor to build a——More Button

Is that the contractor?More Button

Is that the contractor as opposed to the person who owns the property and allocates the job?More Button

So it is the employer who is the contractor.More Button

Would the Minister of State consider the amendment on Report Stage?More Button

Will the Minister of State come back to the Deputy?More Button

It is a legal term without any positive connotations.More Button

Is the Deputy’s amendment related to amendment No. 136, in the name of the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment?More Button

I would like them to be considered together, if members wish to do so.More Button

Amendment No. 136, in the name of the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, is an alternative to amendment No. 135.More Button

Will we consider the amendments separately?More Button

Okay.More Button

This decision should be in the negative.More Button

The matter will be discussed again on Report Stage.More Button

Amendment Nos. 139 to 149, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together, by agreement. Amendment No. 139 has been tabled in the names of the Minister and Deputy Howlin.More Button

The Minister of State is not in opposition.More Button

The Deputy and the Minister of State are in agreement on amendment No. 139.More Button

We received strong representations on this issue.More Button

Is there a figure attached to this whereas there was not previously?More Button

Is this what the Irish Hotels Federation has been lobbying everyone about for the last few days? I have a vested interest as a shareholder, not a director, which I must declare. We will certainly have...More Button

Is the amendment withdrawn?More Button

I thank the Minister of State and his officials for their help and the courtesy they have shown the select committee in its deliberations. Members look forward to working with them for the remainder o...More Button

Message to Dáil.

In accordance with Standing Order 85, the following message will be sent to the Dáil: The Select Committee on Enterprise and Small Business has completed its consideration of the Safety, Health and We...More Button


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