Finneran, Michael

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service Debate

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Apologies have been received from Deputy Terence Flanagan. I welcome the Minister for Finance, Deputy Brian Cowen, and his officials. The purpose of this meeting is to resume consideration of the Fi...More Button

As amendments Nos. 52 and 55 are related, they will be discussed together.More Button

Amendment No. 54 is related to amendment No. 53. Amendments Nos. 53 and 54 will be discussed together.More Button

We will get an expert opinion on it.More Button

The Deputy should stick to the amendment. More Button

Deputy Mansergh, without interruption.More Button

I am sorry. I thought the Deputy had concluded.More Button

Is the amendment being pressed?More Button

Amendments Nos. 57 and 58 are related and may be discussed together.More Button

We have the opportunity to go into private session if the Minister wishes.More Button

I ask that mobile telephones be turned off and not just switched to silent as they interfere with the sound recording equipment.More Button

Amendments Nos. 63 to 65, inclusive, will be discussed together.More Button

Amendment No. 64 is out of order. It is outside the scope of the Bill and is also declaratory in nature.More Button

The Minister has stated this is a matter for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform and that we are dealing with an increase in the cost of licences. Therefore, we do not want to go into—More Button

We cannot have a Second Stage speech on the issue.More Button

I advise the committee that this is a matter for the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights.More Button

We should leave it. The Minister has stated that his colleague, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, is dealing with the matter.More Button

We will leave it to the committee of which Deputy Power is Chairman. I am sure he is doing a good job.More Button

We are discussing section 69. More Button

I must advise the committee.More Button

Section 69 provides for an increase to €300——More Button

That is the provision made in section 69.More Button

That is not a matter to be dealt with under this section. We must move on.More Button

That is a matter for another committee.More Button

Amendments Nos. 69 to 85, inclusive, are related and will be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 87 to 93, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together. More Button

Amendments Nos. 94 to 96, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 98 to 101, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 103 to 115, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 117 and 118 are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Amendment No. 121 is out of order as it involves a charge on the people.More Button

We will not continue to fight the general election.More Button

It is not appropriate to mention somebody who is not here to defend himself.More Button

The Chair has to make that point.More Button

We will move on from this matter as it has become a debate on housing.More Button

That is a positive note on which to move on to the next section.More Button

I remind Deputies that we are on section 105 of the Finance Bill, we are not having a general debate on housing.More Button

Our timetable said we were to finish at 5 p.m., but as this is the last amendment and we have a number of sections to cover, would the committee consider continuing?More Button

I thank members of the committee for doing their business in sight of the agreed time. I thank the Minister and his officials also for their co-operation.More Button

Message to Dáil.

In accordance with Standing Order 87, the following message will be sent to the Dáil: The Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service has completed its consideration of the Finance Bill 2008 an...More Button


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