Fitzgerald-Kenney, James

Wednesday, 10 June 1931

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 39 No. 1

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Design of Motor Omnibuses.

There are 189 motor omnibuses plying in the Dublin area which are not constructed so as completely to separate the driver from the passengers.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Prosecutions Against 'Bus Drivers.

The answers to questions (1), (2) and (3) are as follows:—More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Sanitation of Kerry School.

I can find no record in my Department of the receipt of a report from the medical officer with regard to the insanitary condition of the Rathmore school building, but the reports of the inspectors sho...More Button

I am not aware.More Button

Financial Resolutions. - Public Charitable Hospitals (Amendment) Bill, 1931.—Report.

What hospital?More Button

The Deputy stated that they could not be. On the Committee Stage of the Bill I stated that it was very lamentable that this discussion should have been conducted in the terms in which it was conducte...More Button

You are also taking money from County Louth, and from County Galway, because Galway hospital is now one of the hospitals under the voluntary scheme.More Button

Since to-day. That shows how little Deputies opposite have really considered how these schemes work.More Button

Deputies could not be expected to know, but I am bringing it forward to show that the standpoint of Deputy Dr. Ryan, that it is Dublin hospitals alone that benefit, is entirely unjustifiable, and has ...More Button

As far as my experience goes a person who goes to a Dublin hospital pays the amount of money he is able reasonably to pay out of his own pocket, and if sent by a board of health, the board pays. As f...More Button

Is the Deputy aware that there is a Committee of Reference to be set up under the Bill?More Button

The Deputy is quite wrong.More Button

I offered a compromise and it was refused.More Button

May I say that my temper is never ruffled.More Button

The Deputy does not know the facts. It was Deputy Davin suggested 33? per cent., and I said yes.More Button

No. The hospitals which were able to bring themselves under the provisions of the original Bill that is that they received voluntary subscriptions, and that they gave 25 per cent. of their beds to th...More Button

Surely Dublin Union hospital is.More Button

I think the Corporation contributes to other hospitals.More Button

They have to support the Dublin Union hospital, which has got something like 1,500 beds.More Button

It is a matter for the House.More Button

Deputy Dr. Ryan will not withdraw his amendment, so what is the use of talking? If he wanted to, Deputy Allen will not allow him. He said so.More Button

I know perfectly well that in no circumstances is the Deputy prepared to withdraw his amendment.More Button

It is really a most lamentable thing that Deputy Dr. Ryan did not take this course before, instead of making a long speech and having the long discussion, and I think myself, the very harmful discussi...More Button

I move amendment 3:— In page 3, line 52, Section 5 (4) (b) immediately after the word “concerned” to add the words “and the reasons for the adoption of such proportions.” This is rather ancillary to t...More Button

I move amendment 4:— In page 3, Section 5, to insert before paragraph (c) a new paragraph as follows:— “(c) for the purpose of making the report to the Minister under the foregoing paragraph of this s...More Button

In amendment 3 you have “and the reasons for the adoption of such proportions.” Of course the Committee must give its reasons in writing. The Committee of Reference also has full powers to see any b...More Button

The old point of statutory declarations still remains. The accounts will be submitted to me as a matter of fact under the old Act, and I am entitled to insist upon a statutory declaration, and in fact...More Button

Perhaps the Chair would waive the rules and allow Deputy O'Kelly to make whatever remarks he wishes.More Button

I do not want to interrupt the Deputy, but I may possibly help him if I explain how the percentage is arrived at. Various representatives of the hospitals came together, they then decided that they w...More Button

They did not kick, but they were not very pleased.More Button

I think it was very unfair to talk shop to the Deputy when he was ill.More Button

For the future that will be a matter for the Committee of Reference.More Button

The Committee of Reference will make the allocation.More Button

As far as the last part of the Deputy's statement is concerned, of course the local bodies will get no money from the Minister for Local Government until the scheme has been before him, and naturally ...More Button

I do not think there is any necessity.More Button

For the reason that the Hospitals Committee will have drafted the whole scheme and will have themselves put forward what is their view as to their needs and requirements. That is what they do now. Th...More Button

I think there is really only one local body in each county. Question put and agreed to. Question—“That the Bill do now pass”—put and agreed to.More Button


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