Lemass, Seán F.

Wednesday, 14 February 1934

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 50 No. 9

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Duty on Machinery Parts.

Customs duty is not chargeable on compression joints as such. There is a Customs duty chargeable at the rate of 50 per cent. ad valorem (33½ per cent. preferential rate) on any of the following artic...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - The Unemployment Assistance Act.

Before the Unemployment Assistance Act can be put into operation, it is necessary to provide suitable offices at various centres and to arrange for their equipment and staffing, and large quantities o...More Button

There appears to be a number of separate questions contained in that supplementary.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Markets for Cured Herrings.

I have to inform the Deputy, in the first place, that neither German nor Polish goods of any kind enjoy preferential treatment on entry into the Saorstát. The possibility of securing more favourable ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Industrial Firms.

The Census of Production Reports published by my Department must be regarded as the normal source of information relating to the number of concerns and the number of persons employed in any industry, ...More Button

So far as brush-making is concerned, the figures for 1931 included concerns and persons employed in the making of brush stocks. These firms and persons were not included in the 1933 figures. In the ...More Button

The only difference is the absence of information which would enable the reliable figures to be given at this stage. There are items included in 1931 that were not included in 1933. I could not give...More Button

Workmen's Compensation Bill, 1933—From the Seanad.

It is proposed to ask the Dáil to agree with the Seanad amendments.More Button

I have no desire to rush them, if Deputies would like some time to consider them; say, this day week.More Button

Formally. Bill ordered for Wednesday, February 21.More Button

In Committee on Finance. - Financial Resolution.

I should say, perhaps, that any country that is entitled to receive most favoured nation treatment from us would continue to receive it, and if the benefit of a preferential rate is extended to any c...More Button

The Deputy is, no doubt, aware that this is the only nation in the Commonwealth which extends the benefit of every Imperial Preference rate automatically to all the others.More Button

But not generally extended.More Button

When I say not generally extended, it is quite clear that there is no most favoured nation treatment in operation between members of the Commonwealth. This is the only country which, in fact, extends...More Button

Yes.More Button

No, not purely or impurely.More Button

There is no preferential duty on coal. The Deputy will recollect the discussion we had on the report of the Ottawa Conference which was submitted to the House. At that stage and at the Conference, w...More Button

In reality and, very definitely, in reality.More Button

I am not quite clear yet.More Button

I know whom you mean now.More Button

It is quite clear that the Deputy misunderstands the purpose of the Bill. In so far as it has been decided to withdraw the preference heretofore extended to British goods, because of the situation ex...More Button

The Dominion of Canada. On that account we are terminating the legal position which required us to give that automatic preference in accordance with the announced intention of the Government, and the...More Button

No.More Button

Yes.More Button

France.More Button

There was a treaty negotiated but never ratified or brought into operation. There is also Poland.More Button

There is no treaty obligation which prevents us doing it.More Button

I do not think it applies to any other country.More Button

In fact there are quite a number of European countries that have a substantial trade here which are not entitled to most-favoured-nation rights. France is one, Czecho Slovakia is another. There are ...More Button

Some of them certainly are. Resolution agreed to. Resolution reported and agreed to.More Button

In Committee on Finance. - Electricity (Supply) (Amendment) Bill, 1934—Money Resolution.

I move:More Button

£1,160,000.More Button

Private Deputies' Business. - Relief of Rates on Agricultural Land.

Does Deputy O'Leary deny that?More Button

Will the Deputy go down to the bog areas of this country and make that statement?More Button

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