Lemass, Seán F.

Tuesday, 18 June 1946

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 101 No. 15

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Wheat Stocks.

Present stocks of wheat will not be sufficient to meet estimated requirements until the harvest. The estimated deficit is 30,000 tons. Application has been made to the Combined Food Board for the al...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Balbriggan Harbour.

The Dublin Port and Docks Board are the authority responsible for the maintenance of Balbriggan Harbour. Prior to the passing of the Harbours Act, 1946, expenditure by the board on that harbour could...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Bus Services in County Donegal.

The issue of a licence in respect of the Letterkenny — Ballybofey service has been authorised. The Great Northern Railway Company intend to commence the service on the 1st July. No application has bee...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Cork Brick Works.

I understand that the Ballinphelic Brick Company, Limited, has recently gone into voluntary liquidation and has sold its plant. I am prepared to give sympathetic consideration to any reasonable propo...More Button

Order of Business.

It is proposed to take business as on the Order Paper, Items Nos. 1, 2 — No. 2, the Local Government Estimates — and 3. If that business is concluded, the External Affairs Estimates, commencing with ...More Button

To-morrow, I hope. It will depend upon the progress of business to-day.More Button

In that case, we will take it next Tuesday.More Button

The business to be taken is the Local Government Estimates, the Supplies and Services Bill, the Alleviation of Distress Estimate and then the External Affairs Estimates. They will be taken to-day and...More Button

In my optimism, I should hope it would be.More Button

All the Estimates will be taken, if there is time, but the Dáil is meeting only to-day and to-morrow this week, and it is unlikely to be reached this week.More Button

Supplies and Services (Temporary Provisions) Bill, 1946—Second Stage.

I shall reply by way of speech.More Button

I move that the Bill be now read a Second Time. When it was decided last year to extend until the 1st of September this year the Emergency Powers Act, 1939, and the Orders which were made under that ...More Button

That is the intention. In so far as the main Emergency Powers Order, No. 1 of 1939, is concerned, it will be seen that it is proposed to continue only nine of the 91 Articles originally embodied in th...More Button

This Bill is not an Emergency Bill in the sense that it is not related to the emergency provisions of the Constitution. It gives specific powers, not general powers.More Button

Yes. The Emergency Powers Act gave the Government general powers to make Orders which they considered necessary to safeguard the public interest.More Button

It gave very wide powers, and was related to an article of the Constitution which ensured that the Constitution could not be pleaded against the Bill. All that goes. This is ordinary legislation an...More Button

That is not quite correct. They will not have any force after the 2nd September unless they are Orders that could have been made under the Bill in any event. If the Orders are in conflict with the po...More Button

That is right.More Button

No. There will be three types of Order. The continued Orders are those set out in the White Paper. They will be continued after the 1st September.More Button

These are the Orders in the appendix to the White Paper.More Button

Yes, it is set out in the White Paper. An Order made under the Emergency Powers Act after today will cease to operate on the 1st September unless it is an Order which could lawfully be made under Sec...More Button

The appendix is the appendix to the White Paper.More Button

It is what follows—the rest of the White Paper.More Button

Are revoked or will be revoked.More Button

Perhaps before dealing with some of the more general points raised, it might be better if I were to reply to specific queries put by Deputies. Deputy Hughes inquired why paragraph (e), Section 2, sub-...More Button

Order No. 30, made at the time of the stabilisation of the bonus. Some permanent legislation to give effect to that Order will, I think, be necessary, even if the stabilisation of the bonus ceases to...More Button

The purpose of that Order was specifically to ensure that transferred officers could not retire on Article 10 terms merely because of the stabilisation of the bonus. I think it could not be contended...More Button

There was certainly agreement with the British authorities because certain difficulties had arisen, as I recollect, regarding the interpretation of Article 10, and a new agreement was necessary in ord...More Button

Yes. Deputy Dillon made a suggestion regarding the setting up of a committee of Deputies to examine all Government Orders tabled in the House. That is a suggestion which would require very careful c...More Button


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