Cogan, Patrick

Tuesday, 14 December 1948

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 113 No. 11

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cost of Pig Production.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will undertake to have a thorough investigation made of the cost of production in the pig raising and fattening industry, such investigation to include (1) pi...More Button

Is the Minister aware that when last week a Deputy on these benches comprehensively and conscientiously prepared the costings of pig production, according to the figures available to him, the Minister...More Button

I am not asking any question in regard to the relative merits of different types of foodstuffs. I have asked a question about costings, and I want the Minister's Department to produce costings over ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Losses from Pig Disease.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he is aware that farmers have suffered substantial losses from disease affecting pigs, if he has investigated the extent of the losses in all counties and if the ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Farms Buildings Scheme.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will cause an advertisement to be published in the Press setting out the types of work for which grants are available under the farms buildings scheme.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Agricultural Workers' Wages and Milk Prices.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if any decision has been taken to revise and increase prices paid to producers of milk for human consumption, having regard to the increase in the wages of agricultu...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Erection of Poultry Houses.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he is aware that there are complaints of delay on the part of his Department in sanctioning schemes for the erection of poultry houses under the farm building sch...More Button

I have received a number of complaints that people who applied for grants for poultry houses and whose buildings have been inspected, have not had the plans returned to them to enable them to proceed....More Button

Agriculture (Amendment) Bill, 1948—Second Stage.

As I understand it, the purpose of this Bill is to provide additional finances for committees of agriculture. I did not quite follow the point raised by Deputy Allen, but I do know that a number of co...More Button

This Bill provides for increasing the finances of these bodies and, before we decide to increase the finances of these bodies, we have to consider whether or not they are serving a useful purpose.More Button

At the same time, this Bill would give them power to increase the expenditure and the allowance to their members. Just as the late Mr. Tim Healy described the boards in this country as being sufficie...More Button

Some Deputy has said said that is absurd and I think I am entitled to reply.More Button

I do not think the Deputy should say that I made an absurd statement.More Button

I am entitled to ask whether we should provide this increase in the financial resources of local authorities. I am entitled to ask are these county committees serving any useful purpose.More Button

I shall come to the question of how this increased rate may be utilised. Deputy Allen made the suggestion that this additional power to the local authorities was an attempt to place on the local auth...More Button

In addition to——More Button

I suggest that there ought to be in this Bill additional borrowing power——More Button

The line the Minister has taken is in line with the viewpoint I took with regard to this, but I respectfully accept the ruling of the Chair which narrows down the scope of debate on this important Bil...More Button

I think that the terms of the Bill are wide inasmuch as they almost double the revenue of the local authority——More Button

——and that it gives Deputies reason to ask for what purpose the money is to be used.More Button

There are a lot of aspects of this matter which occur to a Deputy when he is called upon to provide additional revenue and they would almost compel him to vote against this Bill. As I know a consider...More Button

May I ask the Minister one question? Does the Minister realise that burnt lime——More Button

There is an aspect that the Minister appears to have overlooked, that a ton of burned lime is equal to two tons of ground limestone. It appears to me that with the subsidy on the burned lime it will b...More Button

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