Committee on Finance. - Vote on Account, 1953-54. Motion by Minister for Finance (Resumed).
Do not make us laugh.
A marked increase.
From his memory.
Do not prompt him.
Where did the Deputy get the figure, £50,000,000?
I am not prepared to accept anything the Deputy gives because he has given no authoritative source for the figures he has been quoting.
I do not forget the Deputy's brilliant attempt to reform the poultry industry in this country.
Again there is no proof of that.
This is a wild assertion.
A Deputy or a delegate?
Not at all. The Deputy does not know what he is talking about.
Does the Deputy remember 1951?
I did not make that promise. The Deputy had better recite what I said.
I will not allow the Deputy to put that gloss on my words. He may be an adept at misrepresentation, but he had better give the exact quotation.
From better prices.
I know that farmers' incomes are up by nearly £11,000,000.
The Deputy does not understand the figures.
The Deputy is shutting his eyes to the facts. A substantial Labour vote was transferred to the Fianna Fáil candidate in Wicklow and in Cork.
I hope that they will be taken.
The Deputy is very well aware that the introduction of this Vote on Account has been necessary because of the obstructionist tactics pursued by the Fine Gael Party for a considerable time past.
Deputy O'Hara gets very uncomfortable when you talk about North Mayo.
Will the Deputy tell us who passed the Arterial Drainage Act?
Will the Deputy tell us who passed the Arterial Drainage Act, in the teeth of the opposition of the Deputy and his colleagues?
There were a lot of things Deputy Donnellan did which were unmentionable.
The Deputy seems to be annoyed.