Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Flour Milling Industry.
Does the Deputy agree we should take it over?
Committee on Finance. - Vote 60—Office of the Minister for Social Welfare.
You said 21/6 was enough.
It is amusing, when one comes here after a general election, to hear the ex-Minister for Social Welfare and for Health tell us what should be done. Notice taken that 20 Deputies were not present; Hous...
As I was saying, were it not that there was a change of Government, thousands of unemployed men would have had their assistance cut off. The new Minister for Social Welfare restored it on the 6th Jun...
The Fianna Fáil Deputies raised this matter first. It is only right that I should answer them. It will generally be agreed that the country welcomes the change of Government. We look to a future for ...
We will, if we can get the money that you gave for him.
I realise that it must be very difficult for Deputy Dr. Ryan to be in opposition now after having been in office for 20 years. However, for the sake of our people, I think Fianna Fáil should do their...
I am answering some of the statements which were made by members of the Opposition.
If it is an offence that one should speak one's mind in this House and tell the Opposition what one thinks of them——
I want to emphasise that it is hypocrisy on the part of Deputy Dr. Ryan to attack a Minister who has been in office only a few weeks. In my view, it is unfair and unjust.
Deputy Dr. Ryan was in office for 20 years and he did nothing.
That is more of it. Is that in order?
Because Fianna Fáil created unemployment. They had to do something.
And you were against it?
You were against it.
Committee on Finance. - Finance Bill, 1954—Second Stage.
Why did not you reduce them?
Tell us what you said yourself.
What did you say yourself?
He reduced the price of butter anyhow.
I was ruled out earlier.
You said that C.I.E. would balance the Budget.
It put you over there on the Opposition Benches.
You are taking your defeat badly.
You imposed those taxes.
Do you object to that?
You were in office for 20 years——
Hear, hear! The Deputy will not vote against it.
You gave us the Standstill Order.
What about your own speech?
The straight road——
Do you want it done in a fortnight?
You put on the hardship.
Are you going to talk it out?
Is it in order for the ex-Minister for Lands to read his speech?
You are reading the speech since you started. Delaying tactics again.
Four Independents kept you in office.
You stopped all that.
It was the Yanks who were doing that and not the Irish.
Not a bad start.
There would be no hope if you had remained in office.
Build houses for the people, not Dublin Castle.
Twenty thousand people need houses.
And you said it could not be done—even in regard to butter.