Briscoe, Robert

Wednesday, 30 June 1954

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 146 No. 5

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Price Index Number Reduction.

asked the Taoiseach if he will state what reduction in the consumer price index number resulted from the reduction of ½d. in the price of the 2-lb. loaf.More Button

Committee on Finance. - Finance Bill, 1954—Committee.

I wonder could I induce the Parliamentary Secretary to the Government, Deputy O'Donovan, to rise to his feet and to explain to the House in the precise, calculated way in which he explained to another...More Button

I am asking Deputy O'Donovan would he rise to his feet and explain, in the same precise, calculated manner as he explained in another house the proposition that taxation and cost of living could be re...More Button

The Parliamentary Secretary says that he said nothing of the kind. Last week I said something similar. What the Parliamentary Secretary said was published in the Press. I ask the Parliamentary Secre...More Button

——the cheers and the applause that were accorded the Deputy when he said that beer was going to be cheaper. I should like the Deputy to tell us whether since he became a Deputy he considers that poss...More Button

I did not say he had the neck of the devil.More Button

One of the things outstanding in the election and which was to copperfasten the promises made was the continual reference to the fact that if there were a change of Government there was going to be an...More Button

Could I ask the Minister a question on that?More Button

I shall ask it afterwards.More Button

Service of debt.More Button

Will the Minister break down the service of debt in the second three-year period? How much of it was Marshall Aid?More Button

What is the service of debt for the Marshall Aid Loan, please, for the three years since it began?More Button

Would the Minister be specific in regard to Marshall Aid?More Button

I had hoped that the Minister would have answered my question. I do not think it is fair that the Minister for Finance should, by his method of accepting the case made for the amendment, attempt to p...More Button

No. The Minister in his statement just now indicated that as a result of borrowing by Fianna Fáil in their three years of office, succeeding that of the three years of the inter-Party Government, the...More Button

I am not going to be drawn into what I call a lawyer's quibble. I just wanted to get the facts clear. This evening we are talking about whether the public were misled or whether we were foolish to t...More Button

I want to get this correct. Will the Minister now say what was the increase in the service of debt charges at the end of their three years' period of office and at the end of our three years' period ...More Button

It was not left there for Fianna Fáil to dispose of as they chose or wished. It was left there to meet commitments already entered into by our predecessors. That has been made perfectly clear.More Button

That is an admission anyway that £22,500,000 which we had in the Exchequer were earmarked for commitments entered into by our predecessors. Now the Minister says he has commitments without the money. ...More Button


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