Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Price of Wheat.

Wednesday, 30 October 1957

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 164 No. 2

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Mr. T.F. O'Higgins: Information on Michael Joseph O'Higgins  Zoom on Michael Joseph O'Higgins  asked the Minister for Agriculture whether, in accordance with the undertakings given to increase the price of wheat, he will now state what steps he proposes to take to implement these undertakings.

Mr. Aiken: Information on Frank Aiken  Zoom on Frank Aiken  No undertakings were given by me to increase the price of wheat.

Mr. Jones: Information on Denis Francis Jones  Zoom on Denis Francis Jones  Would the Minister mind repeating that answer?

Mr. Aiken: Information on Frank Aiken  Zoom on Frank Aiken  It is quite clear.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  Does the Minister seriously say that he and his colleagues have not given repeated undertakings in public to increase the price payable for wheat over and above that payable in respect of this cereal year?

[205]Mr. Aiken: Information on Frank Aiken  Zoom on Frank Aiken  No.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  You never did?

Mr. Aiken: Information on Frank Aiken  Zoom on Frank Aiken  No.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  I was listening to Deputy Corry on that point at a by-election and the roars of him could be heard over a radius of 15 miles and you are his colleague.

Mr. Sweetman: Information on Gerard Sweetman  Zoom on Gerard Sweetman  Is the Minister not aware that the presence of Deputies Gibbons and Medlar in this House is solely due to promises made about the price of wheat?

Mr. Aiken: Information on Frank Aiken  Zoom on Frank Aiken  That is not so.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon  Zoom on James Matthew Dillon  Look at Deputy Ó Briain there.

Donnchadh Ó Briain: Information on Donnchadh Ó Briain  Zoom on Donnchadh Ó Briain  You tried to kill it and you did your damnedest.

Mr. Crotty: Information on Patrick J. Crotty  Zoom on Patrick J. Crotty  Is the Minister not aware that promises were given in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election that the Government would go back to the late Deputy Tom Walsh's prices for wheat?

Mr. Aiken: Information on Frank Aiken  Zoom on Frank Aiken  I am not so aware.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  Order! Question No. 59.

Mr. O'Sullivan: Information on Denis O'Sullivan  Zoom on Denis O'Sullivan  The cat is out of the bag.

Mr. Sweetman: Information on Gerard Sweetman  Zoom on Gerard Sweetman  Did the Minister for External Affairs not make such a promise in the town of Callan in Kilkenny?

[206]An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan  Zoom on Patrick Hogan  I call Question No. 59.


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