Dillon, James Matthew

Wednesday, 22 April 1959

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 174 No. 6

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Suspension of Member.

On a point of order. Procedure is important. Is it not for the Leader of the House to move the motion?More Button

I do not think so.More Button

Surely not. It is a matter of procedure. It is a matter for the House.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions (Resumed). - Cross-Channel Freights.

I shall make a suggestion. May I inquire if the Minister would consider sending for the group that controls cross-Channel goods traffic and inquire of them as to the necessity for this increase and ad...More Button

Ad interim may I suggest that if the Minister feels the intelligent thing to do is to await the report, he might send for this monopoly and say to them: “The Government are prepared to hold their hand...More Button

I take it that the Minister is the only instrument we have to protect the users of the cross-Channel shipping services. Therefore, the Minister must exercise every power he has in the matter. The M...More Button

The Minister expects this report within the next few weeks and, I think, reasonably enough, says: “I do not want to take any Draconian action until I see the report which is coming so soon that I thin...More Button

Surely the Minister is aware that freight rates on every route in the world have been declining, but there is a peculiar monopoly situation here and a combination which may serve a useful purpose. If...More Button

They dropped the rates at my instance when I approached them in connection with cattle. They were perfectly reasonable. However, it will all come out in the report.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions (Resumed). - Net Overestimation.

Might I ask the Minister for Finance a question? Under our parliamentary system, the resources of the Opposition are strictly limited. We simply have not got the secretarial staff to do research on G...More Button

Without reflecting on my intelligence—I am trying to make Parliament work—I would ask the Minister to believe that for individual Deputies trying to do their jobs, and earn their livings, as well as d...More Button

Committee on Finance. - Additional Financial Resolution—Income Tax and Sur-Tax.

I have no doubt we may take it that, whatever the provisions of those sections may be, they will be retrospective to 22nd April which is the relevant date for this Financial Resolution?More Button

Then you will have to make exclusions and special provisions for genuine transactions in the Finance Bill?More Button

I assume that will revert to the date on which this Financial Resolution becomes operative so that if anything is inadvertently caught which the Minister does not intend to catch the Minister for Fina...More Button


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