Dillon, James Matthew

Wednesday, 21 October 1959

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 177 No. 1

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Free Trade Area.

May I assume that the preoccupations arising out of the subject matter of these five Questions will not operate to delay or hinder the important bilateral negotiations that are proceeding between our ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Emigrants' Remittances.

It is not correct up to recently in any case. Every bank, having tendered to it an American draft, asks the question whether it is a gift or for consideration. If it is for a gift there is a slightl...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Export of Turkeys.

asked the Taoiseach what quantity of turkeys was exported from Ireland in each year from 1950 to 1958, inclusive.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Turkeys in Great Britain.

asked the Taoiseach what were the numbers of turkeys in Great Britain in each year from 1950 to 1958, inclusive.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Duties on Imported Medicinal and Veterinary Tablets.

Would the Minister for Finance or some appropriate Minister of the Government consider making a statement clarifying the position in regard to this taxation on tablets? There is a great deal of confus...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Drainage of Dromore (Monaghan) River.

asked the Minister for Finance whether the drainage survey of the Dromore river in County Monaghan has been completed; and whether drainage works will now be undertaken on this river.More Button

As the Parliamentary Secretary is aware, this is not the first occasion on which an inquiry has been made in regard to the Dromore River. Could the Parliamentary Secretary, on the occasion of his firs...More Button

Is there not a survey in the Parliamentary Secretary's Office which shows that it is quite possible, by using balancer lakes in the stream, to give very material ad interim relief to the people living...More Button

The Parliamentary Secretary is learning the language of the Office of Public Works all too soon.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Export Market for Ware Potatoes.

asked the Minister for Agriculture whether any export market is available for ware potatoes; and whether the Potato Marketing Board is prepared to purchase ware potatoes for export and, if so, at what...More Button

Is it the intention of the Potato Marketing Board to make public the prices they are in a position to offer generally?More Button

I quite see the force of that, but I am wondering if the Minister would agree with me that the knowledge that such exports can go on does create a desire in the counties that habitually deal in ware p...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Sheep and Lambs: Marketing and Prices.

asked the Minister for Agriculture whether he is aware of the heavy fall in prices of sheep and lambs; and whether he proposes to take any steps to remedy the situation.More Button

Would it be possible for the Minister to consider any approach to the British Government to shorten that period, even for a limited time, from now, say, until next Spring?More Button

The question asks if the Minister has any proposal to alleviate the circumstances of people who have large number of lambs on hand and cannot dispose of them. I fully appreciate the difficulties with...More Button

Might I make the suggestion to the Minister for Agriculture in respect of lambs, which I made to the Minister for Health in respect of doctors? Following a period of ruptured relations, might it not ...More Button

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

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he is in a position to give any indication of the price which Irish turkeys will realise during the Christmas marketing season this year.More Button

Would the Minister feel free to give this measure of reassurance to the turkey producers here, namely, that we have reasonable grounds for hoping for a reasonable price for turkeys in this year as com...More Button

I appreciate the Minister's reluctance to prophesy, but would he agree with me that the other sources of information to which he referred largely consist of experienced exporters and groups of dealing...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Report on Turkey Marketing.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when he received the report on turkey marketing; and whether he has yet completed his consideration of it.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Prices of Grade B Pigs.

asked the Minister for Agriculture whether he has received representations about the very low price paid by some factories for Grade B pigs; and whether he proposes to take any steps to remedy this si...More Button

Is the Minister aware that there is a striking and wide discrepancy between the price paid for grade B pigs as between one factory and another? Does he believe that any measures could be taken to sec...More Button

Would the Minister be good enough to inform himself at his convenience as to the prices paid for grade B pigs in the several factories so as to see whether or not there is substance in my suggestion t...More Button

You are, if you have only a couple of pigs. What are you to do with them?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cattle Prices.

asked the Minister for Agriculture whether he is aware of the heavy fall in the price of cattle; and whether he will indicate for the guidance of farmers what the prospects of the cattle trade are.More Button

Returns to Writs. - Intoxicating Liquor Bill, 1959—First Stage.

When does the Minister propose to circulate that Bill?More Button

Returns to Writs. - Civil Liability Bill, 1959—First Stage.

I thought that the mover was entitled to make a short statement.More Button

Committee on Finance. - Private Members' Business.

For our guidance, could the Chair say what happens to a Bill and motions that are not moved ?More Button

It simply appears on the paper again.More Button

Committee on Finance. - Extension of School Leaving Age—Motion.

Would the Minister excuse me asking did I understand him to say that the comparative figure, if you give £2 per head for England, is about 29/- here, plus whatever private fees may be paid?More Button

I think that figure cannot be too heavily emphasised, if that is the correct comparison.More Button

May I ask the Deputy have his parents no function?More Button


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