Crotty, Patrick J.

Wednesday, 2 December 1959

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 178 No. 5

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Kilkenny Housing Scheme.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he has taken a decision on the repeated requests of the Kilkenny Corporation to receive a deputation to discuss the completion of the housing scheme, the sit...More Button

Has the Minister considered the report of the county medical officer of health on the housing position in Kilkenny, and in view of that report, is he not prepared to sanction the completion of this ho...More Button

Now that the Minister is aware so many people are living in unfit dwellings, is he not prepared to allow us to complete the housing scheme to enable us to give houses to people living in unfit dwellin...More Button

That assurance was given in my hearing by the former Mayor of Kilkenny. There is no doubt that these people would have first claim on any houses built. Does the Minister regard as “newly weds” peopl...More Button

The housing authority always built for those classes. Is the Minister hoping that with emigration as it is, the need will disappear?More Button

The Minister got that assurance long ago.More Button

Committee on Finance. - Excise Duties—Mechanically Propelled Vehicles.

I should like the Minister to clarify a matter. Suppose a person had a lorry on which a horse box is placed, not a horse box built on a chassis. Once a month, he places his horse box on the lorry. ...More Button

He has not been taxed in the past. The horse box has been put on the lorry, with no tax. He has a merchandise licence. If, in future, the unladen weight is increased and if he is applying to the De...More Button

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I shall put it this way; he is a licensed haulier and is paid for carting the horse. That may be only once, when there is a race meeting convenient to him. At other times he is drawing pigs, beet or...More Button

Yes, he was.More Button

He was.More Button

He was regarded as within the law.More Button

If the Minister makes that case, I agree, even if he has to pay extra tax.More Button

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