Lynch, John

Thursday, 3 March 1960

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 179 No. 8

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Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Bill, 1959—From the Seanad.

Three amendments were accepted in the Seanad and I should like to move them as soon as possible—perhaps after Questions.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Arigna Unemployment Situation.

The information available to me does not suggest the existence of a serious position in the Arigna area and I am not satisfied that any steps beyond the existing policy of giving preference to Arigna ...More Button

I am afraid I cannot comment on the accuracy of the figures just given by the Deputy, but I should like to refer him to the fact that, in 1959, the total production of coal in the Arigna area was 64,3...More Button

That is a separate question.More Button

I shall inquire into that.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - C.I.E. Pension Fund: Amount to Credit.

It is assumed that the Deputy's question relates to the Pension Scheme for Wages Grade Employees. The amount standing to the credit of this Scheme at 31st December, 1959 was £2,769,324, subject to au...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - C.I.E. Employees' Pensions.

With the permission of the Leas-Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 11 and 12 together.More Button

C.I.E. did in fact increase the pensions of the lower group recently at a cost of £17,000 per annum. These were men who opted for the five years scheme and who received the higher pension for that ti...More Button

In reply to the Deputy's further question, I want to say that this is a current fund arising out of the contribution of current employees.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Bread Price Increases.

An increase in the price of bread in May, 1957 followed the removal of the subsidy on flour. Bread prices were freed from control in August, 1957 and I am, therefore, not in a position to give the pre...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - North Monastery (Cork) Technical School: Status of Teachers.

It has been accepted in principle that the permanent whole-time lay teachers in the Day Trades Preparatory School be transferred to the staff of the City of Cork Vocational Education Committee for sub...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Stillorgan Vocational School.

I am aware of the need for a vocational school at Stillorgan. The purchase of a site for the proposed school has been sanctioned, but the size of the school and its place in the order of priority of ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Kilternan (Dublin) Vocational School.

I am not prepared to sanction this proposal at present as I consider that the existing school is catering adequately for the local demand for adult classes.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fire Fighting Equipment in Schools.

The regulations for the recognition or continued recognition of National Schools require that a suitable fireguard be provided therein for each open fireplace and that adequate protection against burn...More Button

Having regard to the fact that these schools are used in the daytime it is considered that the existing regulations are adequate.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - School Attendance of Children over School Age.

I am aware that parents who, without reasonable excuse, fail to cause their children to continue to attend school until the end of the quarter in which they reach the age of fourteen years are liable ...More Button

The reasonable excuses are set out in the Act of 1926 and the case mentioned by the Deputy is not one of them.More Button

Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Bill, 1959—From the Seanad—(Resumed).

I move that the Committee agree with the Seanad in amendment 1: NEW SECTION. Before section 47 the following new section inserted:— “(1) (a) Where compensation is assessed by the Board in respect of...More Button

I move that the Committee agree with the Seanad in amendment 2: Section deleted. Question put and agreed to. SECTION 80.More Button

I move that the Committee agree with the Seanad in amendment 3: In paragraph (a), line 4, “land,” deleted and “‘land’ where the latter word firstly occurs,” substituted. Question put and agreed to.More Button

I move that the Committee agree with the Seanad in amendment 4: 4. Before section 84 the following new section inserted:— “The following section shall be inserted in the Principal Act in lieu of sect...More Button

The reason I am asking the House to accept these amendments today is because it was intimated to me that March is a very good month for carrying out certain parts of the survey operations. I take it,...More Button

The whole country is subject to the agreement and I do not know what part they have in mind. Question put and agreed to. Amendments reported and agreed to. Ordered: That a message be sent to the Seana...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Bread Price Increases.

The concern expressed by Deputy Flanagan and Deputy O'Sullivan for the people who consume bread is less than the concern they have now for the success of Fine Gael in the local elections and questions...More Button

If there is an answer to it I should like to hear it. It has been a long time coming. On the abolition of the subsidies, let me say that nobody ever envisaged the food subsidies as a permanent measu...More Button

On the abolition of the subsidies, price control on bread was, in fact, freed. Since then prices have been dictated mainly by the cost of wheat and largely as a result of competition between bakers. ...More Button

It is completely false to suggest that the price of all ranges of commodities has increased.More Button

I did not interrupt any of the statements made by the two Deputies, however extravagant. My statements are statements of fact.More Button

The Deputy, on the other hand, started to plead for the farmers as well. He knows as well as I do that the price is related to the price paid to farmers for wheat. In the White Paper there is, in t...More Button

If the price of wheat is increased, as the Deputy suggests, it will, in present circumstances, inevitably result in an increase in the price of bread. Reference was made to the increase before the pre...More Button


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