Colley, George

Thursday, 18 May 1967

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 228 No. 10

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Building Society Loan Charges.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 22 and 23 together.More Button

The Deputy is aware that it would be very easy to make a decision in this matter but that to make a correct decision requires proper investigation of the facts. The investigation is proceeding and wi...More Button

The Deputy will recall that in reply to a question on this matter last week, I referred to the fact that interest rates are declining at the moment and that there is, therefore, a prima facie case to ...More Button

Probably not at the moment, but I think I have made it clear to the House that if action is called for and if I have not got the power to act, I shall seek that power.More Button

I am not in a position to say that yet, but it will be as soon as possible.More Button

I did say I had no power to control rates or charges. The matter is slightly complicated. It may be that in a certain limited class of cases I may have some power, but certainly over the whole range...More Button

No.More Button

Why should I?More Button

Again this applies to a certain limited class of cases under the Prices Control Act, but in fact it would not be necessary to send it to the inquiry for action to take place. It is clear that the pri...More Button

That is not so.More Button

If they have the power to do something, I have the power to do something.More Button

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