O'Connell, John F.

Tuesday, 23 February 1971

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 251 No. 12

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Membership of EEC.

asked the Taoiseach the effect which membership of the EEC will have on Irish retail prices for beef, mutton and butter.More Button

asked the Taoiseach by how much, on an average, food prices will rise when Ireland joins the EEC.More Button

Would the Parliamentary Secretary not consider it advisable that the prices of normal food products should be spelled out?More Button

Would the Parliamentary Secretary not agree that the people interested are the housewives?More Button

Would the Parliamentary Secretary be in a position to give us figures for foodstuffs that apply at the present time in Common Market countries so that we will have some idea of what the prices might ...More Button

And the Parliamentary Secretary will communicate with me?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - General Medical Service.

asked the Minister for Health if any information has been made available to his Department to warrant the reopening of discussions with the medical profession on the fee per item of service method of ...More Button

Further to the Minister's reply, would he not agree that the main items of conflict at the present time relate, firstly, to permanent DMOs and, secondly, to temporary DMOs? Does the Minister think th...More Button

In view of the fact that the abolition of the dispensary system is such an important matter, would the Minister not think it advisable to reopen discussions with the profession and not to consider at...More Button

The Minister will agree that these difficulties are not insuperable?More Button

If it were possible to reopen discussions, could the new scheme come into operation by 1st April?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Membership of EEC.

asked the Minister for External Affairs if, in view of the great uncertainties and possible hazards to all elements of Irish life which membership of the EEC entails, an adequate study has been made o...More Button

If Britain decided not to go into the EEC would the question arise about our joining without Britain?More Button

The Minister has not answered it.More Button

Is the Minister sure it would be only temporary?More Button

What percentage?More Button

Britain's figure relates to a percentage.More Button

Do you not mean that if they do not go in we do not go in?More Button

You mean that if they do not go in we do not go in?More Button

It certainly does.More Button

That is what you are trying to avoid saying.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Food Prices.

asked the Minister for Transport and Power if, consequent on food prices here rising to continental levels, the Irish tourist trade, particularly the trade with Britain, will be adversely affected.More Button

I do not dispute the Minister's figures but I am asking what will happen if and when we join the EEC—will the situation not be reversed? Is not the fact that we are third from the bottom in the Europ...More Button

It is related to the question. Are we not dealing with Question No. 16?More Button

I am talking about prices of food in this country. It is directly related, in view of the fact that if we enter the EEC prices will rise——More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Membership of EEC.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce whether food prices and living costs will rise on Irish entry to the EEC, and whether, simultaneously, the various existing subsidies on manufactured expor...More Button

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce how Irish manufacturing industry will be able to survive within the EEC, in view of the fact that Irish manufactured exports may become less competitive, b...More Button

I hope I will be allowed to ask a supplementary.More Button

In error I mentioned export subsidies. What I meant was export incentives by way of tax free allowances which will last until 1990. According to the Rome Treaty, Article 54 I think, such incentives ...More Button

Does it not alter the question?More Button

Does the Minister not agree that, if concessions are given to companies who are exporting, that amounts to a subsidy?More Button


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