Order of Business.
If you have a talk with Deputy Oliver Flanagan he may be able to help you.
Committee on Finance. - Vote 37: Agriculture (Resumed).
The Deputy's colleague said money was the only problem and blamed the Government for not supplying it. I agree the Deputy is on a more rational line.
But it is not the whole problem.
I am not disputing with the Deputy. I am saying the Deputy is disputing his colleague's statement yesterday.
That is what I like about you people.
I am sorry for getting Deputy L'Estrange off the rails.
Why leave out the local agricultural committees from the list?
That is another statement the Deputy will not make outside the House.
These are some more of the files the Deputy never does produce.
What is £100 million here or there anyhow?
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - National Wage Agreement.
The terms of the national agreement include a provision for the interpretation thereof and accordingly no document on the lines indicated has been issued by my Department. As indicated in my reply to...
We are giving it to the Deputy now.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Government Christmas Greetings.
With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 38, 39 and 40 together. The cost of Christmas cards sent by the Minister in 1970 was £178 16s 6d. The estimated cost of cards...
There is a package agreement for all postage.
Is this a supplementary or a separate question?
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Property Rates Yield.
On the basis of the 1966 Census of Population and the net increase in the housing stock since then, it is estimated that at 31st March last the numbers of dwellings, other than local authority dwellin...
Particulars of the amount of rates collected in respect of houses other than local authority houses are not available in my Department. The estimated total amount collected in rates from local authori...
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Waiver of Rates.
The possibility of providing relief from rates in the case of community or parochial halls will fall to be considered in the context of the proposed White Paper on local finance and taxation.
The White Paper is being drawn up and this item is being considered for inclusion in the White Paper.
The Parliamentary Secretary has not recommended anything yet.
Do not try to jump the gun.
I do not intend to——
——have the contents of the proposed White Paper elicited from me by way of question or supplementary question.
There will be a lot of things included in the proposed White Paper.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Tipperary Houses.
I understand from the housing authority that work was commenced last month on the first four houses in this scheme.