Industrial Development Bill, 1972: Second Stage.
It will take the Deputy a long time to crawl out from under the avalanche.
That is not the way the Europeans interpret the position. In fact, they say that our incentives towards industry are the best in Europe.
That is out. That is only a robin's egg.
They are so insignificant that they did not even deal with them at any length.
We never said we accepted it in toto.
We were entitled to do it.
It seems to me that both of the Deputies who spoke on this subject are vexed. I do not know why they are vexed unless it be that the publication from the IDA was issued during the course of the latte...
No matter how vexed the Deputy may be, and the Deputy is vexed—— (Interruptions.)
As one of the leaders of the Labour Party, the Deputy will literally have to be dug out from under an avalanche of paper.
And do not expect Deputies from this side of the House to come to the rescue.
The point I am trying to make is that this report came out too late and was not at all inspired to direct or deflect the aim of the people away from the referendum. It is merely traffic in the lowest...
I deplore the foul attempt which is being made to confuse this IDA report with other matters totally unrelated. However, getting back to the Bill, I think the aim of the Bill is a good one. Those of...
I am grateful to the Deputy for confirming the fact that I am correct as to one part of my argument.
We are not trying to throw cold water on the Buchanan report.
It was commissioned to find out certain things about industry.
We will come back to that aspect later. Having studied the report, we were satisfied that growth centres would not suffice in our circumstances. We are prepared to argue this at any level, across the...
I am not.
Any Deputy is welcome to contradict what I am saying. I am speaking from my own point of view as a member of my party.
Deputy M. O'Leary implied that we are doing this from a low political motive.
He said we wanted industries in every boreen. That is not so. We accept the report because we believe it is the best plan to enable us to strike a fair balance in our circumstances.
They are not.
Far from it.
I invite the Deputy to take a drive with me down to the midlands tomorrow night.
The towns of Clara and Athlone will be all right.
We are not obliged to accept the advice of the Confederation of Irish Industry, of industrial correspondents or industrial consultants. Our task is to take the best part of advice tendered and apply t...
I am not decrying the importance of industrial consultants.
We are in an age of specialisation and governments and others have to have the advice of consultants.
Because we take what we think are the best proposals made and try to apply them is no reason for assuming that we are ditching all the advice given. We are not. Far from it. We have, and I hope shal...
It was a bit earlier, I think.