Andrews, David

Thursday, 3 May 1973

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 265 No. 4

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Voting at Elections.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will consider a scheme to allow commercial representatives to vote at general elections, referenda and Presidential elections even though they are not in ...More Button

Would the Minister agree that these people should be entitled to a vote?More Button

Does that mean that they will be getting the vote?More Button

I assume that it will be done after the Presidential election.More Button

That means it will not be done.More Button

You are in Government now. Discharge your responsibilities.More Button

Do not always be throwing it over to us.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Reconstruction of Local Authorities.

asked the Minister for Local Government when it is intended to re-constitute Dublin Corporation and Bray Urban District Council.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Dublin Housing.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he is aware of the urgent need for houses in the Dún Laoghaire and Dublin County Council areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Minister has said there is a very serious housing situation here. Of the 25,000 houses he is promising us per year would he agree that we in Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown should receive a fair allo...More Button

I am very pleased to hear that.More Button

asked the Minister for Local Government when it is intended to take in charge Allen Park Estate, Stillorgan, County Dublin.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Differential Rent Systems.

asked the Minister for Local Government if in view of the difficulties experienced under the differential rents system by people who earn overtime, he will arrange that overtime earnings are not taken...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Householders' Rates.

asked the Minister for Local Government the action he intends taking in relation to the serious burden of rates on householders throughout the country.More Button

I believe the Government's rates scheme is a sick joke and a total fraud.More Button

Would the Minister not agree that he should abolish this penal tax altogether? In how many cases was there, in fact, a rates reduction? In how many counties? Where will the Government get the £10.8 ...More Button

The Government should stand over their own plan.More Button

I am asking the Minister a reasonable question: where will they get the £10.8 million?More Button

The Deputy is the best attender in the House.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Local Authority Rates.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will give full details of rates struck for 1972-73 as compared with the figures for 1971-72 in respect of each local authority area; and the percentage in...More Button

Could the Minister even give us rough figures? In how many areas have the rates been reduced?More Button

Is it not a fact that it has not happened at all?More Button

I am asking the question. This is a rates fraud.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Dublin Dumping Problem.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he is aware of the serious health hazard to which the people of Shrewsbury Lawn extension County Dublin are exposed, arising out of the dumping problem near ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Bay Oil Refinery.

Can the Minister say if the oil refinery——More Button

This is a very important matter from the point of view of my constituency and my constituents. Am I to be stifled here by you?More Button

I had not. I was politely and courteously seeking to ask a question when all the brouhaha had ceased.More Button

The Deputy does not make threats.More Button

I am asking the Minister whether he is for or against the Dublin Bay oil refinery.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Removal of VAT.

asked the Minister for Finance when is it intended to remove VAT from essential food items; and how it is intended to recoup the taxes so lost to the Exchequer.More Button

I suppose the Minister could not give us a preview of what is proposed?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Working Wives Tax Allowances.

The Minister is not in a position to give any indication of proposals in connection with this matter? Is he considering the matter?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Income Tax Concessions.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider, where unmarried mothers are in gainful employment and wish to retain and maintain their children, that substantial tax-free allowances be granted to...More Button

Can the Minister state if he intends to give consideration to this matter? I think the Minister will agree that it is a serious social problem.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Employer-Labour Conference Report.

How early is early?More Button

Deputy Desmond is a backbencher of the Minister's party whether he knows it or not. (Interruptions.)More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dún Laoghaire Harbour.

asked the Minister for Finance if in view of the unkempt appearance of the West Pier, Dún Laoghaire, he will have the situation rectified urgently; and if he will make a general statement about the We...More Button

asked the Minister for Finance if he will indicate his proposals to improve the entrance facilities from the main thoroughfare, across the railway tracks, to the West Pier, Dún Laoghaire.More Button

asked the Minister for Finance if he is aware that motorists have been using the West Pier, Dún Laoghaire; and if he will have barriers erected to ensure that this practice ceases.More Button


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