O'Malley, Desmond J.

Thursday, 26 July 1973

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 267 No. 12

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Committee on Finance. - Finance Bill, 1973: Committee Stage.

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Finance Bill, 1973: Committee Stage (Resumed).

On Second Stage Deputy Haughey raised the question of whether or not an organisation such as Gorta was included in the benefits to be derived from this section. Could the Minister let us know whether ...More Button

Could the Minister give us a list of the organisations that are covered by this?More Button

I have in mind the National Institute of Higher Education in Limerick which I think would be an appropriate body to benefit.More Button

Would the Minister not agree that the necessity for extending the provisions in 12 months time or so, could be overcome by his inserting some such phrase as “Irish third level educational institutions...More Button

It is a pity the Minister did not imitate Deputy Colley more often.More Button

Is the section so wide that it will create difficulties for a genuine friendly society? One of the phrases that strikes me in the whole new section is that it has not “engaged in trading activity”. ...More Button

I now wonder are there any friendly societies in the country at all.More Button

Without going through the whole list would the Minister tell us that there are, in fact, no trading friendly societies, ones that would be bona fide?More Button

If that is so, that is satisfactory.More Button

I should like to refer to a survey which was carried out by the National Prices Commission and published in this morning's newspapers. Unfortunately, I cannot quote precisely the figures but the gist...More Button

If you include the bit for the Earl of Iveagh, it is 2.4 old pence, one new penny.More Button

That was the increase if you include, and I will be very accurate, the Earl of Iveagh, VAT and duty.More Button

This, unfortunately, was done at a time when, through circumstances which are beyond everybody's control in this country, the tourist industry here was going through a bad period. The tourist industr...More Button

Is this a usual provision in Finance Bills?More Button

Could I just say to the Minister in relation to the first of those orders in that table — Imposition of Duties (No. 199) (Excise Duties) (Firearms Certificates) Order, 1972 — that that was made by the...More Button


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