Boland, John

Thursday, 1 December 1977

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 302 No. 4

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Vote 49 : Social Welfare.

It is a real indication of the revolution that has taken place in the attitude of Government to social welfare and the enlightened expansion of the services that has taken place over the last few year...More Button

I accept the Chair's point of view. Part of the Supplementary Estimate refers to the sorts of benefit I have been talking about. One of the areas in which there has been a shortfall in the provision ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Illegal Fishing.

I am anxious to ask a supplementary question.More Button

Is the Minister aware that, in addition to the penalties which he has outlined in relation to the Isle of Man, there are possible jail sentences in respect of the masters and mates of the vessels con...More Button

Why did the Minister not refer to them?More Button

Vote 49: Social Welfare.

To garner as many votes as possible.More Button

Would the Minister accept that there is a need for a simplifying process in relation to the whole myriad of forms?More Button

Would the Minister make it clear that only those old people living alone and who already have telephones will be eligible for participation in the scheme? In other words, that if an old person living...More Button

It is not the local authorities but the urban authorities who are responsible.More Button

As far as extending the scheme to other areas is concerned, would the initiative rest with the Department?More Button

I am becoming very familiar with this manifesto.More Button

Yes, we are becoming experts on it.More Button

The previous Minister for Finance was not too well received when he floated that idea a year or two ago.More Button

The Minister only has a fairly hazy idea himself, as far as I can see.More Button

The number depends on the number the Minister did not answer. There are six areas.More Button

One was the suggestion that the electricity allowance might be paid in certain cases to people who are not living alone but who are living with somebody else in straitened circumstances. The second p...More Button

I think it arises under section 3 (f).More Button

I appreciate that. I am endeavouring to help the Minister in his battle with the Department of Finance. Vote put and agreed to.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Business of Dáil.

The Minister mentioned in the earlier debate that this matter would be dealt with on the Adjournment, so he will have an opportunity of dealing with it now.More Button

There seems to be confusion on the Government side in relation to the areas of responsibility.More Button

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