Colley, George

Wednesday, 29 November 1978

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 310 No. 2

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Order of Business.

What is the Deputy talking about? Have we not had a debate?More Button

As the Deputy knows, it does not have to be finished. There are many precedents for this. DeputiesMore Button

Supplementary Estimates, 1978: Leave to Introduce.

I move: That leave be given by the Dáil to introduce the following Supplemen-tary Estimates for the service of the year ending on the 31st day of December 1978, namely:— Votes Nos.:— 1 (President's Es...More Button

I cannot say off-hand but I am not sure why the Deputy would not consider it more appropriate to raise this question on the various Estimates.More Button

The Deputy may take it that any procedure in regard to the expenditure of money will follow the rules and precedents in this regard.More Button

I do not propose at this stage to spell them out for the Deputy.More Button

The Deputy is aware that the matter is a little more complex than that.More Button

I am simply moving that leave be granted to introduce the Supplementary Estimates. I am not introducing the Supplementary Estimates.More Button

If the Deputy has no wish to agree to leave being granted to introduce a Supplementary Estimate, he should say so.More Button

I will not give any undertaking to do that. (Interruptions.)More Button

May I point out that Fine Gael should know by now that if they disagree with a Supplementary Estimate on any basis, whether on the basis they are now alleging or otherwise, the course open to them is ...More Button

That is correct.More Button

Deputy FitzGerald is misrepresenting totally my position. What I said was that the ordinary practice—and this is the practice one would expect from any rational person—is that in debating any Suppleme...More Button

Not at the stage of the question of leave to introduce being granted.More Button

On a point of order—— (Interruptions.)More Button

——I submit that it is my experience and the experience also, I suggest, of any other Deputy in the House, that the only question asked and normally permitted by the Chair in regard to the introduction...More Button

It is proposed to circulate them by tomorrow morning and it is hoped to take them possibly next week.More Button

Written Answers. - State Bodies Employment.

As far as Government Departments are concerned, the total number of employees aged 65 or over is approximately 1,380, of whom approximately 1,000 are employed in subordinate grades. It is not possible...More Button

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