Wednesday, 11 July 1979
Dáil Eireann Debate
Mr. B. Desmond: asked the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Energy if he has received applications from oil companies and petrol retailers for price increases; and, if so, (a) the amount of each increase sought and (b) the increased cost per gallon of motor oil entailed by such increases.
Mr. O'Malley: Since information in regard to individual applications or products involved in such applications must be treated as confidential, in accordance with section 25 of the Prices Act, 1958, it is not possible for me to give the information sought by the Deputy.
An Ceann Comhairle: It is a question of whether the Minister wishes to repeat it. The Chair had called the question and the question was answered and for a Deputy to get up after it was answered and to say that because he did not hear it he wants it postponed —
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