Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Unemployment Figures.
The Deputy should update himself on the present position.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Farmers' Income Taxation.
Did the Minister not give in this House during a debate on the motion in relation to agriculture figures in respect of income tax from farmers?
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - State Debt.
Over the last three and a half years?
The current deficit?
It was the Minister's budget that created the deficit.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Growth Rate.
Would the Minister agree that personal consumption is the biggest single component of GNP, representing about two thirds of GNP?
Is the Minister saying that two-thirds is an insignificant element and would he agree that personal consumption represent this proportion of GNP?
What is the percentage, then?
Would the Minister not agree that the figure ranges between 60 and 70 per cent?
The Minister is trying to fool us. Why is he estimating a growth rate of 2 per cent when the Central Bank, who are an independent and impartial body and not politically motivated have estimated a nil...
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - NESC Report.
The Minister has said that he has responsibility for economic planning and development but is it not the case that the Taoiseach transferred the functions of the Department of Economic Planning and De...
Would the Minister not agree that the functions of this Department were transferred with their staffs to the Taoiseach's Department?
That is what the Taoiseach told this House.
Are we to believe the Minister or the Taoiseach?
We are not to believe the Taoiseach. (Interruptions.)
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Irish Pound Parity.
Would the Minister like to develop that statement that it is not true?
Will the Minister say what has been the amount of foreign borrowing in the period in question, and what has been the improvement in the reserves? Will the Minister give us a straight answer?
Could we have a straight answer just this once before the Minister goes?
The second period is shorter than the first.
Inflation and unemployment.
Would the Minister not agree that the present figure would be doubled but for the selling off of cattle stocks, including breeding stocks. and the 7 per cent drop in the volume of imports?
Secondly, would the Minister not agree that in the budget speech he said that if the provision he had made in respect of the public service pay had to be increased, he was determined that we would not...
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Economic Planning Documents.
Would the Minister state when the last medium-term programme was produced by a Fianna Fáil Government? Can the Minister remember that far back?
The last time that such a plan was produced was when both of us were in the Seanad.
Nomination of Member of Government: Motion.
The appointment we are asked to approve derives from the decision of the Government to nominate Deputy Michael O'Kennedy as the Irish Commissioner of the European Community. We have already had an opp...
Written Answers. - Public Service Remuneration.
The information sought by the Deputy is set out in tabular form below.