Fitzgerald, Garrett

Tuesday, 16 December 1980

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 325 No. 7

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Unemployment Figures.

The Deputy should update himself on the present position.More Button

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?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - State Debt.

Over the last three and a half years?More Button

The current deficit?More Button

It was the Minister's budget that created the deficit.More Button

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?More Button

Is the Minister saying that two-thirds is an insignificant element and would he agree that personal consumption represent this proportion of GNP?More Button

What is the percentage, then?More Button

Would the Minister not agree that the figure ranges between 60 and 70 per cent?More Button

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...More Button

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...More Button

Would the Minister not agree that the functions of this Department were transferred with their staffs to the Taoiseach's Department?More Button

That is what the Taoiseach told this House.More Button

Are we to believe the Minister or the Taoiseach?More Button

We are not to believe the Taoiseach. (Interruptions.)More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Irish Pound Parity.

Would the Minister like to develop that statement that it is not true?More Button

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?More Button

Could we have a straight answer just this once before the Minister goes?More Button

The second period is shorter than the first.More Button

Inflation and unemployment.More Button

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?More Button

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...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Economic Planning Documents.

Which decade?More Button

Would the Minister state when the last medium-term programme was produced by a Fianna Fáil Government? Can the Minister remember that far back?More Button

The last time that such a plan was produced was when both of us were in the Seanad.More Button

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...More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Written Answers. - Public Service Remuneration.

The information sought by the Deputy is set out in tabular form below.More Button

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