McCoy, John S.

Wednesday, 22 June 1988

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 382 No. 6

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Forestry Bill, 1988: Committee Stage.

A distinction must be made between the type of company that both An Post and Bord Telecom are and the type of company which it is envisaged will be set up under this Bill. Under this Bill it is envis...More Button

I support the composite amendments. Our amendment No. 10 seeks to acquire suitable lands for planting in keeping with the company's requirements. If this company is to operate with the degree of aut...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Estimated VAT Yields.

asked the Minister for Finance the estimated yield of imposing VAT on food and children's clothing at (a) 4 per cent (b) 5 per cent and (c) 9 per cent.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Central Bank Outgoings.

asked the Minister for Finance the total number of persons employed by the Central Bank; their employment status by category and numbers; the total amounts paid by the Central Bank to its employees by...More Button

Forestry Bill, 1988: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Final Stages.

I move amendment No. 6: In page 7, subsection (1), line 26, to delete paragraph (b).More Button

In view of the Minister's assertions, I may have misunderstood parts of the Bill. I am happy to accept the Minister's explanation. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.More Button

I move amendment No. 13: In page 8, subsection (1) (a) (ii), line 7, after “needs” to insert “and to be in a position to fund its capital programme after the initial 4 year period of support provided ...More Button

I would like to come back to the specific wording in section 13 to “generate a reasonable proportion of capital needs”. In that context I put it to the Minister that his Department have a profile of ...More Button

That is not in the Bill.More Button

The Minister has explained the difficulties for a private company or a State private company starting off with a mature bank of trees if they are expected to state a particular time at which they will...More Button

I support Deputy Carey's amendment. It has come to my knowledge that the practice to which he alludes is still widespread. The situation arises whereby an operator is paid £9 per cubic metre for fel...More Button

Or non-insurance, as the case may be. It is obvious that those engaged in this practice just could not afford to regard it as a full-time occupation. There is no doubt, as Deputy Carey has pointed o...More Button

I understand we are discussing amendments Nos. 17 to 21, inclusive, so it is permissible to move two at the one time.More Button

I should like to refer to amendment No. 18 to section 14, subsection (1) which relates to the sale of land and timber. The Minister should consider the rewording of this section to “the sale and acqu...More Button

I move amendment No. 18: In page 8, lines 17 to 19, to delete subsection (1) and substitute the following subsection: “(1) The company shall submit to and agree with the Minister each year a programme...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Fisheries (Amendment) Bill: First Stage.

I move: “That the Bill be now read a First Time.” Last December, this House passed the Fisheries (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill of 1987, even though, on Committee Stage, discussions had reached only section...More Button

We are anxious to see the fullest consultation with all the relevant interests to reach agreement on a mutually satisfactory system of funding for the development of inland fisheries. The common sens...More Button

According to the rules?More Button

I accept that, but others interfered as well.More Button

The Minister has spent the last six months trying to——More Button


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