Quinn, Ruairí

Tuesday, 7 February 1989

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 386 No. 7

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Tenant Purchase Scheme.

asked the Minister for the Environment if he will extend the terms of the 1988 tenant purchase scheme for another year; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I want to ask two questions. Is there to be a 1989 tenant purchase scheme? Arising out of the response of various tenants to the 1988 scheme and the method of market valuation, is the Minister aware ...More Button

At one level this matter is critical for local authorities but everyone in the House must be concerned about equity. In my constituency people living literally next door to one another will be paying...More Button

The tenant purchase scheme was introduced in 1966 or thereabouts. Will the Minister accept that none of the previous tenant purchase schemes caused as much tension in terms of anomalies between previo...More Button

They only had nine weeks.More Button

For flats?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Official Secrecy Requirement.

That is the same thing.More Button

Can the Minister clarify the situation in relation to a person now working for the ERU who is not an established civil servant? Will he agree that previously members of the public had direct access t...More Button

Therefore the position will remain the same. Why then did the Minister bother——More Button

There has been no saving.More Button

King Herod has blood on his hands.More Button

I did not.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - National Association of Tenants Organisations.

Would the Minister not agree that it is extraordinary that matters which are of concern to the Members of this House cannot be discussed, and would he not take another look at the question he was spec...More Button

Forever and a day.More Button

Would the Minister not agree that his reply, no matter how eloquently delivered, was highly evasive? He referred to meetings that took place four or five months ago — one took place 12 months ago — a...More Button

The Minister authorised the reply.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Road Development.

Would the Minister not recognise that his failure to publish a draft plan is having serious implications for investment decisions around the country by various people with respect to their own plans a...More Button

It is.More Button

May I please interrupt the Minister?More Button

The Minister has indicated to the House that he will probably publish some time in June. May I ask him again, perhaps in a different way, if he would not recognise that people are withholding investm...More Button

I do not think the Minister heard the question.More Button

Would the Minister not recognise that, notwithstanding the amount of money planned for expenditure in 1989——More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Toxic Waste.

I should like to compliment the Minister on the detail of his reply and request him to ask the civil servant who prepared it to answer the other questions put to the Minister on the Order Paper. If he...More Button

That is not true.More Button

Order of Business.

On the Order of Business, may I ask the Minister for the Environment when it is proposed to resume Committee Stage of the Building Control Bill, 1984?More Button

Building Societies Bill, 1988: Second Stage.

Of only some solicitors.More Button

I welcome the publication and the moving of this Bill on Second Stage. I do not intend to speak extensively at this point because, quite frankly, the Bill is worthy of informed comment on what will b...More Button

It is not sufficient to have this new legislation in place, I hope the Minister will be able to tell us what the mood of the building societies is from an official point of view, because they were ac...More Button

Written Answers. - Environmental Research Unit.

asked the Minister for the Environment, in respect of the Environmental Research Unit, whether the public will have as of right, direct access to the personnel working in the unit in a manner similar ...More Button


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