Reynolds, Albert

Friday, 13 July 1990

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 401 No. 7

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Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 1 — President's Establishment (Revised Estimate).

I move: That a sum not exceeding £269,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries and expenses o...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 2 — Houses of the Oireachtas and European Assembly (Revised Estimate).

I move: That a sum not exceeding £19,999,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries and expense...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 3 — Department of the Taoiseach (Revised Estimate).

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Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 4 — Central Statistics Office.

I move: That a sum not exceeding £9,546,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries and expenses...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 5 — An Chomhairle Ealaíon (Revised Estimate).

I move: That a sum not exceeding £9,472,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for grants (grant-in-aid) to ...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 6 — National Gallery (Revised Estimate).

I move: That a sum not exceeding £980,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries and expenses o...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 7 — Office of the Minister for Finance (Revised Estimate).

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Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 8 — Comptroller and Auditor General.

I move: That a sum not exceeding £1,688,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries and expenses...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 9 — Office of the Revenue Commissioners.

I move: That a sum not exceeding £103,415,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries and expens...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 10 — Office of Public Works (Revised Estimate).

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Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 11 — State Laboratory.

I move: That a sum not exceeding £1,626,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries and expenses...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 12 — Secret Service.

I move: That a sum not exceeding £170,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for Secret Service. More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 13 — Office of the Attorney General (Revised Estimate).

I move: That a sum not exceeding £6,245,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries and expenses...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 14 — Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (Revised Estimate).

I move: That a sum not exceeding £1,675,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for salaries and expenses of ...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 15 — Valuation and Ordnance Survey.

I move: That a sum not exceeding £8,831,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for salaries and expenses of ...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 16 — Civil Service Commission (Revised Estimate).

I move: That a sum not exceeding £1,577,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries and expenses...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 17 — Office of the Ombudsman.

I move: That a sum not exceeding £808,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries and expenses o...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 18 — Superannuation and Retired Allowances (Revised Estimate).

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Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 31 — Roinn na Gaeltachta (Revised Estimate).

I move: Go ndeonófar suim nach mó ná £21,767,000 chun íoctha an mhuirir a thiocfaidh chun bheith iníoctha i rith na bliana dar críoch an 31ú lá de Nollaig, 1990, le haghaidh tuarastail agus costais Ro...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 34 — Industry and Commerce (Revised Estimate).

I move: That a sum not exceeding £219,020,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries and expens...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 36 — Communications (Revised Estimate).

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Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 37 — Defence (Revised Estimate).

I move: That a sum not exceeding £292,393,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries and expens...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 38 — Army Pension.

I move: That a sum not exceeding £45,566,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for retired pay, pensions co...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 41 — Social Welfare (Revised Estimate).

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Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 44 — Forestry.

I move: That a sum not exceeding £9,597,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for salaries and expenses in ...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 45 — Public Service Early Retirement Payments.

I move: That a sum not exceeding £5,000,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the payment of lump sum a...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 46 — Increases in Remuneration and Pensions (Additional Estimates).

I move: That a sum not exceeding £50,000,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for increases in Remuneratio...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Supplementary Estimates, 1990: Leave to Introduce.

I move: That leave to given by the Dáil to introduce the following Supplementary Estimate for the service of the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990:— (Supplementary Estimate) Vote 2. Houses...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Vote 2: Houses of the Oireachtas and European Assembly.

I move: That a supplementary sum not exceeding £817,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1990, for the salaries ...More Button

Estimates, 1990 (Resumed). - Insurance Bill, 1990: Committee Stage.

I am opposing this amendment because it is basically a matter for Irish Life Assurance Company to determine their own investment policy. The funds we are talking about here are not shareholders' fund...More Button

I have given serious consideration to Deputy Garland's amendment. Nonetheless, the principle still stands, that Government should not get involved in attempting — that is as strong as I will put it —...More Button

It is only theoretical.More Button

They will be retained by tender.More Button

It will be open tender. I said that on Second Stage.More Button

You did not get the answer you wanted; that is what it is.More Button

He should speak for himself.More Button

It is his view.More Button

I was accused by some of your people of leaving it out altogether.More Button

The first question to be nailed down, put to bed and out of the way — it is one that is causing real concern outside, if real concern still exists after Second State — relates to the golden share. I ...More Button

I will come to the Deputy's question in the European Parliament in a minute. The Deputy does not even believe what he is told in this Parliament; he prefers to go over with facetious questions across...More Button

The golden share is of indefinite duration. I sought to assure Deputies by undertaking that it would not be redeemed in the first five years after the flotation. I was delighted to hear Deputy Rabb...More Button

This is a matter for judgment, as Deputy Noonan will understand, following advice and so on.More Button

The Deputy wants me to give out advice here that is available to me, and to the Government, to aid speculators in relation to what will happen to a flotation. I am not prepared to do that.More Button

I said I would if I was called upon.More Button

The Deputy is even surer than I am; I said if I was called upon. It would be inadvisable to require the Minister to seek the approval of the House if he wished to sell further shares in the holding c...More Button

——when that is not the position. Where is the capital to come from? The Deputy posed the question but did not answer it. I am asking: where is the capital of the company to come from? As the Deput...More Button

I know that Deputy Rabbitte wandered into the area of what should be new industrial policy but I am not getting into that area. I am contending that that is a different debate, for a different Minis...More Button

I have views on industrial policy in one area of my responsibilities as Minister. The Deputy has a fair idea of where my views lie in that regard because I have referred to them here before. There w...More Button

——but the so-called Socialists in this country seem to take a different view of what will be the score. (Interruptions.)More Button

Oh, no, I have no intention, good, bad or indifferent, of commenting on the privatisation policy of another government in another country. All I am pointing out is that this company came in here, took...More Button

That is a nonsensical argument in that on the one hand Deputies are not prepared to face up to the reality: that there is a ceiling on any shareholding within this company. Therefore how can they take...More Button

I am merely trying to respond to points raised. If I were to take up the misinterpretations at every turn of my Second Stage introductory remarks and response, we would be here all day responding to ...More Button

They would not, they would be non-voting. Even on the pension funds there are rights. I do not know what they might do in the future. I have already explained clearly to the House that the golden s...More Button

Press comment does not concern me.More Button

No.More Button

The question of reserves is part and parcel of this whole agrument. The normal legal position in relation to the reserves of the company will continue to apply. Under the scheme of transfer which ha...More Button

To the best of the information available to me at the moment the shareholder will not. It will be a matter for everybody else except the shareholder.More Button

That is not an area I will wander into at this stage. This is where the courts will have to come in to arbitrate and adjudicate. I can envisage that some of the reserves would come to shareholders i...More Button

The safest thing for me to say is that they will not be worse off.More Button

I appreciate the principle behind the amendment but it is the detail of the amendment that I have to stand back from. On Second Stage I said I would examine this and I explained today quite clearly t...More Button

In response to the Deputy's question about employees I should like to tell him that I included in my acceptance the principle that it apply to all employees of Irish Life. I have no doubt that it is...More Button

The Deputy will appreciate that the articles of association of any company are the rules governing the operation and conduct of the company's affairs. It will be written into the articles of associat...More Button

The golden share provisions will prevent certain matters from occurring without the consent of the Minister, as holder of the golden share. These include any proposal to amend the golden share provisi...More Button

What is left of it.More Button


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