Haughey, Charles J.

Wednesday, 20 February 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 405 No. 4

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Order of Business.

It is proposed to take Nos. 16 and 17. It is also proposed, subject to the agreement of the House, that business shall be interrupted at 10.30 p.m. and Private Members' Business which shall be No. 27...More Button

It is promised legislation and I dealt with it yesterday. I would like to——More Button

I want to totally reject any suggestion of disagreement of the type referred to by Deputy Bruton. There is no disagreement. It is a complex piece of legislation with European ramifications and with c...More Button

Both those pieces of legislation are proceeding as rapidly as possible.More Button

In due course.More Button

It is envisaged that there will be one valuable and important piece of reforming legislation and it is the intention to enact it before the summer recess.More Button

It will be introduced as soon as possible. It is bound up with other pieces of legislation and it is hoped to bring the two of them forward as soon as possible.More Button

That is a matter for the Whips.More Button

What an extraordinary interjection. The business of this House is normally decided in a civilised manner between the Whips as to when any legislation or motion is to be taken. These are the normal c...More Button

The question as to when a particular motion will be taken is normally processed through that channel.More Button

If the Deputy would conform to normal procedures he would ask his Whip to raise this matter with the Chief Whip. (Interruptions.)More Button

It is a new tactic of the Fine Gael Party, led by Deputy Bruton, to be as ignorant and objectionable as possible. (Interruptions.)More Button

As someone who is totally committed to Dáil reform I suggest to Deputy Bruton that the first piece of Dáil reform is to have orderly behaviour in this House, to obey the Chair and, in particular, to p...More Button

What I was endeavouring to say was that in regard to any item on the Order Paper about which Deputy Bruton or any other party leader is concerned the normal procedure is to ask the party Whip to raise...More Button

May I also suggest that Deputy Bruton would be doing a service to this House if he would cease trying to treat it like a cattle ring. (Interruptions.)More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Departmental Staffing.

Was asked: the number and grade of each civil servant in his Department who receives an allowance for duties as private secretary or assistant private secretary; the individual sums concerned, to whom such offic...More Button

I propose circulating with the Official Report a schedule which sets out the information requested by the Deputy.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - GIS Statistics.

Was asked: (1) the number of staff, by grade, assigned to the Government Information Services; (2) the number currently employed there on contract or on temporary assignment from other areas of the public sector...More Button

I propose circulating with the Official Report a statement which sets out the details requested by the Deputy. The Government Information Service (GIS) comprise nine persons in the following grades: o...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Departmental Staffing and Activities.

Was asked: the nature and role of the Northern Ireland and International Division of his Department; the staffing by number and grade of those assigned there; the differences in role in relation to the Northern ...More Button

Policy on Northern Ireland is and has, for many years, been primarily the responsibility of the Taoiseach.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Genealogical Office Statistics.

Was asked: the number of inquiries undertaken by tourists and others in the Genealogical Office in 1990; the numbers of grants of coats of arms undertaken there in 1990; the range of fees for the various service...More Button

Was asked: the present position in relation to the development of the proposed network of genealogical centres; the relationship between such centres and those already providing services of this kind on a commer...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 4 and 5 together. I am circulating in the form of a statement information on the number of inquiries of various kinds undertaken by tourists and others in the Genealog...More Button

Yes, I agree with the Deputy. That is the whole purpose of the project. I am glad that it is coming along very well. It will fulfil the purposes which we have in mind for it.More Button

The Deputy's latter point has been satisfactorily resolved. There will be co-operation. This project is a vehicle for all concerned to contribute to developing genealogy coherently in its own right, ...More Button

The computers are already in place in 22 county centres and will soon be in place in all 35. Then it is necessary to keep adding to the value of the information available on the computers. I will con...More Button

Yes. There will be a major international dimension to this operation. We will have an international marketing campaign to draw the services of these centres to the attention of the Irish community a...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Summit Meeting Location.

Was asked: if there has been any developments in respect of his suggestion made in April 1989 to President Gorbachev that he and the US President might hold a summit in Ireland.More Button

There have been no recent developments in respect of this matter.More Button

Yes. The Deputy knows that the summit proposed was postponed for a number of reasons but it is still on the cards. We are certainly in the market for holding that postponed summit between President ...More Button

I am firmly convinced of the value of face to face discussions at all levels, particularly at the highest level of international affairs. During the Irish Presidency of the EC I was particularly stru...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Ministerial Appointment.

Was asked: if he will appoint a Minister of State with responsibility for emigrants.More Button

The best answer to the problem of involuntary emigration is the creation of employment in this country: as indicated in the Programme for Economic and Social Progress this is a primary policy objectiv...More Button

I would not like to be complacent about the problem, but the Deputy will have to agree that we have been making major efforts on behalf of emigrants, particularly in Britain and the United States. Th...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Emigration Statistics.

Was asked: the estimated number of citizens of the State who have emigrated in the last ten years.More Button

Written Answers. - Galway Gaeltacht Funding.

Was asked: if he will outline the development committees, voluntary organisations and all other groups in the Galway Gaeltacht which received grants or assistance in 1990; and the amounts paid in each case.More Button

Written Answers. - Trade Carried in Irish Registered Vessels.

Was asked: the percentage of Irish trade conveyed on Irish registered ships in the years (a) 1970, (b) 1980 and (c) 1990.More Button

Information on the quantity of Irish trade conveyed by Irish registered ships is not available. Figures for the number of trading and passenger vessels arriving at Irish ports and their net register t...More Button

Written Answers. - External Trade Freight Traffic.

Was asked: the proportion of our external trade freight traffic each year since 1985 by the following modes (a) land frontier, (b) sea and (c) air.More Button

The following table, which is derived from the external trade statistics, sets out the information requested by the Deputy. External Trade* classified by Mode of TransportMore Button

Written Answers. - Port Traffic.

Was asked: if he will outline the statistics for each year since 1985 of the volume of traffic through Irish sea ports in metric tons; the percentage market share for each sea port; and if he will outline the sa...More Button

The following tables, which are derived from the external trade statistics, set out the information requested by the Deputy. TABLE 1. Quantity of external trade* through Irish sea ports.More Button

Written Answers. - Food Exports to UK.

Was asked: (a) the quantity and (b) the value of exports of food to the United Kingdom for each of the years between 1987 and 1990 inclusive.More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is given in the following tables. The latest period for which information is availble is January to October 1990.More Button

Written Answers. - Road Freight.

Was asked: the proportion of road freight carried by (1) own account hauliers and (2) hauliers for hire or reward in each year from 1985 to date.More Button

The available information relates to the proportion of road freight activity by vehicles used mainly (i) for own account carriage and (ii) for hire or reward. The following tables contain estimates d...More Button

Written Answers. - Licensed Hauliers.

Was asked: if he will outline the number of licensed hauliers operating domestically in Ireland; the number employed by same; the vehicle fleet in each year since the liberalisation of the road freight industry;...More Button

The following tables, which are derived from the licensed hauliers survey and the road freight transport survey, set out the information requested by the Deputy: Licensed Hauliers SurveyMore Button


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