Stagg, Emmet

Thursday, 17 October 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 411 No. 2

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Navan Road (Dublin) Employment Exchange.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the substandard conditions of the social welfare employment exchange on Navan Road, Dublin 7, and the disruption that industrial action will cause to social welfare ...More Button

The Minister's reply amazes me. Is he aware that on 5 June this year he gave an undertaking in this House that work would begin on the building of the new offices at Navan Road this year? He is now ...More Button

Is there not collective responsibility in Government?More Button

The Minister must be aware that Deputy Gregory and other Deputies have tabled questions on this matter because of the urgency. Will the Minister agree that this is not a technical matter? The Departm...More Button

It is specifically a question. I want the Minister to confirm——More Button

Normally a Deputy is allowed at least two supplementary questions.More Button

I am at least entitled to ask two supplementaries.More Button

You are being grossly unfair.More Button

It is not the Deputy who is being unfair. I am at least entitled to ask two supplementary questions.More Button

You would not allow me to speak.More Button

You have wasted more time than all my supplementaries put together.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Carer's Allowance.

Will the Minister not now agree, as was put to him in May 1991, that this scheme is a farce, that it has not worked and the 8,000 applicants who have been estimated to be eligible have not materialise...More Button

May I ask a very brief supplementary?More Button

Taking the cost of institutionalised care into account, would the Minister not agree that this is a much more desirable system than forcing people into institutions which are highly expensive and not...More Button

The Minister indicated that the £8 million which had been allocated would be used up. Since then I have calculated that if everybody was on the full rate of £50 per week the allocation would not have...More Button

Certainly, at the rate of £50 per week for every successful applicant £8 million would not be used.More Button

Does that mean that about a quarter of the total allocation is going on administration?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Pension Contribution Requirement.

Can the Minister indicate the number of people who are affected by his unfair anomaly and say what would be the cost of correcting and removing that anomaly?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Disability Benefit Payments.

The Minister has alluded to the question I want to raise, that is the difficulty of the description by medical consultants of people being capable of light work. Very often, the person involved is a ...More Button

What rate of success has the Minister had?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Appeals.

I visited the appeals office on two occasions recently and, arising from that, I should like to ask the Minister two supplementaries. Is he aware that the files which give the information to the appe...More Button

What about the transfer of the file from the local office to the appeals office?More Button

It is a regular occurrence.More Button

The file from the local office is not reaching the appeals office.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Pensions Scheme.

We are basically talking about two groups of people. Both groups pay equal tariffs and the only difference between them is their gender. How can the Minister justify continuation of a difference in ...More Button

It complies with all the directives.More Button

Written Answers. - Minimum Income Levels.

Asked the minister: if he accepts the Commission on Social Welfare's assertion that in 1985 prices £50, approximately £65 in 1991 prices, is the minimum adequate income; and that those in receipt of social welfare or in ...More Button

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