Ferris, Michael

Thursday, 11 June 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 421 No. 2

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Irish Land Commission (Dissolution) Bill, 1989: Committee Stage.

Just before the commencement of Committee Stage I received your notice, a Cheann Comhairle, that my amendment was out of order. I respect your ruling but in tabling my amendment I envisaged that the ...More Button

I am arguing a legitimate case based on the need for solving this problem. There is a major debate at present about the Maastricht Treaty and the Protocol we managed to slip in when the midnight oil ...More Button

If you will hear me out, a Cheann Comhairle, you will realise that it is relevant. The Danes inserted a Protocol in advance of the referendum which they held on the Maastricht Treaty which would pre...More Button

Of course, I accept your ruling on this matter. Perhaps the Minister will, on Report Stage, address some of the concerns which I expressed and the reasons behind the tabling of my amendment. We saw ...More Button

It proposes to abolish the Land Commission.More Button

I am trying to be very helpful.More Button

It is not gone.More Button

On a point of order, irrespective of what Stage the Bill is at, while section 2 is subject to debate, the commission have not gone. I resent that when we are trying to debate the section and its imp...More Button

It is not gone.More Button

It is not gone.More Button

It has not been agreed.More Button

It is not gone.More Button

In fairness, we are trying to be helpful.More Button

I put them down, I did not presume.More Button

I accepted that.More Button

That is not correct.More Button

That is unfair.More Button

I welcome the Minister's very forthcoming response. I am only sorry that the Leas-Cheann Comhairle was not in the Chair to hear the Minister's reply. He would then have understood the dilemma that f...More Button

From next year they will not even need a passport.More Button

The Deputy has had no bread.More Button

He is a good one.More Button

They are already in place.More Button

While I accept the Minister of State's bona fides in this regard, can he give me an assurance that the report of the review group will be made available to Deputies and will we be given an opportunit...More Button

In the transfer of existing functions to the Minister what will happen to the remaining staff, some of whom are still actively involved in certain countries? These people have a tremendous skill whic...More Button

We will not pull the wool over the Deputy's eyes.More Button

Estimates 1992. - Vote 32: Office of the Minister for Agriculture and Food (Revised Estimate).

In the short time remaining to me I will try to conclude my contribution but, if necessary, I will come back tomorrow. Before speaking on the Agriculture Estimate before the House today I would like ...More Button


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