Smith, Michael

Thursday, 25 June 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 421 No. 6

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Estimates, 1992. - Vote 25: Environment (Revised Estimate).

I move: That a sum not exceeding £620,144,000 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of December, 1992, for the salaries and expens...More Button

The Deputy's colleague said that he would not build any more of them——More Button

We have no worries.More Button

Who do the Department of the Environment depend on for their funds?More Button

Estimates 1992. - Vote 25: Environment (Revised Estimate) (Resumed).

Regional Funds and Structural Funds are paid directly to the Department of Finance. The Department of the Environment are responsible for their own Estimate. The £32 million which the Deputy mention...More Button

The maintenance grant provided by my Department to the local authorities enables them to carry out their functions with regard to road maintenance and the provision of lighting. I am not directly inv...More Button

I have indicated already——More Button

——that I propose to have the work of the sub-committee completed by the end of this year and to have legislation prepared as early as possible next year. It looks likely that the elections will be he...More Button

I thank Deputies Calleary, Roche, Kelly, Kavanagh, Ryan, Dukes and Cosgrave for their very thoughtful contributions. I may not agree with everything they said but they approached this Estimate in a f...More Button

The simple fact of the matter is that local elected representatives consider that the only way to solve this problem is to approach the Department of the Environment without looking to their own resou...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - National Lottery Funding.

I am very glad to have this early opportunity to address the outrageously offensive and unfounded accusations which Deputy Quinn made against me in the House this morning. I have never backed away fr...More Button

Written Answers. - National Primary Route Funding.

Was asked: if, as a matter of urgency, he will provide sufficient money to Dublin County Council for the national primary route to Belfast in the area of Pinnock Hill, Swords, County Dublin, in order to allow th...More Button

A traffic island will be provided at this location in conjunction with the provision of a median barrier in which it is intended to provide openings to facilitate pedestrians. With regard to the timin...More Button

Written Answers. - EC Directive Implementation.

Was asked: the reason his Department have not implemented EC Directive 80/68/EEC; and if he agrees that its lack of implementation has caused an adverse effect on pollution control in this country.More Button

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