Bruton, John

Tuesday, 7 July 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 422 No. 3

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Order of Business.

I do not propose to divide the House on this matter but I am unhappy that the number of Members who will be able to speak on the Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Bill, 1992 will be quite li...More Button

I am not making any proposal that we should vote on the issue.More Button

The Minister for Social Welfare has made a number of statements in recent weeks which have created the impression that the Government are contemplating measures which would severely curtail social wel...More Button

I asked the Taoiseach earlier about social welfare entitlements. Would he say whether the Government have any plans for further social welfare legislation this year? Second, would the Taoiseach say w...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - New Israeli Government.

As the Taoiseach referred to “standard practice”, would he indicate what is “standard practice”? Have the Government availed of the opportunity to express their sympathy to the people of Algeria on th...More Button

Would the Taoiseach answer the first of my questions?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - North/South Trade.

Asked the minister: whether the scheme to maximise the use of Irish source products in the construction industry, announced in his reply to a parliamentary question on 3 June 1992, will be extended to include Northern Ir...More Button

Asked the minister: if the proposed programme referred to in his reply to Parliamentary Question No. 4 of 3 June 1992 to double the purchasing of Irish-made components by the electronic industry will include firms in Nor...More Button

Would the Taoiseach say whether the data bank being compiled for use in the integrated business linkage programme for the construction and electronics industries will include information on the supply...More Button

I welcome the Taoiseach's assurance that Northern Ireland firms will be included in the data bank. Would the Taoiseach say what will be the next sector to which the integrated business linkage progra...More Button

Would the Taoiseach draw to the attention of all semi-State bodies involved in any way in North/South trade relations the terms of the resolution agreed in this House in favour of closer North/South c...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Maastricht Referendum.

Would the Taoiseach agree that his broadcast during this referendum was without precedent? Would he agree further that it does not set a precedent and will not be a precedent for ministerial broadcas...More Button

In view of the fact that the Fianna Fáil Party have expressed the view in the past that the electoral system should be changed, would they consider that in the event that they were introducing a simil...More Button

I can assure the Taoiseach that a Fine Gael Taoiseach would have no wish to tamper with the electoral system, unlike Fianna Fáil.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Meetings with Prime Ministers.

Would the Taoiseach not agree that it would be unsatisfactory to have a substantial enlargement of the Community unless there is, in addition to the Delors II package, a commitment to automatic transf...More Button

Is it not the case that enlargement of the Community will involve an amendment to the Treaty and would it be possible for the Taoiseach to propose, as a precondition to his agreement to enlargement, t...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - European Affairs Committee.

In other words, everyone has to agree with the Government.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - EC Funding.

The Taoiseach referred in his reply to a decision to change the method of funding of the Community to make it more progressive and said that there was a commitment to this at the Lisbon Summit. May I...More Button

May I ask the Taoiseach if reference was made in the discussions on the progressive nature of funding arrangements for the Community to the British rebate, a special rebate received by one member stat...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - UN Conference on Women.

Asked the minister: if he will outline his plans for preparation in Ireland for the 1995 United Nations Conference on Women.More Button

Where will the conference take place? Is an outline of the subjects to be covered yet available and what would the Minister like to see the conference achieve?More Button

Will the Minister agree to formally consult at this stage the Joint Committee on Women's Rights on this subject? Will he write to that committee outlining the programme available for the conference a...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Conflict in Yugoslavia.

In relation to the proposed committee of the regions, will the Minister give me an assurance that the Irish representatives to the European Regional Committee will be elected and not selected?More Button

Is it the case that it was the clear intention of the framers of the Maastricht Treaty that the committee of the regions should be a democratic body representing democratically elected representatives...More Button

The Minister should answer the question.More Button

I said, answer the question.More Button

It is beside the point.More Button

What are they?More Button

Is it not patently obvious that the problem is that we do not have elected regional authorities and that the Government are, therefore, at sixes and sevens as to what to do and have not been able to m...More Button

The Minister's Cabinet colleagues are at fault.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Passport Office Facilities.

Hear, hear.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Association Agreements between EC and Third Countries.

The Minister of State referred to the association agreement with Czechoslovakia which will take effect from the beginning of next year. What is the status of this agreement in the light of the imminen...More Button

With the utmost respect, I suggest it is not a separate question. The Minister referred to the association agreement with Czechoslovakia so therefore he should be willing to answer questions about it...More Button

As it is an easy question, the Minister of State should know the answer.More Button

Written Answers. - European Union.

Asked the minister: whether, following the vote by the Irish people on the Maastricht Treaty, he will outline the proposals the Government have for the shape of the 1996 Treaty.More Button

Written Answers. - EC Membership Applications.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Spanish Foreign Minister has indicated that Spain may withhold co-operation from enlarging the membership of the European Community unless there is...More Button

Written Answers. - Stamp Duty on House Sales.

Asked the minister: the approximate cost to the Exchequer of the proposal referred to by An Taoiseach in his reply to a parliamentary question on 3 June 1992 to raise the exemption from stamp duty for the sale of houses ...More Button


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