McCreevy, Charlie

Tuesday, 28 February 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 449 No. 7

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Third Banking Force.

Asked the minister: the proposals, if any, he has with regard to the third banking force; and if a decision will be made in 1995.More Button

Should the State retain an equity stake in any new venture, if that is what is decided eventually, or does the Minister believe that the market should be left to dictate its own wishes in that regard?More Button

If the Minister does not wish to express his view will he express the view of his party?More Button

Given the current state of the economy and having regard to the emphasis placed by successive Governments on the potential of small business for growth in employment, does the Minister think it import...More Button

Is that the Minister's view?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Sterling Crisis.

Asked the minister: in view of the current sterling weakness, the Government's policy with regard to tracking sterling or the Deustche Mark; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: in view of the parity of the Irish pound and sterling, the proposals, if any, he has to financially assist Irish exporters; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I would not necessarily disagree with much of what the Minister said. This question was tabled before the Barings collapse and the Irish pound has been appreciating against sterling for some time. W...More Button

Given our experience of the last currency crisis, does the Minister believe that intervention into the market has any effect? The Minister will be aware that a small advisory group of exporters was s...More Button

I am not saying that.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - European Monetary Union.

Asked the minister: the Government's position with regard to EU monetary union; his views on whether 1997 is a realistic date; if 1999 is the preferred option for monetary union; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Would the Minister think it a good idea to publish a White Paper or a discussion document on this subject so that we could have a wide ranging debate? What is his view on the probability of Ireland b...More Button

Even though 1999 is a number of years into the future, the logistics of planning for this change will take a considerable time and I urge the Minister to consider having a discussion document in place...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Harmonisation of VAT Rates.

Asked the minister: the Government's policy with regard to the harmonisation of value-added tax rates within the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am aware of the difficulties involved in having a unified VAT rate and the loss to the Exchequer. However, is the Minister not of the view that, in pursuing the ideal of European unity, harmonisati...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Semi-State Privatisation.

Is the Minister saying it is Government policy to consider the sell-off of the State's interest in some commercial State-sponsored bodies? Is what he said in reply to supplementaries in conflict with...More Button

And is changing.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Budget Leaks.

I wish to ask a brief question.More Button

I am interested in this issue. I wonder whether the Minister is correct — I am not saying he is misleading the House. As the Minister is aware if a civil servant is found to be in breach of the Offi...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.

Given the success of the decentralisation programme, as evidenced in the towns to which the Minister referred, and the Taoiseach's pauline conversion in regard to programme managers, will the Minister...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Restructuring of Office of Public Works.

I offer the Minister my sincere sympathy in having to adjudicate between the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht and the Office of Public Works. When I hear him refer to positive co-operati...More Button

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 30.

I request the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order 30 to discuss a matter of urgent public importance, namely, the remarks of the Taoiseach regarding public servants and civil servants. Wil...More Button

Order of Business.

Given that the Minister for Finance is also Minister for the Public Service does he wish to comment on the Taoiseach's allegations last week regarding senior public servants?More Button


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