Bruton, John

Wednesday, 24 April 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 464 No. 4

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Order of Business.

It is proposed to take Nos. 12 and 13, Financial Resolutions re Finance Bill, 1996; No. 15, Irish Steel Limited Bill, 1996 [Seanad] — Second Stage (resumed); No. 16, Metrology Bill, 1996 — Second Stag...More Button

The Government is concerned about and considering very carefully all these matters. Protocols cannot override pre-existing statutory or common law rights.More Button

The matter is being considered on an ongoing basis in light of current concerns and that is done independently of any prospective legislation. It is important to recognise that it is not possible to a...More Button

That is not an appropriate matter for the Order of Business. The procedures for the Order of Business provide for answers in regard to promised legislation and there is no promised legislation on that...More Button

I have considered the matter. The Minister has already reported extensively and repeatedly to the Dáil on this matter. He is, however, happy to come before the Dáil and give this information again n...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Extradition Cases.

Was asked: if he has satisfied himself with the arrangements and procedures applying in the Office of the Attorney General in relation to extradition.More Button

The arrangements and procedures applying in the Office of the Attorney General in relation to extradition are as I set out in reply to a parliamentary question on 8 February 1995 but they have been co...More Button

That particular case is the subject of a parliamentary question addressed to the Minister for Justice. I am not in a position to give the House specific information as to particular documents that ma...More Button

That matter will be the subject of a comprehensive reply by the Minister for Justice after the relevant inquiries have been completed — including the responsibility of all the various offices in the m...More Button

This question relates to the procedures for dealing with extradition applications as distinct from others not involving extradition. That is a separate question which does not involve extradition and...More Button

I have no reason to believe that there was any omission on the Irish side but the matter is the subject of a separate parliamentary question to the Minister for Justice. This question tabled by Deput...More Button

As Members well know, parliamentary questions for oral reply by another Minister on a subsequent day do not appear on today's Order Paper. However, it is the case that a question has been tabled, wil...More Button

Nor is there any inconsistency as far as my dealing with this matter is concerned — both as to how I have dealt with similar cases and as to how my predecessors dealt with similar cases.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Responsibilities of Ministers of State.

Was asked: asked the Taoiseach, the programmes of work of Ministers of State Donal Carey and Gay Mitchell for the remainder of this administration; and whether there are any areas of overlap in their respective ...More Button

The Minister of State responsible for Western Development and Rural Renewal, Deputy Carey, has responsibility for co-ordinating the Government's support for the development of the western region in pa...More Button

As far as Deputy Carey's responsibilities are concerned, I think Deputy Ó Cuív, who is sitting beside Deputy O'Dea, will give a very concrete example of the influence Deputy Carey has had in terms of ...More Button

I am very pleased I made that appointment——More Button

——whereas none of my predecessors had that degree of commitment either to western development, to Border areas or to the islands, that Deputy Carey and I have expressed. It is significant that while D...More Button

——which displayed a lack of seriousness on the part in particular of the Deputy who now stands up to protest and displays the long known lack of seriousness about western development of the party to w...More Button

This is not tokenism; this is a case of a Minister being given responsibility to do a job and doing it very well.More Button

The Deputy is well fitted for that task. He was a member of the Reflection Group responsible for the preparation of an excellent preparatory report for the Intergovernmental Conference which has been...More Button

Neither Minister of State is responsible for that.More Button

The Deputy laughed when her colleague spoke.More Button

That report calls for action from a wide range of Government Departments. Its purpose is to bring together in a coherent programme the activities of a range of Government Departments. The finance pr...More Button

Local development occurs outside the western region and Deputy Mitchell has responsibility for that.More Button

Deputy Carey has particular responsibility for local development in the western region. There is no difficulty between the two Ministers. As far as the Border areas are concerned, I have asked Deputy...More Button

The matter was raised in the House by Deputy Leonard in a constructive question and the response was to allocate that responsibility. There is a need for co-ordination of the many sources of funds ava...More Button

I hope independent observers will note the low level of importance attached by Deputy Burke to the matters of western, island, local and Gaeltacht development and also the financial services centre wh...More Button

A lengthy report on these activities, which are important in terms of jobs creation, is justified. I would welcome further parliamentary questions on this matter so that the Ministers of State conce...More Button

I have been aware for some time of the need for enhancement of the water supply system in Westport particularly in view of the industrial needs of the many important modern industries in Westport. I ...More Button

As far as the financial services centre is concerned, the Minister of State, Deputy Gay Mitchell, is anxious to ensure as soon as practicable that all companies availing of incentives appropriate to t...More Button

I will visit that area in May.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Census of Population.

Was asked: the current position regarding third-level students who are not at home on the night the census is taken in view of the fact that their permanent addresses in many cases is in rural Ireland.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Western Region Action Plan.

Was asked: if a regional development policy will be part of the action plan of the Western Development Partnership Board; the projected number of new jobs necessary to sustain that policy; and when the action pl...More Button

An action plan for the western region has been completed by the Western Development Partnership Board. The objective of the plan is to achieve, by the end of the decade, population stability on a cou...More Button

The plan is currently under consideration by the Cabinet.More Button

It will be the subject of an announcement when the Government has considered it. I expect all the relevant observations from other Departments to be available by next Friday and that the report, and ...More Button

As soon as the report is approved for publication by the Cabinet——More Button

——not alone will copies be placed in the Oireachtas Library, but made available to each Deputy.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Schemes.

Was asked: the number and the nature of the various grant schemes which he has approved in respect of his Department and its subordinate agencies; the schedule for these schemes; the objective of each such schem...More Button

This reply refers to Sub-programme 2 of the Operational Programme for Local Urban and Rural Development, the discretionary grants scheme for local development, grants in support of Communicating Europ...More Button

Written Answers. - Theft of Mobile Phones.

Was asked: the circumstances regarding the theft of the mobile phones from two of his non-established staff; the steps, if any, that have been taken to ensure continued security regarding the stolen phones; whet...More Button

The mobile phones in question were stolen from cars belonging to two members of staff on 30 January 1995 and 29 January 1996 respectively. In the first incident the car in which the mobile phone was i...More Button

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