Yates, Ivan

Wednesday, 1 October 1997

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 480 No. 7

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Ceisteanna — Questions. - EU Summit and Foreign Visits.

Was the Taoiseach present at ECOFIN when this issue was raised?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. - Departmental Staff.

Did the Taoiseach vote the wrong way?More Button

We had a vote too.More Button

Priority Questions. - Television Deflector Operators.

Asked the minister: the Government policy in relation to the licensing of community deflector rebroadcast television groups; whether the current study being carried out by the regulator into this issue is binding on the ...More Button

Does the Minister accept that policy in this area is the prerogative not of any regulator or consultant but of the Government and that if we are to have a dual licensing system for MMDS and for other ...More Button

The Minister has informed me of what I know already. Does she accept that policy in this area is in her domain and that of the Government and, if so, why await the activities of the regulator when it...More Button

Given that the Minister accepts she has responsibility for policy in this area, what advice would she give to householders who have had illegal rebroadcast systems disconnected and who have tried to g...More Button

I am not the Minister.More Button

On a point of principle, if someone cannot receive an MMDS multichannel service do they have an entitlement to an alternative form of multichannel rebroadcast system? Does the Minister accept that ev...More Button

Priority Questions. - British Nuclear Fuels.

Asked the minister: the steps, if any, she has taken to take legal action against the British Nuclear Fuels plant in Sellafield; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Regarding this dialogue with the residents' association, it has requested funding not only for legal costs. To further its case, substantial research into health factors is necessary. Does the Govern...More Button

What steps has the Minister of State taken to see that there will be no further marine discharges by any nuclear installations, particularly on the west coast of the UK?More Button

Priority Questions. - Department of Public Enterprise.

Asked the minister: the differences in responsibilities between the old Department of Transport, Energy and Communications and the new Department of Public Enterprise; and the reasons behind the title and concept of the ...More Button

May I take it that all of the functions vis-à-vis overseeing competition in the road transport and haulage sector, for example between Bus Éireann and private bus operators, still reside with the Depa...More Button

Does the Minister attach any priority to legislation mooted in the past to deregulate competition in the bus sector, particularly on provincial routes? Does she propose to bring forward legislation i...More Button

Other Questions. - Telecom Éireann Shares.

Just an open mind.More Button

They are just not evident today, is that it?More Button

Other Questions. - Bord na Móna Funding.

I understand that the turf development Bill will necessitate restructuring in Bord na Móna. When the Minister visited the headquarters of that company in Newbridge, did she cast her eye over the peat...More Button

Written Answers. - Aviation Safety.

Asked the minister: the proposals, if any, she has to review any aspect of aviation safety in Ireland in view of the number of aviation accidents and incidents in Ireland in 1996.More Button

Written Answers. - Bord na Mó na Funding.

Asked the minister: the remaining equity which is due to be injected into Bord na Móna in 1997; the sums involved; and when they will be transferred to the company.More Button

Written Answers. - EU Funding.

Asked the minister: the consequences arising out of the Mid-Term Review of Structural and Cohesion Funds for her Department; and the alterations, if any, there are to the original Departmental Programme set out for the p...More Button

Written Answers. - ESB Chief Executive.

Asked the minister: the role, if any, she and her Department played in the appointment of a new chief executive to the ESB; and the discussions which took place between herself and the board in relation to his terms of r...More Button

Written Answers. - Telecom Éireann Shares.

Asked the minister: the steps, if any, she has taken to conclude a worker or employee share ownership plan in Telecom Éireann; the terms of the proposed sale of 14.9 per cent of Telecom Éireann's shareholding to its staf...More Button

Written Answers. - Public Service Contracts.

Asked the minister: the likely contracts of the proposed Government service contracts in CIE and subsidiaries; and when these will be published.More Button


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