Harney, Mary

Thursday, 25 March 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 502 No. 5

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Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

I share the view expressed by Deputy Quinn. The Government would be prepared to provide time to have statements on this matter and perhaps the Whips could discuss that. Perhaps we could sit later to f...More Button

I am in your hands. Obviously, you can allow Private Notice Questions, as you did yesterday. The Government is prepared to facilitate statements in the House in whatever way possible. The Whips can di...More Button

That is a matter we need to discuss between the Whips. In fairness, people are not ready to discuss the matter in any great detail now.More Button

Because we have not come to the Order of Business I find myself in an awkward position. It is not impossible. Everybody is trying to be helpful. In my view, we should have a debate today. The most sat...More Button

Order of Business.

It is proposed to take No. a28, statements on resignations from the board of Telecom Éireann; No. 3, Sea Pollution (Amendment) Bill, 1998 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage; and No. 32, statem...More Button

The Government will facilitate Deputy Sargent. That is not a problem.More Button

The Government is prepared to facilitate a debate. Deputy Bruton has put forward a point of view and others nod in agreement. Deputy Quinn has suggested extending today's sitting. The Government would...More Button

Following agreement between the Whips. I foresee no difficulty in the Whips reaching agreement in this matter. We should leave it to them.More Button

A landlord and tenant Bill is promised. The debate on housing will be held next Thursday. On the matter raised by Deputy McManus, the Government will facilitate a debate on that, time permitting. Perh...More Button

As the Deputy knows, the Minister of State, Deputy Kitt, dealt with that matter yesterday. It will probably be after the summer because we have not yet begun to draft the legislation. Certainly it wil...More Button

I do not know about making the legislation retrospective but legislation is planned in that area.More Button

I do not know. I will revert to the Deputy.More Button

I am informed the Bill is due to be published in August of this year.More Button

I am advised it is not possible to indicate that at this stage.More Button

As the Deputy said, eight items have been published already and I understand four will be published within the next month. I will ensure the Taoiseach gives the information on the other matters to the...More Button

Written Answers. - Apprentice Wage Rates.

Was asked: and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the rates of pay payable to apprentices; the amount by which they exceed unemployment benefit; and the plans, if any, she has to provide for some incr...More Button

Wage rates paid to apprentices are agreed between the employers and the relevant trade unions, and I have no function in the matter. The off-the-job training allowances payable by FÁS are calculated o...More Button


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