Ahern, Bertie

Thursday, 2 March 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 515 No. 5

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Order of Business.

It is proposed to take No. 4, National Minimum Wage Bill, 2000 – Second Stage (resumed); and No. 5, Insurance Bill, 1999 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage. It is proposed, notwithstanding anyt...More Button

The Bill will resume on Second Stage and it is a matter for the Whips to work out how many days are required for Committee Stage. As far as my remarks are concerned, I made a comment and do not believ...More Button

I do not write the headlines in the papers.More Button

I take Deputy Quinn's point. My views in support of a conference centre are on record and I have in many interviews given my views on the height of the building.More Button

I am afraid it is one view.More Button

If what Deputy Quinn suggested were helpful in some way, I could certainly do that.More Button

The points made by the Minister of State are being followed through by Government.More Button

This legislation is to develop the marine emergency capabilities. The heads of the Bill are being prepared and will be produced later on this year, but the Bill may not be introduced until next year.More Button

It will be published in this session.More Button

The Minister of State and the Government would welcome such an opportunity if it was possible.More Button

Any proposals received from the Competition Authority will be looked at by Government.More Button

The legislation is due later this year.More Button

On the Defence Forces hearing loss compensation Bill, I said previously that the legality of that matter is being examined. I stated in January that the Minister had announced his intention to provide...More Button

The Bill is now before the House as a Private Members' Bill and must be dealt with on that basis.More Button

It is before the House.More Button

The heads of the Bill are expected in May or June. The Bill will be published either later this year or early next year.More Button

The heads of the adoption contact register Bill are expected in May and the Bill will be published in the autumn.More Button

We will make time available for such a debate.More Button

The Minister is in discussions with the families and their legal representatives. As soon as they are concluded, the Minister will make a statement on the matter.More Button


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