Deenihan, Jimmy

Tuesday, 23 May 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 519 No. 5

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Priority Questions. - Inflation Rate.

Asked the minister: his policy on wage claims which seek to gain ground lost by inflation and which go beyond that agreed in the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Will the Minister confirm that it is the Government's policy not to entertain any sectoral wage demands outside the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness during the lifetime of the programme or the Go...More Button

If one sector takes action, will the Government succumb as it has done in the past? More Button

Will the Minister comment on the Bank of Ireland prediction that service inflation could reach 10% before it levels out?More Button

Other Questions. - Decentralisation Programme.

Does the Minister intend to issue guidelines on the decentralisation programme? Will decentralisation be based on geographical distribution or will a political decision be taken with regard to the tow...More Button

Will the Minister consider setting up the type of management boards which were set up under the operational programme for tourism in order that the decision could be made easier for him? The managemen...More Button

Other Questions. - Disabled Drivers' Scheme.

Asked the minister: if he will publish the report of the interdepartmental review group on disabled drivers' and disabled passengers' tax concession regulations, which has been completed, before the summer recess; and if...More Button

Does the Minister agree that this scheme is restrictive, loaded with anomalies and discriminates against people with severe handicaps? Will he assure the House that the report, when completed, will be...More Button

Is the Minister aware that unless two similar limbs are affected – two hands or two legs – a person will not qualify for the scheme? Stroke victims whose arm and leg might be disabled do not qualify. ...More Button

Would the Minister consider it a good idea if the review group came before the Committee on Finance and the Public Service because there are a number of us interested in this area? Would it be possibl...More Button

Other Questions. - Tax Yield.

How does the Minister propose to use the tax surplus at this stage? Does he propose to use it to reduce foreign debt, for example?More Button

Written Answers. - Flood Relief.

Asked the minister: when the River Feale flood alleviation project will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button


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