O'Sullivan, Jan

Thursday, 29 June 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 522 No. 4

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Harbours (Amendment) Bill, 2000 [ Seanad ] : Committee Stage.

I move amendment No. 1: In page 4, to delete lines 19 and 20. This amendment may be late as some of this work has already commenced, but it is designed to ensure there would be worker representation i...More Button

I realise this is a short-term arrangement that will last two years at most and that I will not be successful in changing the Minister of State's mind. Rather than waste the time of the House I will w...More Button

I seek clarification because the Harbours (Amendment) Bill, 2000, only allows for three local authority members to be on any port company. I am not sure whether this means there would just be represen...More Button

I move amendment No. 4: In page 6, before section 2, to insert the following new section: “2.–Paragraph 1(2) of the First Schedule to the Freedom of Information Act, 1997, is hereby amended by the add...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply and for the reassurance that he intends to do this by regulation. I will withdraw the amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.More Button

I move amendment No. 5: In page 6, before section 2, to insert the following new section: “2.–The First Schedule to the Ombudsman Act, 1980, is hereby amended by the addition of 'A body established pu...More Button

I gather from the Minster's reply that he intends that this will be covered by the Ombudsman Act, so I will withdraw the amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. Section 2 agreed to. SECTION 3.More Button

I move amendment No. 6: In page 7, line 11, to delete “not”. The intention behind this amendment is to oblige the Minister to bring this legislation back to the Oireachtas before it is implemented, th...More Button

This is common practice with legislation and for very good reason. We do not know how the implementation of this legislation will pan out and what we will have at the end of that process. I have faith...More Button

I understand where Deputy Finucane is coming from and he is representing his constituency. However, I agree with Deputy O'Malley's comments on Second Stage when he said we need a broader vision. I did...More Button

He represents Limerick West.More Button

I hope the Minister is objective in making decisions and that there are no party-political motives.More Button

I support the amendment. The work already done is considerable and it would be a pity not to build upon it for the future. It makes sense for the Minister to support the amendment in order to pursue ...More Button

I move amendment No. 10: In page 7, before section 5, to insert the following new section: “5.–Section 12 of the Harbours Act, 1996, is hereby amended by the addition in subsection (1)(d) after ‘envir...More Button

Is the Minister assuring me that these environmental impact assessments can be carried out and that there is provision for them?More Button

I will not press the amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. Section 5 agreed to. SECTION 6. Question proposed: “That section 6 stand part of the Bill.”More Button

I wish Deputy Finucane well in his new portfolio. I welcome the passage of this Bill and I wish the implementation board well. With co-operation on all sides it can develop the Shannon Estuary in a wa...More Button

The five person board.More Button

Written Answers. - Construction Industry.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has for the registration or licensing of builders and building contractors; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Local Authority Housing.

Asked the minister: the main findings of the survey undertaken by his Department of the number of unfinished housing estates and the potential cost to local authorities of completing the estates; and if he will make a st...More Button


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