Bruton, Richard

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 678 No. 4

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Priority Questions - Fiscal Policy.

Asked the minister: the borrowing targets for the emergency budget; if the decision that 9.5% borrowing must be met is still in place; and the information that he will publish in advance to allow Dáil Éireann make the ...More Button

Are the Government’s commitments to the EU couched in terms of the budget deficit or what is commonly known as the structural deficit, which makes allowances for the stage of the business cycle one is...More Button

Who does the Minister think he is fooling? He knows as well as I do that the so-called deliberative process is excluded from all of the rest of the House. His officials would throw a complete blanke...More Button

Priority Questions - Unemployment Levels.

Asked the minister: his revised forecast for the numbers and rate of unemployment for end of year 2009; the way this forecast compares with the forecast unemployment rate for the EU as a whole; and if he is considering...More Button

I am sure the Minister was disturbed to see the latest GDP figures published today.More Button

They show that compared to the same quarter last year, GDP has fallen by 7.5%, with investment falling by 30.5%. The consequences of these trends are extremely worrying. Reflecting that, we are seei...More Button

I welcome the Minister’s willingness to do so as we have put forward a detailed programme that focuses on key arteries that are vital to long-term competitiveness, like the communications and power ne...More Button

Other Questions - Financial Services Regulation.

Perhaps the Minister will set out the extent to which credit unions hold seriously impaired assets such as bank shares. I understand some have held the securities which the Minister describes as toxi...More Button

Other Questions - Departmental Surveys.

Against the background where the Minister was reported to have indicated that he felt he had made a mistake in increasing the VAT rate in the budget, would he consider the sort of suggestions put forw...More Button

A firm act of contrition must be accompanied by a resolve to correct the mistake, is that not the case?More Button

A firm resolve to amendment, is that right?More Button

Other Questions - Financial Services Regulation.

The Minister is missing the point of the question. The question was whether he would arrange an examination of the financial institutions to see to what extent they have entered into these long-dated...More Button

Other Questions - Departmental Expenditure.

The Minister implied that although the group is finalising its proposals at the end, the Minister is receiving them as they are done, Department by Department. To what form of evaluation will these r...More Button

I welcome the Minister’s willingness to consider sharing these reports with the appropriate committees. Has the wisdom of the Comptroller and Auditor General, who has substantial experience in this a...More Button

Written Answers - Job Creation.

Asked the minister: if he has assessed the make up of uncommitted capital spending in 2009 and the impact on jobs in the construction sector if this spending was postponed. More Button

Written Answers - Banking Sector Regulation.

Asked the minister: if he has data available to him on the trends in business credit since the bank guarantee in September 2008 and on the work of the clearing group on blocked credit; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

Written Answers - Financial Services Regulation.

Asked the minister: his views on the submission of an association (details supplied) on the harsher rules that apply to its members, compared to solicitors, accountants or banks, in terms of regulatory obligations; if h...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions.

Asked the minister: his views on modifying Revenue pension rules to allow self-employed people who suffer accidents which prevent them from working to access moneys in their pension funds early; and if he will make a st...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Asked the minister: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the Health Service Executive will not issue emergency medical card cover to persons who can not work as a result of an assault and that such people fa...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Code.

Asked the minister: if she will extend occupational injury cover to self-employed people or another protection to deal with accidents; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions.

Asked the minister: the obligations of a company (details supplied) to make up any deficit in the pension fund as they withdraw from their operations here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button


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