McDonald, Charles B.

Thursday, 23 July 1970

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 68 No. 13

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I, too, welcome this Bill. Our present social welfare system tends to keep people idle instead of keeping the maximum numbers possible engaged in full employment. I have often thought, looking at th...More Button

Social Welfare Bill, 1970: Committee and Final Stages.

I would like to support Senator Belton on this because the entire section is left in mid-air and so much is left to regulations. I did refer briefly on Second Reading to the fact that there is a savi...More Button

The fact that the last two speakers who come from different parts of the country commented on the same point makes it obvious that the investigating officers are far too conscientious in the performan...More Button

I should like to say that the Minister drew an analogy between the cottage plot and the market garden which I think was unfair. In practice, I think it is unjust to assess the value of the plot when i...More Button

Business of Seanad.

May I ask the Leader of the House if it is intended that we sit tomorrow morning to complete the Housing Bill?More Button

It is unlikely that the Bill will be concluded tonight.More Button

Housing Bill, 1970: Second Stage (Resumed).

I welcome the opportunity to discuss this Bill at this time because for the past year or more housing has been one of our major problems. Driving on the Naas Road, one sees many caravans parked on on...More Button

I am a member of a housing authority. I am aware that these authorities sometimes have to shoulder the blame for prosecutions instituted in accordance with the regulations on the owners of condemned ...More Button

I do not know how much they charge the individual but it does improve the aesthetics of the area.More Button

I do not think the estimate has been increased but we may get a rude awakening next year.More Button

Nevertheless, it improves the aesthetics of the schemes. The post office should emulate the ESB in this respect. While communal television aerials are permitted now, it is still quite difficult to ge...More Button

I support those Senators who advocated an increase in the rateable valuation to at least £75. This is only in keeping with the falling value of money. Every possible effort should be made to assist p...More Button

What Senator Honan is saying is one thing. Some vested tenants are forced, due to lack of employment, to emigrate but they like to hold on to their homesteads and this is what Senator Honan has been ...More Button

If that is the case, it is the fault of another Department. We cannot put all the blame on the Minister for Local Government.More Button

If a young man wants to live in the country the onus is on the local authority to provide a house and people living in glasshouses in Dublin should not decide against it. People need houses and we do...More Button

Reference was made to prefabricated dwellings. I think this kind of housing development has been a disappointment because at present it is as expensive as the ordinary solid constructed house if not ...More Button

Senator FitzGerald without interruption.More Button


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