Tourist Traffic Bill, 1970: Second Stage.
The purposes of the Bill are, firstly, to raise the statutory limit on the aggregate amount which may be paid to Bord Fáilte for the giving of grants for the development of holiday accommodation, seco...
I agree fully with the Senator.
That was the intention.
That is precisely my thinking in the matter.
They will always go to Ballybunion.
The Senator is right. They are going up in New York.
That is a very cynical view.
I am hosting one in a fortnight's time.
There are physical and financial limitations.
Gimmickry appears to attract more publicity, be it in Dáil Éireann or Seanad Éireann.
It is not quite as bad as that.
About £40 million as against earnings here of £100 million.
I am going to try it on once again. I agree fully with the Senator.
That is not the trouble. The Department of Education are very willing to co-operate in this matter. The difficulties lie elsewhere.
There is no problem in that. I agree with the Senator, and I happen to know something about it because I was in Education before here, and the problems lie elsewhere, with the particular bodies conce...
I gave the Dáil a summary of those grants.
Our beers are too good.
Tourist Traffic Bill, 1970: Second Stage (Resumed).
Agreed. Make it £100 million.
There is no truth whatsoever in that.
There is no question of bias. I am only giving the facts.
They get a bigger accommodation grant by reason of the decision of the Oireachtas.
Are Fine Gael for or against that policy?
It is half that actually, about 35.
That is what Senator Alexis FitzGerald describes as the multiplier effect.
Senator Alexis FitzGerald made a constructive contribution advocating that type of business because of the multiplier effect on the economy.
What month of the year?
We have accommodation at 25s a day here.
There is a lot of sense in that suggestion. I am looking at it at the moment.
I will deal with Senator McDonald's last point first. We have got a co-ordinating committee of the various State-sponsored bodies who work in the United States. They co-operate in regard to office ...
They have done all the business that they had hoped to do. I want to emphasise the importance of selling this industry because in many cases in the past people were inclined to sit back and take touri...
Tourist Traffic Bill, 1970: Committee and Final Stages.
There are various types of cottages. The rentals range from £20 a week for April for type A, £19 for type B and type C; £25 for type A in May and £24 for type B and type C; £31 10s for type A in June...
A type A cottage accommodates eight persons, type B accommodates seven, and type C accommodates six.
That is right. Question put and agreed to. Section 7 agreed to. Title agreed to. Bill reported without amendment, received for final consideration and passed.
Transport Act, 1950 (Additional Powers) Order, 1969: Motion.
This is a motion which has to be approved, and if the Seanad will agree I will explain it in a few sentences instead of the four pages of notes I have here. It is setting up a subsidiary of CIE on th...