Lenihan, Patrick J.

Wednesday, 3 February 1971

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 69 No. 6

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Fuels (Control of Supplies) Bill, 1971: Second Stage.

This is a Bill to provide for the regulation and control of the supply and distribution of fuels. There is no immediate need for the measures proposed; these measures are purely precautionary and I w...More Button

We are having very detailed discussions along this line.More Button

As has been said here, this Bill is essentially an emergency Bill which we can have at the disposal of the Government on behalf of the community in the event of a situation arising where the Governme...More Button

I was going to come to that situation. I think so. It is the type of matter where immediate decisions may have to be made—decisions of the kind where an oil tanker in Bantry, Cork, Dublin or Waterfo...More Button

Nuclear Energy (An Bord Fuinnimh Núicléigh) Bill, 1971: Second Stage.

When a method of producing self-sustaining nuclear fission was first achieved during the course of the Second World War its first application was to produce a devastating weapon of war. Since then, p...More Button

It is there all the time.More Button

Immediately. The other possibility is there.More Button

Yes.More Button

It could be up to £50 million.More Button

The Bill has a broader connotation outside of power stations. That is only part of the whole nuclear——More Button

I am very thankful to the Seanad for the very excellent debate that has taken place on this Bill. I should like to emphasise that the fundamental principle behind it is the need to diversify our power...More Button


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