OLeary, Sean A

Wednesday, 23 April 1986

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 112 No. 3

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Health (Amendment) Bill, 1985: Second Stage.

I would like to draw a distinction in respect of this Bill between the principle of compensation or of reimbursement to the health boards of the expenses which they have incurred as a result of treati...More Button

On a point of order, I never said such a thing.More Button

I would like to object to taking Committee Stage today. This Bill was apparently with Dáil Éireann from June 1985 until February 1986. The idea of having it rushed through this House in the course o...More Button

I am talking to the Leader of the House. I am not talking to the Minister at all.More Button

I want to make it clear the Minister has his constitutional right to intervene in a debate at any time he wants, as long as it is consistent with the order of the House. I am not objecting to the Min...More Button

I have no questions. If Senators have no respect for themselves I cannot change it. Question, “That Committee Stage be taken now” put and declared carried.More Button

Health (Amendment) Bill, 1985: Committee Stage.

What the Minister has stated in relation to anticipatory demands by the health board is interesting. I will take the case of a person who has been charged £5,000 or £10,000 for services rendered in t...More Button

Regulation of Credit Facilities: Motion (Resumed).

Yes. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. Motion put and agreed to.More Button

Health (Amendment) Bill, 1985: Committee Stage (Resumed).

I move amendment No. 6: In page 3, between lines 31 and 32, to insert a new subsection as follows: “(3) This section shall come into operation on such date as the Minister for Health shall by order sp...More Button

Can I take it that it will not be retrospective? There is more than one way of looking at it. Does that mean it will not apply except to accidents occurring after the coming into operation of the Bi...More Button

How could that be? Surely it would only apply to accidents that take place after the date it becomes law. Any substantial cases which might arise after today's date are not going to be settled before...More Button

The Minister did not really deal with the point when he was replying to the Second Stage speech. You could not disagree with the substance of what the Minister said but he did not deal with the probl...More Button

There is a genuine dispute. The full money is due then.More Button

If there is a dispute either on the basis of a settlement outside a court or inside court, ultimately what you are saying is that the health board can take all the money which a person gets up to the ...More Button

Let us concentrate for a moment on what would happen in a situation where the court makes the award. I realise that where settlements are made people can say settlements could be good or bad. There ...More Button

I think that we are all delighted with the Minister's exposition of the position as it stands and the directive he will give to the health boards. I would like to ask the Minister, if that is the int...More Button

I do not think it is unfair to say that being a Member of Seanad Éireann is an exercise in frustration and being a Government supporter in Seanad Éireann is an exercise in total frustration — leaving ...More Button

That is their job.More Button

I would like to thank the Minister for his agreement to look at the matter overnight. That is very helpful. So that the Minister will be fully appraised of what the concerns of the House are I think...More Button

Not your amendment.More Button

On a point of order, the section having been started and the amendments considered and the section itself now being considered on Committee Stage, is it open to anyone to introduce a Committee Stage a...More Button

I wonder whether it would be better to conclude the Committee Stage and to put the amendments down on Report Stage? It limits the discussion. That is the problem. Would it be better to adjourn the ...More Button

Would I be in order in saying how much we appreciate the open approach of this Minister to the problems presented by this House.More Button

We appreciate it. As far as this House is concerned, Minister Desmond has no equal.More Button


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