Smith, Michael

Wednesday, 14 May 1986

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 112 No. 10

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Finance Bill, 1986 (Certified Money Bill): Second Stage.

That is not unusual nowadays.More Button

I am willing to have an update on matters in my own constituency.More Button

I regret that I have to begin on a slightly discordant note. With no disrespect to you, a Chathaoirligh, I feel that the procedures of this House are unfair in that Members can sit here waiting for t...More Button

I have no wish to delay the House but I just want to put that on the record. Perhaps the Committee on Procedure and Privileges could have another look at it. The practice in this House has been that...More Button

I would go a fair distance with that but none of us are courageous enough to re-introduce it. In the area of revenue for local authorities, there certainly has to be some new thinking. For example, t...More Button

I recognise that difficulty and that is why I said “in conjunction with the local authorities”.More Button

It is very difficult in a local authority area, at least as far as I am concerned, to have operations of that kind. It comes up under the planning section time and time again when people say they wer...More Button

We will be dealing with them in more detail on Committee Stage.More Button

There is one limited to 20 per cent.More Button

One of the problems which arises for the Seanad is the length of time that we have following the passage of the Bill through the Dáil and that we do not have the Dáil Report on the Committee Stage ava...More Button

In the food area a number of worthwhile projects have been initiated but obviously a major revamping of agricultural policy. Farm co-op and processing policies will have to take place if cognisance i...More Button


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