Norris, David P.B.

Thursday, 14 February 1991

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 127 No. 11

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Environmental Protection Agency Bill, 1990: Second Stage (Resumed).

I welcome the Bill. I suppose I better welcome the Minister because everyone else has. It is in a sense a formality. When I say I suppose I better welcome the Minister, I do not intend to suggest ...More Button

I am interested to hear what the Minister says because I would be very satisfied and happy if the two are completely consonant and if this implements, as the Minister says, the freedom of information ...More Button

I will tell the House why the character of the Minister comes into play. This legislation confers very considerable powers, and they are actually extra parliamentary powers. This worries me. We hav...More Button

I can take this as read in other words. I would like to tease out a few of the principles that are involved because if you look at them, the powers given to the Minister are extraordinarily wide. T...More Button

Thank you, Senator Ryan, I feel I should identify the Senator on the record because of his assistance. The public authorities are covered. I will not go into this because I have illustrated my reserv...More Button

I am not really. Wait and see. I am a very practical man but I am grateful for the gentleness of the rebuke. I am trying to make the point that in terms of the tourist industry the control of pollu...More Button

Adjournment Matter. - Prison Sentence.

I would like to welcome the Minister of State to the House. I am sure he will be an active conduit of the debate to the Minister for Justice. I hope that in his reply, which inevitably must have bee...More Button

I would like to thank the Minister for his very reasonable reply. I hope to take him up on his kind offer. The Seanad adjourned at 4.25 p.m. until 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 February 1991.More Button


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