McGowan, Paddy

Wednesday, 31 May 1995

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 143 No. 13

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Order of Business.

Could the Leader arrange for the Minister for Justice to come to the Seanad for a debate on an urgent matter, that is, the farcical situation where somebody is arrested on a warrant, taken to jail at ...More Button

Finance Bill, 1995 [Certified Money Bill]: Committee and Final Stages.

The Minister said there were three categories but I suggest there are four. A new development is that people rent houses and get their health board to pay up to £65 in supplementary rent allowance. ...More Button

Nobody in the North Western Health Board area is getting a £65 rent subsidy. To my knowledge people in Dublin city are getting a £65 subsidy. Could the Minister grant some relief to those keeping stu...More Button

The people in difficulty with paying a service charge of any kind, whether it be water, sewerage or refuse collection, are not in the income tax bracket. I am a long time member of a local authority ...More Button

I raise this matter in the hope that there is an answer. This measure presents all kinds of complications. It may have satisfied a partner in the Government, but there is not enough transparency on t...More Button

It has not always done so.More Button

I visit people's houses and see a disc aerial on the house and I look at the expenditure on the house and make my own assessment. The Minister accepts that there are those who do not want to pay and...More Button

The Minister compromised on this matter and does not even believe in what he has to do.More Button

The Minister is in a complete mess on this issue in order to satisfy a lame duck partner that made an unreasonable demand.More Button


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