Moffatt, Tom

Wednesday, 9 December 1998

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 157 No. 13

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Voluntary Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 1998: Committee and Remaining Stages.

The VHI's fleet consists of 48 cars and one van. The majority of cars are the standard 1.3 to 1.6 litre models. Over 60 per cent of the fleet is permanently on the road and used by sales staff, cust...More Button

I have not got any specific information on the rest of the fleet.More Button

There will be an increase in the cost. This will be a specific plan because different conditions will apply outside of the country. The VHI will act as an agent in such circumstances.More Button

Yes, that is my understanding.More Button

It will be a commercial rate as pertains in the particular country. The VHI will try to obtain the best deal possible for their clients.More Button

There will be agreement with insurance providers in the said country. Normally the Minister does not interfere in the day-to-day running of the VHI or any other semi-State company. On the question of...More Button

I accept the Senator's point. I will do my best to provide him with the information.More Button

The Senator pushes a hard bargain.More Button

That is correct. Section 1 agreed to. Sections 2 to 4, inclusive, agreed to. Title agreed to. Bill reported without amendment and received for final consideration. Question proposed: “That the Bill do...More Button

I thank Senators for their contributions and for ensuring the speedy passage of the Bill through the House. The Bill will enable the VHI board to respond to competitive challenges in an important gro...More Button

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