Bannon, James

Wednesday, 3 November 2004

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 178 No. 11

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Order of Business.

The number of Adjournment matters submitted today by Members on the Government side of the House proves that Fianna Fáil Members are not content.More Button

I ask the Leader to invite the Minister for Finance to the House to discuss the issue of the Government and banking institutions reducing bank charges. As many employees are forced to accept their sal...More Button

In the budgets of last year and the year before we saw huge increases in bank charges. The Minister for Finance should take note and reduce those charges. We should also encourage post offices and cre...More Button

Does the Government have a programme for Government?More Button

What did the Senator do in his own constituency?More Button

I agree.More Button

Ombudsman (Defence Forces) Bill 2002: Report and Final Stages.

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

National Car Testing Service: Motion.

Fianna Fáil is brilliant at setting up committees. There are 120 in the area health boards alone.More Button

They forget about putting the patients first.More Button

It is the same with cars.More Button

The Senator should support the motion.More Button

I presume the Opposition will be granted extra time given that the Minister of State was afforded 25 minutes.More Button

I welcome the Minister of State to the House and wish him well with his new portfolio. I met him on many occasions when he was Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children with responsib...More Button

I commend him on the many hospitals and institutions for the elderly he visited during his term as well as the many promises he made which were not delivered upon because of the senior Minister’s cutb...More Button

I fully support this motion tabled by Fine Gael in light of public concern about the operation of National Car Testing Service Limited which is midway through its contract. Who will test the tester an...More Button

There is widespread concern, which is yet more evidence that the Government is not listening to the people; this has been proved decisively at the local and European elections when Fianna Fáil and the...More Button

The Minister of State referred to independent surveys which were undertaken to assess customer satisfaction with the service, the ratings of which he described as overwhelmingly positive. These survey...More Button

The system has become overly bureaucratic and does not appear to be answerable to anyone, with decisions differing from station to station and causing great inconvenience to the public. Hardly a day g...More Button

Fine Gael has proposed that the current structure involving designated NCT centres should be abolished. While almost one in three cars in the State is registered in Dublin, just three of the 43 centre...More Button

As has been proven, the condition of a car is totally insignificant in road accidents. The National Road Safety Council cites a statistic of less than 1% so it could be concluded that the NCT is not i...More Button

In 2003, 52% of cars passed first time round and, in 2004, 51% passed first time round.More Button

It would appear to be self-evident——More Button

——that either the cars are deteriorating or, as seems more likely, the criteria are being extended to a nit-picking level.More Button

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button


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