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National Waste Management Plan. (3 Feb 2004)

Rory O'Hanlon: I ask Deputy Allen to resume his seat.

National Waste Management Plan. (3 Feb 2004)

Bernard Durkan: On a point of order, the Minister deliberately wasted time giving a history lecture to the Opposition Members. If that is the way it will proceed, we are wasting our time here

National Waste Management Plan. (3 Feb 2004)

Rory O'Hanlon: I am asking Deputy Durkan to resume his seat.

National Waste Management Plan. (3 Feb 2004)

Bernard Durkan: You can. The Chair could have interrupted the Minister when he was wasting time, but he did not.

National Waste Management Plan. (3 Feb 2004)

Rory O'Hanlon: The Chair has no control over the length of replies. If Deputies are not happy with the way questions are organised, I suggest they go to the Dáil reform committee.

National Waste Management Plan. (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: The detail is in the question, as the Chair rightly said. I could not finish within the rules of the House. That is not my fault. The information will be made available to the Deputies. The final decisions——

National Waste Management Plan. (3 Feb 2004)

Rory O'Hanlon: The Minister initially had two minutes, which the Chair intervened to point out and the Minister resumed his seat. Deputy Allen then took two minutes to ask a question and the Minister took another two minutes. I intervened to tell the Minister the six minutes were up. I now call Question No. 139

National Waste Management Plan. (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: I think it is Question No. 138.

National Waste Management Plan. (3 Feb 2004)

Rory O'Hanlon: Question No. 139 in the name of Deputy Joe Higgins as Deputy Gilmore is not here.

National Waste Management Plan. (3 Feb 2004)

Emmet Stagg: On a procedural matter, a Cheann Comhairle, can Deputy Gilmore's Question No. 138 not be taken when I am here?

National Waste Management Plan. (3 Feb 2004)

Rory O'Hanlon: A Priority Question is never taken unless the Deputy who submitted it is present.

Priority Questions. (3 Feb 2004)

Waste Management

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Higgins: Question 139: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the reason it is intended to spend a total of €1,539,348 on the production and airing of a television advertisement depicting householders as responsible for a waste crisis when, in fact, householders account for 15% of waste going to landfill.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: Excluding private/industrial landfills, which are largely dedicated facilities provided in conjunction with certain types of industrial installations, the report shows that a total of 3.1 million tonnes of waste was accepted at local authority landfills in 2001. Of this, 1.25 million tonnes, or 40%, was household waste, with a further 0.53 million tonnes, or 17%, being attributable to the...

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Higgins: Would the Minister agree that spending €1.5 million on an advertisement showing ordinary households being responsible for a waste apocalypse is an outrageous misuse of taxpayers' funds because it is fraudulent advertising? Householders account for only15%, or one seventh, of what goes to landfill.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: They do not.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Higgins: I have studied this.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: The figure is 40%.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Joe Higgins: Thanks to the Minister, I had four weeks of leisure to study it in the autumn.

Waste Management (3 Feb 2004)

Martin Cullen: I am glad the Deputy did so. There is always a silver lining somewhere.

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