Howlin, Brendan

Tuesday, 22 October 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 470 No. 4

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Private Member's Business. - Export Ban: Motion.

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Adjournment Debate. - Hospital Waste Disposal.

I put them there.More Button

I am taking this Adjournment matter on behalf of my colleague, the Minister for Health, who is unable to be present. I thank Deputy Quill for giving me the opportunity to respond to this issue. I ho...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Sewage Treatment Plants.

I thank the Deputies opposite for raising this question and giving me the opportunity to explain the current position in regard to these important schemes and the recently reported comments to which t...More Button

The council is now considering alternative outfall arrangements and I have approved its proposals to undertake site investigations which will facilitate this. The planning phase of the Westport scheme...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Criminal Prosecutions Procedural Change.

I am responding on behalf of my colleague, the Minister for Justice, who unfortunately cannot be present.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - County Cork Plant Closure.

I respond to the debate on behalf of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry. The company's decision to discontinue the air-dried function at its Midleton plant from next spring is a commercia...More Button

Written Answers. - Toxic Waste Trade.

Was asked: the Government's and the EU's position regarding the trade in toxic waste from OECD to non-OECD countries.More Button

I refer to the reply to Question No. 192 of 15 October 1996. Because of the internal market as well as environmental implications involved, the legal basis for participation by EU member states in th...More Button

Written Answers. - Ministerial Staff.

Was asked: the resources available to him and the Ministers of State at his Department for the running of ministerial offices and constituency offices in terms of support services, finance and personnel, establi...More Button

Details of the numbers and salary costs of all staff employed in my office and those of the Ministers of State at my Department are set out in the following table. The normal support services of my D...More Button

Written Answers. - Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Was asked: the steps, if any, he has taken or proposes to take to reduce or minimise emissions of gases which cause global warming, in accordance with the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change.More Button

Was asked: the measures, if any, planned for the near future or already in force, which are designed to reduce Ireland's emissions of greenhouse gases; whether the Government will provide evidence that these mea...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 135 and 155 together.More Button

Written Answers. - Rural Resettlement Programme.

Was asked: if he will approve the proposals put to him at a recent meeting with Rural Resettlement Ireland Limited for the resettlement of families in rural areas from urban areas; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

Was asked: if he will make funds available to the Rural Resettlement Ireland Organisation in order to assist it with rural repopulation, to release local authority houses in urban areas and to give a balance to ...More Button

Written Answers. - Urban Renewal Scheme.

Was asked: the number of locations to which he has extended designation, including Sligo.More Button

Written Answers. - Ringsend (Dublin) Sewage Treatment System.

Was asked: if he intends to put an underground sewage treatment system in Ringsend, Dublin 4, similar to that proposed for Mutton Island.More Button

Waste water treatment plants are, for the most part, constructed substantially below ground level and are designed, among other things, to minimise visual intrusion. The proposed plant at Ringsend wi...More Button

Written Answers. - Sligo and Environs Water Scheme.

Was asked: when work will commence on the Sligo and environs major water scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: in view of the fact that the EU cohesion money allocated for the Sligo and environs major water scheme amounted to less than half the amount required for the plans submitted by his Department on behal...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 139 and 140 together. The Commission decision on the Lough Gill regional water supply scheme relates to the planning and construction of the following individual proje...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payment.

Was asked: when a new house grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick.More Button

Written Answers. - Proposed Halting Site.

Was asked: if he received a request from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for funding approval for a halting site at Lower Dodder Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14; if so, the proposed size of the site; if his a...More Button

Written Answers. - Manorhamilton (Leitrim) Sewerage Scheme.

Was asked: the current position regarding a scheme for the extension of Manorhamilton sewerage system, County Leitrim; if funds are available for this work; when work will commence; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

Contract documents for the extension of the Manorhamilton sewerage scheme to Lurganboy are with my Department but, given the high level of commitments under the water and sewerage programme, I cannot ...More Button

Written Answers. - Tenant Purchase Scheme.

Was asked: the help, if any, which is currently available for tenants of local authority housing to buy out their houses.More Button

Written Answers. - Local Authority Housing.

Was asked: his policy in relation to the provision of local authority rehousing for a partner with dependent children in the event of separation after marital breakdown; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Written Answers. - Ministerial Staff.

Was asked: the cost of salaries and incidental expenses of all programme managers, special advisers and other non-established contract staff in his Department for each of the years from 1994 to date in 1996; and...More Button

The information requested is set out in the following table.More Button

Written Answers. - Public Relations Costs.

Was asked: the amount paid by his Department in relation to publicity and public relations in each of the years from 1994 to date in 1996; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department has not incurred any expenditure on public relations and publicity, during the period since 1994. Expenditure is, of course, incurred on advertising, both of a routine nature, arising p...More Button

Written Answers. - UN Commission on Sustainable Development.

Was asked: the preparations and submissions he is making concerning the UN Commission on Sustainable Development at its June 1997 five year review of the UN Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio ...More Button

Preparations for the fifth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, 7-25 April 1997, and the Special Session of the UN General Assembly, June 1997, to review the implementation of Agenda ...More Button

Written Answers. - Dundalk-Newry Motorway.

Was asked: if he will intercede in order to ensure that the motorway between Newry and Dundalk is progressed as expeditiously as possible in view of the joint campaign between the National Safety Council and the...More Button

As stated in the reply to Question No. 334 of 25 September, the agreed consultancy study of options in relation to the Dundalk-Newry route is under way and a final report is expected before the end of...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payment Statistics.

Was asked: the amount which was paid by county in respect of new house grants in each of the years from 1994 to 1996.More Button

Written Answers. - Private Rented Accommodation.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the declining number of private rented accommodation units and the increasing difficulty single and young persons, particularly students, are encountering in finding...More Button

Written Answers. - Climate Change Policy.

Was asked: the greenhouse gas emission reductions target the Government intends to propose for industrialised countries in general and for the EU as a whole in view of the forthcoming framework UN Convention on ...More Button

Was asked: if he intends to urge the partners within the European Council to present a full and credible package of co-ordinated national and EU-level measures for a credible climate policy before the third conf...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 153 and 154 together. The strengthening of the commitments of the Framework Convention on Climate Change is currently the subject of international negotiations on the ...More Button

Written Answers. - County Roads.

Was asked: the mileage for county roads in each of the county councils in Munster; and the allocation of funds to each county in each of the years from 1990 to 1996.More Button

The length of regional and local, or county, roads in kilometres in county council areas is set out in the following table. Grant payments for these roads are not divided on the basis of road categor...More Button

Written Answers. - Improvement Works.

Was asked: the funding in respect of major improvement works on the national roads in each of the counties in Munster for each of the years from 1990 to 1996.More Button

Details of funding in respect of major improvement works on the national roads in each of the counties in Munster for the years from 1990 to 1995 are contained in the booklet State Grant Payments to L...More Button

Written Answers. - Water Supply Grants.

Was asked: if he will introduce a scheme of grants to assist persons residing in remote rural areas to bore a well in order to provide a private water supply to service homes where bathrooms and toilets are requ...More Button

Grants are available under the group water scheme programme to assist with the provision of water supplies to groups of houses in rural areas. There are no proposals for similar grants in the case of ...More Button

Written Answers. - State Companies.

Was asked: the State companies, if any, under the aegis of his Department; the number employed in each such company; and the amount of the State investment in and annual subvention to each, where applicable.More Button

The following is the information requested:More Button

Written Answers. - Cork Infrastructure Costs.

Was asked: the expenditure in relation to developing the infrastructure in the greater Cork city area, including the construction of roads, bridges, sewerage and water schemes and quay wall replacements between ...More Button

The information requested in relation to the years 1975-96 is set out in the following table in relation to Cork County Borough; records are not available in relation to “the greater Cork city area”. ...More Button

Written Answers. - Electronic Voting.

Was asked: the plans, if any, he has to introduce some form of electronic voting at future elections; if so, if computer software capable of giving first count results in all constituencies is being commissioned...More Button

I refer to the reply to Question No. 116 of 31 January 1995. It is hoped to finalise the computer programme referred to (which should assist returning officers in conducting election counts) in the c...More Button

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