Walsh, Joe

Thursday, 19 December 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 473 No. 3

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Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Asked the minister: when he proposes sanctioning Stage One of the Clonakilty western water distribution scheme, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - National Lottery.

Asked the minister: if she will sanction national lottery assistance for a community (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

Written Answers. - National Pensions Policy.

Asked the minister: the proposals, if any, he has to deal with the growing social welfare pensions bill in view of our greying population as forecast by a number of studies; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to improve the needs of the elderly in society; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Share-Fishermen.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to address the ongoing concerns of share-fishermen; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Offices.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has in relation to the future of Department of Social Welfare branch offices; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Poverty Traps.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to remove poverty traps for low and middle-income workers; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: his definition of the poverty line; the estimated number of Irish persons living below this level; and the initiatives, if any, he has to reduce this number.More Button

Written Answers. - Pension Age Reduction.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to reduce the retirement age; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Live Register.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the impediments to women who fail to qualify for the live register and, as a consequence, are ineligible for participation in various schemes; and if he will make a ...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to extend the multiple births grant to include twins; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to increase the current limit which an adult dependant can earn without affecting the payment of their spouses' pension and child dependants allowance; and if he will make a ...More Button

Written Answers. - Smokeless Fuel Allowance.

Asked the minister: if he will extend the smokeless fuel allowance to all of the country for those in receipt of social welfare payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Death Grant.

Asked the minister: when the death grant was last increased; the plans, if any, he has to bring it into line with the cost of inflation since that date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - National Fuel Scheme.

Asked the minister: if he will consider doubling the free fuel allowance for Christmas week in view of the likelihood of inclement weather at this time of year; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Preparation of Estimates.

Asked the minister: the exact level of unemployment on which the Department of Social Welfare Estimate for expenditure in 1997 is based; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to make social welfare payments from the date of eligibility rather than the date of application; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on his attitude to the payment of social welfare rent subsidies to persons evicted or barred from corporation housing due to drug-dealing activities; and if he will make a ...More Button

Asked the minister: the priority issues taken into consideration by him in the preparation of the Estimates of expenditure for 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the total income and annual income received from the self-employed PRSI contribution scheme since its introduction in April 1988.More Button

Written Answers. - Legislative and Administrative Priorities.

Asked the minister: his legislative and administrative priorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Rates.

Asked the minister: when the commitment in the programme, A Government of Renewal, to commission the ESRI to review the minimum adequate income rates amended by the Commission on Social Welfare, will be published.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Fraud.

Asked the minister: the number of persons prosecuted for social welfare fraud since 1 September 1996.More Button

Written Answers. - Payments to Non-Nationals.

Asked the minister: the number of non-nationals in receipt of unemployment assistance in this State; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Insurance Fund.

Asked the minister: the projected out-turn for the Social Insurance Fund for 1996; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: the number of persons in receipt of a lone parent's allowance; the number of people in receipt of maintenance from the second parent of their children; the plans, if any, he has to improve this situat...More Button

Written Answers. - Maintenance Orders.

Asked the minister: the total number of staff in his Department dealing specifically with compliance of maintenance orders; if he has satisfied himself that this is an adequate number of staff; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Written Answers. - Christmas Bonus.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to extend Christmas bonus to all social welfare beneficiaries; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Overtime Payments.

Asked the minister: the top ten overtime payments to persons in his Department and in State-sponsored bodies under the aegis of his Department in the past year; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Back to Work Allowance Scheme.

Asked the minister: whether he will publish the evaluation report on the back-to-work allowance scheme which was received by him in the summer of 1995; and the reason for the delay in relation to this publication.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Insurance Records.

Asked the minister: if he will give details of the current survey of social insurance records being carried out by his Department; the number of people contacted during the survey; the number of responses received; and t...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: if he will give a monthly breakdown of the number of persons in receipt of a supplementary welfare allowance; and the total cost of the allowance in each of the years 1995 and 1996.More Button

Written Answers. - Homeless Persons.

Asked the minister: if recent reports of a substantial increase in the number of homeless persons have been brought to his attention; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Science and Technology Park.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has for the provision of a science and technology park in the Cork area; if he supports such a development; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - SFADCo Grants.

Asked the minister: the top ten grant payments made by SFADCo in each of the years from 1994 to 1996.More Button

Written Answers. - Farmers' Early Retirement Scheme.

Asked the minister: the number of recipients of social welfare payments who have their payment topped-up under the farm retirement pension; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Attacks on Sheep.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the disquiet among sheep farmers due to the killing of sheep by uncontrolled dogs; the steps, if any, he proposes to take to highlight to gravity of this situation; ...More Button

Written Answers. - Milk Quota.

Asked the minister: the number of milk producers and the names of each producer in County Cork who were allocated an additional milk quota in each of the years 1995 and 1996; the volume of milk quota allocated to each su...More Button

Written Answers. - Computerisation Programme.

Asked the minister: the total expenditure on computerisation under the Public Capital Programme in each of the years from 1993 to 1996.More Button

Written Answers. - Esat Shareholding.

Asked the minister: if the 20 per cent shareholding in Esat Digifone Limited, held by IIU nominees Limited, has been placed with financial institutions as announced by the Secretary of his Department on 19 April 1996; an...More Button


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