Moynihan-Cronin, Breeda

Wednesday, 17 June 1998

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 492 No. 5

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Priority Questions. - Commission on the Family.

Asked the minister: the way in which he will deal with the report on the Commission on the Family; the framework, if any, his Department has put in place for action on the report; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply. The full report of the Commission on the Family has not been made available to Opposition spokespersons. I got a copy of the document in the Library. The Ministe...More Button

Can I take it that the forthcoming budget will provide for some funding to be put into pre-school and child care services? Child care is a major issue especially for mothers who wish to return to wor...More Button

Other Questions. - Free Fuel Scheme.

Is it the same as the earlier reply?More Button

Then I would like to hear it.More Button

The Minister said there was a huge saving of about £70 million this year on unemployment assistance. It would not cost too much to give £4 million of that to the elderly. Will he give a commitment t...More Button

Does the Minister intend to distribute that saving to social welfare payments in the next budget?More Button

Other Questions. - Pensions Board Report.

I also pay tribute to the Pensions Board for producing this document. In the document, Action on Pensions, the Minister has been vague on many issues. There is one issue about which I am concerned. ...More Button

Other Questions. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: the reason his Department, prior to the implementation of budgetary increases, indicated on pension books that recipients would receive an increase of £5 per week and the adult dependant £1.50 per wee...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply. I ask him to reply personally to the 240 people who were notified that they would receive an increase of £5 a week and did not receive it. Will the Minister agree...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - School Staffing.

Thank you, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle, for giving me the opportunity to raise this issue. I also thank the Minister for coming here to deal with this important matter. The parents and board of managemen...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the loss of long-term payments for those who have completed community employment schemes is acting as a disincentive to people taking up a place on the...More Button


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