Bruton, Richard

Tuesday, 15 June 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 506 No. 2

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Regional Technical Colleges (Amendment) Bill, 1999: Second Stage.

I welcome this Bill. Anyone who has seen the growth in the west and north-west of the city will have identified the yawning gap which exists there. We have been very fortunate that industrial policy i...More Button

Written Answers. - Disclosure Regulations.

Asked the minister: if she has considered the case made by smaller brokers that the proposed disclosure regulations will detract from the evaluation of the insurance policies being sold by singling out the cost of the b...More Button

Written Answers. - Tour Guides.

Asked the minister: if her attention has been drawn to the regulations which restrict the employment of tour guides to nationals of the country in question; if these rules can be applied in Ireland; if they are consiste...More Button

Written Answers. - Telecom Éireann Flotation.

Asked the minister: the provision, if any, she has made for the allocation of Telecom shares to the former employees of Telecom Éireann who are now on pension.More Button

Written Answers. - Travel Tax.

Asked the minister: if he will make a decision to remove the travel tax and seek similar moves in other EU countries in view of the abolition of duty free in order to remove distortions in the market place which affect t...More Button

Written Answers. - Dental Services.

Asked the minister: the reason for the delay in the promised extension of dental cover to school going children up to the age of 16; and if he will make a statement on the matter indicating the prospective date for its i...More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the long waiting time for a kidney scope, which is itself only a diagnostic tool; and the plans, if any, he has to deal with this problem.More Button

Written Answers. - Eating Disorders.

Asked the minister: the estimated prevalence of eating disorders; and if he will give a breakdown between male and female patients.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of dedicated beds available to persons suffering from eating disorders; the way in which this compares with international ratios for the provision of these services; and if he will make a s...More Button

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a number of treatments available for patients with eating disorders are not covered by the medical card such as at a clinic (details supplied) and that...More Button

Written Answers. - Ambulance Service.

Asked the minister: the number of ambulances dedicated to transporting non-ambulance patients to and from hospital services; and his views on whether this number is sufficient for the need in this respect.More Button

Written Answers. - Residential Centres.

Asked the minister: if he will make funds available to a residential centre (details supplied) in County Kildare in order to improve security following a recent incident.More Button

Written Answers. - Alzheimer's Disease.

Asked the minister: the number of day and residential centres available for the care of Alzheimer's patients on Dublin's northside; and the plans, if any, he has to tackle the shortfall.More Button

Written Answers. - Planning Regulations.

Asked the minister: the consideration, if any, he will give to modifying the planning exemption for the height of a wall built through the side boundary of a site where it will be within a very short distance from the wi...More Button

Written Answers. - Planning Law.

Asked the minister: if he will restrict the right to apply for retention or to apply for an altered permission where these are being done to frustrate the enforcement of planning laws by the planning authority; and if he...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment Support Services.

Asked the minister: if he will allow persons available for part-time work to qualify for part employment benefit.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that persons on one parent family allowance, whose children reach 18 and are not in school, find that their five day part-time job will exclude them from un...More Button

Written Answers. - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: if he has decided on the allocation of a home school community liaison teacher to St. Gabriel's school, Aughrim Street, Dublin 7.More Button

Written Answers. - Early Childhood Education.

Asked the minister: if he will reconsider his decision to discontinue the three year infant programme in certain disadvantaged areas as in St. Joseph's national school, East Wall Road, Dublin 3; the value of the savings ...More Button

Written Answers. - Teacher Training.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the serious funding shortfall between the allowance from his Department of £3,626 and the true cost of £4,524 for the Froebel College, Black rock; if his attention h...More Button

Written Answers. - School Placement.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the shortage of suitable secondary school places for pupils who have been in special classes; if the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 14 will be examine...More Button

Written Answers. - Part-Time Teaching.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the situation in relation to EPT teachers who find themselves on panels under the control of county VEC committees; if he will introduce arrangements whereby teacher...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: if arrangements will be made that the previously established practice of notifying examiners of the fact that students are dyslexic will continue in 1999 in view of the decision to establish a commiss...More Button

Written Answers. - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the threat that St John of God's secondary school, Dublin 5, is in a very disadvantaged area and may lose the only teacher qualified to teach Spanish, for which stud...More Button

Written Answers. - Disadvantaged Status.

Asked the minister: the consideration, if any, he is giving to the expansion of the number of schools at second level which have been given disadvantage status; and the criteria he will be using for their selection.More Button

Written Answers. - International Year of the Elderly.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to mark the international year of the elderly.More Button


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