Higgins, Michael D.

Tuesday, 30 January 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 529 No. 1

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Ceisteanna–Questions (Resumed). Priority Questions. - Depleted Uranium Ban.

Asked the minister: if Ireland favours an international agreement banning the use of depleted uranium, or any other such substances as have any deleterious effect on the health of civilians or participants in conflict; i...More Button

I note the Minister is not committing himself to an international agreement. He suggests that studies are taking place in a number of countries to establish objective information. In view of this, wh...More Button

Is the Minister in favour of revising the EU code of conduct of 11 June 1998? He is asking me to accept that future sharing of information will take place when I have pointed out that information was...More Button

The citizens—More Button

Ceisteanna–Questions (Resumed). Priority Questions. - Foreign Conflicts.

The Minister has no influence in that regard.More Button

Other Questions. - Swedish EU Presidency.

I am grateful for the reference to the Swedish website of which I was aware. That website is up to date. The Minister might update his Department's website which is deficient since last November.More Button

The Minister's reply was very technological and I thought he was comparing websites. As regards the issues of employment, enlargement and the environment, will the Minister support the Swedish Preside...More Button

Does the Minister perceive a conflict between Mr. Solana's views on transparency and those of the Swedish Presidency as regards defence matters?More Button

They do not exploit children.More Button

Other Questions. - El Salvador Earthquake.

I welcome the Minister of State's reply. If further requests are made for logistical assistance for the replacement of housing, which I expect may happen, will the Government respond generously?More Button

Other Questions. - Overseas Development Aid.

I am sure the Minister of State will agree that there is something peculiarly obscene about 20 billion being undistributed while, as she wrote last November, 12 million children under the age of five ...More Button

Order of Business.

I wish to ask about two Bills, the first of which is Bille na Gaeilge. Táimid ag fanacht ar Bhille na Gaeilge le fada. An bhfuil sé soiléir anois nach bhfuil sé ag dul ar aghaidh? Is it proposed to in...More Button

Is it proposed to introduce legislation to change the powers of local government officials over elected local representatives so as to facilitate decisions on waste management?More Button

I am interested in hearing the Taoiseach.More Button

Written Answers. - Foreign Conflicts.

Asked the minister: if all parties are fulfilling their obligations under the Lusaka Agreement; the situation with regard to United Nations Resolution 1291; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - International Treaties and Conventions.

Asked the minister: if he will provide a list of the 25 multilateral treaties nominated by the Secretary General of the United Nations as a core group of treaties in connection with the millennium summit; the date on whi...More Button

Written Answers. - Foreign Conflicts.

Asked the minister: if he will raise with the new United States Administration the ongoing US blockade of Cuba, having regard to the severe hardship caused to the people of Cuba by the embargo; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Written Answers. - Redundancy Payments.

Asked the minister: the statutory redundancy entitlements of a person with 23 years service with a company; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers. - European Convention on Human Rights.

Asked the minister: when protocol seven of the European Convention on Human Rights will be incorporated into Irish law; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Northern Ireland Issues.

Asked the minister: if the Government has raised the issue of the alleged harassment of persons (details supplied) with Sinn Féin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - VAT Reduction.

Asked the minister: if a provision exists for the Government to reduce VAT, with European Commission approval, for labour intensive industries; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Withholding Tax.

Asked the minister: the reason the cheque issued to a person (details supplied) by Forfás for work done was subject to a withholding tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Speech Therapy Service.

Asked the minister: the plans he has to offer more speech training courses in universities nationally to meet the demand for speech therapists; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Autism Services.

Asked the minister: if he has any plans to compile a county by county database of autistic children and the services they have received so far; if he will liaise with the health boards and the Department of Education and...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Investigations.

Asked the minister: if the fraud squad were ever asked to investigate a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Psychological Service.

Asked the minister: the measures he has put in place to provide a psychological service to St. Mary's junior school, Rowlagh, Clondalkin, Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Refurbishment.

Asked the minister: the progress in the application for an extension to Maree national school, Gurrane, Oranmore, County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: if the application by Calasanctius College, Oranmore, County Galway, for an extension to their school has passed pre-stage three; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Higher Education Scholarships.

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) was refused a scholarship which had been promised by University College Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Psychological Service.

Asked the minister: if his Department will reimburse St. Mary's junior school, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 for the costs accrued by the school in its efforts to provide an interim psychological service before his Department ap...More Button


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