Sargent, Trevor

Wednesday, 21 November 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 544 No. 4

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Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the fact that alcohol consumption per capita has increased by over 41% over the past decade while it h...More Button

Order of Business.

I am opposing the late sitting because I do not believe it is the proper way for this Dáil to do business. We should be using the time that is obviously not being made available. For example, amendmen...More Button

The matter is outstanding, a Cheann Comhairle.More Button

The most important piece of legislation to come before the House is to be dealt with in a hurry, without proper advice and without the expert backup that is required in any responsible democracy. I ob...More Button

Ceisteanna–Questions. - Official Engagements.

Asked the minister: if he will report on meetings with the Northern Ireland political parties following the IRA's move on decommissioning of October 2001.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will report on his visit to the United States in early November 2001.More Button

Ba mhaith liom, thar cheann an Chomhaontas Ghlais aontú leis an Taoiseach agus fáilte a chur roimh Chumann Lúthchleas Gael tar éis dó deireadh a chur le riail 21. Léiríonn seo an-mhisneach agus an-mhu...More Button

Ceisteanna–Questions. - National Security.

Asked the minister: his involvement in the national security Committee; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Ceisteanna–Questions. - Constitutional Amendments.

Asked the minister: the status of the recommendations made by the all-party review committee on the Constitution; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Salmon Fishing.

Asked the minister: if he will agree to Ireland partaking in the buy out scheme to stop coastal drift net fishing; and if he will join the Faeroes, Greenland, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in adopting this scheme.More Button

Written Answers. - Coastal Zone Management.

Asked the minister: when the Government will launch its coastal zone management policy and coastal zone management legislation which is understood to be drafted by his Department.More Button

Written Answers. - Fossil Fuels.

Asked the minister: the return to the Exchequer of the exploitation of fossil fuels in the Corrib field in terms of the transmission charges and other charges.More Button

Written Answers. - Fishing Vessel Regulations.

Asked the minister: his views on the number of trawler skippers who go to sea without a mechanic; and if his attention has been drawn to the dangers caused by hydraulic net and cage lifting equipment being overburdened; ...More Button

Written Answers. - Dumping at Sea.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the practice on a number of trawlers at sea which discard all galley waste overboard; and the measures which will be implemented to ensure separation of waste of boa...More Button

Written Answers. - Fishing Vessel Regulations.

Asked the minister: if he will rule against trawlers designed to pull one net pulling two nets of double capacity.More Button

Written Answers. - Fisheries Regulations.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that, in spite of the BIM whitefish fleet quality assurance scheme of December 2000, fishing vessels are still landing over quotas of species and under size...More Button

Written Answers. - Dumping at Sea.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that trawlers can use a barrel of lubricating oil per month without recycling but instead draining it into bilges and from there to the sea; if his attentio...More Button

Written Answers. - Fishmeal Factory Purchase.

Asked the minister: the reason he bought a fishmeal factory shed and yard set in a special protection area for birds at Mornington on the Boyne estuary for £350,000; and his plans for the use of this factory.More Button

Written Answers. - Aquaculture Development.

Asked the minister: if he has satisfied himself that the shellfish and fish resources of Lough Foyle are being managed in a sustainable way; the reason the Lough's native oyster bed is being managed in the context of the...More Button

Written Answers. - Fisheries Protection.

Asked the minister: the progress he is making on having the 12 mile limit extended to protect inshore fishing stocks.More Button

Written Answers. - Fishing Vessel Regulations.

Asked the minister: his views on the ships trading here under flags of convenience.More Button

Written Answers. - Dublin Port Traffic.

Asked the minister: if he will implement a ban on heavy goods vehicles arriving and departing from Dublin Port between 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.More Button

Written Answers. - Afforestation Programme.

Asked the minister: the reason a company (details supplied) was engaged to review alleged forestry irregularities; the tendering procedure used to recruit this company; and the VAT inclusive cost of the work done by this...More Button

Written Answers. - Market Access.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the United Nations' analysis which states that poor countries lose around 20 billion dollars a year due to an inability to export their food products; and if he will...More Button

Written Answers. - Foreign Elections.

Asked the minister: if he will re-examine the outcome of the 1969 Act of Free Choice in West Papua due to the franchise being limited to 1025 people out of a population of 800,000; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Written Answers. - Terrorist Attacks.

Asked the minister: his views on whether the Amnesty International assessment that the perpetrators of the atrocities in the United States of America on 11 September 2001 should be brought to justice in full accordance w...More Button

Written Answers. - Nuclear Plants.

Asked the minister: the extent to which he is involved in the Cabinet committee dealing with Sellafield.More Button

Written Answers. - WTO Meetings.

Asked the minister: if he will report on his approach to a pro-development position to be taken by Ireland at the World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting in Qatar.More Button

Written Answers. - United Nations Convention.

Asked the minister: the way in which the Government proposes to honour commitments under the United Nations Convention to combat desertification.More Button

Written Answers. - Slavery Estimates.

Asked the minister: his views on whether there are more slaves on earth today than ever before.More Button

Written Answers. - Nuclear Industry.

Asked the minister: her plans to build a broad international alliance of countries who believe the future for workers in the nuclear industry is in clean-up operations at nuclear installations.More Button

Written Answers. - Gormanston Army Camp.

Asked the minister: his plans for Gormanston Army Camp.More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Reliefs.

Asked the minister: if there are potential benefits, such as tax breaks, for those who decide to use alternative building materials, such as straw.More Button

Written Answers. - Waste Management.

Asked the minister: his views on whether the proposed re-use of bottom ash from municipal incinerators in road building and construction represents a risk to health; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Building Regulations.

Asked the minister: the action being taken to promote the use of straw as an alternative for building materials.More Button

Written Answers. - Waste Management.

Asked the minister: if, under EU Decision 2000/532/EC, bottom ash is classified by the EU as a hazardous or non-hazardous material; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if, under EU Decision 2000/532/EC, bottom ash is classified by the EU as a hazardous material; if he will reclassify bottom ash as being a non-hazardous material; and if so, the analysis of risk to he...More Button


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