Naughten, Denis

Wednesday, 9 October 2002

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 554 No. 5

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Ceisteanna – Questions. - Public Private Partnerships.

The Taoiseach has indicated that not all the projects envisaged under the NDP will be completed and that there will be over-runs as a result of construction inflation. Will he agree that many project...More Button

What about the height of vehicles?More Button

While I accept the Taoiseach's point that many of these projects were designed in the 1950s, does he not agree that we should have examined raising the height of the Dublin Port Tunnel from that whic...More Button

Will the Government ban high trucks from the city centre?More Button

Order of Business.

On a point of order, a Cheann Comhairle—More Button

During the summer, the new Minister for Transport ran around the country giving interviews and promised legislation on the reform of the bus sector to allow for deregulation and competition because of...More Button

He was busy running around the country.More Button

Written Answers. - Beef Imports.

Asked the minister: the tonnage of beef imported from outside the European Union in the past 12 months for which figures are available; the tonnage of such beef which was exported in the same period; and if he will make ...More Button

Written Answers. - Job Creation.

Asked the minister: following her announcement of the establishment of Cardinal Health in Longford, the estimated time of recruitment of production staff; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Milk Prices.

Asked the minister: if he will review the intervention price for skimmed milk powder to ensure farmers are paid a minimum of 28 cent per litre; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Export Refunds.

Asked the minister: if export refunds for the beef and dairy sector will be enhanced to ensure they are more competitive in third country markets; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme.

Asked the minister: if he will review the disadvantaged area payments which have resulted in a sev ere anomaly for many farm families; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: if he will introduce a targeted feed purchase aid scheme to assist farmers hit severely by the poor weather conditions during the past few months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will introduce a viability aid package for the worst affected farms due to the poor weather conditions this summer; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the measures he is taking to ensure that disadvantaged areas receive their full area based payments at the earliest possible date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if 80% advanced payment of all livestock premia will be made on or before 16 October 2002 and 100% of the ewe premia by that date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Antibiotic Medicines.

Asked the minister: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 129 of 26 June 2002, he will indicate the plans he intends to implement with regard to intramammary antibiotic medicines; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Written Answers. - National Development Plan.

Asked the minister: the total budget available in each year under the national development plan for the capital investment scheme for the marketing and processing of certain agricultural products; the successful applicat...More Button

Written Answers. - Sheep Register.

Asked the minister: his plans regarding the current sheep register and the introduction of a register which is both practical and workable on a flock basis system; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Common Agricultural Policy.

Asked the minister: his negotiating strategy to address the concerns of the farming community in relation to the review of CAP later in 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Third Country Markets.

Asked the minister: the action he has taken since his appointment in 1997 to open semi-core third country markets; the measures which he intends to take over the coming weeks in this regard; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

Written Answers. - Beef Quality Assurance Scheme.

Asked the minister: the measures he intends to take to ensure that the consumer is aware of the origin of the beef sold here, both the retail and prepared food sectors including restaurants and hotels; and if he will mak...More Button

Written Answers. - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Asked the minister: if he will bring forward the mid-term review of the rural environmental protection scheme in order that changes can be made to increase the uptake of farmers of the scheme; and if he will make a state...More Button

Written Answers. - Farm Waste Management.

Asked the minister: his Department's position regarding the nitrate directive; his plans to reform the farm waste management scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Application Procedures.

Asked the minister: his plans to use the CMMS system to minimise the complex paper application forms and inspection currently applied by his Department in relation to premia payments; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Written Answers. - Penalty System Reform.

Asked the minister: his plans to reform the penalty system currently applied by his officials in relation to premia paid by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Fodder Availability.

Asked the minister: if he will request Teagasc to conduct a further national assessment on fodder availability and requirements; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will provide additional staff to the lands division in Cavan in view of the current backlog in that section; the actions he intends to take to address this backlog; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Properties.

Asked the minister: in view of the poor conditions of his Department's offices in Roscommon town, his plans to provide temporary accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will address the staffing shortage in the REP scheme section of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Procedures.

Asked the minister: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 138 of 26 June 2002, he plans to adopt improved practices or procedures following his consultation with the Department of Agriculture and Food.More Button

Written Answers. - Flood Prevention.

Asked the minister: following the meeting between the Minister of State at his Department and the IFA on 4 July 2002, his plans to implement the proposals outlined to the Minister of State to address flooding on the Rive...More Button

Written Answers. - Asbestos Removal.

Asked the minister: the reason for the delay by the Office of Public Works in removing asbestos from a school (details supplied) in County Roscommon; when this work will commence; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Offices.

Asked the minister: the timescale for the construction of the new Government offices in Roscommon town; the total cost of the project; the square footage of the office space available and the allocation of this to each D...More Button

Written Answers. - Tax Code.

Asked the minister: if he will review the current legislation to allow charities to reclaim VAT; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - National Pensions Reserve Fund.

Asked the minister: the total contributions to date in 2002 paid to the State in the National Pensions Reserve Fund; the projected contributions over the next five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - National Debt.

Asked the minister: the current figure for the national debt; the average rate of interest charged on this debt; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Special Savings Incentive Scheme.

Asked the minister: the State contributions set aside and already paid for each of the five years of the Government savings schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - UN Fund for Population Activities.

Asked the minister: the Government's position regarding UNFPA in view of recent reports by the Population Research Institute and the US Congress; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Institutes of Technology.

Asked the minister: the reason the DRAM Course at Sligo Institute of Technology did not make an intake of students in 2002; if it will make an intake in 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the schools in County Roscommon which have an application with the primary building unit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Refurbishment.

Asked the minister: if he will approve funding for a school (details supplied) in County Roscommon to erect fencing and resurface the school yard in view of the health and safety risk of not completing the works; and if ...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: if his Department will approve the appointment of a personal assistant for a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon in line with a recommendation of their educational psychologist 12 months ago...More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: further to his correspondence of 10 September, 2002, the position regarding Elphin Community College, County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Physical Education Facilities.

Asked the minister: if he will approve funding for the redevelopment of St. Mary's Hall, Boyle, and to facilitate the provision of sports facilities at Boyle Community School, County Roscommon; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: if he will respond to correspondence submitted to his Department on 7 May 2002 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will respond to correspondence sent to his Department on 23 April 2002 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will respond to correspondence submitted to his Department on 15 May 2002 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Third Level Fees.

Asked the minister: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 399 of 18 June 2002, the task force has reported; if he will consider abolishing fees for part time students; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - School Discipline.

Asked the minister: if, further to correspondence (details supplied) the action he intends to take to address bullying in schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Post-Primary Education.

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 437 of 26 February 2002, the position regarding retention of the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: if, in view of correspondence (details supplied) he will increase the remuneration paid to escorts on special education school buses; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if his Department will ensure that escorts on special school buses will have their remuneration increased in line with the level of payment made to second-level supervisors; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Written Answers. - School Transport.

Asked the minister: if school transport will be approved for persons (details supplied) in County Roscommon attending Cloonbonniffe national school, County Roscommon, in view of the fact that two previous tenants of the ...More Button

Written Answers. - Advertising Policy.

Asked the minister: in view of the decision by RTE to ban Power to Change advertisements, his plans to amend the Broadcasting Act, 2001, to address this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Postage Stamps.

Asked the minister: if, further to correspondence of 15 July 2002, he will issue a postage stamp of Fr. Flanagan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Speech Therapy Service.

Asked the minister: his views on whether it is acceptable that children attending special schools are left without any speech and language therapy services; his plans to address this problem; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Written Answers. - Accident and Emergency Services.

Asked the minister: when the consultants appointed to evaluate the helicopter emergency medical service will report; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Asked the minister: if he will ensure the establishment of a heart and lung transplant unit at the Mater Hospital, Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Medical Aids and Appliances.

Asked the minister: if hospitals dispose of crutches and walking aids after one use only; his views on whether this is value for money, in view of the fact each item costs in the region of ?40; if he will investigate oth...More Button

Asked the minister: the total cost per annum for the purchase of walking aids and crutches; his plans to only purchase reusable equipment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Nursing Home Subventions.

Asked the minister: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 225 of 26 June 2002, he will introduce legislation to clarify the position regarding eligibility and entitlement to the nursing home subvention; and if he wil...More Button

Written Answers. - Youth Projects.

Asked the minister: if funding will be provided to the Western Health Board to establish a neighbourhood youth project in Monksland, Athlone, County Roscommon in line with its service plan commitment; and if he will make...More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon has not been called for an MRI scan and lumbar puncture at Temple Street Hospital, Dublin even though they were put on the waiting list in Ju...More Button

Written Answers. - Dental Service.

Asked the minister: if he will address the current anomaly in the dental care schemes whereby a child between the age of 13 and 16 is not eligible for free dental treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Ambulance Service.

Asked the minister: if funding will be approved for the development of an ambulance service in the west Roscommon-east Mayo area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Medical Cards.

Asked the minister: if he will review the medical card guidelines in view of the fact that families on farm assist are losing the medical card as this payment is considered an income; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Written Answers. - Cancer Screening Programme.

Asked the minister: if he will provide funding to the Western Health Board for breast screening in County Roscommon; the reason this service is not currently provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: if, in view of the submission to his Department by an organisation (details supplied) for funding, he will give a commitment to support this organisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter...More Button

Written Answers. - Vaccination Programme.

Asked the minister: if his Department will perform research into the possible side effects of the MMR vaccine to allay the fears of many parents and ensure confidence in the vaccination pro gramme; and if he will make a ...More Button

Asked the minister: the number of children who have been revaccinated and those who remain to be vaccinated due to the administration of out of date polio vaccine and an ineffective batch of BCG vaccine; if he will give ...More Button

Written Answers. - Polio Survivors.

Asked the minister: the additional measures which he intends to put in place for the survivors of polio who are debilitated by the onset of the late effects of polio; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Nursing Home Subventions.

Asked the minister: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 226 of 26 June 2002, the reason applicants for subvention under article 82 were treated differently by the Western Health Board regarding arrears due, based o...More Button

Written Answers. - Long-Term Illness Scheme.

Asked the minister: if his Department will include the late effects of polio on the long-term illness scheme; if he will ensure that such individuals are eligible regardless of means to a medical card; and if he will mak...More Button

Written Answers. - Fluoridation Levels.

Asked the minister: the action he intends to take following the publication of the report on fluoride; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Autism Services.

Asked the minister: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 564 of 18 June 2002, he has received the relevant information from the health boards; when this information will be made available; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Written Answers. - General Register Office.

Asked the minister: when he intends to introduce legislation to allow for the transfer of the General Register Office to Roscommon town; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Proposed Legislation.

Asked the minister: the planned legislation in his Department; the timescale for publishing the legislation; the status of such legislation; the changes proposed by it; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Speech Therapy Service.

Asked the minister: if he will ensure that speech therapy services are provided to St. Hilda's special school, Athlone and St. Michael's special school, Castlerea; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Safety.

Asked the minister: the conclusions of the inspectors' report into the derailment of Luas during its trials to date; the number of incidents to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Bus Lanes.

Asked the minister: his plans to introduce regulations to allow hackneys use bus lanes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Network.

Asked the minister: the plans Irish Rail has to reopen rail lines; the cost of each project; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: his plans to promote the movement of freight by rail; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the plans Irish Rail has to downgrade and upgrade existing rail lines; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: when the strategic study launched by his predecessor on the future development of the rail service will be completed and published; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: his plans for the Limerick to Athenry and Claremorris train line; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if EU funding is available for the re-opening of passenger and freight services with a view to re-opening railway lines; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Signalling System.

Asked the minister: the current status of the mini-CTC signalling system; the cost of completing the project; the estimated time scale for completion; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Safety.

Asked the minister: the number of investigations carried out by his Department's railway inspectorate in the past five years; the reason for the investigation and the conclusions drawn; the measures which have been imple...More Button

Written Answers. - Integrated Ticketing System.

Asked the minister: the status of his Department's proposals for integrated ticketing; when this will be put in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Road Openings.

Asked the minister: his plans to restrict road openings during business hours; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Safety.

Asked the minister: if he has considered the possibility of an order to set a maximum number of passengers to be carried on carriages on Iarnród Éireann trains; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if he has received a report from the rail inspectorate regarding the overcrowding on Iarnród Éireann trains; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Airport Safety.

Asked the minister: if he has satisfied himself with the adequacy of security at Aer Rianta controlled airports; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Services.

Asked the minister: his plans to provide additional rolling stock, including carriages, on the mainline rail network; the type of new carriages to be provided; when they were ordered; the numbers and costs involved; and ...More Button

Asked the minister: if he has had discussions with the executives of CIE and Iarnród Éireann to discuss the upgrading of locomotives and rolling stock; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the additional carrying capacity he intends to provide on intercity mainline routes under the national development plan; the timescale involved; the projected costing; and if he will make a statement ...More Button

Written Answers. - Light Rail Project.

Asked the minister: the financial penalties which can be imposed if the company awarded the contract to run Luas does not operate the service satisfactorily; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Public Transport.

Asked the minister: if he will appoint a regulator to oversee bus competition; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Air Services.

Asked the minister: the progress to date on the rescue plan for Aer Lingus; his plans for the future ownership of the company; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if he has satisfied himself that steps taken to date sufficiently safeguard the future of Aer Lingus, with particular reference to routes available, passenger carrying capacity and overheads; and if h...More Button

Asked the minister: the progress which has been made to date in identifying an investor for Aer Lingus and the restriction in the shareholding which he is imposing on a new investor and in the longer-term future; and if ...More Button

Asked the minister: when it is expected the second terminal will be constructed at Dublin Airport; if a decision has been taken on the management of the terminal; the total estimated cost of the project; and if he will m...More Button

Asked the minister: if he has satisfied himself regarding the adequacy of Dublin Airport to meet passenger requirements and at the same time maintain adequate safety standards; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Safety.

Asked the minister: if he has satisfied himself that adequate safety standards apply in respect of commuter and provincial rail services; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - State Aid.

Asked the minister: the payments which have been made by the European Commission to Ireland in relation to applications made for compensation following the 11 September 2001 atrocities; if the full amount requested has b...More Button

Written Answers. - Air Services.

Asked the minister: if he favours the improvement and expansion of facilities and services at Cork Airport; his proposals in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the investment programme for the upgrading of Cork Airport, including a timescale for the development; his views on whether the downturn in the airline industry will have any effect on this proposed d...More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Services.

Asked the minister: the percentage increase in DART capacity in recent times; the developments over the next number of months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the daily estimate of commuters using the DART services; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the progress to increase commuter capacity on DART services; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if his Department is examining the possibility of opening new DART stations in the Dublin area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Regional Airports.

Asked the minister: if he has satisfied himself that the upgrading of Waterford Regional Airport is progressing satisfactorily; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Services.

Asked the minister: the Government's policy in relation to Córas Iompair Éireann and Iarnród Eireann's business plan for the rail freight sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Air Services.

Asked the minister: the Government's policy regarding low cost airlines; the measures the Government is putting in place to enable and to encourage such airlines to operate to and from Ireland; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Network.

Asked the minister: if work on the upgrading of the railway line from Waterford to Dublin is on schedule; when works are expected to be completed; his views on the safety level of the line; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

Written Answers. - Pension Entitlements.

Asked the minister: if he has received a recent report regarding the grievances of the Retired Aviation Staff Association; if he will meet with the association with a view to resolving its members' pension grievances; an...More Button

Written Answers. - Consultants' Report.

Asked the minister: if he will publish the consultants' report into Córas Iompair Éireann's surplus property portfolio; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Services.

Asked the minister: the extent to which the rail passenger carrying capacity of the commuter route serving Kilcock, Maynooth, Leixlip and Confey, County Kildare has increased; the measures needed to improve the situation...More Button

Asked the minister: the extent to which it is possible to facilitate the provision of extra rail carriages to meet increased demands on the western commuter route serving Kilcock, Maynooth, Leixlip and Confey, County Kil...More Button

Asked the minister: when the Kilcock, Maynooth, Leixlip commuter rail service will have achieved its potential as anticipated under the re-development programme; if further extensions, embellishments or improvements are ...More Button

Written Answers. - Public Transport.

Asked the minister: the amount of money which has been set aside in 2002 for the development of the metro system for Dublin; the amount which was drawn down; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Roads Projects.

Asked the minister: if his Department has carried out a further investigation into the possibility of upgrading the existing underground tunnel network in Dublin city in order that it could be the central axis of an unde...More Button

Written Answers. - Air Services.

Asked the minister: his views on the European Court of Justice ruling in relation to existing bilateral agreements on air transport between European countries and the United States of America; and if he will make a state...More Button

Written Answers. - Airport Services.

Asked the minister: his plans for the future of Aer Rianta and the development of the airports under the control of Aer Rianta; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if he favours private sector participation in Aer Rianta; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: his plans for the future viability of Shannon Airport; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Public Transport.

Asked the minister: his policy in relation to the provision of wheelchair accessible buses; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Network.

Asked the minister: the meetings or briefings he has had concerning the possible reopening of the rail link to Midleton, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Privatisation of State Companies.

Asked the minister: the State or semi-State companies currently being considered for privatisation; the discussions he has had with management and staff in the bodies concerned; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Written Answers. - Public Transport.

Asked the minister: the provision he has made to support the development of quality bus corridors or green transport routes outside of Dublin city; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Network.

Asked the minister: his views on whether the spur rail link from Clonsilla to Dunboyne, envisaged by the Dublin Transportation Office to be completed by 2006, will be completed by that date; if not, the reason therefore;...More Button

Written Answers. - Road Safety.

Asked the minister: if, following the successful legal case against South Dublin County Council, he intends to amend the regulations governing speed ramps; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Air Services.

Asked the minister: following the incident off the south west coast in November 2001, the action he intends to take to improve the standard of air traffic control; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Road Haulage Industry.

Asked the minister: the measures he intends to take to address the issue of unlicensed hauliers; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Proposed Legislation.

Asked the minister: his plans to introduce revised regulations covering the use of mobile phones in cars; when these will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Accidents.

Asked the minister: the number of times the Luas has been derailed during the trials of the Luas to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Retirement Age.

Asked the minister: if he will consider extending the retirement age for members of the Garda Síochána to 60; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Naturalisation Certificates.

Asked the minister: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will have an application for a certificate of naturalisation approved.More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Deployment.

Asked the minister: if, in view of the consultant's report on the revision of Garda boundaries, he will ensure that the Roscommon-East Galway division is retained; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Prison Staff.

Asked the minister: the vacancies in clerical positions in Castlerea Prison; the number of people seeking a transfer to this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Aid.

Asked the minister: if he will review the guidelines for the grant scheme to install an individual pump whereby applicants building a new house, but not in receipt of the first time buyers grant, would be eligible to app...More Button

Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Asked the minister: if he will approve funding to Roscommon County Council to provide a discoloration unit and augment the supply at Killeglan Springs, County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Environmental Policy.

Asked the minister: if he will provide capital funding to the Irish Seal Sanctuary; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 186 of 20 February 2002, when approval will be given to the council to appoint contractors to construct this scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter...More Button

Asked the minister: if he will approve funding for the Creggs sewerage scheme, County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Environmental Policy.

Asked the minister: his plans to renegotiate the procedure and compensation for designated special area of conservation lands; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Special Areas of Conservation.

Asked the minister: the discussions his Department has had with other Departments in relation to designation, implementation and compensation for special area of conservation lands; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Written Answers. - Roads Funding.

Asked the minister: the allo cation of specific funding for class III local roads to Roscommon County Council in each of the past ten years; the total budget available to his Department under this heading for each partic...More Button

Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Asked the minister: if he will provide funding to Roscommon County Council to establish group water schemes in communities without any adequate water supply at present; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 468 of 20 March 2002, he will approve funding for the Ballyleague sewerage scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Roads Funding.

Asked the minister: if he will approve funding for a submission from Roscommon County Council to upgrade a hazardous section of road at Bushfield, County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the total budget made available to local authorities for class III local roads under the CLÁR programme in 2002; the breakdown of this on a local authority basis; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefit.

Asked the minister: if she will review the guidelines for the carer's allowance to include the cost of rent or mortgage, and that means are calculated on net rather than gross pay; and if she will make a statement on the...More Button

Written Answers. - Farm Assist Scheme.

Asked the minister: her plans to review the farm assist scheme in view of a submission made to her Department by the Irish Farming Association; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Legislative Review.

Asked the minister: if she will review Statutory Instrument No. 265 of 2000 to allow proportional payments to both parents in view of the fact that divorce and separation are legally recognised by the State; and if she w...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: the vacancies in her Department offices in Castlerea, County Roscommon; the number of people seeking a transfer to this office; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button


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