Gilmore, Eamon

Thursday, 28 November 2002

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 3

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Order of Business.

The Tánaiste said she thought it would a good idea to debate the national spatial strategy in the House. What is the Government's proposal for such a debate given that the next two weeks are likely to...More Button

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform promised the introduction of the Prison Services Bill in 2003. Will the Tánaiste ask the absent and exhausted Minister to postpone the disgraceful dec...More Button

I am asking about the Prison Services Bill.More Button

When?More Button

On the Prison Services Bill—More Button

The legislative programme states the Bill will be taken in 2003; the Tánaiste says she does not know.More Button

That is an unacceptable answer.More Button

What are the proposals? (Interruptions).More Button

That was not my question.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Housing Grants.

Asked the minister: if he will reverse his decision to abolish the first-time buyer's grant; if, in view of the many representations made to him since 14 November 2002, he is considering a relaxation of the abolition; if...More Button

Many people buying their homes need clarification on this matter. What does the Minister mean when he says those buying under the affordable housing and shared ownership schemes are being recognised? ...More Button

Does that include people who paid a deposit under the shared ownership scheme?More Button

That is unfair.More Button

Other Questions. - Local Authority Housing.

What is the Minister of State's view of the report issued last week by the four voluntary agencies – Focus, Simon, Threshold and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – on housing, which indicates that a...More Button

Will the Minister of State repeat his comment? I am not sure I heard him correctly.More Button

That is a fact.More Button

What does the Minister of State think it would take to buy a home in Dublin?More Button

What income would it take to support such a purchase? More Button

The Minister of State said that people on good incomes would have no difficulty in buying houses.More Button

The first-time buyers grant is no longer available.More Button

Will the Minister of State, who is responsible for housing, come back to the real world? He is completely out of touch with reality in informing the House that people on good incomes, such as a garda,...More Button

It is less than last year.More Button

It all comes out of the same pot.More Button

Would the Minister now agree with the Labour Party's criticism of the way in which Part V was introduced? Four years after it was initially announced, only 50 units of accommodation have so far been p...More Button

Three hundred is still pathetic. In relation to the review, will the Minister consider closing the loophole in the existing provision whereby a site of less than half an acre does not come under the s...More Button

Private Notice Questions. - National Spatial Strategy.

asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government to make a statement on the publication of the national spatial strategy to outline the Government's proposals for the implementation of the ...More Button

Will the Minister confirm to the House that legislation will be required to implement the strategy, as he stated in a television interview at lunchtime? Will he say what the legislation will be? I rem...More Button

A greater proportion of the people of Ireland will be living in the greater Dublin area at the end of the 20 year timeframe mentioned by the Minister.More Button

It will accelerate the development.More Button

The document places emphasis on gateways and hubs, towns and villages and on sustainable development. Is it Government policy to discourage the building of one-off urban generated houses in rural area...More Button

Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Asked the minister: if he has received a complaint regarding alleged interference in the tendering process for a group water scheme treatment facility (details supplied); the investigation he has conducted into the compl...More Button

Written Answers. - Assessment of Housing Needs.

Asked the minister: the total number of homeless persons identified in the March 2002 assessment of housing needs; the number of persons shown as homeless in the 1999 assessment; the steps being taken to address the cris...More Button

Written Answers. - Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Asked the minister: the progress made to date in implementing the targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions agreed by Ireland under the Kyoto Agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

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