Burton, Joan

Tuesday, 8 April 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 564 No. 5

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Ceisteanna – Questions. - Information Society.

Is the Minister of State aware that the intake into science courses at third level is showing signs of a serious fall in numbers? What are the reasons for this? Is she concerned, for instance, with th...More Button

Is the Minister of State aware of the fall in the numbers taking science subjects in all the third level colleges? It is at crisis levels in some colleges.More Button

The point is that if students do not take science subjects at third level, we will not have people to take up scientific jobs.More Button

Is the Minister concerned about the high drop-out rate of students from computer and IT courses at third level? Is she concerned about the extremely high drop-out rate at certain institutions? Has her...More Button

Has the Minister of State a date on which she expects the information from the census to be available, with a view to briefing any boundary commission that may be required in the context of that infor...More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Tourism Statistics.

Is the Minister not concerned, in view of the exceptionally fine weather we have been enjoying, that Irish people are increasingly determined to holiday abroad? Given the current war and the severe ec...More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Information Society Strategy.

Is the Minister of State aware that we have recently slipped from 24th to 28th place in the world rankings? Is she not seriously concerned about the cost to families of linking up to such systems? Chi...More Button

Priority Questions. - National Development Plan.

That is not the period to which I referred.More Button

Priority Questions. - Foreign Conflicts.

Asked the minister: if his Department has undertaken an analysis or study of the implications for the economy of the war against Iraq; the results of any such study; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Does the Minister accept that his statements on the economy at this point have as much credibility as the bluster from the gentle man in the bunker in Baghdad, the Minister, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf? D...More Button

Is the Minister aware that the most serious problem for the economy is the increasing rate of inflation, which is way above the indicated levels of inflation for other EU countries? The Government is ...More Button

Other Questions. - Decentralisation Programme.

Is the Minister aware that the promise to decentralise 10,000 Civil Service jobs from Dublin was first made in 1998? This is another promise, on which the Government has delivered nothing. Now that th...More Button

I am shocked that the Minister said there are no criteria for the selection of areas and towns—More Button

The Minister is saying the strategic rail review, the national spatial strategy and the various expensive consultants' reports do not necessarily have an input into his selection of areas for decentr...More Button

Is the Minister saying there is a secret list?More Button

What is in Kildare?More Button

The Minister should go to Westmanstown, outside Lucan.More Button

Other Questions. - Departmental Staff.

The Minister indicated that his consultations with his colleagues on this matter have now concluded.More Button

The process which the Minister stated commenced in December has now been in progress for four months. Clearly, some members of the Government must be rejecting the reduction in numbers which they are ...More Button

Is the Minister saying there are no negotiations directly with the Minister for Health and Children, but only on the basis of management to management? I find that astonishing.More Button

Other Questions. - Asylum Seekers Accommodation.

I know the Minister of State has recently taken on the job of chief auctioneer for the Government and is busy selling State properties around town. Is the Minister of State not concerned at such a hor...More Button

Written Answers - Fiscal Policy.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the recent figures from EUROSTAT showing that, despite strong economic growth over the past decade, living standards here are the fifth lowest in the EU; his views o...More Button

Written Answers - Revenue Powers Group.

Asked the minister: the membership and terms of reference of the Revenue Powers Group; when it is expected that the group will report; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - General Register Office.

Asked the minister: the provisions that have been made in the GRO modernisation project to enable adopted people to be able to research the birth, death and marriage records specifically relating to their original family...More Button

Asked the minister: the expected date for the full implementation of the GRO modernisation project; the costs to date of implementing the project and the estimated total cost when it has been fully implemented; and if he...More Button


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