Cullen, Martin

Wednesday, 2 July 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 570 No. 3

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Leaders' Questions.

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Written Answers. - Ministerial Travel.

Was asked: the number of times since his appointment to the Government he has been out of the country on official business; the locations he travelled to, the dates and the reason therefor; and if he will make a...More Button

I have been out of the country on ten occasions on official business since my appointment to the Government. Details are as follows:More Button

Written Answers. - Planning Issues.

Was asked: if he will consider introducing guidelines to govern the practice and granting of infill housing planning permissions to ensure that there is uniformity of interpretation as between the various local ...More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there are different requirements, as between local authorities in Dublin, with regard to the rules governing the granting of planning permission for in...More Button

Was asked: his views on whether infill housing is essential to the solution of housing problems as well as to producing a greater mix of housing types in suburban locations.More Button

Was asked: if his Department has conducted an audit of the number of infill planning permissions granted by the local authorities over the past five years; and the statistical breakdown of the number of such per...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 251 to 254, inclusive, together. The guidelines for planning authorities on residential density, issued by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Governm...More Button

Written Answers. - Housing Grants.

Was asked: when a house (details supplied) in County Dublin will be inspected with a view to the payment of the new house grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Urban Renewal Schemes.

Was asked: if a site (details supplied), which is classified as refurbishment under the urban renewal scheme, can be reclassified as new build due to the fact that the site and derelict building thereon are inca...More Button

Written Answers. - Cross-Border Agencies.

Was asked: if he will provide a breakdown of the total amounts allocated to any cross-Border agencies under the aegis of his Department since their inception; the precise details relating to consultancy services...More Button

There are no cross-Border agencies under the aegis of my Department.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Appointments.

Was asked: the position regarding the application by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare for a stonemasonry apprenticeship with his Department; if, as indicated in correspondence from his Department, t...More Button

The person in question was placed second on a reserve panel, arising from a recent competition for an apprentice stonemason in my Department's Trim national monuments district. The immediate vacancy h...More Button

Written Answers. - Waste Permits.

Was asked: if he will consider changing the law on the issuing of waste permits by local authorities in view of the fact that the public have no right of appeal against decisions made to grant waste permits.More Button

I anticipate that a review of the Waste Management (Permit) Regulations 1998 will be completed later this year. I will have the issue raised by the Deputy considered as part of this review.More Button

Written Answers. - Litter Pollution.

Was asked: the number of prosecutions in the courts that have been mounted against people for litter offences for the latest year for which figures are available; and the comparable figures for the previous thre...More Button

Was asked: the detailed number of prosecutions in the courts against litter offenders; the type of offences involved; and if his Department has figures that can provide a comparison between different local autho...More Button

Was asked: if he will consider making certain types of litter offences punishable by a mandatory jail sentence; and if he has plans to update the law in this area.More Button

Written Answers. - Housing Grants.

Was asked: the reason his Department is refusing to pay a site subsidy for affordable housing at Portumna, County Galway and west-side Fana Burca, Knocknacarra; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that w...More Button


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