Questions

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 687 No. 5

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Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Department of


Aquaculture Licences. (W) 819
Departmental Contracts. (W) 821 , 822
Departmental Schemes. (W) 811
Departmental Staff. (W) 808
Fisheries Protection. (W) 814
Fishing Industry Development. (W) 806
Food Labelling. (W) 816
Foreshore Licences. (W) 804
Forestry Sector. (W) 817
Grant Payments. (W) 807 , 809 , 815 , 820
Harbours and Piers. (W) 805
Proposed Legislation. (W) 812
Public Service Review. (W) 810
Public Service Staff. (W) 813
Shipwreck Salvage. (W) 818

Arts, Sport and Tourism, Department of


Departmental Contracts. (W) 599 , 600
Departmental Staff. (W) 593
Proposed Legislation. (W) 597
Public Service Review. (W) 594
Public Service Staff. (W) 595
Sports Capital Programme. (W) 596
Swimming Pool Projects. (W) 592 , 598

Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Department of


Alternative Energy Projects. (W) 780 , 781 , 789 , 798
Broadcasting Services. (W) 799 , 800
Departmental Agencies. (W) 791
Departmental Contracts. (W) 802 , 803
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 792
Departmental Staff. (W) 782
Energy Conservation. (W) 778 , 779
Energy Resources. (W) 797
Fishing Industry Development. (W) 795
Postal Services. (W) 788
Public Service Review. (W) 783
Public Service Staff. (W) 786
Smart Economy. (W) 796
Telecommunications Services. (W) 784 , 785 , 787 , 790 , 794 , 801
Television Licence Fee. (W) 793

Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Department of


Departmental Contracts. (W) 611 , 612
Departmental Staff. (W) 604
Higher Education Grants. (W) 603
Inland Waterways. (W) 609
National Drugs Strategy. (W) 610
Public Service Review. (W) 605
Public Service Staff. (W) 606
Rural Transport. (W) 601 , 602
Security of the Elderly. (W) 607
Údarás na Gaeltachta. (W) 608

Defence, Department of


Airport Exclusion Zones. (W) 713
Defence Forces Reserve. (W) 709 , 710 , 711 , 712
Departmental Contracts. (W) 714 , 715
Departmental Staff. (W) 706 , 708
Public Service Review. (W) 707

Education and Science, Department of


Adult Education. (W) 825 , 1197
Capitation Grants. (W) 1155
DEIS Programme. (W) 1186
Departmental Contracts. (W) 1248 , 1249
Departmental Correspondence. (W) 1223
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 1156
Departmental Staff. (W) 824
Disadvantaged Status. (W) 1184 , 1188
Educational Disadvantage. (W) 1198
In-service Training. (W) 1167 , 1170
In-Service Training. (W) 1204
Information and Communications Technology. (W) 1169 , 1185
Institutes of Technology. (W) 1146
Literacy Levels. (W) 1187 , 1196
Physical Education Facilities. (W) 1171 , 1173 , 1172
Psychological Service. (W) 1189
Public Service Review. (W) 828
Public Service Staff. (W) 1136
Pupil-Teacher Ratio. (W) 1134 , 1148 , 1153
Road Safety. (W) 1175
School Accommodation. (W) 1137 , 1141 , 1142 , 1143 , 1144 , 1162 , 1221 , 1222 , 1233 , 1234 , 1236
School Curriculum. (W) 1135 , 1178 , 1179 , 1180 , 1181 , 1182 , 1206
School Enrolments. (W) 829
School Services Staff. (W) 1139 , 1145
School Staffing. (W) 823 , 826 , 893 , 894 , 895 , 896 , 897 , 898 , 899 , 900 , 901 , 902 , 903 , 904 , 905 , 906 , 907 , 908 , 909 , 910 , 911 , 912 , 913 , 914 , 915 , 916 , 917 , 918 , 919 , 920 , 921 , 922 , 923 , 924 , 925 , 926 , 927 , 928 , 929 , 931 , 932 , 933 , 934 , 935 , 936 , 937 , 938 , 939 , 940 , 941 , 942 , 943 , 930 , 969 , 970 , 971 , 972 , 973 , 974 , 975 , 976 , 977 , 978 , 979 , 980 , 981 , 982 , 983 , 984 , 985 , 986 , 987 , 988 , 989 , 990 , 991 , 992 , 944 , 945 , 946 , 947 , 948 , 949 , 950 , 951 , 952 , 953 , 954 , 955 , 956 , 957 , 958 , 959 , 960 , 961 , 962 , 963 , 964 , 965 , 966 , 967 , 968 , 993 , 994 , 995 , 996 , 997 , 998 , 999 , 1000 , 1001 , 1002 , 1003 , 1004 , 1005 , 1006 , 1007 , 1008 , 1009 , 1010 , 1011 , 1012 , 1013 , 1014 , 1015 , 1016 , 1017 , 1018 , 1019 , 1020 , 1021 , 1022 , 1023 , 1024 , 1025 , 1026 , 1027 , 1028 , 1029 , 1030 , 1031 , 1032 , 1033 , 1034 , 1035 , 1036 , 1037 , 1038 , 1039 , 1040 , 1041 , 1042 , 1043 , 1044 , 1045 , 1046 , 1047 , 1048 , 1049 , 1050 , 1051 , 1052 , 1053 , 1054 , 1055 , 1056 , 1057 , 1058 , 1059 , 1060 , 1061 , 1062 , 1063 , 1064 , 1065 , 1066 , 1067 , 1068 , 1069 , 1070 , 1071 , 1072 , 1073 , 1074 , 1075 , 1076 , 1077 , 1078 , 1079 , 1080 , 1081 , 1082 , 1083 , 1084 , 1085 , 1086 , 1087 , 1088 , 1089 , 1090 , 1091 , 1092 , 1093 , 1094 , 1095 , 1096 , 1097 , 1098 , 1099 , 1100 , 1101 , 1102 , 1103 , 1104 , 1105 , 1106 , 1107 , 1108 , 1109 , 1110 , 1111 , 1112 , 1113 , 1114 , 1115 , 1116 , 1117 , 1118 , 1119 , 1120 , 1121 , 1122 , 1123 , 1124 , 1125 , 1126 , 1127 , 1128 , 1129 , 1130 , 1131 , 1132 , 1149 , 1150 , 1151 , 1152 , 1166 , 1168 , 1174 , 1193 , 1194 , 1214
School Transport. (W) 1195
Schools Building Projects. (W) 827 , 830 , 1140 , 1147 , 1158 , 1160 , 1161 , 1163 , 1165 , 1208 , 1209 , 1211 , 1217 , 1218 , 1219 , 1237 , 1240 , 1243 , 1244 , 1245
Schools Recognition. (W) 1133 , 1210 , 1235
Schools Refurbishment. (W) 1164 , 1215 , 1220 , 1224 , 1225 , 1226 , 1228 , 1230 , 1238 , 1239 , 1241 , 1242 , 1246
Site Acquisitions. (W) 1159 , 1216 , 1227 , 1229 , 1231 , 1232
Special Educational Needs. (W) 831 , 832 , 833 , 834 , 835 , 836 , 837 , 838 , 839 , 840 , 841 , 842 , 843 , 844 , 845 , 846 , 847 , 848 , 849 , 850 , 851 , 852 , 853 , 854 , 855 , 856 , 857 , 858 , 859 , 860 , 861 , 862 , 863 , 864 , 865 , 866 , 867 , 868 , 869 , 871 , 872 , 873 , 874 , 875 , 876 , 877 , 878 , 870 , 879 , 880 , 881 , 882 , 883 , 884 , 885 , 886 , 887 , 888 , 889 , 890 , 891 , 892 , 1138 , 1190 , 1191 , 1203 , 1192 , 1205
Stay Safe Programme. (W) 1176
Student Councils. (W) 1177
Student Representation. (W) 1202
Teachers’ Remuneration. (W) 1213
Teaching Qualifications. (W) 1154 , 1207 , 1212
Third Level Education. (W) 1250
Third Level Fees. (W) 1199
Third Level Sector. (W) 1200 , 1201
Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme. (W) 1247
Waste Management. (W) 1157
Youthreach Programme. (W) 1183

Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Department of


Banking Sector. (W) 100
Community Employment Schemes. (W) 72 , 78
County and City Enterprise Boards. (W) 95
Departmental Agencies. (W) 67 , 85 , 83
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 93 , 96 , 97 , 98
Departmental Funding. (W) 84 , 87
Departmental Staff. (W) 73
Employment Levels. (W) 75
Employment Rights. (W) 76
Employment Support Services. (W) 66 , 82 , 105
EU Regulations. (W) 80
Fuel Costs. (W) 109
FÁS Training Programmes. (W) 68 , 108 , 79 , 101 , 103
IDA Properties. (W) 86
Ministerial Appointments. (W) 90
Proposed Legislation. (W) 94
Public Service Contracts. (W) 106 , 107
Public Service Review. (W) 74
Public Service Staff. (W) 77
Redundancy Payments. (W) 71 , 81 , 88
Retail Sector. (W) 104
State Agencies. (W) 99 , 102
Trades’ Union Sector. (W) 92
Training and Advisory Services. (W) 91
Work Placement Programme. (W) 69 , 70
Work-Life Balance. (W) 89

Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Department of


(W) 771
Anti-Social Behaviour. (W) 743
Building Regulations. (W) 728
Closed Circuit Television Systems. (W) 731
Constitutional Amendments. (W) 754
Decentralisation Programme. (W) 727
Departmental Contracts. (W) 773 , 774
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 775
Departmental Staff. (W) 726
Docklands Development. (W) 757 , 767
Electronic Voting. (W) 769
Environmental Impact Statements. (W) 741
Environmental Information Service. (W) 747
Environmental Policy. (W) 756
Grant Payments. (W) 764 , 765
Health and Safety Programmes. (W) 776
Housing Aid for the Elderly. (W) 733 , 734 , 746
Housing Grants. (W) 753
Litter Pollution. (W) 729 , 758
Local Authority Funding. (W) 755 , 770
Local Authority Housing. (W) 721 , 759 , 760
Local Authority Status. (W) 722
Local Government Reform. (W) 761
National Parks. (W) 719
Natural Heritage Areas. (W) 725
Private Rented Accommodation. (W) 744 , 745
Public Service Review. (W) 730
Public Service Staff. (W) 738
Quarrying Activity. (W) 742
Register of Electors. (W) 716 , 768
Social and Affordable Housing. (W) 720 , 748 , 749 , 750
Special Areas of Conservation. (W) 740
Special Protection Orders. (W) 732
Tax Code. (W) 717
Turbary Rights. (W) 718
Voluntary Housing Schemes. (W) 739
Waste Management. (W) 752 , 766 , 777 , 772
Water and Sewerage Schemes. (W) 723 , 724 , 735 , 736 , 737 , 751 , 762
Water Quality. (W) 763

Social and Family Affairs, Department of


(W) 692
Adoption Services. (W) 645
Anti-Poverty Strategy. (W) 635 , 637 , 638
Child Support. (W) 636
Consultancy Contracts. (W) 667
Departmental Agencies. (W) 668 , 701
Departmental Bodies. (W) 669
Departmental Contracts. (W) 643 , 644
Departmental Estimates. (W) 664
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 621 , 647 , 648 , 649 , 673 , 665 , 666
Departmental Offices. (W) 703
Departmental Programmes. (W) 693
Departmental Staff. (W) 617 , 672 , 702
Domiciliary Care Services. (W) 639
Irish Language. (W) 622
Job Creation. (W) 670 , 671
Money Advice and Budgeting Service. (W) 699
Public Service Review. (W) 618
Public Service Staff. (W) 619
Services for People with Disabilities. (W) 698
Social Inclusion. (W) 700
Social Insurance. (W) 623 , 641 , 642
Social Welfare Appeals. (W) 633
Social Welfare Benefits. (W) 613 , 614 , 616 , 620 , 624 , 625 , 626 , 627 , 628 , 629 , 630 , 631 , 632 , 634 , 640 , 646 , 650 , 651 , 690 , 691 , 704 , 705 , 652 , 653 , 654 , 655 , 656 , 662 , 663 , 674 , 675 , 676 , 677 , 678 , 685
Social Welfare Code. (W) 680 , 681 , 682 , 697 , 683 , 684 , 687 , 686 , 688 , 689 , 694 , 695
Social Welfare Fraud. (W) 657 , 658 , 659 , 660 , 661
Tax and Social Welfare Codes. (W) 679

Finance, Department of


Banking Sector Regulation. (W) 126 , 127
Banking Sector. (W) 123
Betting Industry. (W) 114 , 115
Budget Submissions. (W) 169
Capital Investment. (W) 145
Customs Service. (W) 111 , 112 , 136
Decentralisation Programme. (W) 146 , 147
Departmental Offices. (W) 158 , 159
Departmental Properties. (W) 154 , 155 , 156
Departmental Staff. (W) 120
EU Directives. (W) 125
EU Treaties. (W) 110
Faoiseamh Cánach. (W) 118
Financial Services Regulation. (W) 138 , 141 , 148
Fiscal Policy. (W) 143 , 144
Flood Relief. (W) 122 , 150
Insurance Industry. (W) 131
National Flag. (W) 137
National Parks. (W) 157
Public Sector Salaries. (W) 142 , 161
Public Sector Staff. (W) 160
Public Service Contracts. (W) 151 , 167 , 168
Public Service Recruitment. (W) 162 , 163 , 164 , 165
Public Service Review. (W) 121
Public Service Staff. (W) 128 , 129
Social Insurance. (W) 113
Stádas na Gaeilge. (W) 119
Tax Code. (W) 132 , 133 , 134 , 135 , 139 , 140 , 149 , 152 , 153
Tax Yield. (W) 116 , 117 , 124 , 130 , 166

Foreign Affairs, Department of


Bilateral Agreements. (W) 577 , 578
Departmental Contracts. (W) 588 , 589
Departmental Staff. (W) 573 , 576
EU Enlargement. (W) 581
EU Treaties. (W) 587
Good Friday Agreement. (W) 579
Human Rights Issues. (W) 575 , 583 , 585 , 591
Overseas Development Aid. (W) 584
Public Service Review. (W) 574
Sudanese Abductions. (W) 580 , 590
Visa Applications. (W) 582 , 586

Health and Children, Department of


(W) 269 , 270 , 271 , 272 , 291 , 351
Accident and Emergency Services. (W) 288 , 382 , 383 , 384 , 389
Adoption Services. (W) 263 , 294
Ambulance Services. (W) 238
Cancer Control Strategy. (W) 392
Cancer Screening Programme. (W) 372 , 390 , 391 , 393
Care of the Elderly. (W) 331 , 405 , 407 , 408
Child Care Services. (W) 176 , 213 , 218 , 293
Child Protection. (W) 245 , 321
Children in Care. (W) 170 , 171 , 172
Community Care. (W) 314
Community Pharmacy Services. (W) 327
Departmental Bodies. (W) 265
Departmental Contracts. (W) 316 , 317
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 322 , 345 , 346 , 347 , 379 , 349 , 350
Departmental Programmes. (W) 373
Departmental Properties. (W) 235 , 236
Departmental Strategy Statements. (W) 318 , 319
Domestic Violence. (W) 320 , 325
Eating Disorders. (W) 414 , 415 , 416 , 417 , 418 , 419 , 420 , 421 , 422 , 423 , 424 , 425 , 426 , 427 , 428 , 429
Food Labelling. (W) 228
Food Safety Standards. (W) 283
Health Issues. (W) 258
Health Repayment Scheme. (W) 282 , 285 , 286
Health Service Allowances. (W) 205 , 206 , 207
Health Service Executive Expenditure. (W) 267
Health Service Staff. (W) 181 , 186 , 187 , 188 , 191 , 192 , 197 , 198 , 199 , 201 , 220 , 221 , 222 , 227 , 229 , 281 , 312 , 329 , 338 , 339 , 348 , 353 , 358 , 363 , 364 , 411 , 412
Health Services. (W) 173 , 178 , 182 , 183 , 184 , 185 , 190 , 193 , 223 , 196 , 204 , 216 , 231 , 298 , 332 , 232 , 234 , 240 , 241 , 243 , 244 , 247 , 248 , 310 , 259 , 260 , 266 , 268 , 274 , 275 , 276 , 277 , 278 , 279 , 280 , 287 , 290 , 299 , 300 , 301 , 302 , 303 , 304 , 305 , 306 , 307 , 308 , 315 , 323 , 324 , 326 , 333 , 334 , 335 , 336 , 340 , 341 , 342 , 354 , 355 , 356 , 357 , 368 , 369 , 376 , 375 , 413
Hospital Accommodation. (W) 189 , 367 , 217 , 219 , 328 , 359 , 360 , 380 , 361
Hospital Charges. (W) 371
Hospital Contracts. (W) 251
Hospital Infections. (W) 309
Hospital Services. (W) 180 , 252 , 344 , 253 , 254 , 255 , 256 , 257 , 284 , 343 , 311
Hospital Staff. (W) 262
Hospital Waiting Lists. (W) 194 , 200 , 225
Hospitals Building Programme. (W) 261 , 273
Infectious Diseases. (W) 226 , 370 , 385 , 386 , 387 , 388
Legislative Programme. (W) 239
Medical Aids and Appliances. (W) 195
Medical Cards. (W) 203 , 246 , 249 , 250 , 295 , 313 , 352 , 377 , 378
Medical Training. (W) 397
Medicinal Products. (W) 264 , 297 , 330
Mental Health Services. (W) 177 , 202 , 215 , 237 , 362 , 365 , 366 , 394 , 395 , 396 , 398 , 402
National Treatment Purchase Fund. (W) 224 , 337 , 406
Nursing Home Subventions. (W) 208
Nursing Profession. (W) 410
Palliative Care. (W) 409
Patient Treatment Register. (W) 381
Patients’ Rights. (W) 374
Pharmacy Regulations. (W) 289
Public Service Review. (W) 211
Public Service Staff. (W) 242
Service for People with Disabilities. (W) 179
Services for People with Disabilities. (W) 212 , 214
State Compensation Payments.. (W) 292
Suicide Prevention. (W) 399 , 400 , 401 , 403 , 404
Vaccination Programme (W) 233
Vaccination Programme. (W) 209 , 210 , 230
Youth Services. (W) 174 , 175 , 296

Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Department of


Asylum Applications. (W) 488 , 493 , 494 , 495 , 496 , 497 , 512 , 527 , 532 , 533 , 536
Asylum Issues. (W) 498
Asylum Support Services. (W) 491 , 492
Citizenship Applications. (W) 480 , 483 , 513 , 523 , 524 , 528 , 531 , 541
Civil Legal Aid. (W) 552 , 567
Closed Circuit Television Systems. (W) 474
Crime Levels. (W) 482 , 499 , 507
Crime Statistics. (W) 560 , 561
Departmental Contracts. (W) 547 , 548
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 485
Departmental Staff. (W) 478 , 484
Deportation Orders. (W) 486 , 487
Domestic Violence. (W) 549 , 551 , 562
Drug Seizures. (W) 475 , 476 , 477
EU Directives. (W) 489
Gambling Legislation. (W) 563 , 564 , 565 , 566
Garda Deployment. (W) 501 , 506 , 539 , 542 , 543 , 544 , 569
Garda Ombudsman Report. (W) 503
Garda Training. (W) 568
Illegal Immigrants. (W) 545
Internet Usage. (W) 538
Legislative Programme. (W) 502
National Identity Card. (W) 537
Public Service Review. (W) 481
Public Service Staff. (W) 500
Refugee Appeals Tribunal. (W) 534 , 535 , 570 , 571 , 572
Refugee Status. (W) 511
Residency Permits. (W) 508 , 509 , 510 , 514 , 515 , 516 , 517 , 518 , 519 , 520 , 521 , 522 , 525 , 526 , 529 , 530
Road Traffic Accidents. (W) 505
Road Traffic Offences. (W) 546
Sexual Offences. (W) 540 , 550 , 553 , 554 , 555 , 556 , 557 , 558 , 559
Sports Funding. (W) 490
Visa Applications. (W) 479 , 504

Transport, Department of


Acht um Thrácht ar Bhóithre. (W) 28
Air Services. (W) 54 , 57 , 61 , 459
Airport Development Projects. (W) 46 , 49
Airport Preclearance Facility. (W) 14 , 43
Appointments to State Boards. (O) 8
Bus Licensing. (W) 19
Capital Projects. (W) 438
Congestion Charges. (W) 461
Departmental Contracts. (W) 471 , 472
Departmental Expenditure. (O) 1
Departmental Reports. (W) 462
Departmental Staff. (W) 59 , 432
Driving Tests. (W) 32 , 44
Dublin Port Tunnel. (W) 469
Employment Rights. (W) 37
Flood Relief. (W) 55
Harbours and Piers. (W) 431 , 453
Haulage Licences. (W) 34
Industrial Disputes. (W) 441
Integrated Ticketing. (W) 16 , 437
Light Rail Project. (W) 29 , 33
Ministerial Appointments. (W) 40
Motor Vehicle Registration. (W) 460
Penalty Points System. (W) 65
Ports Review. (W) 457
Proposed Legislation. (O) 5 , 7 , 24 , 35 , 64
Proposed Legislation. (W) 31 , 63
Public Service Review. (W) 25 , 433
Public Service Staff. (W) 439
Public Transport. (O) 3 , 4 , 10 , 11
Public Transport. (W) 12 , 21 , 22 , 39 , 53 , 435 , 443 , 446 , 456 , 458 , 473
Rail Network. (W) 455
Rail Services. (W) 450 , 463 , 464 , 465 , 466 , 467 , 468
Regional Airports. (W) 430
Renewable Energy. (W) 15 , 18
Road Network. (W) 23 , 26 , 440 , 442 , 454 , 470
Road Safety. (W) 13 , 62 , 27 , 41 , 48 , 42 , 60
Road Traffic Offences. (O) 9
Road Traffic Offences. (W) 451
Rural Transport Services. (W) 50 , 52 , 447
State Agencies. (W) 436 , 452
State Airports. (O) 6
State Airports. (W) 17
Sustainable Transport. (W) 30 , 51
Tax Code. (W) 45
Taxi Regulations. (O) 2
Taxi Regulations. (W) 434
Transport Costs. (W) 47
Transport Policy. (W) 58
Transport Projects. (W) 20 , 36 , 56 , 444 , 445 , 448 , 449
Transport Sector. (W) 38
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