Upton, Mary

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 693 No. 1

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Written Answers - Economic Forecasts.

Asked the minister: his views on the Economic and Social Research Institute’s latest forecast, in its most recent quarterly economic bulletin, that the gross national product here will fall by 15.8% over the 2008 to 20...More Button

Written Answers - Financial Services Regulation.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the more stringent criteria being operated by financial institutions with respect to mortgage protection policies, even for existing mortgages and policies, in part...More Button

Written Answers - Central Procurement Unit.

Asked the minister: if a central procurement unit has been established to ensure costs are at a minimum and that the State can achieve economies of scale through pooling orders and resources; and if he will make a state...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code.

Asked the minister: the tax reliefs and tax breaks currently available; the estimated taxes forgone on a yearly basis per relief; if he will provide this information in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Properties.

Asked the minister: if, in view of the amount of money spent on the reinstatement of Leinster Lawn, he will open up this facility to the general public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - National Asset Management Agency.

Asked the minister: the reason, further to the proposed National Asset Management Agency legislation, the Exchequer will be paying fees to the banks during the operation of NAMA if non-performing loans are being taken o...More Button

Asked the minister: the reason, regarding the National Asset Management Agency legislation, he considers Irish Nationwide Building Society and Anglo Irish Bank as systemic to the financial system given that the majority...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Correspondence.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to correspondence of 20 May 2009 from a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12; when he will reply to the various points raised by the person; and if he will make a st...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Asked the minister: the status of the investigation into an allegation (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Adoption Services.

Asked the minister: if she will outline the transition measures that will be introduced for adoptions which have progressed under the old system and are close to completion in relation to the Adoption Bill and the ratif...More Button

Written Answers - Youth Services.

Asked the minister: if she will ensure the protection of funding for youth services; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Inter-Country Adoptions.

Asked the minister: her views on whether adoptions from Vietnam are secure; the grounds on which she allowed the bilateral agreement to lapse; the reason for her lack of communication with the relevant organisations and...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Asked the minister: if a person (details supplied) will be issued with a medical card as a priority; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Asked the minister: if her attention has been drawn to the problem at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin due to a shortage of necessary ICU beds as in the case of a person (details supplied); if she will ens...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Correspondence.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to correspondence of 14 May 2009 from a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12; if the Garda report to which he referred in Parliamentary Question No. 120 of 25 June 2...More Button

Written Answers - Arts Funding.

Asked the minister: if he has investigated a potential national endowment fund for the arts; the cost of such an endowment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Reports.

Asked the minister: when he will publish the report commissioned by his Department entitled Economic impact of the Cultural Sector; the cost of this report; the reason there was no expertise within his Department to pro...More Button

Written Answers - Swimming Pool Projects.

Asked the minister: the number of swimming pool projects which remain outstanding under the local authority swimming pool project; the estimated cost per pool in each year since the programme began, categorised by refur...More Button

Written Answers - Animal Welfare.

Asked the minister: the progress made on the commitment in the 2007 programme for Government to produce a Green Paper on Animal Welfare in Sport and Recreation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.

Asked the minister: the documents produced by external consultants on his behalf in each of the past five years; the cost of each document; the rationale in each case for using an external consultant instead of his depa...More Button

Written Answers - Arts Facilities.

Asked the minister: if a national audit of arts and cultural facilities has been carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Arts Funding.

Asked the minister: the progress on the per cent for arts scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies.

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 391 of 20 October 2009, the name of each body under the aegis of his Department where the chairperson and board of management have taken a 10% reduction; the bod...More Button

Written Answers - Sports Funding.

Asked the minister: the cost of the local sports partnerships per year; if he is committed to maintaining this funding as vital to increasing participation in sport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Youth Services.

Asked the minister: if he will ensure the protection of funding for youth services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Code.

Asked the minister: the steps she is taking to ensure that an analysis of proposed cuts in budget 2010 will be undertaken in order that persons do not lose across a number of sectors, that is, in social welfare payments...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: the number of people who are in receipt of disability benefit; if she will explain the application and testing process; the measures she has taken to reduce the risk of fraud; and if she will make a ...More Button

Asked the minister: the number of households in the Dublin city area who are in receipt of rent allowance; the number in receipt of the allowance in the rest of the country; the cost in each of these areas; the number o...More Button

Written Answers - Election Management System.

Asked the minister: his views on electing a portion of the Members of Seanad Éireann by the overseas diaspora; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Legislative Programme.

Asked the minister: when he expects the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2009 to come before Dáil Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Refurbishment.

Asked the minister: further to a previous parliamentary question (details supplied), the process for informing schools regarding the summer works scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the level of cutbacks on third level courses at a college (details supplied); his views on whether he feels these cutbacks should be reviewed; and if he will make a...More Button


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