Questions

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 699 No. 1

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Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Department of


Aquaculture Licences. (W) 951
Beef Quality Assurance Scheme. (W) 957
Departmental Charges. (W) 970
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 960
Departmental Offices. (W) 966
Departmental Staff. (W) 936 , 939 , 973 , 974 , 978 , 984
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 967
Farm Inspections. (W) 934
Flood Relief. (W) 950
Fur Farming. (W) 948
Grant Payments. (W) 935 , 937 , 938 , 940 , 941 , 942 , 944 , 945 , 946 , 949 , 955 , 961 , 962 , 963 , 964 , 971 , 972 , 975 , 976 , 977 , 979 , 981
Harbours and Piers. (W) 958 , 959 , 982
Horticulture Sector. (W) 954 , 956 , 969 , 983
Live Exports. (W) 965
National Reserve. (W) 953
Pigmeat Sector. (W) 947
Proposed Legislation. (W) 968
Rural Environment Protection Scheme. (W) 952
Special Areas of Conservation. (W) 943
Sugar Beet Sector. (W) 980

Arts, Sport and Tourism, Department of


Departmental Agencies. (W) 685
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 691
Departmental Staff. (W) 686 , 693
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 692
Irish Horseracing Industry. (W) 689
Sports Capital Programme. (W) 687 , 688
Sports Funding. (W) 682 , 683
Tourism Industry. (W) 684 , 690

Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Department of


Alternative Energy Projects. (W) 923
Departmental Charges. (W) 927
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 921
Departmental Staff. (W) 915 , 933
Electricity Generation. (W) 929
Energy Conservation. (W) 931 , 932
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 926
Fisheries Protection. (W) 913 , 922
Grant Payments. (W) 911 , 912
Inland Fisheries. (W) 917
Telecommunications Services. (W) 914 , 916 , 918 , 919 , 920 , 930 , 924 , 925
Television Licence Fee. (W) 928

Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Department of


Community Development. (W) 699 , 700 , 701 , 703 , 704 , 708 , 709 , 710 , 711
Decentralisation Programme. (W) 706 , 707
Departmental Correspondence. (W) 696
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 702
Departmental Records. (W) 694
Departmental Staff. (W) 695 , 712
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 705
Grant Payments. (W) 698
Security of the Elderly. (W) 697

Defence, Department of


Decentralisation Programme. (W) 834
Defence Forces Property. (W) 829
Defence Forces Recruitment. (W) 823 , 824
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 821 , 828
Departmental Staff. (W) 825 , 826 , 827 , 831 , 832
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 830
Ministerial Responsibilities. (W) 833
Reserve Defence Force. (W) 822

Education and Science, Department of


Adult Education. (W) 1116
Appointments to State Boards. (W) 1010
Child Protection. (W) 1080 , 1103
Computerisation Programme. (W) 1087 , 1088 , 1102
Departmental Agencies. (W) 988
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 1053 , 1068
Departmental Funding. (W) 1026 , 1081 , 1086
Departmental Meetings. (W) 1028
Departmental Staff. (W) 1008 , 1120
Early School Leavers. (W) 1096
Education Welfare Service. (W) 1040 , 1099
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 1090
Grant Payments. (W) 1052
Health and Safety Issues. (W) 1082
Higher Education Building Projects. (W) 1003
Higher Education Grants. (W) 1005 , 1006 , 1027 , 1009 , 1021 , 1033 , 1042 , 1046 , 1055 , 1056 , 1057 , 1060 , 1061 , 1065 , 1066 , 1091 , 1098 , 1104 , 1105 , 1110
Institutes of Technology. (W) 1017 , 1029
Language Schools. (W) 1059
Physical Education Facilities. (W) 998 , 999
Public Private Partnerships. (W) 1004
Public Procurement. (W) 1015
Research Funding. (W) 1113
Residential Institutions Redress Board. (W) 996 , 1038 , 1041
School Accommodation. (W) 993
School Building Projects. (W) 994
School Enrolments. (W) 1034
School Patronage. (W) 1051
School Staffing. (W) 995 , 1077 , 1101
School Transport. (W) 1030 , 1049 , 1111 , 1125
Schools Amalgamation. (W) 1022
Schools Building Projects. (W) 985 , 997 , 1000 , 1001 , 1002 , 1013 , 1014 , 1023 , 1025 , 1031 , 1032 , 1035 , 1036 , 1069 , 1047 , 1048 , 1050 , 1054 , 1058 , 1062 , 1063 , 1079 , 1074 , 1075 , 1076 , 1089 , 1094 , 1097 , 1100 , 1106 , 1119 , 1107 , 1108 , 1109 , 1112 , 1114 , 1115 , 1117 , 1118 , 1121
Schools Refurbishment. (W) 1011 , 1012 , 1064
Site Acquisitions. (W) 1073
Special Educational Needs. (W) 1007 , 1018 , 1083 , 1084 , 1085 , 1092 , 1093 , 1122 , 1123 , 1124
State Examinations. (W) 1071 , 1078
Teachers’ Remuneration. (W) 1016 , 1019 , 1020 , 1045
Third Level Charges. (W) 1095
Third Level Sector. (W) 1043 , 1044
Trade Union Subscriptions. (W) 1072
Victims of Child Abuse. (W) 1024 , 1039
Youth Services. (W) 986 , 987 , 989 , 990 , 991 , 992 , 1037 , 1067 , 1070

Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Department of


Community Employment Schemes. (W) 167 , 169 , 184 , 191 , 194 , 195
Consumer Rights. (W) 183 , 188
Departmental Agencies. (W) 197
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 170 , 186
Departmental Investigations. (W) 171 , 172
Departmental Staff. (W) 173 , 212
Employment Rights. (W) 198
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 196
FÁS Training Programmes. (W) 211
Industrial Development. (W) 210
Job Creation. (W) 175 , 176 , 178 , 180 , 181
Job Initiative. (W) 185
Job Losses. (W) 166 , 177 , 182 , 189 , 192 , 190 , 203
National Minimum Wage. (W) 168 , 174
Proposed Legislation. (W) 199
Redundancy Payments. (W) 204 , 206 , 205 , 207
Semi-State Bodies. (W) 179 , 187 , 200 , 201 , 202 , 208 , 209
Task Force Report. (W) 193

Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Department of


Animal Welfare. (W) 867
Appointments to State Boards. (W) 856
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 873 , 875
Departmental Staff. (W) 847 , 905 , 909
Emergency Planning. (W) 838 , 841 , 872 , 880
Environmental Policy. (W) 850 , 866 , 876 , 897
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 883
Foreshore Licences. (W) 840 , 868
Grant Payments. (W) 835
Housing Grants. (W) 843 , 844 , 861 , 895 , 900
Legislative Programme. (W) 836
Litter Pollution. (W) 837 , 860
Local Authority Charges. (W) 855 , 888 , 902 , 892
Local Authority Funding. (W) 842 , 881 , 846 , 854 , 859 , 862
Local Authority Housing. (W) 871 , 874
Local Authority Schemes. (W) 884 , 885 , 886
Local Authority Staff. (W) 894
Motor Vehicle Registration. (W) 893
Natural Heritage Areas. (W) 845 , 890 , 891
Planning Issues. (W) 849 , 852 , 870 , 878 , 879 , 898 , 910 , 906
Proposed Legislation. (W) 839 , 851
River Basin Management. (W) 869 , 899
Road Safety. (W) 865
Seanad Reform. (W) 882 , 901
Sustainable Development Strategy. (W) 848
Turbary Rights. (W) 877
Urban Renewal Schemes. (W) 857 , 858
Waste Disposal. (W) 853
Waste Management. (W) 887
Water and Sewerage Schemes. (W) 864 , 889 , 896
Water Charges. (W) 903 , 904
Water Services. (W) 863 , 907 , 908

Finance, Department of


Banking Sector Investigations. (W) 270
Capital Projects. (W) 298
Court Accommodation. (W) 285
Courts Service. (W) 253
Customs Service. (W) 293 , 297
Decentralisation Programme. (W) 226 , 250 , 291 , 292
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 265 , 267
Departmental Properties. (W) 256
Departmental Staff. (W) 216 , 217 , 218 , 219 , 224 , 241 , 242 , 303
Excise Duty. (W) 240 , 255
Fiscal Policy. (W) 302
Flood Relief. (W) 235 , 246 , 263 , 283 , 286 , 287 , 290
Foreign Conflicts. (W) 260
Grant Payments. (W) 281
National Asset Management Agency. (W) 220 , 296
National Debt. (W) 271 , 272
Pension Provisions. (W) 222 , 225 , 249 , 301 , 254 , 261 , 278 , 299
Public Procurement. (W) 227
Public Relations Contracts. (W) 234
Public Sector Expenditure. (W) 230 , 232 , 231 , 257 , 259 , 266
Public Sector Pay. (W) 300
Public Sector Remuneration. (W) 264
Public Sector Schemes. (W) 239
Registerable Interests. (W) 284
Revenue Cutter Service. (W) 294
Revenue Investigations. (W) 252
Tax Code. (W) 213 , 214 , 215 , 221 , 262 , 228 , 229 , 233 , 236 , 280 , 238 , 243 , 244 , 245 , 247 , 248 , 258 , 268 , 274 , 276 , 277 , 282 , 288 , 295
Tax Collection. (W) 223 , 237 , 251 , 269 , 279 , 289
Tax Yield. (W) 275
Union Subscriptions. (W) 273

Foreign Affairs, Department of


Departmental Expenditure. (W) 662 , 669
Departmental Staff. (W) 660 , 681
Diplomatic Representation. (W) 661 , 665 , 668
Election Management System. (W) 676
Emigrant Supports. (W) 674
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 675
Foreign Conflicts. (W) 663
Good Friday Agreement. (W) 659
Human Rights Issues. (W) 666 , 673 , 677 , 680
Humanitarian Relief. (W) 678
International Agreements. (W) 672
Live Animal Exports. (W) 667
Middle East Peace Process. (W) 679
Official Engagements. (W) 664
Passport Fees. (W) 670 , 671

Health and Children, Department of


Adoption Services. (W) 323
Cancer Screening Programme. (W) 353 , 389 , 392
Care of the Elderly. (W) 351 , 430 , 436 , 460
Child Care Services. (W) 306 , 466
Cost of Medicines. (W) 358 , 359
Departmental Agencies. (W) 343
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 340 , 342 , 354 , 344 , 345 , 355 , 356 , 357 , 409
Departmental Funding. (W) 329
Departmental Properties. (W) 443
Departmental Reports. (W) 468 , 469
Departmental Staff. (W) 311 , 318 , 319 , 320 , 322 , 471
Disabled Drivers. (W) 337 , 442
Drugs Payment Scheme. (W) 371 , 390
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 438
General Medical Services Scheme. (W) 412
Health Insurance. (W) 360
Health Service Allowances. (W) 335 , 339 , 380 , 426
Health Service Staff. (W) 373 , 416 , 434
Health Services. (W) 314 , 317 , 321 , 336 , 341 , 361 , 363 , 364 , 365 , 366 , 368 , 372 , 375 , 378 , 381 , 382 , 384 , 394 , 397 , 403 , 415 , 417 , 420 , 423 , 439 , 489 , 491 , 492
Hospital Acquired Infections. (W) 399
Hospital Charges. (W) 346 , 444
Hospital Procedures. (W) 465
Hospital Services. (W) 334 , 367 , 369 , 377 , 379 , 385 , 395 , 386 , 387 , 388 , 393 , 396 , 404 , 414 , 419 , 440 , 454 , 458 , 463 , 464 , 470
Hospital Staff. (W) 424 , 467
Hospital Waiting Lists. (W) 310 , 391 , 455 , 456
Hospitals Building Programme. (W) 316 , 422 , 462
Infectious Diseases. (W) 330
Medical Cards. (W) 307 , 312 , 332 , 333 , 338 , 352 , 362 , 370 , 376 , 401 , 425 , 406 , 407 , 408 , 413 , 427 , 428 , 429 , 431 , 433 , 435 , 441 , 449 , 450 , 451 , 452 , 453 , 457 , 459 , 472
Medicinal Products. (W) 374
Mental Health Services. (W) 315 , 398 , 479 , 480 , 481 , 482 , 483 , 484 , 485 , 486 , 487 , 488 , 490
National Drugs Strategy. (W) 446 , 447
National Treatment Purchase Fund. (W) 383
Nursing Homes Repayment Scheme. (W) 461
Nursing Homes Support Scheme. (W) 309 , 313 , 349 , 350 , 400 , 411
Official Engagements. (W) 410
Preschool Services. (W) 304 , 305 , 405 , 437
Prescription Charges. (W) 308 , 347 , 348 , 331
Services for People with Disabilities. (W) 418 , 432 , 445 , 473 , 474 , 475 , 476 , 477 , 478
Services for the Homeless. (W) 324 , 325 , 326 , 327 , 328
Tax Code. (W) 402
Vaccination Programme. (W) 421 , 448

Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Department of


Anti-Social Behaviour. (W) 541
Asylum Applications. (W) 546 , 551 , 575 , 589 , 594 , 602 , 603 , 604 , 623 , 624 , 626 , 627 , 628 , 629 , 631 , 655 , 633 , 634 , 635 , 637 , 642 , 643 , 647 , 650 , 656
Child Protection. (W) 555
Child Support Payments. (W) 532
Citizenship Applications. (W) 536 , 545 , 554 , 557 , 566 , 567 , 636 , 639 , 658
Community Projects Funding. (W) 579
Compensation Claims. (W) 578
Crime Levels. (W) 538 , 569 , 570 , 571 , 572 , 573 , 587 , 651
Crime Prevention. (W) 553 , 596
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 577
Departmental Staff. (W) 537 , 653
Deportation Orders. (W) 592 , 601 , 640 , 641
Drugs in Prisons. (W) 564
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 595
Firearm Certificates. (W) 649
Firearms Licences. (W) 539
Garda Complaints Procedures. (W) 584
Garda Duties. (W) 543
Garda Investigations. (W) 563
Garda Operations. (W) 559 , 560 , 561 , 562
Garda Recruitment. (W) 542 , 544
Garda Security Escorts. (W) 576
Garda Stations. (W) 646
Garda Strength. (W) 583 , 652
Immigration Clearance Letters. (W) 611
Immigration Controls. (W) 580 , 581
Magdalene Laundries. (W) 547 , 548 , 549 , 550
Mandatory Sentencing. (W) 565
Passport Applications. (W) 638
Personal Debt Management. (W) 558
Prison Committals. (W) 648
Prisoners’ Hardship Fund. (W) 597
Proposed Legislation. (W) 533
Public Order Offences. (W) 582
Refugee Status. (W) 552 , 610 , 622 , 657
Report on Racism. (W) 535
Residency Permits. (W) 540 , 586 , 588 , 591 , 654 , 590 , 593 , 598 , 599 , 600 , 607 , 608 , 609 , 612 , 613 , 614 , 615 , 616 , 617 , 618 , 619 , 620 , 621 , 625 , 632 , 644 , 645
Road Traffic Offences. (W) 585
Road Traffic Regulations. (W) 556
Stardust Disaster. (W) 534
Travel Documents. (W) 630
Undocumented Residents. (W) 568
Visa Applications. (W) 605 , 606
Web Resources Policy. (W) 574

Social and Family Affairs, Department of


Affordable Energy. (W) 100
Anti-Poverty Strategy. (W) 790
Carer’s Strategy. (W) 99
Civil Registration Service. (W) 718
Commission on Taxation. (W) 131
Decentralisation Programme. (W) 730
Departmental Correspondence. (W) 761
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 756 , 791 , 792 , 820
Departmental Funding. (W) 103 , 769 , 775 , 780 , 785
Departmental Schemes. (W) 108 , 749
Departmental Staff. (W) 725 , 781 , 805
Employment Support Services. (W) 804
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 767
Flood Relief. (W) 728 , 757
Fuel Poverty. (W) 114
Health Services. (W) 753
Job Facilitators. (W) 98 , 123
Money Advice and Budgeting Service. (W) 88 , 107 , 746 , 748
Pension Provisions. (O) 81
Pension Provisions. (W) 115 , 714 , 722 , 812
Public Service Identity Cards. (W) 120
Registration of Births. (W) 716 , 777
Registration of Deaths. (W) 717
Social Insurance. (W) 105 , 117 , 129 , 724 , 727 , 758 , 759 , 770 , 779
Social Welfare Appeals. (W) 97 , 125 , 111 , 729 , 743 , 762 , 772 , 776 , 782 , 783 , 801 , 784 , 793 , 795 , 798 , 799 , 800 , 794 , 797 , 802 , 807 , 809 , 810 , 811
Social Welfare Benefits. (O) 77 , 78 , 80 , 82 , 84
Social Welfare Benefits. (W) 85 , 124 , 87 , 106 , 112 , 119 , 89 , 90 , 91 , 110 , 94 , 95 , 104 , 113 , 118 , 813 , 121 , 130 , 723 , 713 , 721 , 726 , 731 , 732 , 733 , 734 , 735 , 736 , 737 , 738 , 741 , 742 , 744 , 750 , 745 , 747 , 751 , 752 , 755 , 760 , 765 , 763 , 764 , 766 , 789 , 771 , 773 , 774 , 778 , 788 , 796 , 803 , 806 , 808 , 814 , 815 , 816 , 817 , 818 , 819
Social Welfare Code. (W) 93 , 96 , 127 , 720 , 787 , 109 , 122 , 126 , 754 , 786
Social Welfare Fraud. (O) 79
Social Welfare Fraud. (W) 86 , 92 , 101 , 116 , 102 , 128 , 739 , 740 , 768
Social Welfare Inspections. (O) 83

Taoiseach, Department of


Census of Population. (W) 165
Departmental Agencies. (W) 141 , 159 , 143 , 144 , 145 , 146 , 150
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 160
Departmental Staff. (W) 134 , 139 , 147 , 163 , 164
Disability Statistics. (W) 135 , 149
Employment Statistics. (W) 132 , 133
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 162
Independent Members. (O) 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
Innovation Task Force. (O) 1 , 2 , 3 , 161
Labour Force Statistics. (W) 157 , 158
Live Register. (W) 136 , 137 , 138 , 140 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 154 , 155
Parliamentary Counsel. (W) 156
Smart Economy. (W) 142 , 148

Transport and the Marine, Department of


Airport Security Measures. (W) 509
Coast Guard Service. (W) 502 , 510 , 518 , 520 , 521
Departmental Bodies. (W) 514
Departmental Expenditure. (W) 506
Departmental Staff. (W) 496 , 522 , 531
Driving Licences. (W) 497
Ethics in Public Office. (W) 515
Free Travel Scheme. (W) 525
Fuel Rebates. (W) 524
Landing Rights. (W) 493 , 499
National Development Plan. (W) 527
Parking Regulations. (W) 511 , 512
Public Transport. (W) 501 , 523 , 528 , 529
Rail Network. (W) 500
Rail Services. (W) 530
Road Network. (W) 494 , 495 , 519 , 504 , 507 , 517
Road Safety. (W) 503 , 516
Rural Transport Services. (W) 508
School Transport. (W) 526
State Airports. (W) 513
Sustainable Travel. (W) 505
Taxi Regulation. (W) 498
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