Harney, Mary

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 703 No. 1

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Written Answers - National Drugs Strategy.

Was asked: the steps she will take to regulate and ban substances sold in head shops; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the steps she will take and the progress made regulating and banning products sold in head shops; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 185 and 201 together. The Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 and its associated regulations control the import, export, production, supply and possession of a range of named nar...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the position regarding funding in 2010 for dental treatments under the medical card scheme; the length of time she expects the funding to last; the plans in place to ensure continuity of cover for me...More Button

It has been decided to put a cash limit on the Dental Treatment Services Scheme this year, based on the expenditure incurred under the scheme in 2008. The Health Service Executive has examined the mea...More Button

Written Answers - Public Sector Pay.

Was asked: if persons at an equine centre (details supplied) should be exempt from public service pay cuts; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: if she will lift the embargo on nursing staff recruitment to enable nursing staff to be replaced at Belmullet District Hospital and Áras Deirbhle, Belmullet, County Mayo, to ensure that beds will not...More Button

Was asked: if the Health Service Executive made an application to recruit nursing staff to Belmullet District Hospital and Áras Deirbhle, Belmullet, County Mayo following the retirement of nursing staff members...More Button

Was asked: the nursing staff numbers required at Belmullet General Hospital and Áras Deirbhle, Belmullet, County Mayo when there is full bed capacity to ensure compliance with Health Information and Quality Aut...More Button

Was asked: the number of nursing staff working at Belmullet District Hospital and at Áras Deirbhle, Belmullet, County Mayo; the number of nursing staff who have retired in the past twelve months; the number of ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 188 and 222 to 224, inclusive, together. In order to implement savings measures on public service numbers, the Government decided that, with effect from 27 March 20...More Button

Written Answers - Preschool Services.

Was asked: if she has received correspondence from parents of children attending a centre (details supplied) in County Kildare under the early childhood care and education scheme; her plans to address their con...More Button

Was asked: her plans to rectify an anomaly which exists regarding the free pre-school year for early childhood care and entry to primary school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: if she will lift the ban on public sector recruitment for health and ambulance personnel in the interests of public safety; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

In order to implement savings measures on public service numbers, the Government decided that, with effect from 27 March 2009 to end 2010, no post in the public sector, however arising, may be filled...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the position regarding the case of a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim. More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Pharmacy Regulations.

Was asked: the measures she has taken to ensure that pharmacists pass on reductions in the cost of medicines to consumers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The price of medicines supplied to patients in Ireland under the GMS and community drugs schemes is built up as follows. Firstly, ex-factory prices are set in accordance with agreements between the H...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the reason for the shortage of nursing care in the Legan, Colehill, Forgney and Carrickboy areas of County Longford despite a 24% increase in population. More Button

Written Answers - Cancer Screening Programme.

Was asked: if the daughters of women who have had cervical cancer will be given the HPV vaccine as a priority; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 272 and 273 of 9 February 2010, if the HPV vaccine will be provided to girls over 12 years of age who would be at risk for family reasons of contracting cervic...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 195 and 238 together. Infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV is transmitted mainly through sexual contact. For this reason...More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Homes Support Scheme.

Was asked: when a decision will issue on the nursing home loan (ancillary State support) portion of the nursing home support scheme application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cavan; and if ...More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Homes Repayment Scheme.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in a repayment under the Health (Repayment Scheme) Act 2006 in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Thalidomide Survivors’ Compensation.

Was asked: if she will support an association (details supplied) in their efforts for justice and compensation. More Button

Was asked: the discussions she has had with an association (details supplied): her views on the requests put forward by the association; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 198 and 227 together. There are 32 Irish victims of thalidomide, 28 of whom currently reside in the State. Thalidomide preparations were marketed in Ireland from May 1...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if she will support the case of a person (details supplied). More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Inter-Country Adoptions.

Was asked: the expected date for the signing of the Hague Convention into law; the countries to which the Hague Convention will apply; the implications of that convention for countries available for adoption; t...More Button

Written Answers - Adoption Services.

Was asked: the number of applicants that have submitted their papers and are awaiting a decision on their request for a declaration of suitability and eligibility to adopt; if she will assure applicants that ad...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation.

Was asked: her plans to introduce legislation requiring labels on alcohol products to warn of the dangers of drinking during pregnancy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Homes Support Scheme.

Was asked: the number of applications under the nursing home support scheme received each month since it was established; the number awaiting processing; the amount of time it takes to process an application; a...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 126 of 3 December 2009, if the applicant will be facilitated at another hospital to have their operation under the National Treatment Purchase Fund; and if she w...More Button

The primary remit of the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) is to facilitate treatment for those public patients waiting longest for surgery. The NTPF is working with Tallaght hospital to facili...More Button

Was asked: her plans for the future use of St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital, County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Cancer Screening Programme.

Was asked: the age limit for cervical cancer vaccine; if it will be extended to other age groups; the way a person can register for the uptake of the vaccine; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV is transmitted mainly through sexual contact. For this reason and having regard to the reports by the Health Informa...More Button

Written Answers - Home Help Service.

Was asked: the number of home help hours that will be provided per month over the course of 2010 in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Was asked: the reason a medical procedure has been postponed in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 209 and 210 together. As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Homes Support Scheme.

Was asked: when a decision will be made on the nursing home support scheme application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: the number of persons employed in the health service who are job sharing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy. More Button

Written Answers - Preschool Services.

Was asked: if she will reply to previous correspondence (details supplied) regarding the early childhood care and education scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Was asked: her views on the Trinity College Dublin report, a cost and outcomes analysis of alternative models of care for young children with severe disabilities in Ireland; if she will meet with an organisatio...More Button

Written Answers - Care of the Elderly.

Was asked: the number of applicants in receipt of a home care grant in 2008 and 2009; the number of new applications approved during those years in the Kildare and West Wicklow Health Service Executive area; an...More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Homes Repayment Scheme.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Louth will receive payment under the Health (Repayment Scheme) Act 2006; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the rising cost of day care for Alzheimer’s patients in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation.

Was asked: the terms of her contractual obligations in relation to the public use of privately operated beds in co-located hospitals in cases in which public beds are closed; and if she will make a statement on...More Button

The Renewed Programme for Government re-affirms the Government’s commitment to the current co-location programme. Preferred bidders have been selected for six co-located projects at Beaumont, Cork Un...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the position regarding setting new income thresholds in respect of medical card eligibility for 2010. More Button

My Department is currently reviewing all legislation relating to eligibility for health and personal social services with a view to making the system as fair and transparent as possible. As part of t...More Button

Written Answers - Inter-Country Adoptions.

Was asked: if she has received the report of the Adoption Board on its investigation into the mediation agency dealing with Vietnamese inter-country adoption; if a decision has been made on transitional measure...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: if a number of acting community welfare officers who have permanent status with the Health Service Executive are retained in their posts as community welfare officers with permanent status when the s...More Button

The employment status of employees and their terms and conditions are just some of the issues which have already been identified and on which agreement will need to be reached with the relevant health...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the position regarding an application for an over 70 years medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Inter-Country Adoptions.

Was asked: if the proposed Adoption Bill recognises direct adoptions from Hague-ratified contracting states where such adoptions are legislated for and administered in line with the Hague Convention Good Practi...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: when placement will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: if she has received correspondence from a union (details supplied) regarding medical card processing; her plans to address the concerns raised in such correspondence; if she will take on board the is...More Button

I have received three letters from IMPACT, dated 17th August 2009, 23rd December 2009 and 10th February 2010 in relation to this matter. Following the change in medical card eligibility for persons a...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Sligo will get a bed in the Mater Hospital, Dublin. More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services.

Was asked: if further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 516 and 519 of 19 January 2009, the inappropriate placing of 263 children in adult in-patient mental health facilities in 2008 puts Ireland in violation of ...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) will receive a decision on their medical card. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 219 of 9 February 2010, when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive again for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Was asked: if she will investigate the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cork, who has a very rare condition, has to be admitted through the accident and emergency department at Cork University Hospi...More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive their renewed medical card; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Staff.

Was asked: if she will confirm the appointment of two specialists to the orthodontic treatment centre at St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork; when the two new appointments will commence; the way it is intended to deal...More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: when a cancelled orthodontic appointment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be rescheduled; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities.

Was asked: if she will support a matter (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 210 of 3 February 2010, when a reply will issue regarding the information sought; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Homes Support Scheme.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 207 of 3 February 2010 when a reply will issue regarding the information sought. More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 208 of 3 February 2010 when a reply will issue regarding the information sought; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 209 of 3 February 2010 when a reply will issue regarding the information sought; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Legal Fees.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 479 and 480 of 16 September 2009 and Parliamentary Question No. 284 of 2 February 2010 when replies will issue regarding the information sought; and if she wil...More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that it takes more than one Parliamentary Question to receive answers to questions tabled to her Department; her views on the delays in providing this info...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 244 and 256 together. Responding to the information needs of the Oireachtas and the public is a priority for my Department and is a regular agenda item at meetings bet...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation.

Was asked: if she will amend the Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2009 to include a legal entitlement to after care for young people coming out of care when they reach 18 years; and if she will make a statement on t...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 287 of 2 February 2010, when a reply will be issued; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Health Service Executive has advised my Department that the information sought is still being collated. However, the Executive hopes to issue a reply shortly.More Button

Written Answers - National Treatment Purchase Fund.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 334 of 2 February 2010, when a reply will issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the NTPF for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Inter-Country Adoptions.

Was asked: if independent adoption is included in the Adoption Bill in view of the fact that there are a number of Irish citizens who have adopted children independently from countries that are signatories to t...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the position regarding renewal of a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - National Treatment Purchase Fund.

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare can change the hospital into which they are booked under the National Treatment Purchase Fund; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The primary remit of the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) is to facilitate treatment for those public patients waiting longest for surgery. The NTPF is working with Tallaght hospital to facili...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the position regarding an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - National Lottery Funding.

Was asked: the position regarding an application for lottery funding by an organisation (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

My Department has received an application for funding from the 2010 National Lottery allocation from the organisation in question. This is one of a large number currently being assessed by my Departme...More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services.

Was asked: further to a previous parliamentary question, the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny has not had the services of a psychologist; if she will alert the Health Service Executive to t...More Button

Was asked: when a psychiatric assessment will be arranged for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 10; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts.

Was asked: the amount she has spent on hiring or use of outside consultants in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in tabular form; if she is satisfied that this practice represents good value for money; and if she will make a...More Button

The amount spent on external contracts by my Department in 2007, 2008 and 2009 is as follows: In seeking to address the general category of outside consultants, the information set out above relates ...More Button

Written Answers - Assisted Human Reproduction.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 144 of 1 July 2009, her plans to introduce legislation in the area of surrogate parenthood in light of the R v. R judgement; and if she will make a statement on ...More Button

The Supreme Court recently decided in the R v. R (frozen embryos) case that the frozen embryos at issue in the case do not have the constitutional protection of Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution. It...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: when speech and language therapy will be arranged in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button


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