I have received notice from Senator O’Toole that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Science to amend the current structure of the building and planning process for school building projects in light of ongoing delays and constant stalling for schools involved in building projects, in particular, Dromclough national school, Listowel and Rahan national school, Mallow.
I have also received notice from Senator Corrigan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to provide details of the planned expenditure of the additional €50 million provided for disabilities in budget 2008 and to indicate if a requirement for service quality and guidelines for management of allegations of non-accidental injury and abuse will be included in all new service agreements between the HSE and disability service providers.
I have also received notice from Senator MacSharry of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to intervene to review and revise the cancer care strategy to ensure that cancer care services at Sligo General Hospital, including breast surgical and diagnostic procedures, are maintained and enhanced.
I have also received notice from Senator McFadden of the following matter:
The need for the Minister of Education and Science to reverse the exorbitant price increase in school transport.
I have also received notice from Senator Keaveney of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government with responsibility for voluntary housing to review with the Department of Health and Children the need for having a medical support or medical dimension incorporated in the voluntary housing scheme given the age profile of the occupants.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators O’Toole, Corrigan and MacSharry and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senators McFadden and Keaveney may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.