I have received notice from Senator Terry Leyden that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to outline the access to treatments for children and adolescents with diabetes and the plans, if any, to reorganise diabetes paediatric services in the HSE west area and throughout the country.
I have also received notice from Senator Imelda Henry of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the situation at Sligo General Hospital with a view to reinstating the mammography services there.
I have also received notice from Senator Kathryn Reilly of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to clarify his intentions on the reintroduction of third level fees.
I have also received notice from Senator Thomas Byrne of the following matter:
The need for the Minister with responsibility for public expenditure to respond to media stories that suggest there is “tension within Government policy” on the issue of the procurement of cloud computing services and to the media allegations that the Centre for Management and Organisation Development within his Department “is not disposed to the uptake of cloud solutions”.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Leyden, Henry and Reilly and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Byrne may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.
The new speaking time arrangements on the Order of Business agreed by the Committee on Procedure and Privileges will take effect from today. Group leaders have three minutes each, while all other Senators have two minutes. The total time allocated is 55 minutes after the Leader announces the Order of Business; therefore, anyone who takes more than the allocated time will be eating into other Senators’ time.