Written answers

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

  • Department of An Taoiseach
    • State Bodies
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of his Department has received any bonus payment in the past 12...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 2: To ask the Taoiseach if any civil servant in his Department has received a bonus payment in the past 12 months; if so the amount received; the reason given for such payment; who made...
  • Department of Education and Science
    • Work Placement Programme
      Question 3: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the number of persons that have been given work placements nationally and in each local authority area under the work...
    • FÁS Training Programmes
      Question 4: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the reason FETAC is carrying out audits at some FÁS centres; when the process is expected to finish; the outcome of...
    • Residential Institutions Redress Scheme
      Question 5: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if it is now accepted that victims of institutional abuse in the Magdalene laundries should be included in the...
    • State Bodies
      Question 6: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of her Department has...
    • Departmental Groups
      Question 7: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 77 of 30 November 2010, if she will provide the name or names of the person from...
    • Residential Institutions Redress Scheme
      Question 8: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills with regard to the 18 religious teaching orders involved in the Residential Institutions Redress Board, if she will...
    • Examination Fees
      Question 9: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the reason young persons attending courses in carpentry, plumbing and so on in institutes of technology are being forced...
    • Language Schools
      Question 10: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if she will review the current status of a application with the Advisory Council for English Language Schools for...
    • School Staffing
      Question 11: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the proposed employment of qualified teachers in the classroom who will be in receipt of social...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 12: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if any civil servant in her Department has received a bonus payment in the past 12 months; if so the amount received;...
  • Department of Finance
    • Property Valuations
      Question 14: To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the upward revaluation of hotels which bears no relationship to earning capacity and if the exceptional...
    • Tax Code
      Question 15: To ask the Minister for Finance if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare is due a tax rebate for 2006 to 2009, inclusive; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • State Bodies
      Question 16: To ask the Minister for Finance if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of his Department has received any bonus payment in...
    • Public Private Partnerships
      Question 17: To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46593/10]
    • Tax Code
      Question 18: To ask the Minister for Finance the reason for the delay in approving a refund for stamp duty to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford despite the fact that all...
    • Tax Relief
      Question 19: To ask the Minister for Finance the conditions under which tax relief on loan interest is claimable by taxpayers; if the provision of tax relief is contingent on loan interest being...
    • Tax Code
      Question 21: To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 67 of 2 December 2010, his views on whether the referenced statutory requirement imposes unfair difficulties on...
    • Department Staff
      Question 23: To ask the Minister for Finance if any civil servant in his Department has received a bonus payment in the past 12 months; if so the amount received; the reason given for such...
  • Department of Health and Children
    • Medical Cards
      Question 24: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the arrangements now in place to deal with inquiries regarding medical card applications and associated issues in the Tallaght area; her...
    • Health Services
      Question 25: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when a decision will be taken on an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on...
    • National Treatment Purchase Fund
      Question 26: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the reason an operation for the removal of a wisdom tooth cannot be arranged under the National Treatment Purchase Fund in respect of a...
    • Hospital Services
      Question 27: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway is not entitled to have an operation carried out at Merlin Park hospital; and if...
    • Health Services
      Question 28: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Meath will receive an appointment for a dental procedure; the reason for the delay in granting...
    • Mental Health Services
      Question 30: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she will provide details for all mental health services and support services in each of the Health Service Executive administrative...
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 31: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when an appeal on supplementary welfare allowance will be heard in respect of a person (details supplied) [46556/10]
    • Medical Cards
      Question 32: To ask the Minister for Health and Children when a decision on an application for a medical card will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) [46557/10]
    • Child Care Services
      Question 33: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the action taken following an assessment by the Health Service Executive through Beechpark services in the case of a child (details...
    • Health Services
      Question 34: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the number of cases in the west in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010 where settlements were made to members of staff and their...
    • State Bodies
      Question 38: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of her Department has received any bonus...
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 40: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if replacement staff will be provided for two orthodontists (details supplied) who are due to take maternity leave in the new year and if...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 41: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if a decision has been made on a medical card appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a...
    • General Practitioner Co-operatives
      Question 43: To ask the Minister for Health and Children her plans to change and co-ordinate the operations of the various out-of-hours general practitioner services; if, in particular, it is...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 44: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if she will make...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 45: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if any civil servant in her Department has received a bonus payment in the past 12 months; if so the amount received; the reason given...
  • Department of Transport
    • State Bodies
      Question 46: To ask the Minister for Transport if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of his Department has received any bonus payment in...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 47: To ask the Minister for Transport if any civil servant in his Department has received a bonus payment in the past 12 months; if so the amount received; the reason given for such...
  • Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
    • Employment Rights
      Question 48: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if his attention has been drawn to the fact that seven domestic workers employed by diplomats have complained to the Labour Relations...
    • Garda Training
      Question 49: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if there are specific regulations which apply to the use of batons by gardaí; if there are areas of the body which are precluded...
    • Prison Facilities
      Question 50: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if there are shops in each of the prisons throughout the country; the person who runs the shops in each prison; the person who...
    • Garda Recruitment
      Question 51: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if he will confirm that the moratorium on Garda recruitment has been lifted; when the proposed recruitment drive for garda trainees is...
    • State Bodies
      Question 52: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of his Department has received any...
    • Prison Facilities
      Question 53: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of hours the library in each prison is scheduled to open each week; the percentage of scheduled opening times that these...
    • Prison Accommodation
      Question 54: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of persons in prison and the number in each institution; the total number of prisoners not held in single cells or rooms...
    • Prison Committals
      Question 57: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform his plans in the interest of transparency to publish on the Irish Prison Service website the numbers in custody in each institution on...
    • Departmental Reports
      Question 58: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform when he will publish details of the new immigration regime for full-time non-EEA students [46621/10]
    • Prison Accommodation
      Question 59: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the cell sizes in square metres of the most typical cells in each closed prison; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46622/10]
    • Departmental Expenditure
      Question 60: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the average cost of keeping a person in prison in 2009, including current expenditure from all public sources using the methodology...
    • Drugs in Prisons
      Question 61: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of dogs now in the Irish Prison Service dog unit; the number of staff involved in this unit; the cost per annum of this...
    • Prison Staff
      Question 62: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of staff in the Irish Prison Service operational support units; the annual cost of these units; if such costs are included...
    • Garda Recruitment
      Question 63: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number and the dates on which garda recruits will be taken on in 2011; if the advertisement of June 2010 still applies; the number...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs
    • Compensation Claims
      Question 65: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has had the opportunity to review a particular case (details supplied); his views on whether the person is deserved of an apology; and...
    • Human Rights Issues
      Question 66: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will support Amnesty International’s campaign for the Mothers of Soacha in Colombia in relation to extra judicial executions....
    • State Bodies
      Question 67: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of his Department has received any bonus...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 68: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs if any civil servant in his Department has received a bonus payment in the past 12 months; if so, the amount received; the reason given for...
  • Department of Social and Family Affairs
    • Social Welfare Appeals
      Question 69: To ask the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 731 of 19 January 2010, if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the person (details...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 71: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will provide details of the number of persons in County Meath who have availed of the mortgage interest supplement in the years 2007,...
    • State Bodies
      Question 72: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of his Department has received any bonus...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 73: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the level of jobseeker’s allowance payable in the case of persons (details supplied) in County Kildare; if he will facilitate an...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 75: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if any civil servant in his Department has received a bonus payment in the past 12 months; if so the amount received; the reason given for...
  • Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism
    • State Bodies
      Question 76: To ask the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of her Department has received any...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 77: To ask the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport if any civil servant in her Department has received a bonus payment in the past 12 months; if so the amount received; the reason...
  • Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
    • Planning Issues
      Question 78: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will provide guidelines for An Bord Pleanála to ensure that oral hearings take place in the local...
    • State Bodies
      Question 79: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of his...
    • Local Authority Expenditure
      Question 80: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will consider a special allocation to Cork County Council to cover the cost of heating for local...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 81: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if any civil servant in his Department has received a bonus payment in the past 12 months; if so the amount...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Health and Safety Issues
      Question 82: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the specific method by which odourless gas will be able to be detected at a particular gas terminal (details...
    • State Bodies
      Question 83: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of his...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 84: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if any civil servant in his Department has received a bonus payment in the past 12 months; if so the amount...
  • Department of Agriculture and Food
    • Grant Payments
      Question 85: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a specific payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork and if he will expedite the digitisation of...
    • State Bodies
      Question 89: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of his Department has...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 90: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a decision will issue on an application for free single farm payment entitlements from the national reserve in respect...
    • Property Registration
      Question 92: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason there is such a time lag for the registration of a plot of ground (details supplied); and if he will make a...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 93: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not been paid their area based payment; and if he will make a...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 97: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if any civil servant in his Department has received a bonus payment in the past 12 months; if so the amount received; the...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 98: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the position regarding an application for the single farm payment scheme and the disadvantaged area scheme in respect of a...
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
    • Redundancy Payments
      Question 101: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the position regarding a redundancy claim in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a...
    • State Bodies
      Question 102: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of his Department has...
    • Company Law
      Question 103: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation if he will make a comprehensive statement on assets liquidation; the payment process to creditors; the order in which...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 104: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation if any civil servant in his Department has received a bonus payment in the past 12 months; if so the amount received; the...
  • Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
    • Grant Payments
      Question 105: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the reason a person (details supplied) has not been facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • State Bodies
      Question 106: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of his Department...
    • Youth Services
      Question 107: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs if core funding will continue to be provided to a national organisation (details supplied) to support...
  • Department of Defence
    • State Bodies
      Question 109: To ask the Minister for Defence if any employee at senior management level of any State body or organisation under the auspices of his Department has received any bonus payment in...
    • National Drugs Strategy
      Question 110: To ask the Minister for Defence the number of times in 2009 and to date in 2010 the air corps has provided air support to the joint task force established to combat drug...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 112: To ask the Minister for Defence the military directorates which are located in Coláiste Caoimhín and Park House, respectively; the number of staff and their grades located in...