Written answers

Thursday, 9 December 2010

  • Department of Health and Children
    • Hospital Procedures
      Question 36: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding hip and similar bone related procedures normally carried out in Beaumont Hospital; if she will confirm that no...
    • State Bodies
      Question 37: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she has received an annual report for each of the past three years from the chairman of all State bodies under the auspices of her...
    • Health Service Allowances
      Question 38: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the rates of mobility allowance that will apply in 2011 [46754/10]
    • Medical Cards
      Question 39: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the medical card income guidelines that will apply in 2011 [46755/10]
    • Child Care Services
      Question 40: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the rates for foster payments that will apply in 2011 [46756/10]
    • Parliamentary Questions
      Question 41: To ask the Minister for Health and Children further to Parliamentary Question No. 73 of 5 October 2010, if she will ensure that a response will issue without further delay [46759/10]
    • Medical Cards
      Question 42: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she will support the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin regarding a medical card [46766/10]
    • Health Service Expenditure
      Question 43: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the compensation payments made by the Health Service Executive in Cork city and county for the years 2006 to 2009, inclusive, in respect...
    • Health Service Staff
      Question 44: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if the voluntary early retirement scheme has been extended to other grades in the Health Service Executive specifically care assistants;...
    • Parliamentary Questions
      Question 45: To ask the Minister for Health and Children further to Parliamentary Question Nos 201, 202, 203, 206 and 207 of 30 September 2010, the reason the Health Service Executive has not...
    • Medical Cards
      Question 47: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding the renewal of a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme
      Question 48: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the way her Department recoups its share of the family home under the fair deal scheme; in the event of delays in achieving a sale, if...
    • Hospitals Building Programme
      Question 49: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding the provision of new hospital facilities in Ballinamore (details supplied) [46838/10]
    • General Practitioner Services
      Question 50: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the measures she will take to implement the new policy of allowing all suitably qualified general practitioners offer services to general...
    • Nursing Homes Support Scheme
      Question 51: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the number of applications received to date from persons in Cork city and county under the new nursing home support scheme; the number...
    • Child Care Services
      Question 52: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the total number of separated children in the care of the Health Service Executive as of 1 December 2010; if she will provide figures in...
  • Department of Transport
    • State Bodies
      Question 55: To ask the Minister for Transport if he has received an annual report for each of the past three years from the chairman of all State bodies under the auspices of his Department; if...
    • Emergency Planning
      Question 56: To ask the Minister for Transport the quantities of road salt and grit that were recorded in storage and available for use in the State on each day from 22 to 28 November 2010; the...
    • Aviation Regulation
      Question 60: To ask the Minister for Transport the reason for not implementing the six recommendations made two years ago by the Commission for Aviation Regulation to change the existing...
    • Regional Airports
      Question 61: To ask the Minister for Transport if the report on the public service obligations for regional airports was considered by him; when a decision will be made on the renewal of the PSO...
  • Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
    • Road Safety
      Question 62: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the way the new mobile safety cameras located in Waterford have been performing; the number of driving offences they have been...
    • State Bodies
      Question 63: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if he has received an annual report for each of the past three years from the chairman of all State bodies under the auspices of his...
    • Crime Levels
      Question 64: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of burglaries recorded in County Waterford in each of the past five years and to date in 2010; and if he will make a...
    • Garda Operations
      Question 70: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the number of drug seizures in Cork city and county for each of the years 2007, 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010 and the quantity, type...
    • Closed Circuit Television Systems
      Question 71: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if he will support a matter (details supplied) [46814/10]
    • Garda Vetting of Personnel
      Question 72: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the reason a response has not issued to representations sent to his office in early October on behalf of an organisation (details...
  • Department of Foreign Affairs
    • Foreign Investigations
      Question 73: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he is satisfied with the progress of the investigation undertaken into the death of an Irish citizen (details supplied) in Botswana; and...
    • Departmental Functions
      Question 74: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs the criteria for the signature, seal or stamp required by the consular section of his Department for the authentication or apostilling of...
    • Human Rights Issues
      Question 75: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); his views on same and if he will indicate the assistance he has...
    • State Bodies
      Question 76: To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he has received an annual report for each of the past three years from the chairman of all State bodies under the auspices of his...
  • Department of Social and Family Affairs
    • Social Welfare Code
      Question 77: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if a person evicted from a local authority house can be considered for rent allowance; the way this can be achieved since they are banned...
    • Departmental Staff
      Question 78: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he will respond to points raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46686/10]
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 79: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reasons rent allowance has been reduced from €34.80 to €7.70 in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick;...
    • State Bodies
      Question 80: To ask the Minister for Social Protection if he has received an annual report for each of the past three years from the chairman of all State bodies under the auspices of his...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 81: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of rent supplement claimants for longer than 18 months in receipt of a jobseeker’s payment and living in Dublin; the...
    • Pension Provisions
      Question 83: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the full entitlement to retirement or old age pension in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a...
    • Social Welfare Code
      Question 85: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding the way family income supplement payments are treated with rent allowance applications; if same can be outlined and...
    • Social Welfare Benefits
      Question 86: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding jobseeker’s allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [46847/10]
  • Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism
    • State Bodies
      Question 87: To ask the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport if she has received an annual report for each of the past three years from the chairman of all State bodies under the auspices of...
  • Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
    • Community Development
      Question 88: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will respond to the concerns of Waterford City community forum (details supplied) regarding future...
    • Departmental Bodies
      Question 89: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the agencies, groups, quangos and committees funded or part-funded by his Department; if he will instance...
    • State Bodies
      Question 91: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he has received an annual report for each of the past three years from the chairmen of all State bodies...
    • Water Quality
      Question 92: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the contamination of the Mount Melleray water supply in Waterford; if he...
    • Local Authority Housing
      Question 93: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding the entitlement to housing by a person evicted from local authority housing on...
    • Water Charges
      Question 94: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the position regarding the installation of domestic water meters; the timescale for installation of meters; if...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes
      Question 95: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the progress made on the construction of a new treatment plant for Oughterard; if the revised design review...
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
    • Energy Prices
      Question 96: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the action he is taking to deal with the concerns being expressed in respect of energy prices; and if he will...
    • State Bodies
      Question 97: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he has received an annual report for each of the past three years from the chairman of all State bodies under...
    • Telecommunications Services
      Question 98: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the percentage of households in Waterford city and county with broadband services; and if he will make a...
    • Warmer Homes Scheme
      Question 99: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the number of homes in County Waterford that have benefited under the warmer homes scheme in 2010; his plans to...
    • Energy Prices
      Question 100: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he is satisfied that the price of bottled gas for the consumer is appropriate; that any reductions in the...
  • Department of Agriculture and Food
    • Harbours and Piers
      Question 101: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if budget 2011 will allocate funding for the continuation of a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement...
    • Water Quality
      Question 102: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has received any assurances from Coillte concerning its work in Mount Melleray in County Waterford; if he is confident...
    • State Bodies
      Question 103: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has received an annual report for each of the past three years from the chairman of all State bodies under the...
    • Live Exports
      Question 104: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the steps he is taking to protect live exports in view of new EU requirements on 30-day testing and 30-day on-farm residence...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 105: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number of farmers in County Waterford in receipt of single farm payment in each of the past five years and to date in...
    • Disadvantaged Areas Scheme
      Question 106: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number of farmers in County Waterford in receipt of disadvantaged farm aid in each of the past five years and to date in...
    • Departmental Schemes
      Question 107: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number of farmers in County Waterford who applied for inclusion in the agri-environment options scheme in each of the...
    • EU Directives
      Question 108: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number of farmers in County Waterford prosecuted and fined under the nitrates directive in each of the past five years...
    • Farm Waste Management
      Question 109: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number of farmers in County Waterford in receipt of grant aid under the farm waste management scheme in each of the past...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 110: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number of farmers in County Waterford in receipt of payments under the suckler cow welfare scheme in each of the past...
    • Fishing Vessel Licences
      Question 113: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number and types of fishing licences issued in County Waterford in each of the past five years and to date in 2010; and...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 115: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number of fishermen and fishing-related enterprises in Waterford receiving grant aid in each of the past five years and...
    • Fisheries Protection
      Question 116: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number of persons in Waterford fined for breach of fishing regulations in each of the past five years and to date in...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 117: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the position regarding the single farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; if payment will...
    • Departmental Contracts
      Question 121: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if Bord Iascaigh Mhara have made applications to the Department of Finance or relevant Departments to extend employment...
    • Grant Payments
      Question 122: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when single farm payment will be made available in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will...
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
    • State Bodies
      Question 130: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation if he has received an annual report for each of the past three years from the chairman of all State bodies under the...
    • Work Permits
      Question 131: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation if a company can legally pay arrears of pay to a person whose work permit has expired without falling foul of work permit...
  • Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
    • State Bodies
      Question 132: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs if he has received an annual report for each of the past three years from the chairman of all State bodies under...
    • National Drugs Strategy
      Question 133: To ask the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs the number of calls to the dial to stop drug dealing hotline in Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Department of Defence
    • State Bodies
      Question 134: To ask the Minister for Defence if he has received an annual report for each of the past three years from the chairman of all State bodies under the auspices of his Department; if...