Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Justice, Equality and Defence

 
  • Parental Rights (1 comment)
    Question 473: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will clarify those parental, or other, rights that currently extend to both partners in a same sex relationship when one is the...
  • Visa Applications
    Question 474: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the conditions for the granting of visas to investors from abroad who may wish to reside here. [8242/12]
  • Prison Committals
    Question 475: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons who were imprisoned here for each year from 2008 to 2011, inclusive; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Irish Prison Service
    Question 477: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount it costs the Exchequer on annual basis for a person to remain in prison for a full year; and if he will make a statement on...
  • Garda Deployment
    Question 478: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if provisions are available to commit to extra resources for community gardaí in areas (details supplied), in view of increases in...
  • Citizenship Applications
    Question 479: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding applications for certificates of naturalisation in respect of a persons (details supplied) in County Kerry....
  • Garda Strength
    Question 480: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of gardaí employed at the end of 2011 by region; the grades in which they were employed; the numbers who have applied under...
  • Citizenship Applications
    Question 481: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when a decision will be made on applications for naturalisation in respect of persons (details supplied). [7663/12]
  • Visa Applications
    Question 482: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when join-spouse and join-parent visas will be issued in respect of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Professional Fees
    Question 483: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will consider introducing legislation to reduce receivership and liquidation professional fees; his views that adequate incentive...
  • Departmental Staff
    Question 484: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide an organisational chart detailing officials and their responsibilities within his Department. [7743/12]
  • International Agreements
    Question 485: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide an update on Cosc’s examination of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against...
  • Garda Operations
    Question 486: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the date on which the Garda Commissioner’s draft policing plan for 2012 will be published; the date it will be laid before the Houses...
  • Proposed Legislation
    Question 487: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce attachment orders in addition to that contained in the Fines Act 2010;...
  • Prisoner Releases
    Question 488: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide an update on his intention to give new guidelines to the Parole Board for the application of a temporary release...
  • Departmental Bodies
    Question 489: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the date on which he will establish the group to conduct a strategic review of penal policy incorporating an examination and analysis...
  • Garda Complaints Procedures
    Question 491: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Questions No. 398 and 434 of 22 November 2011, if he will publish the legislative proposals suggested by the...
  • Proposed Legislation
    Question 492: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the date on which he will introduce consolidated and reformed domestic violence legislation; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Equality Issues
    Question 493: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality, further to Parliamentary Question No. 432 of 22 November 2011, when he will put the question of giving ethnicity status to the...
  • Proposed Legislation
    Question 494: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality, further to Parliamentary Question No. 435 of 22 November 2011, the date on which he will publish a general scheme of a Bill to enable...
  • Prison Service
    Question 495: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality, further to Parliamentary Question No. 449 of 22 November 2011, if he will provide an update on his officials examination of the...
  • Prison Staff
    Question 496: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of nurses and medical orderlies employed in each of the prisons here. [7764/12]
  • Prison Drug Treatment Services
    Question 498: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners on waiting lists for drug treatment programmes and the average waiting list time. [7766/12]
  • Prison Medical Service
    Question 500: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of prisoners who requested pharmacy, dental, chiropody, physiotherapy and optical services during each of the past five...
  • Prison Service
    Question 501: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will publish the review of the gratuity payments and allowances system recently completed by the Irish Prison Service; and if he...
  • Proposed Legislation
    Question 502: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to improve the bail system; the date he will bring proposals on this to the Government; and if he will make a statement on...
  • Prison Service
    Question 503: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the date on which the five-year capital strategy for the Irish Prison Service will be completed and published; and if he will lay a...
  • Probation and Welfare Service
    Question 504: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the date on which the probation and welfare service will publish its research on the recidivism rates of offenders under their...
  • Garda Training
    Question 505: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality, further to Parliamentary Question No. 44 of 1 December 2011, if he has received the requested information from the Garda Commissioner...
  • Departmental Staff
    Question 506: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality, further to Parliamentary Question No. 186 of 14 December 2011, if he will supply the further information regarding expenses received...
  • Departmental Offices
    Question 508: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality, further to Parliamentary Question No. 187 of 14 December 2011, the costs of running overseas visa offices as requested. [7776/12]
  • Residential Institutions
    Question 509: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will begin the process to expunge the criminal records of all persons convicted and detained as minors within residential...
  • Ministerial Appointments
    Question 510: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will list all appointments to State boards and agencies made by him since he came to power; the persons appointed; the boards and...
  • Departmental Bodies
    Question 511: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the ministerial council on migrant integration is still operable; the number of meetings of the council held in the past year; the...
  • Refugee Status
    Question 512: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding an application for refugee status in respect of a person (details supplied); when he expects to be able to make...
  • Garda Stations
    Question 514: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will outline the details of the closure of a Garda station (details supplied) in Dublin 9; his plans for this site; and if he...
  • Residency Permits
    Question 515: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the options available to undocumented non-nationals living in this country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7929/12]
  • Interdepartmental Committees
    Question 516: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the progress that has been made with the report on the Magdalen laundries; and when it is likely to be...
  • Residency Permits
    Question 517: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he is considering allowing high-skilled workers who have completed two years on the Irish green card scheme to apply for long-term...
  • Proposed Legislation
    Question 518: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the stage at which the report is at regarding the issues surrounding prostitution; when he expects the consultation to begin; and if he...
  • Departmental Staff
    Question 519: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the number of public sector workers in his Department or under his aegis, including gardaí,...
  • Legal Services
    Question 520: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the office of the legal services ombudsman will be up and running. [8021/12]
  • Public Procurement
    Question 522: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when will the towing and management contract-tender for An Garda Síochána in Waterford be advertised; and if he will make a statement...
  • Proposed Legislation
    Question 523: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the way personal insolvency trustees, required for the proposed debt settlement arrangements, are to be selected and appointed; the...
  • Deportation Orders
    Question 524: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of deportations that took place in 2011; the reasons for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8173/12]
  • Road Safety
    Question 525: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the Garda Síochána will act on a traffic safety matter at a school (details supplied) in Dublin 9 as a matter of urgency. [8174/12]
  • Garda Deployment
    Question 526: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the amount received by An Garda Síochána from Croke Park, the RDS, the O2, the FAI, the IRFU the GAA and so on towards covering the...
  • Public Procurement
    Question 527: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if additional vehicles being purchased for An Garda Síochána will be marked or unmarked vehicles; the proportion of each; if...
  • Garda Civilian Staff
    Question 530: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of requests received from An Garda Síochána to employ additional civilian staff in the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date...
  • Garda Operations
    Question 531: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda checkpoints that were carried out in the Dublin region on the 31 December 2011 and 1 January 2012; the number of...
  • Citizenship Applications
    Question 532: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if an application for naturalisation by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be granted; and if he will make a statement on...
  • Garda Stations
    Question 533: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the projected cost of decommissioning the 39 Garda stations scheduled for closure in 2012; the costs on a station basis; and if he will...
  • Departmental Staff
    Question 534: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if any remuneration, stipend, expense facility, financial facility or similar payment is being made from the Exchequer to any senior...
  • Garda Strength
    Question 535: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality while acknowledging retirements within An Garda Síochána and the requirements to reduce Garda numbers as set out in the EU-IMF...
  • Court Procedures
    Question 537: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the long waiting times for family law cases to be heard in Donegal Circuit Court causing distress...
  • Fines Act
    Question 538: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if the provision in law where a fine can be deduced from a person’s contributory pension for the non-payment of fines instead of...
  • Departmental Staff
    Question 539: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will outline on a yearly basis from 2008 to 2015 in respect of staff leaving the public service in his Department; the cost of...
  • Garda Equipment
    Question 540: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a Garda car; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8455/12]
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
    Question 541: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when a determination will be forthcoming in a criminal injuries board appeal by a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he...
  • Army Barracks
    Question 542: To ask the Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Department of Defence is seeking to rent a premises in Cavan town to accommodate Reserve...
  • Departmental Staff
    Question 543: To ask the Minister for Defence if he will provide an organisational chart detailing officials and their responsibilities within his Department. [7736/12]
  • Ministerial Appointments
    Question 544: To ask the Minister for Defence if he will list all appointments to State boards and agencies made by him since he came to power; the persons appointed; the boards and agencies to...
  • Defence Forces Personnel
    Question 545: To ask the Minister for Defence if he provides a social work service at a location (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7949/12]
  • Defence Forces Recruitment
    Question 546: To ask the Minister for Defence if there will be a competition this year to recruit cadets to the Army; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8192/12]
  • Irish Red Cross
    Question 548: To ask the Minister for Defence if he is satisfied that the evidence given to the Committee of Public Accounts by officials from the Irish Red Cross on 19 January 2012 last was...
  • Departmental Staff
    Question 554: To ask the Minister for Defence if any remuneration, stipend, expense facility, financial facility or similar payment is being made from the Exchequer to any senior public servant...
  • Army Barracks
    Question 556: To ask the Minister for Defence if he will make a statement on Kickham Barracks, Clonmel, County Tipperary. [8487/12]

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