Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Order of Business
The Bills that will be brought before the House will be Bills that have a realistic chance of being discussed in the public interest. I expect that next week.
Issues like the sugar tax and such like are a matter for the budget. The Minister for Health will have as many or more home care packages for this year. He is looking at the question of the waiting lists for home care packages and the timescales involved, which Deputy Martin mentioned. He is trying to get a fix on a whole new strategy for attempting to deal with the many problems in the health care sector that can be dealt with effectively and with the cost-effective use of the taxpayers' money. We would expect the legislative programme before the Cabinet next Wednesday.