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Cancer Services Reports: Motion (12 Mar 2008)

Chris Andrews: I thank Deputy Fleming for allowing me to share time. The implementation of the cancer control strategy is the major priority for this Government, as it is for every member of Fianna Fáil. The overriding objective of the strategy is to deliver high quality, fully integrated, multi-disciplinary cancer care at a national level. Cancer patients deserve nothing less. Like every other Member...

Cancer Services Reports: Motion (12 Mar 2008)

Chris Andrews: The Deputy does not even know what kind of operation I underwent.

Cancer Services Reports: Motion (12 Mar 2008)

Chris Andrews: What kind of operation was it?

Cancer Services Reports: Motion (12 Mar 2008)

Chris Andrews: There are many kinds of knee operations. That was a glib comment.

Cancer Services Reports: Motion (12 Mar 2008)

Chris Andrews: The Deputy does not know what she is talking about. What kind of operation did I undergo? The Deputy is not qualified to talk about medical expertise.

Cancer Services Reports: Motion (12 Mar 2008)

Chris Andrews: Patients enjoy a 20% improvement in survival if they are treated in specialist centres. The consultants must have a throughput and an expertise in those particular operations. St. Luke's Hospital is in Rathgar and a decision has been made to transfer services to St. James's Hospital. I support that decision because it will be good for cancer control. We must make those decisions and I...

Cancer Services Reports: Motion (12 Mar 2008)

Chris Andrews: I support the transfer of services. I could go along with the rest of the sheep.

Written Answers — Citizenship Applications: Citizenship Applications (12 Mar 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 251: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the status of the application for citizenship of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10800/08]

Written Answers — Health Service Staff: Health Service Staff (2 Apr 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 374: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the levels of absenteeism in 2005, 2006 and 2007; the cost agency staff amounts to as a result of this absenteeism; the levels of absenteeism among medically qualified staff on a hospital basis for 2007; the cost staff amounts to as a result of absenteeism of medically qualified staff; the levels of absenteeism among non-medically...

Written Answers — Light Rail Project: Light Rail Project (2 Apr 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 463: To ask the Minister for Transport the percentage of the budget for metro north that will be allocated to public art inside the metro stations; and if he will provide a figure for the number of parking spaces that are currently allocated to public servants in the Dublin 2 area. [11535/08]

Written Answers — Garda Deployment: Garda Deployment (2 Apr 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 852: To ask the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of community gardaí operating in Dublin south east; the number of members of the Garda Reserve Force operating in Dublin south east; the number of gardaí on bike patrol in Dublin south east; the number of drug seizures made in 2006 and 2007 in Dublin south east; and the number of arrests made in 2006 and 2007...

Cluster Munitions Bill 2008: Second Stage (Resumed) (9 Apr 2008)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the opportunity to contribute on this issue. It is not often the House gets the chance to discuss an issue in respect of which there is such a broad consensus and support.

Cluster Munitions Bill 2008: Second Stage (Resumed) (9 Apr 2008)

Chris Andrews: The broad support to which I refer was inspired by the successful campaign against the use of landmines. The convention on cluster bombs will be every bit as successful. It is important to remember that national co-operation is vital to the achievement of international co-operation. It is only with the latter that we can make some lasting improvements to the quality of life of those in...

Twenty-eighth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2008: Second Stage (Resumed) (10 Apr 2008)

Chris Andrews: I commend the Twenty-eighth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2008 to the House. Over the next two months we will hear both sides of the debate on accepting or rejecting the Lisbon reform treaty. Two guiding questions must be asked by all voters. First, what would the impact be on Ireland if we were to vote "No"? Second, how will this treaty affect the voter? A "No" vote would have a...

Overseas Missions. (10 Apr 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 23: To ask the Minister for Defence the timetable for the deployment of the remaining troops to Chad; the arrangements in place to transport these troops to their area of operation in Chad; the duties they will undertake while there; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13572/08]

Written Answers — Defence Forces Personnel: Defence Forces Personnel (10 Apr 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 38: To ask the Minister for Defence the procedure in place for members of the Defence Forces who received approaches from persons linked to criminal activity; his views on recent media reports that a number of members have been so approached; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13571/08]

Written Answers — Health Services: Health Services (17 Apr 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 184: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the range of health services that will be available at a centre (details supplied); when it is scheduled to open; if there will be transfer of services from another centre; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13940/08]

Written Answers — Social and Affordable Housing: Social and Affordable Housing (17 Apr 2008)

Chris Andrews: Question 617: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if, with the downturn in the price of property, there will be a corresponding decrease in the cost of affordable housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14816/08]

Cancer Reports: Statements (24 Apr 2008)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate on this issue, which is vital to me, my constituents and people throughout the country. I met Professor Tom Keane who came before the Joint Committee on Health and Children and what he said made me confident that he can deliver the required changes. I spoke on previous occasions in support of the national cancer strategy. I am of the...

Local Authority Housing. (24 Apr 2008)

Chris Andrews: I welcome the opportunity to raise this important issue, namely, the introduction of a sale of flats scheme. Such a scheme must be introduced because it would be an extremely important social inclusion measure. When the sale of houses scheme for council tenants, there were huge improvements in estates throughout the country, particularly those in Dublin. The difficulty is that many people...

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