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Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Benefits Data (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: 886. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of increasing the weekly State pension by €9 per week to build towards achieving the commitment in the national pensions framework of a State pension set at 35% of average weekly earnings; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23639/19]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Benefits Data (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: 887. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of increasing the living alone allowance by €3 per week to current recipients; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23640/19]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Benefits Data (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: 888. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of increasing the over 80s allowance by €2 per week to current recipients; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23641/19]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Benefits Data (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: 890. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of restoring the fuel allowance to 32 weeks, up from 27 weeks, to those eligible; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23643/19]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Bereavement Grant (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: 889. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of restoring the bereavement grant; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23642/19]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Schemes Expenditure (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: 891. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of removing income barriers to older persons getting online by creating a digital support allowance of €5 per week for all persons in receipt of the State pension; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23644/19]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: River Basin Management Plans (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: 943. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the surveys being carried out under the water framework directive in the south east of the country; the expected timeframe for surveys to be complete; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23203/19]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Issues (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: 948. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the estimated cost of restoring the housing aid for older people scheme budget to 2010 levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23645/19]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Issues (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: 949. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the estimated cost of reversing the changes to criteria introduced to the housing aid scheme in January 2014 to ensure better access to grants for disadvantaged older persons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23646/19]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Home Loan Scheme (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: 991. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of applications made in 2018, by county for the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme; the number of applications approved; the value of applications versus funds approved in tabular form; his plans for the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24106/19]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Business of Joint Committee (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: We are now in public session. Apologies have been received from Deputy Kelleher. I propose that we go into private session. Is that agreed? Agreed.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: Before we proceed to today's engagements I will deal with two brief matters. On EU scrutiny, it is proposed that the following matters require no further scrutiny, that is, COM (2019)181, COM (2019) 204, COM (2019) 210, COM (2019) 219, EWN (2019) C 146/06, EWN (2019) C 151-05, EWN (2019) C 166/04, EWN (2019) C 167-07, EWN (2019) C 176-07, EWN (2019) L 126/4 and EWN (2019) L 116/39.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Business of Joint Committee (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: I would also like to note for the record, correspondence which the committee has received from Professor Peter Clinch, chair designate of Science Foundation Ireland. When Professor Clinch appeared before the committee on Tuesday, 28 May, in answering a question on the possible benefits of membership of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, he indicated that Ireland may have...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Scrutiny of the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018 (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: The committee is meeting today to begin its engagements on the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018. I would like to welcome Deputy Clare Daly, one of the Bill's sponsors, and Ms Rhona McCord. Before I start I congratulate Deputy Clare Daly. It was clarified in the Dáil today that she is still a Deputy until 2 July but I congratulate her on her fantastic result in...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Scrutiny of the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018 (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: I thank the Deputy. I wish to let delegates know what we propose to do. Deputy Clare Daly is here with Ms McCord as the Bill's sponsor. On 25 June we will hear from the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society, Co-operative Housing Ireland, the Centre for Co-operative Studies and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Scrutiny of the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018 (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: It depends. The schedule has been set out. In the second session we will hear from officials from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. Who was the Deputy hoping to add?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Scrutiny of the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018 (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: The Centre for Co-operatives Studies is already on the list.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Scrutiny of the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018 (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: We will discuss the matter later. We were hoping to do this before the summer recess. Given the timeframe, we were hoping to get through it in two meetings. We might write to those bodies and request a submission. That might be the best way to speed it up. We can discuss the matter in private session. I wanted to let delegates know how we were hoping to proceed.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Scrutiny of the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018 (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: I have a supplementary question on the same issue. Deputy Clare Daly was just saying that the Dáil debate on Second Stage focused to a great degree on the reduction from seven to three members. Were people against the proposal? Were they perhaps suggesting there be five members? I was not present at the debate on Second Stage. I am asking this question only for information purposes.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Scrutiny of the Industrial and Provident Societies (Amendment) Bill 2018 (11 Jun 2019)

Mary Butler: Are the three all equal members of the co-operative?

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