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Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services Staff Data (26 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: 140. To ask the Minister for Health the number of paediatric consultants employed by the HSE who specialise in the treatment of patients with ME; his plans to include ME on the long-term illness scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39182/19]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Nursing Homes Support Scheme Administration (26 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: 141. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the slowdown in the number of approved fair deal funding packages being released by the HSE Dublin north nursing home support scheme office and that the rate of release has dropped from ten approved packages being released per week to 3 to 4 approved packages being released per week; his views on whether this is a...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Waste Disposal (26 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: 160. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the percentage and estimated weight of recycled waste exported to the UK annually since 2016. [39190/19]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Waste Disposal (26 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: 161. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if the increased cost of exporting recycled waste to the UK has been estimated in the event of a no-deal Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39191/19]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Waste Disposal (26 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: 162. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a verification system is in place to ensure that all recycled goods exported to the UK are processed in the UK rather than a third country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39192/19]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Licence Renewals (26 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: 175. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the requirement for driver licences to be renewed only in their last three months of validity is required by law; and if so, if the rule will be changed in view of the imposition on those who wish to renew their licences in anticipation of working abroad temporarily. [39183/19]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Services Data (26 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: 176. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of new train carriages ordered annually basis since 2014; the potential increased passenger capacity of each order; the delivery date of each order; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39189/19]

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Childcare Services Data (26 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: 182. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of community crèche spaces available in the Dundrum and Ballinteer areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39193/19]

Written Answers — Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Adoption Data (26 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: 183. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of households with an adoption declaration that expired without adoption having occurred in each of the past three years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39195/19]

Special Needs Education Places: Motion [Private Members] (25 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: Tá an An Comhaontas Glas sásta tacaíocht a thabhairt don rún seo.I thank Deputy Byrne for bringing this motion before the House. It outlines clearly how the State is failing so many students in this country. Many good and inclusive schools across the country welcome all children, regardless of educational need, socio-economic background or the financial situation of...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Interim Report on Reduced Timetables: Minister for Education and Skills (24 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: I am not convinced that the guidelines released to the media yesterday ahead of this meeting will ensure the use of reduced timetables is the exception rather than the norm. I welcome the Minister's statement, but when one looks at it, one can see that it is seven pages long, with the issue of reduced timetables dealt with in three very small paragraphs on the last page. In the rest of it...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Interim Report on Reduced Timetables: Minister for Education and Skills (24 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: The last two replies are connected. What happens when a parent says "No"? The Minister said it would be a de facto suspension.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Interim Report on Reduced Timetables: Minister for Education and Skills (24 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: The Minister also said they have recourse to section 29.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Interim Report on Reduced Timetables: Minister for Education and Skills (24 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: The next answer the Minister gave me is that it should not be used as a sanction. Surely a suspension is a sanction?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Interim Report on Reduced Timetables: Minister for Education and Skills (24 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: Then it is being used as a sanction, even though it should not be used as a sanction. How will the Minister address that?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Interim Report on Reduced Timetables: Minister for Education and Skills (24 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: Is that an oversight?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Interim Report on Reduced Timetables: Minister for Education and Skills (24 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: It might be interesting when gathering the data to see whether it is young boys from a certain socio-economic background or if it is young girls.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Interim Report on Reduced Timetables: Minister for Education and Skills (24 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: May I seek a further clarification, Chairman?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills: Interim Report on Reduced Timetables: Minister for Education and Skills (24 Sep 2019)

Catherine Martin: That is fine. I was not sure if the Minister was talking about a capacity issue for an annual published report because I was about to say that has to be done and we need to be able to see that report. The form does not leave much room for detail. It asks whether a plan has been developed to support the student's return to full education and provides for a "Yes" or "No" answer. I would...

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