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Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Departmental Funding (28 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 116. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the scale of his ambition for the cities' fund which will help with the cost of high-density units for buyers as outlined in Housing for All. [46472/21]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Rental Sector (28 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 373. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the issues the legislation to strengthen tenancy will cover; and if he plans to adjust the indexation of rents to harmonised index of consumer prices, HICP, in view of the sharp rise in that indicator. [46665/21]

Ombudsman for Children's Initiative on Eliminating Child Poverty and Child Homelessness: Statements (23 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: I am glad we are having this important debate and I welcome Niall Muldoon's report. I know the Tánaiste will meet him shortly to discuss this and many other things. For generations in this country, early childhood has been neglected in a terribly disappointing way. We have failed to develop adequate policies for early childhood which is so pivotal in the development of any child....

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Departmental Expenditure (23 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 27. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount of the State’s expenditure in 2022 that will be allocated by way of competitive bidding for resources based on the quality or innovation of proposals; the Departments that make least use of such models; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44808/21]

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Budget 2022 (23 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 72. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the value to date of requests for expenditure increases in Budget 2022 in pre-budget submissions; the main areas for which allocations have been sought; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44807/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Budget 2022 (23 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 170. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the value to date of requests for expenditure increases in her Department’s budget allocation for 2022 in pre-budget submissions; the main areas for which allocations have been sought; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44809/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: State Examinations (23 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 172. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she has received proposals from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment on reform of the leaving certificate; if the experience of the assessment of students during the Covid-19 pandemic will allow more radical revisions than originally anticipated be made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44810/21]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (23 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 326. To ask the Minister for Health if arrangements are available for the vaccination of persons who cannot leave their homes for reasons of agoraphobia. [45809/21]

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (22 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: In a month's time, Irish delegates will be sitting down with their international counterparts at the UN Conference of the Parties, COP26, in Glasgow to face what is the greatest global challenge of our generation. We will be sitting down with some countries that are emitting less than one tenth of the greenhouse gas emissions of developed countries like our own. Does the Minister expect the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (22 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: I thank the Minister for appearing in front of the committee. It is important that colleagues look at the hard facts of this agreement rather than creating a straw man, which might have had some validity in earlier agreements. It is also important to bear in mind we are a country that exports 130% of our GDP and we are one of the most open economies in the world. We have welcomed foreign...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Third Level Admissions (22 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 154. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the number of students who have failed to get any CAO offers due to errors in the student exam number; if there is an adequate system for alerting schools as well as students to the presence of such errors; and if there is a way in which students can be facilitated to participate in courses for which their...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (22 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: I will not even take the three minutes. I will just make two points. On the question of SMEs, Canada is one of the target markets for Enterprise Ireland, the support agency for SMEs. I was on trade missions to Canada with small and large producers in the whiskey and food sectors. These are the backbone of the SME sector and they were trading and looking to use this agreement. What people...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Budget 2022 (21 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 17. To ask the Minister for Finance the value to date of requests for tax changes in the 2022 Budget in pre-budget submissions; the main areas for which allocations have been sought; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44805/21]

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Banking Sector (21 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 51. To ask the Minister for Finance the latest assessment of the financial robustness of the Irish banking sector in a European context; if Ireland can expect lower risk loadings on interest rates to follow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44806/21]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: State Examinations (21 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 389. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the requirements to sit the Mandarin leaving certificate exam; and if it is possible to fulfil the tuition hours at this point to complete the course in 2022. [45151/21]

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (16 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: One of the challenges facing the Government is achieving a step change in early childhood policy. The current policy is hampering children and frustrating parents and many providers and staff. Does the Tánaiste envisage there being some initiatives in budget 2022? More importantly, when will we see the childhood service development agency and the beginning of recognition in city and...

Confidence in Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence: Motion (15 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for the opportunity to support Simon Coveney. Simon made a mistake, for which he has been fully accountable. His integrity is absolutely beyond question. His record of outstanding service is open to anyone to inspect. Katherine Zappone is not a crony when it comes to defending LGBT rights and history will show that. These facts are not lost on Sinn Féin....

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Small and Medium Enterprises (15 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 84. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the status of the introduction of the small company administrative rescue process which is aiming to be a simplified, timely and cost-effective restructuring process for viable small companies. [43532/21]

Written Answers — Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment: Trade Data (15 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 100. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the detail of the overall trends in import and export trade, trade between Ireland and both Great Britain and Northern Ireland, distinguishing overall volumes of exports and those supported by Enterprise Ireland; and the policy challenges which they raise. [43533/21]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Housing Schemes (15 Sep 2021)

Richard Bruton: 308. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the dates on which the various changes in income eligibility, in thresholds and ceilings and the commencement of applications for the various affordable schemes referenced in the Housing For All document are due to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43211/21]

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