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Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Licences (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: 344. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider waiving or reducing the fee applied to applicants over 70 years of age who must renew their driver licence every three years, in view of the rising cost of living; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30908/22]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Commercial Rates (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: 501. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if local authorities have the remit to make derogations or exemptions with regards to commercial rates in certain circumstances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29539/22]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Textbooks (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: 1064. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide an update on the free schoolbooks pilot project; when the pilot project will be reviewed and rolled out across the country in view of the rising cost of living; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30911/22]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Textbooks (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: 1065. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the current number of primary and post-primary schools that run a free book scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30912/22]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Discipline (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: 1066. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if there are rules governing alcohol consumption in licensed premises near schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30914/22]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Departmental Data (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: 1152. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applicants who applied for the back-to-school clothing and footwear allowance in each year for the past five years; the number who were successful; the total cost to the Exchequer for each of those years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30905/22]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Benefits (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: 1153. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she will outline the amount and nature of the issuing of discretionary payments at social welfare offices in County Wicklow over the past three years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30913/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medicinal Products (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: 1927. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the issuing of Kaftrio to children currently excluded from using the treatment; the reason that it was decided that the HSE would engage with each case on an individual basis; the amount of additional time this will add to the process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30907/22]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Environmental Impact Assessments (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: 1990. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the breakdown of the number of screening applications that have been received and approved by county under EIA (Agriculture) Regulations since introduced in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30915/22]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Environmental Impact Assessments (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: 1991. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he intends to publish the decisions on screening assessments carried out under the EIA (Agriculture) Regulations since December 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30916/22]

Written Answers — Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Environmental Impact Assessments (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: 1992. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the reason that the decisions on screening assessments carried out under the EIA (Agriculture) Regulations are not published in a more timely manner given the requirements of both the EIA Directive and the Aarhus Convention for his decisions to be open to challenge; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30917/22]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Biodiversity: Engagement with Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: I have just joined the meeting and I hope I will not ask questions Dr. Lynn has already answered. My first question is on the European Green Deal and the ambitious target of protecting 30% of land and sea by 2030. We have signed up to this on a global and European level but my understanding is that we have not signed up to it at national level. Does that need to happen? Will it be...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Biodiversity: Engagement with Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: There is a covenant or grouping we signed up to that was more global.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Biodiversity: Engagement with Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: Dr. Lynn made the point earlier on that biodiversity needs to be addressed holistically and it is very much a cross-portfolio issue. The siloing of biodiversity within one Department or another can cause difficulties. Dr. Lynn spoke about the financial issues and considerations. There are biodiversity elements to areas such as planning and flood defences. Are the structures in place to...

Select Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: My party colleague, Deputy Cairns, is unable to make it today. This amendment addresses concerns about respecting advance healthcare directives for individuals engaging with mental health. Under section 85(7) of the 2015 Act, an advance healthcare directive will not be complied with as it relates to the refusal of mental health treatment is the directive maker is detained under the Mental...

Select Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: I move amendment No. 4: In page 6, after line 34, to insert the following: “Amendment of section 3 of Principal Act 5.The Principal Act is amended by the substitution of the following section for section 3: “Recognition of legal capacity 3. (1) ‘Legal capacity’ means the ability to hold rights and duties and to exercise these rights and duties. (2) The...

Select Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: This amendment deletes the Minister's proposal to remove treatment decisions from enduring power of attorneys, EPAs. Separating decisions about healthcare treatment and enduring powers of attorney will create additional complications for individuals. In essence, if someone wants to plan his or her healthcare decisions in advance, he or she would have to create not one but two instruments,...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Biodiversity: Engagement with Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: Yes.

Select Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: Amendment No. 35 addresses both the problematic language and the intention in the Bill. While updating of the Juries Act 1976 is welcome, the current wording needs to be improved. It needs to be amended. We presume when the Bill refers to mental or intellectual incapacity rather than capacity that that is a typo, as Deputy Sherlock mentioned. However, even the language "mental or...

Select Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (14 Jun 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: I move amendment No. 35: In page 62, to delete lines 28 and 29 and substitute the following: “ “A person who, arising from his or her ill health, is resident in a hospital or other similar health care facility or is otherwise (with permissible and practicable decision-making supports and reasonable accommodation consistent with the right to a trial in due course of law)...

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