Tuesday, 15 April 2003
Business of Seanad.
I have received notice from Senator Finucane that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Finance to outline when the decision regarding decentralisation will be made for the combined decentralisation proposal for Newcastle West, Listowel, and Kilrush.
I have also received notice from Senator Morrissey of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Finance to review the tax implications in the recent budget for meal vouchers for the 30,000 employees who currently avail of them and to make this tax incentive more widely available.
I have also received notice from Senator John Phelan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Transport to outline the position regarding access to the Luas park and ride facility located off the Red Cow roundabout on the Naas Road in Dublin and, specifically, if there is to be a flyover in place allowing the safe crossing of three lanes of traffic in order to access the said facility.
I have also received notice from Senator Bannon of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs to outline the reasons for the discrepancies in the funding cutbacks to Longford Community Resources, which provides valuable services, projects and training for the marginalised in the community.
I have also received notice from Senator O'Meara of the following matter:
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected those raised by Senators Finucane, Morrissey and John Phelan and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senators Bannon and O'Meara may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.