Tuesday, 31 May 2005
Business of Seanad.
I have received notice from Senator Brian Hayes that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Science to provide funding for a new science room, or refurbishment of the existing room in St. Macdara's College, Templeogue, in accordance with an application for funding which was lodged with her Department in 2002.
I have also received notice from Senator Kitt of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to provide an update on the design brief for the Tuam health campus, County Galway, as the design was completed by the former Western Health Board in October 2002 incorporating a community hospital, Alzheimer's disease unit, child care training centre, primary care unit and an ambulance base.
I have also received notice from Senator Terry of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Finance to give a detailed breakdown of the €2.5 billion tax breaks enjoyed by the pension industry; to list the top ten individuals; and the top ten schemes benefiting from the tax breaks and the value of each one.
I have also received notice from Senator Morrissey of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Science to provide a list of all primary and secondary schools which lack the necessary facilities to provide the level of physical activity recommended in the national task force on obesity report, such as the schools inCastleknock, Dublin 15, and also to provide an estimate of the level of investment needed to ensure that each school has adequate facilities for physical education classes.
I have also received notice from Senator Coghlan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, to act immediately to ensure that the internationally known brand name of Dingle survives and is permitted in the promotion and signage of An Daingean outside of the Gaeltacht, and to remedy the situation whereby foreign tourists are driving around County Kerry with maps in English and road signs in Irish.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and I have selected the matters raised by Senators Brian Hayes, Kitt and Terry and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senators Morrissey and Coghlan may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.