Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Business of Seanad
I have notice from Senator Nicky McFadden that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to clarify the current position in relation to child care subvention.
I have also received notice from Senator Frances Fitzgerald of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline the action she intends to take following the deaths of 16 people in St. Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, County Dublin, as a result of hospital-acquired infections; and whether she intends to order an investigation into this issue.
I have also received notice from Senator Camillus Glynn of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to give special consideration to the urgent provision of a sewerage scheme in Rathowen village, County Westmeath under the water services investment programme to complement the further development of the village.
I have also received notice from Senator Cecilia Keaveney of the following matter:
To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to ensure that issues relating to the marine be brought under one ministerial responsibility so that true co-ordination of water use can be achieved and issues such as developing marine tourism that would cross the various disciplines of fishing and non-fishing uses of inland and sea water can gain a focus lost to date.
I regard the matters raised by Senators Nicky McFadden, Frances Fitzgerald and Camillus Glynn as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. I regret I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Cecilia Keaveney as the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.