Thursday, 22 May 2008
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Paschal Donohoe that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to provide an update on the way his Department will ensure the collapse of the public private partnerships will not threaten the quick delivery of urgent Dublin housing projects.
I have also received notice from Senator Dominic Hannigan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Finance to allow commuters to reclaim tax on parking charges at train stations, in the way that they can reclaim tax on their train fares, bearing in mind the Government's desire to encourage the use of public transport.
I have also received notice from Senator Paudie Coffey of the following matter:
The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to discuss the implications of the Government's decision not to underwrite a €39 million loan for Waterford Crystal and to make a statement on the matter.
I regard the matters raised as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business.