Thursday, 17 December 2009
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Maria Corrigan that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Taoiseach to clarify if amendments are to be made to the 2011 questionnaire census to include the categories of autism and autism spectrum disorder which are currently excluded.
I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to ensure an additional neurologist is employed in the north west in order to reduce an 18 month waiting list.
I have also received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs to make a statement on the budget allocation to local drugs task forces and the cuts, reduction in the number of schemes and staffing levels of each project.
I have also received notice from Senator Cecilia Keaveney of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to outline the input, if any, he has had into a request for a licence to expand the levels of dumping at a site on the Foyle which would kill the mussel and oyster industry on the river.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Corrigan, Ó Domhnaill and Buttimer and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Keaveney may give notice on another day of the matter she wishes to raise.