Thursday, 1 April 2010
Business of Seanad.
I have received notice from the Senator Paudie Coffey that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children, in the interests of dental health, to outline the provisions and resources that will be made available to prevent tooth decay under the dental treatment services scheme.
I have also received notice from Senator Brendan Ryan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children, given that many residents from Balbriggan and surrounding areas must travel 22 miles to Gardiner Street to apply for supplementary welfare allowances and that this was meant to be a short-term arrangement which has now lasted for six years, to immediately restore this vital service on a local basis to the people of Balbriggan.
I have also received notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to introduce an emergency regulation to compel all head shops to obtain planning permission.
I have also received notice from Senator Cecilia Keaveney of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to clarify the reasons for the significant increase in the number of people within the legal profession participating in the free legal aid scheme as outlined in the most recent report.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Coffey, Ryan and Ó Domhnaill 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.