Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Mary White 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 reason her Department, in 1961, did not provide for the immediate withdrawal of the Thalidomide drug when it was notified by the manufacturers that it was causing birth defects.
I have also received notice from Deputy Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to clarify if efficiency cuts of €4 million in 2010 are still being sought by the Health Service Executive from the voluntary sector in Galway.
I have also received notice from Senator James Carroll of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Social Protection to clarify the reason there is a lack of civil marriage registrars in the Louth and Meath region.
I have also received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Transport to make a statement on his plans to rename the State airports.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Mary White, Healy Eames and Carroll and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Buttimer may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.