Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Paul Bradford that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to initiate a debate with the relevant stakeholders and the European Commission on the possibility of redeveloping a sugar beet industry in Ireland.
I have also received notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:
The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, in view of the over-capacity and ongoing demand for school places, to outline the current status of the application for new accommodation, including the timeframe for delivery, at Calasanctius College, Oranmore, County Galway.
I have also received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to make a statement on the planned strategies of the Government for tackling the growing misuse of alcohol.
I have also received notice from Senator Dan Boyle of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport, if necessary through changing the remit of the Irish Sports Council, to formally recognise chess as an official sport, as has happened in many European countries.
I regard the matters raised by Senators Bradford, Healy Eames and Buttimer as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Boyle as the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.