Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Business of Seanad
I have received notice from Senator Nicky McFadden that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills to clarify when the contracts will be signed to commence construction of the extension to Baylin national school, Athlone, County Westmeath.
I have also received notice from Senator Mark Dearey of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Justice and Law Reform to comment on the need for regulation of the cash for gold business and make a provision in order that those presenting with gold for sale would be required to present a passport or driving licence before entering into any transaction.
I have also received notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health and Children to explain the rationale for leaving children with hearing loss without an audiologist scientist in Galway and to outline the timeframe for the filling of the post.
I have also received notice from Senator Cecilia Keaveney of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to look urgently at the impediment to the continuation of the youth council in Donegal, given that a submission has been made to his Department.
I regard the matters raised by Senators McFadden, Dearey and Healy Eames 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 Keaveney as the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.