Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Business of Seanad
I have notice from Senator Deirdre Clune that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Finance to ensure that companies providing home insurance in the Cork area do not use the term "flood risk" as a reason to impose blanket increases in charges.
I have also received notice from Senator Susan O'Keeffe of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to provide an update on the status of the plan at St. Angela's College, Sligo, to complete the long awaited work to ensure access for the disabled across the entire campus.
I have also received notice from Senator Thomas Byrne of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to discuss his policy on small schools, in particular after the expenditure measures announced on Monday; and the news report that a Department spokesperson called on these schools to consider their future.
I have also received notice from Senator Jim D'Arcy of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, in light of the recent appointments of two Libyan Irish residents to senior posts within the new Libyan Government and administration, to ensure that these close links are being utilised by the Government to assist its enterprise agencies in securing contracts for Irish companies in construction, consultancy and other areas as the reconstruction of Libya commences.
I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business.