Seanad debates

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

10:30 am

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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I have received notice from Senator Colm Burke 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 to outline when it is proposed to publish the National Plan on Rare Diseases and if he will publish it prior to the European Presidency on 1 January 2013.
I have also received notice from Senator Jimmy Harte of the following matter:
To ask the Minister for Health to outline the reason over 8,000 letters have been sent out in Donegal to medical card holders for reviews for 2013 for over 70s, many of which have a review date of 2015.
I have also received notice from Senator Mary Moran of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Social Protection to outline the reasons a mature student (details supplied) wishing to return to college has had all their social welfare entitlements removed and has been refused a back to education allowance, thus forcing the person to give up their place in college.
I have also received notice from Senator Ó Clochartaigh of the following matter:
Soiléiriú a fháil ón Aire Comhshaol, Pobail agus Rialtais Áitiúil an bhfuil ról aige maidir le hathbhreithniú a dhéanamh ar chinneadh Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe gan Rannán 44 den Acht Pleanála a fheidhmiú maidir le forbairt feirm gaoithe Leitir Ghungaid i gConamara, a líomhnaítear atá ag sárú an plean forbartha Chontae agus má tá, an ngníomhóidh sé, mar ábhar phráinne, chun athbhreithniú a dhéanamh air chomh luath agus is féidir (Sonraí ceangailte leis seo).
To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to clarify if he has a role in reviewing the decision of Galway County Council not to invoke a section 44 revocation of planning for the Lettergunnett wind farm development in County Galway that is allegedly in breach of the county development plan and if he does, whether he will step in and have it reviewed as a matter of urgency.
I regard the matters raised by Senators Burke, Harte and Moran as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. I regret I must rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Ó Clochartaigh as the Minister has no responsibility in this matter.