Seanad debates

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

2:30 pm

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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I have received notice from Senator Jillian van Turnhout that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:


The need for the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to indicate his plans for 2014-2016 for the scheme to support national organisations outlining if and when a new scheme will be announced, the consultation process envisaged, arrangements for recipients for any intervening period following the end of the current scheme in December 2013, and the transition to a new scheme.
I have also received notice from Senator Denis O'Donovan of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to provide a detailed explanation as to why €2.136 million has been cut from the west Cork development programme (Leader) and what he proposes to do for such programmes so that they can proceed and be fulfilled.
I have also received notice from Senator Paschal Mooney of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to indicate what support, if any, is available to potential part-time students who have completed FETAC training in child care and if he will make a statement on the matter.
I have also received notice from Senator Denis Landy of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to provide information on what progress has been made to date to provide support to the Irish horse industry to open up export trade with the Chinese market, in particular for draught horses, and if he is open to the provision of funding or will make available to the industry either directly or through rural development companies, resources to carry out a feasibility study in this area.
I have also received notice from Senator John Kelly of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Health to provide information by way of comparative figures for the provision of home help services on a regional basis between quarter 1 of 2011 and quarter 1 of 2013 across the country, the number of hours provided, the number of clients, average individual hours to each client, the overall spend in each period in each region and the relevant percentage of spend from the annual home help budget for each period.
I have also received notice from Senator Lorraine Higgins of the following matter:
The need for the 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 any possible time frame for delivery of a new educational campus for Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew, County Galway.
I regard the matters raised by Senators van Turnhout, O'Donovan, Landy and Mooney as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senators Kelly and Higgins may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.