Thursday, 23 January 2014
Business of Seanad
I have notice from Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:
The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to make a statement on the Government's policy of allowing foreign armies to use Shannon Airport, a civilian airport, for stopovers while on their way to wage war and also for planes suspected of being involved in extraordinary rendition.
I have also received notice from Senator Marie Moloney of the following matter:
I have also received notice from Senator Michael D'Arcy of the following matter:
The need for the Minister for Social Protection to advise as to the reason her Department has refused to deduct the 2014 local property tax at source from the widow's contributory pension, what plans she has to address this anomaly, and if she will confirm that no penalties will be imposed on people who indicated payment of the local property tax via this method.
The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to outline his views upon the health and safety aspects of slatted slurry storage tanks.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.