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Seanad debates

Thursday, 12 October 2017

10:30 am

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)
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I have notice from Senator Colm Burke that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to address the delays in dealing with claims before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal.

I have also received notice from Senator Máire Devine of the following matter:

The need for the Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for mental health and older people to outline the improvements he envisages for child and adolescent mental health services, CAMHS, in light of budget 2018.

I have also received notice from Senator Lynn Ruane of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to introduce amendments to the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 to end the "baptism barrier" and remove religion as a criteria in school admissions policies.

I have also received notice from Senator Neale Richmond of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the short and medium-term plans for Stepaside Educate Together secondary school.

I have also received notice from Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaighof the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to outline the steps being taken by her Department to implement a Labour Court recommendation to introduce a pension scheme for supervisors and assistant supervisors on community employment schemes.

I have also received notice from Senator Colette Kelleher of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation to outline the steps being taken to ensure greater participation by Travellers in the workforce following publication of the Traveller community national survey.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Commencement. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Burke, Devine, Ruane and Richmond and they will be taken now. The other Senators may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.