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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 8 Apr 1997

Vol. 477 No. 2

Adjournment Debate Matters.

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 21 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Liam Fitzgerald — the unsatisfactory nature of the reply given by the Minister for Finance to Parliamentary Question No. 41 on 4 March 1997 which dealt with national lottery funding; (2) Deputy Keaveney — the urgent need for classroom assistants to be appointed to the special pilot unit of Scoil Iosagáin, Buncrana, County Donegal; (3) Deputy Ellis — the problems being experienced by the timber processing industry due to lack of competitively priced supplies of raw materials which has resulted in short time working for workers at a company (details supplied) County Leitrim; (4) Deputy Shatter — the urgent need for a national adoption contact register; (5) Deputy Molloy — the urgent need to resolve the issues and anomalies set out in the Programme for Competitiveness and Work in relation to Youthreach staff; (6) Deputy Flaherty — the application from Dublin City University for funding towards the cost of developing sports facilities on the St. Clare lands; (7) Deputy Power — the need to ensure that the order fixing the day for the forthcoming general election is on a weekend day to ensure the maximum number of people, particularly students, can vote in the election; (8) Deputy Flood — the urgent need to investigate the case of a 13 year old boy forced to live on the streets because the Southern Health Board has no suitable accommodation for him; (9) Deputy Leonard — the continued importation of day old chicks for broiler production; (10) Deputy Lawlor — the urgent need to establish an Irish Academy for the Performing Arts as recommended in the PIANO Report given the haemorrhage of classical musical talent from this country as portrayed in a recent edition of the RTÉ Arts Programme “Black Box”; (11) Deputy O'Dea — the safeguards the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry proposes to put in place should the Environmental Protection Agency allow the Monsanto Genetic Beet growing experiment to proceed; (12) Deputy Frances Fitzgerald — the urgent need to establish a voluntary contact register for adoptees in view of the emerging revelations about St. Patrick's Guild; (13) Deputy Cowen — the position whereby BTSB employees were working for the former chief medical consultant; and the action, if any, the Minister for Health proposes to take in this matter; (14) Deputy Ó Cuív — an gá atá ann go gcuirfear seomra breise le Scoil Náisúnta na Tulaí i mBaile na hAbhann, Conamara, in ionad an tseomra réamhdhéanta atá ann agus a abhfuil fíordhroch-chaoi air; (15) Deputy O'Rourke — the action the Minister for Enterprise and Employment proposes to take in relation to the Tesco takeover of Quinnsworth/Crazy Prices Group.

The matters raised by Deputies Cowen, Molloy, O'Rourke and Leonard have been selected for discussion.

On what grounds has my question been ruled out?

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle

The Deputy may raise that matter with the Ceann Comhairle's office. I am sure it will be taken in due course.