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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 14 Oct 1998

Vol. 495 No. 2

Adjournment Debate Matters.

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 Olivia Mitchell — the deteriorating situation in respect of the waiting list for residential care for persons with a learning disability; (2) Deputy Hayes — the failure to date by the Department of the Environment and Local Government to circulate guidelines to local authorities concerning the implementation of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998; (3) Deputy Fitzgerald — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline the new regulations for prescribing methadone and the role of the health boards in this regard; (4) Deputy Conor Lenihan — the need to clarify the position regarding the funding of the Tallaght Hospital by the Department of Health and Children; (5) Deputy Gormley — the proposed sale of Crampton buildings in Temple Bar and the consequences of such a sale for the tenants; (6) Deputy Timmins — the need to provide funding for a reservoir at Baltinglass, County Wicklow; (7) Deputy Shortall — the urgent need to amend the regulations covering the parking of heavy goods vehicles in residential areas; (8) Deputy Neville — the need for the Minister for Agriculture and Food to alleviate the fodder crisis which has arisen in parts of County Limerick; (9) Deputy Upton — the need for the Minister for Public Enterprise to increase the annual State subvention to Dublin Bus to alleviate traffic congestion in Dublin; (10) Deputy Stanton — the need to provide funding and support to parents and others in order to provide special education for young autistic children.

The matters raised by Deputies Neville, Fitzgerald, Hayes and Gormley have been selected for discussion.