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 O. Mitchell – to ask the Minister for Health and Children to outline what action he is taking to establish clear responsibility for enforcing the law in respect of the practice of medicine by unqualified personnel and to explain and prevent a recurrence of the situation whereby all relevant agencies failed to respond to protect the public from the ministrations of a complete impostor posing as a GP; (2) Deputy Moynihan-Cronin – the reason for the ongoing increase in waiting lists for orthodontic treatment in the Southern Health Board area; (3) Deputy Upton – that the Minister for Education and Science give priority to the long-promised primary school for Cherry Orchard (4) Deputy McGuinness – the urgent need to discuss the River Nore flood relief scheme; (5) Deputy Neville – the provision of a radiotherapy service in the Mid-Western Health Board area; (6) Deputy Lynch – the lack of respite places for the elderly in the Southern Health Board area; (7) Deputy Crawford – to ask the Minister for Agriculture and Food how he can justify the slaughter of all animals in BSE-infected herds in light of the Dutch experience, never mind the cost to herd owners and the State, and to advise the additional cost to beef, dairy, pig and poultry farmers resulting from his withdrawal of support towards the disposal of meat and bonemeal; (8) Deputy Gogarty – the need for Fingal County Council to review its organisation, systems and procedures under section 255 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, particularly in relation to planning enforcement and specifically enforcement of conditions for housing development at Laraghcon in Lucan, reg. F00A/0236; (9) Deputy McGinley – the announcement by Nena Models Limited, Donegal, that it is ceasing operations in the Finn Valley area with the loss of 76 jobs; (10) Deputy Durkan – the subject matter of a parliamentary question, Ref. No. 3129/03 of 6 February 2003 and if the Minister for Health and Children will make a statement on the matter; and (11) Deputy Harkin – the closure of the casualty service at Our Lady's Hospital, Manorhamilton, County Leitrim.
The matters raised by Deputies McGinley, McGuinness, Upton and Harkin have been selected for discussion.