Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31. I will call on the Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the backlog of post which is building up in the Tuam post office area in County Galway where more than 30,000 letters have not been delivered, to request the management of An Post to confirm in writing if it has purchased or intends to purchase alternative sorting accommodation in Tuam to replace an existing building which has long outlived its usefulness and could possibly be in breach of health and safety regulations and to request An Post to make an immediate and urgent arrangement to have all backlog post delivered within the next few days.

I seek the adjournment of Dáil Éireann under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of urgent national importance and concern, namely, the cancellation of elective surgery on an ongoing basis at Cavan General Hospital, which is a direct consequence of the fact that Monaghan General Hospital has been off call since 2 July 2002 and the possibility of placing Monaghan General Hospital back on call to alleviate the situation at Cavan General Hospital and thus enable both hospitals to become productive and to play a complementary role in the provision of comprehensive health services in the Cavan-Monaghan area.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of urgent national importance, namely, that the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment explain to the House how a company, CG Services in Ballycurreen industrial estate in Cork, which services the pharmaceutical industry in the Cork region, could reach a situation where it will be liquidated with the loss of 120 jobs and the impact this announcement will have on the industrial policy of the region, given the recent FÁS survey which shows that jobs growth for 2004 is likely to be the slowest since 1992 and that the public sector is producing more jobs than the private sector.

Having considered the matters raised I do not consider them to be in order under Standing Order 31.