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 raise a matter of national importance, namely, the inequities in hospital per capita funding, which have resulted in significant financial overruns in the first two months of 2006; the fact that the HSE north-east area is the most adversely affected by inadequate per capita funding allocations and its implications for services in the region; the suggested proposed suspension on the filling of new posts and its impact on already over-stretched services; and calls on the Government to consider the doubtful wisdom of employing costly agency staff as opposed to the more cost effective measure of lifting the employment ceilings on health service recruitment.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of national importance and concern, namely, the urgent need to introduce and debate legislation to deal with statutory rape law; put in place mechanisms and support for all victims of child sexual abuse; and support the demands of our citizens for a fair and effective justice system.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the following specific and important matter, namely, the need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to bring Ireland into line with other European Union countries by bringing forward legislation to implement the European Union framework decision on combating trafficking in persons for the purpose of their sexual and labour exploitation and to implement the Council of Europe convention on action against trafficking in human beings.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss the following specific and important matter of public interest requiring urgent attention, namely, the need for the Government to explain the reasons for the nine-year delay in implementing an insurance scheme for persons infected with HIV and-or hepatitis C through provision of contaminated blood or blood products by the State; and, further, to discuss the urgent requirement to introduce the insurance scheme immediately, as promised on numerous occasions by the Tánaiste, to provide insurance cover to persons infected with HIV and-or hepatitis C so that they may have the same basic entitlements and rights as other citizens.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to address the following matter of national importance requiring urgent consideration, namely, the need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children to immediately clarify the attitude of the State to the second inquest into the death of Frances Sheridan, given that the State's chief law officer, the Attorney General, has ordered this inquest while the Health Service Executive is attempting to prevent it.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national infrastructural importance, namely, the continuing deterioration in traffic congestion in Clondalkin and Lucan, most recently at the M50-N4 junction with mile-long tailbacks on the Lucan road affecting those travelling from the west throughout the day, and the need for the Minister to immediately invest in a bus based alternative for cross-city travel, followed at the earliest opportunity by a rail based investment, which is not earmarked with a reasonable or sensible timeframe under the flawed Transport 21 proposals.

Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 31.