Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32. I will call on Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss a matter of national importance, namely the impact on all private sector public transport providers, including all those providing vital commuter services, of the withdrawal without notice of the fuel excise duty rebate; the inequity of informing only public sector providers of proposed changes and the consequent disadvantage for their private competitors in contracts now signed for 2008 for school contracts, tour contracts and fare level decisions.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the recommendation by a Minister of State, Deputy Conor Lenihan, for random drug testing of Deputies and the implication of such a call that the country is being run by representatives who are supporting the very drug barons they legislate against — a very serious inference.
Well done James.
Will we start with Deputy Bannon?
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss the following specific and important matter of national public interest, namely, the serious inconvenience and disruption for commuters in areas of north and west Dublin as a result of the industrial dispute involving Dublin Bus drivers at the Harristown bus depot; the urgent need for intervention by the Minister for Transport and the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, under section 38 of the Industrial Relations Act 1990, to broker a resolution of the dispute to ensure the earliest possible restoration of full bus services and to ensure the dispute does not spread to other garages.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss a matter of national importance, namely, that home help workers be treated fairly in terms of pay and conditions in the new contract with the HSE, that reasonable working hours and travel allowances be guaranteed and that the very important work undertaken by these low-paid workers be recognised and remunerated accordingly.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to address the following matter of national importance requiring urgent consideration, namely, the need for immediate Government action to provide additional beds, isolation units and single rooms to combat the continuing spread of MRSA and other very serious and potentially fatal infections in our hospitals in light of the report from Beaumont Hospital in Dublin that it is unable to isolate one-third of patients with MRSA due to insufficient bed capacity.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, to discuss the decision of the Environmental Protection Agency to grant a licence to the Corrib gas consortium to proceed with the building of a gas refinery at Bellanaboy and the need for a much broader inquiry into all the implications which the placing of the refinery there will have for both the local population and the local natural environment.
Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 32.