Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32. I call on Deputy Healy-Rae.
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate the following matter: As the HSE has stopped the processing of applications and allocations under the fair deal scheme, this has now resulted in a nightmare situation for many nursing homes in the country that were at the point of being constructed. The main banks have pulled all funding for nursing home projects. This is now their policy and is applicable to all projects nationwide; even those which have already received approval but which have not yet got contracts signed. I know of one such project which has been held up and which would have created 150 jobs. We urgently require reassurance that funding will be made available for the provision of nursing homes to care for our elderly population as there is a serious shortage of long-term care beds nationwide.
I call on Deputy Mac Lochlainn.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to debate the following urgent national matter: In respect of the debacle over the crucial extension to Letterkenny General Hospital, we are urging the Minister for Health to intervene and resolve this matter.
Having considered both matters, they are not in order under Standing Order 32.