Business of Seanad

I have notice from Senator Paschal Mooney that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Social Protection to respond to a request by former employees of the coal mining industry that the condition known as black lung disease is acknowledged by his Department.

I have also received notice from Senator Fidelma Healy Eames of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to outline the current status of Spiddal sewerage scheme.

I have also received notice from Senator Jerry Buttimer of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health and Children to make a statement on her future plans to develop further home help services.

I have also received notice from Senator Cecilia Keaveney of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to give an update on the rural broadband scheme proposed for 2010-11 and how it will impact on rural parts of County Donegal in which there is still no cover.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjounrment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Mooney, Healy Eames and Buttimer and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Keaveney may give notice on another day of the matter she wishes to raise.