Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Nicky McFadden that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills to ensure the configuration of the midlands VEC will be Longford-Westmeath and that the headquarters is located in Mullingar, County Westmeath.

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 outline the measures, if any, that will be taken to provide a true free-to-air, SAORVIEW, service following the changeover to digital for those experiencing difficulty with the analogue service.

I regard the matter raised by Senator McFadden as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and it will be taken at the conclusion of business. I regret that I have had to rule out of order the matter raised by Senator Keaveney as the Minister has no official responsibility in the matter.

On a point of order, I express my disappointment at the fact that the Minister has no responsibility to ensure a television service is provided for us.