Business of Seanad

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

The need for the Minister for Health to outline the plans by the Health Service Executive to build a new community nursing unit in Waterford city to replace beds lost due to the closure of St. Bridget's ward at St Patrick's Hospital, and if there are plans to build a new unit on the grounds of the hospital.

I have also received notice from Senator Kathryn Reilly of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to discuss how speed enforcement zones are delegated, if consideration is given to the location of schools along primary road routes, and how speed limits and zones are policed during school hours.

I have also received notice from Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to outline how funding for domestic and sexual violence services is allocated, with a breakdown of the funding allocation by service for 2012 and 2013.

I have also received notice from Senator Lorraine Higgins of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to introduce a policy whereby decisions of the agriculture appeals office would be published, with the necessary protection in terms of identity of the appellant, in the interests of the openness, certainty and transparency of the appeals process.

I regard the matters raised by the Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment and they will be taken at the conclusion of business.