Business of Seanad

I have notice from Senator Colm Burke that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to review the regulations which apply to part-time workers in view of the current shortage of homecare providers.

I have also received notice from Senator Victor Boyhan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to make a statement on the outcome of the review of eligibility for applicants to the Caranua scheme, also known as the residential institutions statutory fund, and to outline the rationale for the new criteria for applicants for funding.

I have also received notice from Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to allocate extra resources to the Garda drugs unit in Balbriggan, County Dublin.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion and they will be taken now.