Business of Seanad

I have received 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 Business, Enterprise and Innovation to establish a pilot quota of employment permits for the nursing home sector.

I have also received notice from Senator Robbie Gallagher of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to address the current workload on school principals and to consider their request for one administrative day per week.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion. The matter raised by Senator Burke will be taken now. Senator Gallagher's matter had been selected but he subsequently withdrew it.