Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I have received notice from Senator Gerard Craughwell 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 consider the removal of class K PRSI for all office holders, including Members of the Oireachtas, in the next budget.

I have also received notice from Senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education and Skills to make a statement on the funding for Saplings special school, Killeshin, County Carlow.

I have also received notice from Senator Paul Gavan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to make a statement on the planned strike by HSE support staff.

I have also received notice from Senator Frank Feighan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to provide an update on the medical rehabilitation unit project at Roscommon University Hospital.

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

The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to provide an update on the progress of the working group established to review sustainable rural housing guidelines following the Flemish decree, and to publish all reports prepared by it.

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

The need for the Minister for Health to consider increasing the GP services available to the local community of Drumconrath, County Meath, by utilising Caridas House for this purpose.

The matters raised by the Senators are suitable for discussion. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Gerard Craughwell, Jennifer Murnane O'Connor, Paul Gavan and Frank Feighan. Senators Victor Boyhan and Robbie Gallagher may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.