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Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Pat Buckley

1072. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the considerable delay in responses to registration applications on the front-line healthcare workers portal (details supplied); and the work undertaken to rectify the matter. [17042/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Pat Buckley

853. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education the number of special needs secondary school places available in east County Cork for September 2021. [14446/21]

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021

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Special Educational Needs

Pat Buckley

854. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education the number of children in primary special schools in need of a secondary school place in September 2021 in east County Cork. [14447/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Broadband Infrastructure

Pat Buckley

516. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education when a school (details supplied) will receive appropriate broadband services; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12985/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Medical Aids and Appliances

Pat Buckley

837. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the most recent figure for the number of persons waiting for motorised wheelchairs in community healthcare organisation area 4. [12872/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Medical Aids and Appliances

Pat Buckley

838. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the breakdown of annual funding for the provision of motorised wheelchairs; the model for the allocation of same; and his plans for future funding. [12873/21]

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Wed, 10 Mar 2021

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Medical Aids and Appliances

Pat Buckley

839. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the average waiting times for the assessment and approval of provision of motorised wheelchairs; and the average length of time it takes to deliver a wheelchair to the applicant. [12874/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Road Improvement Schemes

Pat Buckley

104. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport the estimated full year cost of increasing funding to the secondary roads improvement scheme by 5%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8624/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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State Bodies

Pat Buckley

442. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education if she has received the 2019 audit financial statement and audited 2019 annual report from each State agency under the remit of her Department; if not, the State agency that has yet to provide its financial statement and or annual report to her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8633/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Garda Equipment

Pat Buckley

624. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Justice if funding will be provided for the purchase of additional four-wheel drive vehicles for An Garda Síochána. [8625/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Garda Deployment

Pat Buckley

625. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Justice the estimated cost of increasing the number of community gardaí by 25% in 2021. [8626/21]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021

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Hospital Funding

Pat Buckley

870. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the amount of capital funding that has been allocated to the National Forensic Mental Health Service Hospital in 2019, 2020 and 2021, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8623/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Vaccination Programme

Pat Buckley

868. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide additional remuneration for nursing staff in general practice settings in line with the €120 payment being provided to the general practitioner; and the reason for the position of his Department in this regard. [7044/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Hospital Charges

Pat Buckley

869. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health his plans to direct the HSE to cease engaging debt-collecting agencies to pursue patients who are already under immense financial pressure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7047/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Hospital Charges

Pat Buckley

870. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the amount spent by the HSE procuring debt collecting services directed at patients in each of the years 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021, by CHO in tabular form. [7048/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Hospital Charges

Pat Buckley

871. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the amount received in collected debts by debt collectors procured by the HSE directed at patients in each of the years 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021, by CHO in tabular form. [7049/21]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Coillte Teoranta

Pat Buckley

1020. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to protect Roughfield Wood, Mounnadowna Wood and Dreenagh Wood, County Cork, given plans by Coillte to sell parts of these lands for the erection of a telecommunications mast. [7045/21]

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Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Pat Buckley

11. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the reason for the delay in delivering broadband to all households and businesses on the island of Cobh; the timeframe for the full roll-out of broadband services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6131/21]

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Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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National Broadband Plan

Pat Buckley

12. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications when households and businesses in broadband intervention areas in east County Cork will be guaranteed proper broadband services such as Conna, Fermoy and Mallow hinterlands, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6133/21]

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Thu, 4 Feb 2021

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Broadband Infrastructure

Pat Buckley

266. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if her Department will upgrade the WiFi in the town centre of Cobh, County Cork through the EU for WiFi scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6132/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Road Network

Pat Buckley

154. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport if his Department will upgrade the R624 Cobh to Carrigtohill road to a national route; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6027/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Road Network

Pat Buckley

155. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport if his Department will carry out a viability study at Bellvelly Bridge, Cobh, County Cork in order to assess if a new bridge is needed to facilitate the rising number of vehicles crossing daily; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6028/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Road Network

Pat Buckley

156. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to a number of accidents on Bellvelly Bridge, Cobh, County Cork which prevented emergency vehicles from accessing Cobh on a number of occasions in which the emergency vehicles had to turn around and drive back towards Cork city and use an alternative river ferry to access Cobh Island; his plans to upgrade the R624 Cobh route and Bellvelly Bridge in view of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6029/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Road Network

Pat Buckley

157. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport if his Department will upgrade the R624 route to Cobh, County Cork to a national route and also upgrade the Bellvelly Bridge to maintain the only land access route to Cobh Island; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6030/21]

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Wed, 3 Feb 2021

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Road Network

Pat Buckley

158. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport if the R624 Cobh, County Cork road will be upgraded to a national road in order to facilitate the Ballynoe urban expansion area on the island of Cobh and also protect the connectivity to the island from the mainland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6031/21]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Pat Buckley

37. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if additional supports and resources will be given to businesses in the restaurant and pub trade that have invested heavily in outdoor seating and heaters in order to comply with the public health measures to ensure the safety of patrons and customers. [44003/20]

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Wed, 16 Dec 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Pat Buckley

111. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media if her attention has been drawn to the ban on live music at weddings under new Fáilte Ireland guidelines for level 3; if her attention has been drawn to the further difficulties this is causing for those working as musicians and-or in bands; and if she has considered additional supports for businesses and self-employed persons in the music industry. [44004/20]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Pat Buckley

544. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the reason for the continued closure of bowling alleys under current restrictions, given the ability to maintain social distancing within such businesses and the reopening of businesses of a similar risk level. [43118/20]

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Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Special Educational Needs Staff

Pat Buckley

116. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the ongoing problem with resourcing of special needs assistants at a school (details supplied); her plans to resolve this problem; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42276/20]

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Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Special Educational Needs

Pat Buckley

117. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education the reason for the cutting of SNA hours for a child (details supplied); and if the matter will be examined and resolved to ensure that proper supports are provided for them. [42277/20]

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Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Schools Building Projects

Pat Buckley

118. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education the status of and the time-frame for the planning and start of the new school campus for a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42279/20]

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Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Youth Services

Pat Buckley

165. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth his plans to support scouting from the recent budget allocation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42274/20]

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Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Pat Buckley

201. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if Covid-19 restrictions will be reduced for couples who are expecting a baby as at present the partners may be allowed to attend for an hour during the pre-delivery but not for birth [42272/20]

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Wed, 9 Dec 2020

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Medicinal Products

Pat Buckley

202. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the status of his work to ensure accessibility to the drug dupilumab for persons suffering with severe atopic eczema; and if he will reimburse patients who have had to incur personal costs to access the drug. [42275/20]

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Tue, 24 Nov 2020

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Tax Exemptions

Pat Buckley

279. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Finance if a donation by a trust (details supplied) to a club for the completion of an all-weather pitch is not liable for taxation. [38231/20]

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Tue, 24 Nov 2020

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Community Development Initiatives

Pat Buckley

988. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the progress that has been made in implementing the strategy, Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities, of her Department; when the voluntary and community sector will see the measures promised to implement a multi-annual funding approach, including a full-cost recovery model; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38679/20]

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020

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Commemorative Events

Pat Buckley

33. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the work of her Department and its subsidiaries to develop a programme of commemorative events for upcoming centenaries, such as the Tan War truce, Treaty Debates and Civil War. [31219/20]

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Wed, 14 Oct 2020

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Schools Building Projects

Pat Buckley

23. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education the timeline and deadline for the completion of a school in Carrigtohill, County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25939/20]

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Wed, 14 Oct 2020

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Third Level Fees

Pat Buckley

237. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if he will provide details on the process a person (details supplied) could follow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30369/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Pat Buckley

658. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the Covid-19 safety guidelines and rules which apply to the English language education and English as a foreign language sector; if these are the same as other higher level educational environments; if there are differences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26386/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Pat Buckley

247. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to the potential that some employers might not be fully passing the wage subsidy scheme payment to their employees; the recourse for workers in this situation; and the steps he is taking to stop such practices and support workers that fall victim to it. [23897/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Disability Support Services

Pat Buckley

703. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the problems Covid-19 restrictions are causing to service users attending an association (details supplied), who are now unable to share buses and taxis, and the pressure this has placed on the funding of the services; if he will commit to additional funding to support the services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23528/20]

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Wed, 9 Sep 2020

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Driver Licences

Pat Buckley

80. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Transport the steps he has taken to continue recognition of driver licences from the UK and Northern Ireland to the end of 2020 and post Brexit. [22724/20]

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Wed, 9 Sep 2020

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Disability Services Provision

Pat Buckley

272. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) will no longer be provided funding for care from 30 September 2020 despite the fact that they have severe disabilities affecting their physical and mental health and requiring 24-7 professional care; and the steps he will take to ensure that the burden of care does not fall on the elderly parents of this person that are incapable of effectively meeting their needs. [22862/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Commemorative Events

Pat Buckley

331. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht her plans for the commemoration of the Civil War and particularly the remembrance of the republicans executed officially, unofficially or summarily in addition to those murdered by the Free State, the number which has never been officially collated. [20402/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Commemorative Events

Pat Buckley

332. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht her plans to issue a State apology for the republicans (details supplied) murdered by the Free State at Ballyseedy on 7 March 1923 when they were chained to a live landmine which was then detonated. [20403/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Commemorative Events

Pat Buckley

333. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht her plans to issue a State apology for all IRA volunteers, republicans and civilians executed by the Free State during the Civil War whether carried out officially, unofficially or summarily. [20404/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Commemorative Events

Pat Buckley

334. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht her plans to collate a full list of all IRA volunteers, republicans and civilians executed or killed by the Free State during the Civil War whether carried out officially, unofficially or summarily to be published. [20405/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Schools Building Projects

Pat Buckley

605. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education the progress for the new schools in Carrigtohill campus, County Cork. [22259/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Long-Term Illness Scheme

Pat Buckley

1030. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Health his plans to extend the list of conditions on the long-term illness scheme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21244/20]

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