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Thu, 13 Jun 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Anti-Litter Measures.

Ben Briscoe

70 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for the Environment the number of full-time litter wardens in this State. [12364/96]

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Thu, 13 Jun 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Increased Car Numbers.

Ben Briscoe

18 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for the Environment the percentage increase in the number of cars in Ireland in 1996 over 1995; and the evaluation, if any, his Department has made on the cost of such cars in terms of emissions, health and transport problems. [12365/96]

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Thu, 13 Jun 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Anti-Litter Measures.

Ben Briscoe

70 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for the Environment the number of full-time litter wardens in this State. [12364/96]

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Thu, 9 May 1996

oral

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Forestry Development.

Ben Briscoe

6 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for the Environment the plans, if any, he has to address the problems caused by afforestation by a number of adjacent owners and by either a single owner or a number of owners over a period longer than three years in view of his announcement of 16 April 1996 in respect of controls for forestry. [9320/96]

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Thu, 7 Mar 1996

oral

Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Western European Union.

Ben Briscoe

10 Mr. Briscoe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs the role the Government envisages the Western European Union should have in the development of the European Union. [5293/96]

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Thu, 7 Mar 1996

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Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Irish Representation in EU.

Ben Briscoe

30 Mr. Briscoe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs the action, if any, he intends to take following the publication of proposals from the European Commission to remove the automatic right to a Commissioner from member states and to make the appointment of Commissioners a matter for the European Commission President; and the way in which he intends to voice his opposition to such initiatives. [5294/96]

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Thu, 7 Mar 1996

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Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Irish Representation in EU.

Ben Briscoe

30 Mr. Briscoe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs the action, if any, he intends to take following the publication of proposals from the European Commission to remove the automatic right to a Commissioner from member states and to make the appointment of Commissioners a matter for the European Commission President; and the way in which he intends to voice his opposition to such initiatives. [5294/96]

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Thu, 22 Feb 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Ben Briscoe

6 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for Social Welfare in view of the fact that the social welfare Christmas bonus is traditionally paid each year, his views on whether it would be appropriate in future to include the anticipated Christmas bonus sum in the Social Welfare Estimate rather than the traditional Supplementary Welfare Estimate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1221/96]

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Thu, 22 Feb 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Ben Briscoe

6 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for Social Welfare in view of the fact that the social welfare Christmas bonus is traditionally paid each year, his views on whether it would be appropriate in future to include the anticipated Christmas bonus sum in the Social Welfare Estimate rather than the traditional Supplementary Welfare Estimate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1221/96]

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Thu, 15 Feb 1996

oral

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Sustainable Development Programme.

Ben Briscoe

15 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for the Environment the current status of his commitment to the Joint Committee on Sustainable Development of producing his Department's programme on sustainable development before the beginning of Ireland's Presidency of the EU in June 1996. [3347/96]

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Thu, 15 Feb 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Non-National Road Funding.

Ben Briscoe

41 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for the Environment the base year and level of expenditure for his announcement of £750 million above what is available or planned in respect of expenditure for county roads. [3348/96]

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Tue, 7 Nov 1995

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Imported Vehicles.

Ben Briscoe

16 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for the Environment if proper checks are being made on buses and coaches being imported into this country from Britain to ensure that those considered unsafe by British standards comply with Irish standards as they currently exist; and if he will assure the public that proper safety checks are being carried out on such imports including checks for pollution. [15906/95]

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Tue, 7 Nov 1995

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Imported Vehicles.

Ben Briscoe

16 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for the Environment if proper checks are being made on buses and coaches being imported into this country from Britain to ensure that those considered unsafe by British standards comply with Irish standards as they currently exist; and if he will assure the public that proper safety checks are being carried out on such imports including checks for pollution. [15906/95]

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Tue, 3 Oct 1995

oral

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Juvenile Crime.

Ben Briscoe

7 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for Justice the plans, if any, she has to introduce measures with a view to combating juvenile crime; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13755/95]

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Tue, 3 Oct 1995

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Juvenile Crime.

Ben Briscoe

7 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for Justice the plans, if any, she has to introduce measures with a view to combating juvenile crime; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13755/95]

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Thu, 11 May 1995

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Incidence of Bullying.

Ben Briscoe

7 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for Justice the need to update the Children Act, in view of the increase in incidents of bullying among our young people; and the progress, if any, she is making on this matter. [8419/95]

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Tue, 4 Apr 1995

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Foreign Policy.

Ben Briscoe

28 Mr. Briscoe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs whether the Government intends to consult political parties in Dáil Éireann, the social partners and other interested groups regarding Ireland's input into the EU's Reflection Group. [6852/95]

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Tue, 4 Apr 1995

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Foreign Policy.

Ben Briscoe

28 Mr. Briscoe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs whether the Government intends to consult political parties in Dáil Éireann, the social partners and other interested groups regarding Ireland's input into the EU's Reflection Group. [6852/95]

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Thu, 10 May 1990

oral

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers - Tax Allowance.

Ben Briscoe

23 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for Finance the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12 had a tax allowance reduced; and the reason no explanation was given to the person concerned when he called to the relevant office.

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