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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Public Procurement Regulations

Denis Naughten

18. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will incorporate green procurement into the public procurement code; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17775/19]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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Public Procurement Regulations

Denis Naughten

27. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will increase the public procurement threshold from €25,000 in view of the impact this is having on SMEs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17774/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Tax Reliefs Eligibility

Denis Naughten

78. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider providing income tax relief for the long-term lease of residential homes to address security of tenure in view of the success of a similar measure in the agricultural sector under section 664 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 as amended by the Finance Act 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17648/19]

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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VAT Registration

Denis Naughten

81. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Finance the reason for the difference in the VAT registration threshold for the sale of services versus the sale of goods; if the anomaly will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17649/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Female Genital Mutilation

Denis Naughten

58. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the progress being made to ban female genital mutilation at both EU and UN level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17398/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Visa Agreements

Denis Naughten

64. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if progress has been made on establishing an E3 visa agreement between Ireland and the United States of America; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17399/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Irish Prison Service

Denis Naughten

244. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the personnel officer for persons (details supplied) in the Irish Prison Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17771/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Departmental Reports

Denis Naughten

263. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her plans to develop a status report on quantum technology and the risks and opportunities for Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17755/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Health Services Provision

Denis Naughten

300. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the steps he is taking to ensure that public sexual health services are available to persons who live outside cities, County Roscommon and east County Galway in particular; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17357/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Health Services Provision

Denis Naughten

421. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health if funding will be provided to an association (details supplied) for its helpline and services; his plans to provide a nationwide network of Parkinson’s nurse specialists; his further plans to establish a deep brain stimulation programme here; if as an interim measure he will reduce travel outside Ireland under the treatment abroad scheme by making such pre- and post-operative services available here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17836/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Beef Industry

Denis Naughten

431. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason beef grading machines only grade one side of the carcase if it is technically possible for mechanical grading machines to grade both sides of a carcase; if the current machines on trial can grade both sides of a carcase; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the fat score on a carcase can vary dramatically on both sides of a carcase resulting in a dramatically different payment to the farmer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17356/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Departmental Schemes

Denis Naughten

438. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a voluntary farm building relocation scheme further to flooding incidents has been established by his Department; if so, the number of applications received from each county under plans for farmyard relocation on foot of the severe flooding of winter 2015 and 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17551/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Beef Industry

Denis Naughten

439. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to his correspondence of 9 April 2019 regarding the reply to Parliamentary Question No. 952 of 26 March 2019, the number of beef grading machines that would fail on inspection if the accuracy standard was set at the average accuracy of machines, which is over 90%, rather than the minimum set out in legislation, at 60% accuracy; if he will reduce the tolerance currently allowed on beef grading machines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17553/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Beef Industry

Denis Naughten

440. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 957, 959 and 962 of 26 March 2019, when his Department took the decision to no longer hold digitised images in view of previous commitments by his officials to the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine; the reason his Department no longer has access to these images; if he will review this decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17554/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Animal Slaughtering Data

Denis Naughten

449. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 951, 953, 958 and 961 of 26 March 2019, the number of occasions on which inspectors from his Department identified torn flanks on carcases; when a flank is torn, if the carcase is graded manually in view of the impact this would have on the mechanical grading of conformation of the carcase; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17838/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Animal Slaughtering Standards

Denis Naughten

450. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 957, 959 and 962 of 26 March 2019, when his Department took the decision to no longer review or facilitate the appeal of a grade in view of previous commitments by his officials to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine; the reason his Department no longer facilitates such reviews of grades; if he will review this decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17839/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Legislative Measures

Denis Naughten

473. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to publish the broadcasting (amendment) Bill; the reason for the delay in publication; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17837/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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Defence Forces Personnel

Denis Naughten

13. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the steps he is taking to address retention of personnel within the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16649/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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Army Barracks

Denis Naughten

22. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on reports that the artillery regiment based at Custume Barracks, Athlone is to be relocated to Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16648/19]

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019

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Voluntary Homeowners Relocation Scheme

Denis Naughten

62. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of applications received from each county under the OPW home relocation scheme on foot of the severe flooding of winter 2015 and 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16868/19]

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