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Tue, 17 Dec 1996

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Priority Questions. - HIV Infected Blood.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

9 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health if he will give details of the contacts, if any, he has had with the management of the Blood Transfusion Service Board in relation to the infection of blood with HIV; if he has satisfied himself with the level of communication between the Blood Transfusion Service Board and his Department; if he has full confidence in the Blood Transfusion Service Board's handling of the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter.[24716/96]

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Tue, 17 Dec 1996

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Other Questions. - Child Abuse.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

12 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health if he intends to abide by the commitment given on 16 September 1996 that a decision would be given in relation to reporting arrangements for cases of child abuse by the end of 1996; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24718/96]

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Thu, 21 Nov 1996

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Other Questions. - Inspector of Prisons.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

6 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Justice if she intends to appoint an inspector of prisons; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21781/96]

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Wed, 6 Nov 1996

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Priority Questions. - Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

12 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health if he will extend the one month deadline for the acceptance of awards by the hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal until one month after the judicial inquiry has reported; [20485/96]

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Wed, 6 Nov 1996

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Priority Questions. - Food Safety Board.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

13 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the manner in which the Government's proposed agency to tackle the BSE crisis will operate; when legislation will be introduced in this regard; and when the chairperson and board will be appointed. [20486/96]

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Wed, 6 Nov 1996

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Other Questions. - Health Care Risk Waste.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

15 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in addressing the medical waste crisis in hospitals and the cost to the Exchequer in terms of additional transport costs to Holland; and the action, if any, he plans to take in relation to the disposal of medical waste by the James Connolly Memorial Hospital and by the Mid-Western Health Board. [20487/96]

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Wed, 6 Nov 1996

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Priority Questions. - Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

12 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health if he will extend the one month deadline for the acceptance of awards by the hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal until one month after the judicial inquiry has reported; [20485/96]

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Wed, 6 Nov 1996

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Priority Questions. - Food Safety Board.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

13 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the manner in which the Government's proposed agency to tackle the BSE crisis will operate; when legislation will be introduced in this regard; and when the chairperson and board will be appointed. [20486/96]

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Wed, 6 Nov 1996

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Other Questions. - Health Care Risk Waste.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

15 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in addressing the medical waste crisis in hospitals and the cost to the Exchequer in terms of additional transport costs to Holland; and the action, if any, he plans to take in relation to the disposal of medical waste by the James Connolly Memorial Hospital and by the Mid-Western Health Board. [20487/96]

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Thu, 10 Oct 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Higher Education Grants.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

23 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Education the reason mature students attending third level institutions and living independently from home are only receiving the adjacent rate of the higher education maintenance grant from their local authorities; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17783/96]

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Thu, 10 Oct 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Higher Education Grants.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

23 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Education the reason mature students attending third level institutions and living independently from home are only receiving the adjacent rate of the higher education maintenance grant from their local authorities; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17783/96]

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Thu, 26 Sep 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Questions. - Compensation Tribunal.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

1 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the number of applications which have been made to the hepatitis C tribunal; the anticipated number of cases which are expected to be lodged; the number of cases heard to date; the cases, if any, which have been rejected by the tribunal; the plans, if any, he has to include in the terms of the hepatitis C scheme, provisions for indefinite postponements of hearings before the tribunal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17059/96]

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Thu, 26 Sep 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Questions. - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

2 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the current total of the public hospital waiting lists; the reason the figures for the first part of 1996 have been delayed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17060/96]

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Thu, 26 Sep 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Questions. - Voluntary Health Insurance Board.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

4 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the plans, if any, he has to intervene in the current controversy at the VHI board; his views on the impact, if any, the controversy will have on the management and morale in the company and amongst subscribers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17061/96]

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Thu, 26 Sep 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Questions. - National Cancer Strategy.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

5 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the plans, if any, he has for a national cancer strategy; if his attention has been drawn to a new study which shows the death rate from breast cancer among Irish women is depressingly high, with eight in ten sufferers eventually dying from the disease; the action, if any, he proposes to take on foot of this study; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17062/96]

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Thu, 26 Sep 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Questions. - Voluntary Health Insurance Board.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

4 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the plans, if any, he has to intervene in the current controversy at the VHI board; his views on the impact, if any, the controversy will have on the management and morale in the company and amongst subscribers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17061/96]

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Thu, 26 Sep 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Questions. - National Cancer Strategy.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

5 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the plans, if any, he has for a national cancer strategy; if his attention has been drawn to a new study which shows the death rate from breast cancer among Irish women is depressingly high, with eight in ten sufferers eventually dying from the disease; the action, if any, he proposes to take on foot of this study; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17062/96]

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Thu, 26 Sep 1996

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Céisteanna—Questions. Oral Questions. - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

27 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the number of wards closed and hospital beds out of service in each health board area since June 1996; the plans, if any, there are for reopening these wards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16939/96]

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Thu, 6 Jun 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Hepatitis C Victims.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

1 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the reason less than one-third of the 1,600 people infected with hepatitis C have applied to the ad hoc compensation tribunal in view of the fact that there are less than two weeks remaining before the deadline expires; the reason there has been an addition to the advertisements in newspapers regarding the tribunal outlining that applications will be accepted without supporting documentation; if hearings before the tribunal will be heard on the basis of unsupported applications; and, if so, if such unsupported applications comply with the terms of the scheme of compensation establishing the tribunal. [11761/96]

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Thu, 6 Jun 1996

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Nurses' Pay and Conditions.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

2 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Health the current position regarding negotiations with the nursing unions on pay and conditions; the implications for services if the dispute goes ahead next month; and whether he has agreed plans with the nursing unions to ensure emergency cover in the event of a dispute. [11762/96]

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