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Tue, 23 Mar 2010

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Hospital Services.

Mary White

340 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Health and Children the action she and the Health Service Executive are taking to address the situation in which outpatients are waiting three years and longer for appointments to see orthopaedic consultants at Waterford General Hospital; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12946/10]

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Tue, 23 Mar 2010

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Hospital Services.

Mary White

341 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Health and Children the plans she and the Health Service Executive have to increase resources in Waterford General Hospital to reduce the long waiting list time being experienced by outpatients waiting to see orthopaedic outpatients; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12947/10]

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Tue, 9 Mar 2010

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Tourist Accommodation.

Mary White

277 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism if he expects to produce legislation as part of implementation of the Towards Competitiveness and Distinction, a framework for action for the Irish homes bed and breakfast sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11347/10]

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Tue, 9 Mar 2010

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Tourist Accommodation.

Mary White

278 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism if he expects to produce legislation to increase quality control measures for the bed and breakfast sector. [11348/10]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2010

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Garda Vetting.

Mary White

141 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the additional resources and measures he is introducing to deal with the increase in applications for Garda clearance of students studying health-related courses and who cannot participate in work experience programmes without such clearance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8438/10]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2010

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Inland Fisheries.

Mary White

201 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the way €1.5 million in central government funding for the River Barrow has been spent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8434/10]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2010

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Fisheries Audit.

Mary White

203 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if a fish audit was ever conducted on the Mountain River in south Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8436/10]

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Wed, 17 Feb 2010

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Fisheries Protection.

Mary White

204 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the steps he is taking to combat invasive species on rivers such as the Barrow, the Nore and the Slaney; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8437/10]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2010

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Motor Vehicle Registrations.

Mary White

214 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform his views on whether any change to the format of car registration plates, that would entail the year of registration being replaced by the CO 2 emission band of a car, would have implications for security matters here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7216/10]

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Wed, 10 Feb 2010

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Motor Vehicle Registrations.

Mary White

215 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform his views on whether change to the format of car registration plates, that would entail the year of registration being replaced by the CO 2 emissions band of a car, would have implications for law enforcement here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7217/10]

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Tue, 2 Feb 2010

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Motor Vehicle Registration.

Mary White

217 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Finance his plans to amend the format of vehicle registration plates, and in particular of replacing year of registration with the CO 2 emissions band of a car; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5032/10]

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Tue, 2 Feb 2010

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National Drugs Strategy.

Mary White

323 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Health and Children her plans to address the sale of psychotropic drugs in head shops and to regulate such shops; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5031/10]

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Tue, 2 Feb 2010

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National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mary White

571 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the number of conservation rangers for County Carlow; his plans for such staffing resources for County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5033/10]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2010

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Grant Payments.

Mary White

94 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, in view of the announcement of the grant aid scheme for horticulture growers, the scheme will provide real benefits to primary producers and enhance the sector’s capacity for import substitution; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3550/10]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2010

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Grocery Industry.

Mary White

165 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, in view of the commitment in the revised programme for Government to implement a code of practice to develop a fair trading relationship between retailers and their suppliers, it will be a mandatory code; the benefits it will accrue to primary producers and horticultural producers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3551/10]

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Wed, 27 Jan 2010

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Grant Payments.

Mary White

94 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, in view of the announcement of the grant aid scheme for horticulture growers, the scheme will provide real benefits to primary producers and enhance the sector’s capacity for import substitution; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3550/10]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2010

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Water Fluoridation.

Mary White

194 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Health and Children the cost of the water fluoridation programme in 2006; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2557/10]

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Wed, 20 Jan 2010

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Bio-Monitoring Programme.

Mary White

195 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Health and Children when in 2010 the bio-monitoring programme to measure fluoride levels in the general population, as outlined in the renewed programme for Government, will commence; the changes that are envisaged; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2558/10]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2009

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Departmental Investigations.

Mary White

365 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if a report into the problems on a north Kilkenny farm (details supplied) has been peer reviewed by independent scientists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46807/09]

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Tue, 15 Dec 2009

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Departmental Investigations.

Mary White

366 Deputy Mary Alexandra White asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food his plans to have the report into the problems on a north Kilkenny farm (details supplied) peer reviewed by independent scientists in advance of publication of the report. [46808/09]

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