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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Air Quality

Pat Deering

305. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Health if he has commissioned a study or research into the number of persons negatively impacted by NOx emissions from diesel vehicles since 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53614/19]

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Air Quality

Pat Deering

306. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Health the cost to the public health system as a result of health-related cases linked to NOx emissions from diesel vehicles since 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53615/19]

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019

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Air Quality

Pat Deering

307. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Health the impact of diesel NOx emissions on the public health system in terms of chronic breathing problems and related illnesses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53616/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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VAT Rebates

Pat Deering

116. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Finance the rate of VAT rebate at the point of sale paid to regular farmers, feedlot farmers and factory owned feedlots; his views on whether there is an imbalance in the rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52697/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Beef Industry

Pat Deering

497. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications submitted to the BEAM scheme; the breakdown between suckler and beef finishers; the amount required to meet the demand; the amount unspent; and if he will consider reopening the scheme. [52692/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Beef Industry

Pat Deering

498. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the way in which the criteria for the BEAM scheme was devised; and his views on whether the criteria were too stringent in view of the fact some funds remain unspent. [52693/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Data Protection

Pat Deering

499. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the data protection measures in place to ensure information stored in animal identification and movement systems cannot be accessed by persons or systems other than relevant Departmental officials. [52694/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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TB Eradication Scheme

Pat Deering

500. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of registered feedlots nationwide; the breakdown between farmer owned and factory owned feedlots; the number of livestock registered to feedlots; and the breakdown of the figure between farmer and factory owned. [52695/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Beef Industry

Pat Deering

537. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his view on whether there is an unfairness in the flat rate of VAT refund (details supplied) between feedlot beef producers and small and medium-sized beef producers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53185/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Local Authority Housing Data

Pat Deering

766. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of Part 8 schemes commenced in each local authority area by county in each year since 2016, in tabular form; the number of housing units on each site; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53176/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Local Authority Housing Data

Pat Deering

767. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of hectares each local authority owns that is zoned for housing, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53177/19]

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019

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Local Authority Housing Data

Pat Deering

768. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of sites each local authority has available to it for housing; the number of sites that have Part 8 planning processes proceeding; the number of units each site represents, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53178/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Help-To-Buy Scheme Expenditure

Pat Deering

61. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Finance the estimated cost in 2019, 2020 and 2021 of the help-to-buy scheme. [52493/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Living City Initiative

Pat Deering

62. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Finance the cost in tax forgone of the living cities initiative. [52494/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Pat Deering

107. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost in each of the years 2021 to 2025 of maintaining the existing ratios of teachers to students at post-primary level; if this is provided for in the figures set out within the summer economic statement and budget 2020 financial projections; the number of new teachers that would need to be hired to maintain the ratio; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52491/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Housing Finance Agency Funding

Pat Deering

366. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the cost in 2018 and to date in 2019 as a result of the Housing Finance Agency drawdown of long-term debt to fund the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme; and the expected future cost. [52490/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Local Authority Staff Recruitment

Pat Deering

367. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the estimated cost to a local authority of hiring a grade seven member of staff in year one and then for four subsequent years. [52492/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Repair and Leasing Scheme

Pat Deering

368. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the cost of the repair and leasing scheme in 2018; and the expected cost in 2019 and 2020. [52495/19]

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019

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Repair and Leasing Scheme

Pat Deering

369. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the estimated cost of extending the repair and leasing scheme to properties for long-term private rent. [52496/19]

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019

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Speech and Language Therapy Provision

Pat Deering

233. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Health when a child (details supplied) will receive speech and language therapy. [52023/19]

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