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Wed, 4 Apr 2007

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Garda Investigations.

Séamus Pattison

71 Mr. Pattison asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if the Garda has concluded its investigations, initiated as a result of a complaint made by the Secretary General of his Department, into the alleged leaking of a draft copy of the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Dean Lyons case; if a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12905/07]

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Wed, 21 Feb 2007

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Proposed Legislation.

Séamus Pattison

173 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Transport when he proposes to bring forward legislation, primary or secondary, in relation to the regulation of non-transparent windows in vehicles. [6534/07]

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Wed, 7 Feb 2007

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Interest Rates.

Séamus Pattison

145 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Finance his views on the implications for the Irish economy of the expected further increase in interest rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3901/07]

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Tue, 5 Dec 2006

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Health Service Staff.

Séamus Pattison

79 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Health and Children the status of the recruitment process of the 32 elder abuse officials or care workers following publication of the report into the deaths at Leas Cross; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41459/06]

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Tue, 5 Dec 2006

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Food Safety.

Séamus Pattison

94 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of officers dedicated to the inspection of catering outlets to check for compliance with labelling regulations for beef; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41471/06]

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Tue, 21 Nov 2006

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Fisheries Protection.

Séamus Pattison

176 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the way the salmon surplus will be distributed following the ending of drift netting and the introduction of single stock management; if he and the Government have concerns that the salmon and other fisheries will become the preserve of vested private interests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38838/06]

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Wed, 8 Nov 2006

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Waste Management.

Séamus Pattison

13 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will initiate a review of the eight regional development plans to examine the waste management facilities and proposals in each plan, following his assertion that the need for incineration has been over-estimated; and if he will instruct persons carrying out such reviews to consider alternatives to municipal incineration. [36521/06]

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Wed, 8 Nov 2006

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Waste Management.

Séamus Pattison

13 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will initiate a review of the eight regional development plans to examine the waste management facilities and proposals in each plan, following his assertion that the need for incineration has been over-estimated; and if he will instruct persons carrying out such reviews to consider alternatives to municipal incineration. [36521/06]

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Wed, 8 Nov 2006

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Planning Issues.

Séamus Pattison

44 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will review planning legislation and guidelines to ensure that adequate facilities and infrastructure are always included in residential development; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36520/06]

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Thu, 19 Oct 2006

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Fishing Industry Development.

Séamus Pattison

97 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources to report on the work of the independent review and the national strategy for a sustainable and profitable Irish sea fisheries and seafood sector between 2007 and 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33433/06]

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Wed, 18 Oct 2006

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Tax Policy.

Séamus Pattison

123 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Finance his views on the effectiveness of tax incentives for environmentally friendly vehicles and biofuels; the plans he has to request that tax incentives for environmentally friendly vehicles and biofuels are included in Budget 2007 in order to help meet our Kyoto commitments; and ifhe will make a statement on the matter. [33101/06]

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Wed, 18 Oct 2006

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Tax Code.

Séamus Pattison

171 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Finance his views on his recent press release regarding the SSIA pension top up scheme; when he will introduce legislation to require that SSIA funds transferred to a pension product should remain there for at least 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33093/06]

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Wed, 4 Oct 2006

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Waste Management.

Séamus Pattison

157 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government his goals, including timescales and volumes, in respect of waste reduction and waste prevention; his strategy in achieving these goals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30890/06]

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Wed, 29 Mar 2006

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Foodstuffs Provision.

Séamus Pattison

94 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the commodities in which the European Union is sufficient; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12227/06]

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Tue, 14 Feb 2006

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Decentralisation Programme.

Séamus Pattison

397 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the progress made regarding the position of the decentralised Government office for Carlow. [4955/06]

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Tue, 8 Nov 2005

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Decentralisation Programme.

Séamus Pattison

400 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the position regarding the decentralised Government office for Carlow. [32654/05]

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Tue, 24 Feb 2004

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Occupational Injuries Benefit.

Séamus Pattison

520 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs if her attention has been drawn to the miner’s chest compensation scheme in the UK; if she will consider introducing a similar scheme here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5960/04]

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Thu, 15 Oct 1992

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Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - White Paper on Marriage Breakdown.

Séamus Pattison

4 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Justice if he will outline the timeframe he envisages for the implementation of the legislative proposals in the White Paper on Marital Breakdown; when a decision will be made on the preferred option; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

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Thu, 8 Oct 1992

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Employment Subsidy Scheme.

Séamus Pattison

11 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Labour if his attention has been drawn to the very low take up of the two employment incentive schemes which are heavily financed by the Department of Finance; if he has any proposals to review the onerous and demanding regulations which were drawn up by the Department of Finance in conjunction with his Department to administer these two schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

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Thu, 11 Jun 1992

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Production of Pornographic Material.

Séamus Pattison

2 Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Justice if, in view of the uncovering of a large illegal pirating operation at 26 premises by the Garda, which was involved in the production of pornographic material which included scenes depicting bestiality and sexual abuse of children, and taking into account that Garda sources maintain that the IRA have been receiving earnings from this pirating operation, he will outline the immediate steps he is proposing to take to ensure that this illegal operation is prevented from operating here again; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

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