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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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Youth Services

Mick Barry

204. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education and Skills if circular letter M18/99 Guidelines on Violence in Schools, issued by his Department, is applicable to designated centres of education as per circular letter number F49/04; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39742/16]

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016

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Social and Affordable Housing

Mick Barry

245. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will meet with representatives from the Irish Glass Bottle Housing Group that have been seeking a meeting with him regarding the potential for building significant quantities of social and affordable housing on that site; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39743/16]

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Thu, 8 Dec 2016

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Employment Rights

Mick Barry

4. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if her Department has noted the landmark ruling in the United Kingdom courts in favour of taxi drivers (details supplied) represented by the GMB union against the company confirming the drivers' status as employees as opposed to contractors; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39125/16]

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Thu, 8 Dec 2016

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Employment Appeals Tribunal

Mick Barry

7. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the average waiting time for a person to have an unfair dismissal case heard at the Employment Appeals Tribunal; and the measures she will take to reduce the waiting time to a maximum of two months. [39124/16]

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Thu, 8 Dec 2016

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Unfair Dismissals

Mick Barry

17. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the recourse available to a person (details supplied) with regard to a case of unfair dismissal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39121/16]

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Thu, 8 Dec 2016

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Employment Rights

Mick Barry

20. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if the six monthly reports on inspections that used to be produced by the National Employment Rights Authority can be reinstituted. [39123/16]

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Thu, 8 Dec 2016

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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Mick Barry

30. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the status of the CETA negotiations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39122/16]

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Wed, 7 Dec 2016

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Mick Barry

11. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his meeting with the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. [38587/16]

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Wed, 7 Dec 2016

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Dublin Bus

Mick Barry

43. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the current schedule for the tendering of 10% of Dublin Bus routes by the National Transport Authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38835/16]

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Wed, 7 Dec 2016

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Bus Éireann Staff

Mick Barry

56. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the proposed separation of Expressway from CIE and the implications for the pay and conditions for Expressway workers and the services for passengers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38834/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Media Pluralism

Mick Barry

43. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on media plurality, given the recent acquisitions of a number of radio stations by international media corporations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38592/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Broadcasting Charge

Mick Barry

50. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his plans to provide private media companies with revenue from the broadcast charge fee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38589/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Media Pluralism

Mick Barry

60. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he has received the report on media diversity in Ireland published by the European University Institute's Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom; if he has considered recommendations in the report on the concentration of media ownership here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38588/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Mick Barry

71. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if his Department has received the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland's annual report for 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38590/16]

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016

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Schools Building Projects Applications

Mick Barry

139. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education and Skills the action his Department will take to increase pupil capacity in a school (details supplied) in order that the problems outlined by a person will be addressed. [38419/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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Nursing Staff Remuneration

Mick Barry

56. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if his Department has studied the potential benefits to the public health care system that could arise if the demands of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, INMO, and the Irish Medical Organisation, IMO, for improvements in pay and working conditions were met from the point of view of retaining in the public health care system more of the doctors and nurses who are trained here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37994/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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Emergency Departments

Mick Barry

87. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health his plans to alleviate the overcrowding crisis at Cork University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37993/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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Refugee Resettlement Programme

Mick Barry

129. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the approach that has been made to the French Government in order to locate the unaccompanied migrant children previously situated at the Calais camp and bring them here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38233/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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Insurance Coverage

Mick Barry

135. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Finance the options that exist for affordable home insurance for persons in the Riverview area of Cork who have received high quotes or no quotes from private insurance firms on the basis that they deem the area a flood risk. [38237/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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Schools Health and Safety

Mick Barry

160. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education and Skills the guidelines that exist for teachers in secondary schools that are confronted with physical altercations between students in the classroom, from the point of view of the teacher employing reasonable force to stop an altercation and, conversely, any liability that might be incurred on his or her part for failing to intervene in such a situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38238/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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Community Employment Schemes Administration

Mick Barry

193. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) who was on a community employment scheme with a firm for three years and who was denied a Sunday premia can obtain a form of compensation for their loss; and the course of action the person can pursue to vindicate their rights in this regard. [38232/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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Consular Services Provision

Mick Barry

195. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to outline the action his Department has taken to aid a person (details supplied) in the Philippines since the situation was discussed as a Topical Issue in Dáil Éireann. [38235/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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Good Friday Agreement

Mick Barry

196. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will make representations to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland seeking the release of a person (details supplied) who has been incarcerated without trial since March 2016 on foot of having a licence revoked; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38236/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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Drug Treatment Programmes Availability

Mick Barry

255. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if his Department will intervene to ensure the survival of the Kilbarrack coast community programme, which is a highly regarded drug rehabilitation project facing eviction from its current premises, thus jeopardising its future functioning; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38251/16]

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Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

Mick Barry

296. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to ensure that unaccompanied migrant children will be cared for when they arrive here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38234/16]

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016

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Fishing Industry

Mick Barry

24. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on whether fishermen who are undocumented and whose employers are not engaging in the regularisation scheme should be given the right to a work visa here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37686/16]

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016

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Fishing Industry

Mick Barry

32. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has received a report from the Workplace Relations Commission on the raids that have been carried out on fishing ports in an effort to uncover abuses of migrant fisherman; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37688/16]

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016

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Fishing Industry

Mick Barry

38. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the low take up of work permits for the regularisation of atypical non-EEA fishermen; his further views on the apparent continued exploitation of non-EEA workers in the industry; the representations he has had with the industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37685/16]

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Thu, 24 Nov 2016

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Garda Remuneration

Mick Barry

29. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the part played by his Department in the negotiations with the Garda representative associations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36543/16]

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Thu, 24 Nov 2016

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Public Sector Pay

Mick Barry

37. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the contacts his Department has had with other Departments on the issue of public sector pay restoration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36544/16]

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Mick Barry

5. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the next meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Health is expected to take place. [36005/16]

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016

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Human Rights Cases

Mick Barry

27. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the mistreatment of certain Basque prisoners in the Spanish state, in particular the practice of transferring them to prisons long distances from their families; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36343/16]

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016

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Missing Children

Mick Barry

32. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his department will contact the Spanish authorities regarding the case of the disappearance of a person (details supplied). [34841/16]

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Tue, 22 Nov 2016

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Northern Ireland

Mick Barry

4. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent meeting with the First Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster. [36004/16]

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Tue, 22 Nov 2016

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US Presidential Election

Mick Barry

11. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he has made contact with the President-elect of the United States of America. [34863/16]

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016

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Rent Controls

Mick Barry

34. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he will introduce emergency rent controls in view of the fastest increase in rents on record in reports (details supplied) predicting further large increases over the next two years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35471/16]

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016

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Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists

Mick Barry

43. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if he anticipates that the current housing needs assessment will result in an increase or decrease in the numbers on housing lists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35472/16]

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016

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Defence Forces Deployment

Mick Barry

123. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if plans were devised for martial law in the event that gardaí went on strike. [34864/16]

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Wed, 9 Nov 2016

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Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Mick Barry

4. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach if he has had contact with outgoing US President, Barack Obama; and if not, his plans to do so before the US President relinquishes his office. [33545/16]

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Wed, 9 Nov 2016

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Cabinet Committee Meetings

Mick Barry

5. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on economy, trade and jobs last met; and when the next meeting is scheduled for. [33546/16]

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Wed, 9 Nov 2016

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Defence Forces Representative Organisations

Mick Barry

24. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if, in view of indications that the Garda Representative Association and the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors will have statutory access to the same statutory industrial relations fora as other trade unions, his Department will extend these same rights to PDFORRA and RACO. [33821/16]

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Wed, 9 Nov 2016

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Defence Forces Remuneration

Mick Barry

30. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his Department will match the offers made by the Department of Justice and Equality to settle the Garda pay dispute to the representative organisations of the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33822/16]

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Tue, 8 Nov 2016

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Traveller Accommodation

Mick Barry

27. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department has studied the figures provided by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government regarding the underspend of Traveller accommodation budgets by all but one local authority; the consequences for living conditions for Traveller children; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33535/16]

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Tue, 8 Nov 2016

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School Accommodation Provision

Mick Barry

135. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department will address the accessibility issues in a school (details supplied) raised by a student who may become wheelchair bound. [33286/16]

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Tue, 8 Nov 2016

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Estimates Process

Mick Barry

285. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if she has considered the concerns raised by Conradh na Gaeilge concerning the Foras na Gaeilge budget for 2017 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33584/16]

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Tue, 8 Nov 2016

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Recreational Facilities

Mick Barry

513. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the assistance her Department will provide to a local parent-based campaign (details supplied) to achieve its objective of having a playground built at a location granted to the campaigners by Cork County Council; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33454/16]

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Thu, 3 Nov 2016

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Bus Services

Mick Barry

189. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the contacts he has had with trade unions representing Bus Éireann staff; his views on the proposal to sell the expressway service; his views that this would have a detrimental impact on the provision of public transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33255/16]

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Thu, 3 Nov 2016

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Rail Services Provision

Mick Barry

190. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the rail review conducted by the NTA and Iarnród Éireann; his further views that rail services should receive increased public investment to maintain, improve and expand on a vital public service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33256/16]

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Thu, 3 Nov 2016

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mick Barry

191. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport , in view of the fact that the transport strategy for the greater Dublin area plans an increase in carbon emissions, if he is of the view that the strategy is in line with Government commitments to decrease carbon emissions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33257/16]

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Thu, 3 Nov 2016

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Rail Services

Mick Barry

192. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on increasing the subvention to the CIÉ group; his views that an increase is needed to improve public transport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33258/16]

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