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Thu, 12 Jul 2012

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Tax Code

Patrick Nulty

56 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Finance further to previous replies regarding a potential wealth tax and the possibility of collection of same, if he will confirm if by 2014 the new Central Statistics Office household finance and consumption survey is expected to contain enough information to introduce a wealth tax in Ireland; and if not, if he will confirm the timeframe that it will take to put in place the necessary process to calculate wealth tax liability in Ireland and the changes to the current system that will be required; and if he will also consider the possibility of a wealth tax taking into account the global assets of Irish citizens, rather than just the assets held in Ireland, which would be in line with the wealth tax system in France which transcends France’s borders.
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012

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Special Educational Needs

Patrick Nulty

82 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on matters raised in correspondence (details supplied) regarding special needs resource allocation in national schools; if he will address the matters raised; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012

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Public Procurement

Patrick Nulty

88 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the steps he is taking to ensure that social considerations are incorporated into the public procurement process; if he will undertake an evaluation of public procurement to ascertain the degree to which social considerations form part of the process; in view of the high level of unemployment if he will direct public entities to include prioritisation of social considerations such as job creation and job retention as part of the public procurement process; his views on if it is acceptable that Irish jobs are lost due to a lack of inclusion of social considerations in the public procurement process; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012

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Rent Supplement Scheme

Patrick Nulty

133 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of households in receipt of rent supplement; and of these households, the number that have been in receipt of same for more than six months; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
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Mortgage Interest Supplement

Patrick Nulty

134 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of households in receipt of mortgage interest supplement; and of these households, the number that have been in receipt of same for more than six months; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012

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Social and Affordable Housing

Patrick Nulty

173 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the amount paid to Homebond in relation to social and affordable housing units constructed on behalf of local authorities in the past ten years; the means by which a homeowner can ascertain the amount that was paid from their house asking price to Homebond; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012

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Health Services

Patrick Nulty

226 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Health when a child (details supplied) in Dublin 15 will receive speech and language therapy: the reason for the delay in same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012

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Hospital Services

Patrick Nulty

239 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Health if he or the Health Service Executive have received any request from the neurosurgical department in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, to increase bed capacity at any stage within the past five years; his policy in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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Children in Care

Patrick Nulty

36 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the position regarding Irish children who are detained abroad on High Court orders; if she will take action to ensure that appropriate places are made available for these children within this jurisdiction; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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Human Rights Issues

Patrick Nulty

83 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will make contact with the Ukrainian ambassador to Ireland with relation to Law 8711 which may undermine the human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Ukraine; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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Banking Sector Regulation

Patrick Nulty

113 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Finance if there is a possibility that banks operating in here have attempted to manipulate inter-bank lending rates, along the lines that Barclay’s PLC in London, England, have been found to have attempted to rig the London inter-bank offered rate, Libor, and euro inter-bank offered rate, Euribor; if he will take steps to investigate this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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State Debt

Patrick Nulty

129 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Finance if the agreement reached between EU leaders on the separation of banking debt from sovereign debt reached at the recent EU summit will result in a retrospective easing of Ireland’s national debt burden, namely, in relation to the €64 billion used to capitalise Irish banks but which now forms part of Ireland’s national debt; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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Tax Code

Patrick Nulty

131 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Finance if he supports the introduction of a financial transactions tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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Tax Code

Patrick Nulty

136 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Finance the reason there was a three month delay between the completion of the ESRI research on a financial transactions tax and its publication; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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Schools Building Projects

Patrick Nulty

184 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) in Dublin 15 is included in the capital programme for school buildings improvements; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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Disability Allowance

Patrick Nulty

233 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Social Protection the position regarding disability allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; if an early oral hearing will be granted; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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Carer’s Allowance

Patrick Nulty

286 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will expedite an application for carer’s allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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Broadcasting Services

Patrick Nulty

307 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if any procedures and protocols are in place with digital TV service providers to deal with household arrears with a particular sensitivity towards vulnerable and low income households; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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Hospital Services

Patrick Nulty

514 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the proposed merger of James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Dublin 15 and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

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National Children’s Hospital

Patrick Nulty

515 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Health when the preferred site for the proposed new national children’s hospital will be made public; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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