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Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Hospital Waiting Lists

John Lahart

299. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2020 or the nearest available date for an ultrasound scan in the RCSI Hospital Group for waiting periods of less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form. [34344/20]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Hospital Waiting Lists

John Lahart

300. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2020 or the nearest available date for an MRI scan in the Ireland East Hospital Group for waiting periods of less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form. [34345/20]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Hospital Waiting Lists

John Lahart

301. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2020 or the nearest available date for a CT scan in the Ireland East Hospital Group for waiting periods of less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form. [34346/20]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Hospital Waiting Lists

John Lahart

302. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2020 or the nearest available date for a bone scan in the Ireland East Hospital Group for waiting periods of less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form. [34347/20]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Hospital Waiting Lists

John Lahart

303. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2020 or the nearest available date for an angiogram in the Ireland East Hospital Group for waiting periods of less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form. [34348/20]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Hospital Waiting Lists

John Lahart

304. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2020 or the nearest available date for an electroencephalogram in the Ireland East Hospital Group for waiting periods of less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form. [34349/20]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Hospital Waiting Lists

John Lahart

305. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2020 or the nearest available date for cholangiopancreatography ERCP in the Ireland East Hospital Group for waiting periods of less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form. [34350/20]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Hospital Waiting Lists

John Lahart

306. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2020 or the nearest available date for an ultrasound scan in the Ireland East Hospital Group for waiting periods of less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form. [34351/20]

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Thu, 5 Nov 2020

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Nursing Staff

John Lahart

307. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of staff nurses employed at the end of October 2020 or the latest date available; and the equivalent figure for the same date in 2019. [34352/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Mental Health Policy

John Lahart

103. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the funding being provided in Budget 2021 for Sharing the Vision, the new national mental health policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33456/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Mental Health Services

John Lahart

148. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of children admitted to adult mental health units to date in 2020; the equivalent figure for the same timeframe in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33457/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Tax Reliefs

John Lahart

420. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance the changes that have been made to benefit in kind in respect of electric vehicles; if he will address a potential anomaly (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32882/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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English Language Training Organisations

John Lahart

1009. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science his plans to implement blended learning for English language schools; if there are plans to offer further advice to English language schools in relation to blended learning; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32863/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

1300. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if his Department is working on legislation to introduce a no-fault compensation scheme for vaccine damages in line with commitments in the programme for Government and previous recommendations made by his Department and public health bodies; when he expects to introduce such legislation; if he expects to expedite such legislation in preparation for a potential Covid-19 vaccine programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33001/20]

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Tue, 3 Nov 2020

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Vaccination Programme

John Lahart

1301. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if his Department or bodies under its aegis have plans to introduce a national immunisation registry prior to the introduction of a mass immunisation programme for a potential Covid-19 vaccine; if there are views within his Department or public health officials on whether such a single national system for childhood and adult immunisation records will be required for effective monitoring of a mass immunisation programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33002/20]

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020

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Hospital Data

John Lahart

191. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of critical care and ICU nurses employed across the health system prior to Covid-19; the number of new nurses trained with the specific skills required for critical care and ICU have been employed since Covid-19; the number in training; and the plans there are in place to train more. [32192/20]

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020

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Hospital Data

John Lahart

192. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of permanent ICU beds there were across the health system prior to Covid-19; the number of permanent beds there are now; and the plans there are in place to provide additional ICU beds. [32193/20]

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020

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Hospital Data

John Lahart

193. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the breakdown of ICU staff and beds cross the public and private health hospital system [32194/20]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2020

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Banking Sector

John Lahart

63. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance if he will work with a bank (details supplied) to prevent job losses and a loss of competition to the banking market here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31941/20]

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Wed, 21 Oct 2020

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Medical Cards

John Lahart

244. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health when the threshold for medical cards will be raised as committed to in budget 2020 in order that persons can apply for same [31942/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Primary Medical Certificates

John Lahart

217. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance the steps which have been taken to determine the case of a person (details supplied) in view of the recent judgment of the decision of the Supreme Court to quash the decision of the disabled drivers board of appeal not to grant a primary medical certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31243/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Primary Medical Certificates

John Lahart

218. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance the steps which have been taken to determine the case of a person (details supplied) in view of the recent judgment of the decision of the Supreme Court to quash the decision of the disabled drivers board of appeal not to grant a primary medical certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31244/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Primary Medical Certificates

John Lahart

219. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance his plans to provide an update on the continued processing of applications for primary medical certificates in view of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court in cases (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31245/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

371. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education if there are Covid-19 guidelines in place that allow access to schools for additional resources such as psychologists, speech and language therapists, art therapists and others; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31651/20]

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Tue, 20 Oct 2020

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Hospital Staff

John Lahart

568. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of staff trained and assigned to perform colonoscopies that were working in public hospitals from 2016 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30971/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

John Lahart

19. Deputy John Lahart asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the steps being taken to address urgently the crisis facing businesses and traders in Dublin city as a consequence of significantly reduced customer footfall, an absence of tourists and the operation of a remote working regime; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25954/20]

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Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Child Abuse

John Lahart

172. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education the progress made in respect of a report (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30821/20]

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Wed, 14 Oct 2020

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State Examinations

John Lahart

173. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education if the grades of a person (details supplied) will be examined; if all factors were considered when awarding the grades; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30474/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

209. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence the duties undertaken by Óglaigh na hÉireann during the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30304/20]

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020

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Registration of Wills

John Lahart

411. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice her plans to develop a central register of wills; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30172/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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Public Sector Pensions

John Lahart

10. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence the way in which he plans to bridge the gap of ten years between forced early retirement on age grounds in the Defence Forces and access to the State pension. [29137/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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Public Sector Pensions

John Lahart

26. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence his plans to extend the supplementary pension provision to post-2013 new entrants to give them the option of a lengthy career in the Defence Forces. [29138/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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Cancer Services

John Lahart

284. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of women who have been screened by BreastCheck from 1 January to 30 September 2020; and the number for the same timeframe in 2019. [29476/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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Maternity Services

John Lahart

285. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of compensation payments made by the HSE on foot of incidents in maternity units in each of the years 2016 to 2019, in tabular form; the amount of each individual payment; and the maternity unit in which the incident took place. [29477/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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HSE Waiting Lists

John Lahart

292. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a podiatry appointment in primary care as of 30 September 2020 or the latest available date; and the number waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [29489/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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HSE Waiting Lists

John Lahart

293. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for an ophthalmology appointment in primary care as of 30 September 2020 or the latest available date; and the number waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [29490/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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HSE Waiting Lists

John Lahart

294. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for an audiology appointment in primary care as of 30 September 2020 or the latest available date; and the number waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [29491/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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HSE Waiting Lists

John Lahart

295. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a dietetics appointment in primary care as of 30 September 2020 or the latest available date; and the number waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [29492/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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HSE Waiting Lists

John Lahart

296. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a psychology appointment in primary care as of 30 September 2020 or the latest available date; and the number waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [29493/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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HSE Waiting Lists

John Lahart

297. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a counselling appointment in primary care as of 30 September 2020 or the latest available date; and the number waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [29494/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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HSE Waiting Lists

John Lahart

298. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a child and adolescent mental health services appointment as of 30 September 2020 or the latest available date; and the number waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks. [29495/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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Mental Health Services

John Lahart

299. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of children admitted to adult mental health units to date in 2020. [29496/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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HSE Waiting Lists

John Lahart

300. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of home support hours being provided in each LHO area as of 30 September 2020 or the latest available date; the way in which that compares to the target in each LHO area for the same period; the number of persons on the waiting list for home support hours in each LHO area in tabular form; and the number waiting zero to three, three to six, six to 12 and more than 12 months. [29497/20]

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Thu, 8 Oct 2020

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HSE Waiting Lists

John Lahart

301. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of persons awaiting placement under the fair deal scheme as of 30 September 2020 or the latest available date; the average waiting time; the number of persons in each LHO area awaiting placement under the scheme in tabular form; and the length of time waiting. [29498/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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EU Migration Crisis

John Lahart

120. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his views on the developing situation at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28491/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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EU Migration Crisis

John Lahart

401. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the engagement he has had with the Greek authorities in relation to the Moria camp in Lesbos; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28817/20]

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Tue, 6 Oct 2020

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Refugee Resettlement Programme

John Lahart

589. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice her plans to increase the number of refugees Ireland will offer to relocate from Greece before Christmas 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28589/20]

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020

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Hospital Services

John Lahart

239. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health if a breakdown of the acute beds pledged under the HSE winter plan will be provided; the hospitals in which the 409 beds already in place are located; the date on which the beds came into service; the hospitals in which the remaining 483 are to be provided; the timeframe for each hospital in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27579/20]

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020

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Hospital Services

John Lahart

240. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the definition of a sub-acute bed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27580/20]

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020

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Hospital Services

John Lahart

241. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of sub-acute beds pledged under the HSE winter plan; the hospitals in which the 395 beds already in place are located; the date on which these beds came into service; the hospitals in which the remaining 89 are to be provided; the timeframe for each hospital in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27581/20]

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020

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Hospital Services

John Lahart

242. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the location of the 631 additional rehabilitation beds to be provided under the HSE winter plan; the number that will come on stream each month from 25 September 2020 until April 2021; and the number of rehabilitation beds that will be available nationally when the provision comes on stream in tabular form. [27582/20]

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020

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Hospital Services

John Lahart

243. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the location of 530 repurposed community beds pledged in the HSE winter plan to support the home first pathway; the services from which they are being repurposed; and the alternative provision being made in the services from which these beds are being repurposed in tabular form. [27583/20]

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020

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HSE Data

John Lahart

244. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the number of the 4.76 million additional home support hours that will be provided in each LHO area over the course of the HSE winter plan; and the number of home support hours that will be provided in each as a result of the provision by each LHO in tabular form. [27584/20]

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020

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Hospital Data

John Lahart

245. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the available inpatient beds for each public and voluntary hospital; and the number of beds that are categorised as sub-acute by each hospital in tabular form. [27585/20]

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020

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Hospital Data

John Lahart

246. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the available day bed places for each public and voluntary hospital; and the number of these beds that are categorised as sub-acute by each hospital in tabular form. [27586/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Credit Unions

John Lahart

74. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance if he will report on the review of the policy framework within which credit unions operate. [26718/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

John Lahart

367. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 303 of 22 September 2020, her plans to grant funding to the live events sector as outlined; and if a person from the sector will be appointed to the task force (details supplied). [27016/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

432. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Defence the role played by the Defence Forces since the onset of Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27207/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Direct Provision System

John Lahart

699. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice if she has considered an independent investigation into the management of the contracts of a company (details supplied) for direct provision centres in counties Monaghan, Cavan, Meath, Louth and Dublin. [26454/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Direct Provision System

John Lahart

700. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice if she has had officials examine the diet in direct provision centres with reports alleging that the quality of the food is not child friendly nor does it meet daily nutritional guideline amounts. [26455/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Direct Provision System

John Lahart

701. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice if she has considered, in the context of direct provision centres, the fact that there appears to be no fair complaint procedure for the members of communities in direct provision and they have no way to respond to an abuse of power or to neglect. [26456/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Maternity Services

John Lahart

812. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the reason for the decision to prevent partners from attending labour, birth, scans or appointments that are pregnancy related; if the decision will be reviewed in view of the isolation for expectant mothers and their partners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26459/20]

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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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Forestry Sector

John Lahart

1003. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has considered the exploration of introducing stepping stone forests here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26458/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

303. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht her plans to grant funding to the live events sector (details supplied); if the sector will be considered when appointing persons to the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25268/20]

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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Health Screening Programmes

John Lahart

688. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health when the BreastCheck screening service will recommence; if his attention has been drawn to the importance of early detection of breast cancer in women over 50 years of age; his plans to deal with the backlog of appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24702/20]

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Wed, 16 Sep 2020

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Constitutional Amendments

John Lahart

50. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the plans and timelines he in mind with regard to the holding of a referendum on the public ownership of water. [24204/20]

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Wed, 16 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

John Lahart

94. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) was awarded a pandemic unemployment payment and then subsequently had it withdrawn; the reason subsequent requests for information by this Deputy to the pandemic unemployment payment team have been declined; if there is an ongoing examination of the application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24249/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

John Lahart

245. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance if taxi drivers will be transferred to the wage subsidy scheme in view of the fact they have lost 80% of their business and have been removed from the pandemic unemployment payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23605/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Energy Efficiency

John Lahart

287. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance if he is considering incentives for households in view of the success of the home renovation incentive for persons to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes in budget 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24032/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

411. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education the steps being taken in respect of children of highly vulnerable parents or grandparents who still have to attend school, potentially endangering their vulnerable parent or grandparent; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23570/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

John Lahart

472. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Social Protection the measures in place to assist those over 50 years of age who have found themselves unemployed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, especially those who were self-employed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23936/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

John Lahart

506. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Social Protection if a series of matters regarding taxi drivers will be addressed (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23605/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Tests

John Lahart

749. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health his plans to further streamline Covid-19 testing and to increase its capacity to reduce the number of days of schools missed by schoolchildren and work days by their parents and guardians, who currently will be forced to isolate for two to five days; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the inconvenience to families will result in some parents not getting their children tested due to the amount of time off school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23811/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

754. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health his plans to increase the number of persons permitted to attend weddings and civil ceremonies if the venues allow for full adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23830/20]

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020

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Felling Licences

John Lahart

886. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason there is a backlog in felling licences leading to the importation of the raw material for pallets while thousands of pallets are burned at Halloween each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23571/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Proposed Legislation

John Lahart

126. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Climate Action and Communication Networks the status of the climate action Bill that was promised in the first 100 days of office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21627/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Tax Code

John Lahart

306. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Finance the rules governing the withdrawal of funds from private pensions; if a consumer can withdraw all of their money while paying the relevant tax without the assistance of external tax or financial consultants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22306/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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State Examinations

John Lahart

489. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education the measures being taken and the arrangements put in place for the 900 students that have been schooled entirely at home by a parent for the leaving certificate programme but cannot have their parent award calculated grades on their behalf; and the alternative for such students. [21222/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

John Lahart

490. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education her plans for teachers that are in a shared teacher role when they return to school in August 2020 in the context of Covid-19 and the return to school roadmap; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21225/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Special Educational Needs Staff

John Lahart

491. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education the protections there will be for SNAs when schools reopen; if there will be specific training provided to same; if SNAs will be required to stay within the pod; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21226/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Special Educational Needs Staff

John Lahart

492. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education her plans to introduce a panel or central database of substitute SNAs which schools can avail of to replace SNAs that are off work; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21227/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Schools Building Projects

John Lahart

506. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education when a planning application will be lodged for a school (details supplied); and the person or body that will make the application. [21371/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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School Staff

John Lahart

513. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Education if the appointment of a fifth senior infants teacher in a school (details supplied) will be supported for the 2020-2021 academic year in view of the fact that class sizes here are higher than the EU and OECD average; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21598/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

John Lahart

640. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Social Protection the reason the pandemic unemployment payment for a person (details supplied) was cut despite earnings in excess of €200 per week in 2018 and 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21187/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Commemorative Events

John Lahart

643. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Social Protection if consideration will be given among other possible memorial and commemorative to ideas that might emerge to naming the August Bank Holiday Monday John Hume day to mark his contribution to peace in Ireland (details supplied). [21427/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

John Lahart

661. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Social Protection if persons on the Covid-19 payment and job seekers will lose payments for holidaying in Ireland on a staycation (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21189/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

John Lahart

666. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Social Protection if her announcement with regard to the pandemic unemployment payment in terms of those in receipt of it being active jobseekers will extend to those self-employed persons who through no fault of their own cannot work at their chosen employment for now; if not, the reason; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21243/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

John Lahart

667. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Social Protection the way in which persons on payments and who must show that they are genuinely seeking work can do so in an industry that remains shut down; her plans in this regard in view of the fact that they are being threatened with payment cancellations despite late venues and so on remaining closed; the way in which persons in the arts, music and entertainment industry can be assisted by her Department to find work; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21245/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Departmental Correspondence

John Lahart

842. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the plans in place for students relying on grades received in previous years to access college courses in 2020 in view of the fact that access points for many CAO courses are likely to rise; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22301/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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English Language Training Organisations

John Lahart

860. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the English language education sector is a major employer and worth as much to the economy as the university sector; if a ring-fenced fund will be made available to the sector in view of the fact that universities received €100 million in assistance funding; when same will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21747/20]

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English Language Training Organisations

John Lahart

861. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science his views on whether the recently announced reduction in the wage subsidy scheme will put English language education providers in further difficulty. [21748/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Fines Data

John Lahart

901. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice the number of fines issued for the non-wearing of masks on public transport. [21284/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Cancer Services

John Lahart

1042. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the key performance indicators that will be used to measure the performance of general practitioner referrals and access to diagnostics in cancer services in phase 1, 2 and 3 of the Safe Return to Health Services plan of the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21285/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Cancer Services

John Lahart

1043. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the key performance indicators that will be used to measure the performance of rapid access clinics in cancer services in phase 1, 2, and 3 of the A Safe Return to Health Services plan of the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21286/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Cancer Services

John Lahart

1044. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the key performance indicators that will be used to measure the performance of surgical oncology in phase 1, 2, and 3 of the A Safe Return to Health Services plan of the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21287/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Cancer Services

John Lahart

1045. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the key performance indicators that will be used to measure the performance of medical oncology and haematology in phase 1, 2 and 3 of the A Safe Return to Health Services plan by the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21288/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Cancer Services

John Lahart

1046. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the key performance indicators that will be used to measure the performance of radiation oncology in phase 1, 2 and 3 of the A Safe Return to Health Services plan by the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21289/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Cancer Services

John Lahart

1047. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the key performance indicators that will be used to measure the performance of survivorship and psycho-oncology in cancer services in phase 1, 2 and 3 of the A Safe Return to Health Services plan by the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21290/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Cancer Services

John Lahart

1048. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the expected activity for general practitioner referrals and access to diagnostics in cancer services during phase 1, 2 and 3 of the A Safe Return to Health Services plan by the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21291/20]

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Tue, 8 Sep 2020

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Cancer Services

John Lahart

1049. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the expected activity for rapid access clinics in cancer services during phase 1, 2 and 3 of the A Safe Return to Health Services plan by the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21292/20]

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