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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Trade Agreements

Charlie McConalogue

278. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation when a final completed sustainability impact assessment of the Mercosur trade agreement will be completed by the European Commission; and if the Directorate-General for Trade is the lead Commission directorate for this impact assessment. [46079/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Trade Agreements

Charlie McConalogue

408. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the timeline for an updated impact assessment to be carried out by the European Commission following the 2016 report on the cumulative economic impact of future trade agreements on EU agriculture, which was predicated on the UK remaining in the EU; if a new impact assessment will be carried out to provide for all Brexit scenarios and the impact of 99,000 tonnes of increased Mercosur beef quota; and if the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development is the lead Commission directorate for this impact assessment. [46080/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Trade Agreements

Charlie McConalogue

409. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the timeline for the economic impact assessment to be carried out on the Mercosur deal agreed between the EU and Mercosur countries. [46081/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Horticulture Sector

Charlie McConalogue

416. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the supports he will consider to aid vegetable and potato growers who have not been able to harvest their crops due to recent wet weather. [46187/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Common Agricultural Policy

Charlie McConalogue

417. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the legislative proposals of the European Commission (details supplied) laying down transitional provisions for the current CAP programme to be extended to 2021; the position Ireland is taking on the files at Council level; the EU funding for Ireland in 2020 under Pillar 1 direct payments and Pillar 2 rural development programme in tabular form; the proposed budget allocations for Pillar 1 and Pillar 2, respectively, in 2021 as set out in the legislative files; and the steps he will take to build support with like-minded member states to ensure that proposed budget cuts to direct payments and the rural development programme are reversed in 2021. [46188/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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National Childcare Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

497. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if there will be a mechanism for Tusla and public health nurse referrals under the new national childcare scheme similar to the community childcare subvention programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46115/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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National Childcare Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

498. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the date the new national childcare scheme will open for applications; if the date will be extended for new entrants to the community childcare subvention programme past 15 November 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46132/19]

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019

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Housing Estates

Charlie McConalogue

577. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the progress to date that has taken place regarding the taking-in-charge of housing developments with stand-alone treatment plants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46323/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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EU Meetings

Charlie McConalogue

168. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of discussions at the most recent EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting regarding CAP proposals post 2020, national strategic plans, environmental measures being considered, distribution of payments, transitional proposals being considered and discussions on EU MFF proposals. [45861/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Common Agricultural Policy Reform

Charlie McConalogue

169. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if CAP transition measures (details supplied) proposed by the European Commission would result in cuts to direct payments in October 2020 and cuts in farm schemes under pillar 2 to farmers here; and the process involved for the decision to become final. [45862/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Social Farming Initiatives

Charlie McConalogue

170. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will report on social farming here; the funding breakdown between Exchequer and EU sources; and the 2019 and 2020 allocations. [45863/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Eligibility

Charlie McConalogue

171. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 325 of 8 October 2019, the number of applicants selected for a remote sensing inspection in respect of the various 2019 area-based schemes; the number of inspections in respect of the cases that have taken place; the number finalised and processed to payment stage; and the number of such applicants who have and have not received their 2019 payments by county in tabular form. [45864/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Agriculture Scheme Data

Charlie McConalogue

172. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of approved applicants into each 2019 area-based scheme in pillars 1 and 2; the number of such applicants selected for inspection; the number of applicants who have had their inspections and are awaiting their advance payments; the number of applicants who have had their inspections and received their advance payments; and the number of applicants who have not had their inspections to date and are awaiting payment by county in tabular form. [45865/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Budget 2020

Charlie McConalogue

173. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the 2020 allocation to the BEEP scheme; if additional measures to the existing scheme will be added; the process involved; and if approval from the European Commission has been sought in this regard. [45866/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Budget 2020

Charlie McConalogue

174. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the European Commission has been contacted regarding adding measures or introducing new schemes to give effect to the €40 million for targeted supports for the beef sector announced in budget 2020. [45867/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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TB Eradication Scheme

Charlie McConalogue

175. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will report on the recent spending review of the TB eradication programme carried out by the IGEES; and his views regarding an organisation (details supplied) regarding the review. [45868/19]

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Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme Applications

Charlie McConalogue

204. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a partial capacity benefit application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45834/19]

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

Charlie McConalogue

214. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on a domiciliary care allowance application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45759/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Home Tuition Scheme Provision

Charlie McConalogue

189. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills if home tuition will be approved for a child (details supplied) in County Donegal from September 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44452/19]

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Tue, 5 Nov 2019

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Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Charlie McConalogue

641. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health his plans to remove age restrictions associated with the provision of the FreeStyle Libre device; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45053/19]

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