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Tue, 21 Jun 2011

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Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Robert Dowds

359 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health the number of persons accessing care in nursing homes under the fair deal scheme; and the total public expenditure on this form of care. [16234/11]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2011

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Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Robert Dowds

360 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health the number of persons accessing care that is provided in their own homes under the fair deal scheme; and the total public expenditure on this form of care. [16235/11]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2011

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Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Robert Dowds

361 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health his views that by encouraging more persons to access care that is provided in their own homes under the fair deal scheme, rather than accessing care in nursing homes, there could be scope for savings to the Exchequer without compromising in any way the standard of the care provided. [16236/11]

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Thu, 16 Jun 2011

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Bullying in Schools

Robert Dowds

84 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 100 of 13 April 2011, the number of schools that will be evaluated in each of the school years 2010-11 and 2011-12 for the effectiveness of their steps to prevent and respond to racist bullying. [15979/11]

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Thu, 16 Jun 2011

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Bullying in Schools

Robert Dowds

85 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 100 of 13 April 2011, the number of schools that will be evaluated in each of the school years 2010-11 and 2011-12 for the effectiveness of their steps to prevent and respond to homophobic bullying. [15980/11]

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Wed, 15 Jun 2011

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

134 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance when the pension levy will be imposed. [15270/11]

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Wed, 15 Jun 2011

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

135 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance the date on which he intends the pension levy to take effect. [15271/11]

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Wed, 15 Jun 2011

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

136 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance the work he has undertaken to determine the impact of the pension levy on individual pension funds or schemes; and if he will outline this work. [15272/11]

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Wed, 15 Jun 2011

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

137 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance if he proposes that the first tranche of the pension levy will be paid in mid-July 2011 retrospective to January 2011; if pension firms will have the option of asking existing pensioners to pay this back-payment out of their July pensions. [15273/11]

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Wed, 15 Jun 2011

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An Teanga Gaeilge

Robert Dowds

356 D’fhiafraigh Robert Dowds den Aire Gnóthaí Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta an bhfuil aon phlean aige comhoibriú a dhéanamh leis an Aire Stáit nua atá ag rialtas na hAlban, a bhfuil dualgas air Gàidhlig na hAlban a chur chun cinn, ionas gur féidir leis an dá rialtas oibriú le chéile chun caidreamh cultúrtha idir an dá thír a neartú agus an Ghaeilge agus an Ghàidhlig a chur chun cinn sa dá thír. [15527/11]

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Wed, 15 Jun 2011

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School Absenteeism

Robert Dowds

532 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide the figures on the absentee rate of 20 days or more at secondary schools (details supplied). [15709/11]

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Wed, 15 Jun 2011

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School Absenteeism

Robert Dowds

533 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide the figures on the absentee rate of 20 days or more at primary schools (details supplied). [15710/11]

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Thu, 9 Jun 2011

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

58 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance if the 0.6% levy on the pensions industry will be applied to pension funds in distress, particularly those in debt; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14862/11]

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Thu, 9 Jun 2011

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

59 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance if he intends to ensure that the 0.6% levy on the pensions industry will be taken from its charges or profits rather than from pensioners themselves. [14863/11]

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Wed, 8 Jun 2011

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Health Services

Robert Dowds

210 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health if there are any plans by the Health Service Executive to complete a service level agreement with a counselling centre (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14708/11]

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Tue, 7 Jun 2011

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Tax Collection

Robert Dowds

113 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance if there is evidence of tax being collected from a car repair and sales business operating at a location (details supplied) in Dublin 22 since the 1970s; and what, if any, is the evidence. [14336/11]

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Tue, 7 Jun 2011

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Third Level Staff

Robert Dowds

145 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an audit has ever been conducted to ascertain the average number of contact hours per week lecturers in publicly funded third level institutions are engaging in; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14344/11]

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Tue, 7 Jun 2011

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Third Level Staff

Robert Dowds

146 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills, if there has never been an audit to ascertain the average number of contact hours per week lecturers in publicly funded third level institutions are engaging in, if he will give an explanation; and his plans to carry out any such audit. [14345/11]

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Tue, 7 Jun 2011

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EU Directives

Robert Dowds

165 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when he will publish legislation to effect the transposition of the EU directive on the establishment of a European works council or a procedure in Community-scale undertakings and Community-scale groups of undertakings for the purposes of informing and consulting employees (2009/38/EC) into Irish law. [14252/11]

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Tue, 7 Jun 2011

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Alternative Energy Projects

Robert Dowds

212 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if ESB Electric Ireland plans to offer the same terms for microgeneration of wind energy North and South of the Border; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that microgeneration of energy could be of value as an enterprise for small farmers and landowners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14176/11]

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