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Tue, 10 May 2011

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Teaching Council

Robert Dowds

130 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills the annual budgetary allocation of the Teaching Council. [10381/11]

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Tue, 10 May 2011

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Noise Pollution

Robert Dowds

227 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will outline the current law regarding noise as a public nuisance. [10202/11]

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Tue, 10 May 2011

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Noise Pollution

Robert Dowds

228 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will update the law regarding noise as public nuisance. [10203/11]

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Tue, 10 May 2011

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National Substance Misuse Strategy

Robert Dowds

345 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will provide a complete list of names of the persons on the steering group working on the national substance misuse strategy. [10236/11]

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Tue, 10 May 2011

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National Substance Misuse Strategy

Robert Dowds

346 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health and Children when the national substance misuse strategy will be published; and the cause of the delay in its publication. [10237/11]

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Tue, 10 May 2011

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Health Services

Robert Dowds

347 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health and Children if a hospital (details supplied) has outsourced the sending of letters to patients to the Philippines; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10238/11]

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Tue, 10 May 2011

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Health Services

Robert Dowds

348 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of public health care institutions here in which there is a practice of outsourcing of administrative tasks to other countries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10239/11]

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Tue, 3 May 2011

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

152 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance his plans to abolish mortgage interest relief for first time buyers in June 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9619/11]

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Tue, 3 May 2011

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National Drugs Strategy

Robert Dowds

242 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to return to participation in drugs task forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9491/11]

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Thu, 21 Apr 2011

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Diplomatic Initiatives

Robert Dowds

31 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will report on his recent briefings with Irish ambassadors to EU countries in terms of outlining our current economic situation to our EU neighbours. [8825/11]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2011

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Rail Network

Robert Dowds

46 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on delivering a major transport infrastructure project in Dublin and, in particular, his further views on building a much needed underground interconnector between Heuston Station and the main north/south rail corridor with a stop at the St. Stephen’s Green Luas. [8587/11]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2011

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Civil Service Staff

Robert Dowds

67 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Taoiseach the grade of person eligible to apply for the position of Captain of the Guard in Leinster House; and the criteria used to arrive at a decision on such an appointment. [8685/11]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2011

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Tax Code

Robert Dowds

69 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Finance the reason VAT is charged on the public service obligation levy. [8679/11]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2011

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Register of Electors

Robert Dowds

120 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if the electoral commission Bill due to be published during the summer session will provide for a computerised electoral register based on PPS numbers, as is used in Northern Ireland; and if not, if he will consider its inclusion. [8678/11]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2011

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Departmental Surveys

Robert Dowds

154 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health and Children if the SLAN survey will be going ahead in 2011. [8675/11]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2011

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Public Sector Pay

Robert Dowds

155 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health and Children his plans to reverse the December 2010 decision to phase out payments to student nurses doing fourth year placements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8676/11]

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Wed, 20 Apr 2011

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Health Service Staff

Robert Dowds

156 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Health and Children the situation regarding the number of vacancies currently available in the Health Service Executive for speech and language therapists; and the extent to which there will be employment possibilities for them in Ireland in the future. [8677/11]

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Thu, 14 Apr 2011

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Alternative Energy Projects

Robert Dowds

73 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, notwithstanding the publication of the Geothermal Energy Development Bill, the steps he is undertaking to exploit geothermal energy sources here. [8074/11]

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Wed, 13 Apr 2011

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Bullying in Schools

Robert Dowds

100 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the new whole school evaluation MLL model at second level is being used to evaluate the effectiveness of the steps schools are taking to prevent and respond to each case of racist bullying and homophobic bullying and if so, the number of schools that will be evaluated for each of these issues in each the school years 2010-11 and 2011-12. [7897/11]

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Wed, 13 Apr 2011

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European Social Charter

Robert Dowds

106 Deputy Robert Dowds asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, concerning the Revised European Social Charter for each year from 2002 to 2011 inclusive, the date on which the national report by Ireland under the annual reporting procedure was due to have been submitted; the date on which each report was actually submitted; the reasons for any late submissions; and the steps he will take to ensure that no report due while he is Minister is submitted after the due date. [7894/11]

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