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Wed, 22 Jun 2016

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Ministerial Functions

Lisa Chambers

280. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of occasions in each of the years from 2011 to 2016 to date on which the powers vested in her or any Minister of State in her Department were exercised, without any express act of delegation, by Department officials of certain seniority and responsibility, as per the Carltona doctrine. [17465/16]

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Recruitment

Lisa Chambers

282. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason for the delay in promotions arising from the captain to commandant competition; if it is caused by an attempt to generate payroll savings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17357/16]

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Personnel Data

Lisa Chambers

283. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of officers in the Defence Forces responsible for or holding more than one appointed position; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17358/16]

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Pensions

Lisa Chambers

284. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of persons in receipt of a Defence Forces pension. [17359/16]

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Reserve

Lisa Chambers

285. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the cumulative number of attested members of the Reserve Defence Force or equivalent since 1975. [17360/16]

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016

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Air Ambulance Service Provision

Lisa Chambers

286. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if the Air Corps provides the air ambulance service on a 24-7 basis; and, if not, if there are any plans to do so. [17361/16]

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016

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Ministerial Functions

Lisa Chambers

287. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of occasions in each of the years from 2011 to 2016 to date in which the powers vested in him or any other Minister in his Department were exercised, without any express act of delegation, by Department officials of certain seniority and responsibility, as per the Carltona doctrine. [17467/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Personnel

Lisa Chambers

14. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the steps he is taking to address the attrition rate in the Defence Forces and the loss of many highly trained and skilled persons; to identify the cause of early departures; to encourage and support retention of personnel; when he will review the pay for members of the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17095/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Reserve Strength

Lisa Chambers

16. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when the number of members of the Reserve Defence Force will reach 4,000; his engagement in addressing the difficulties and delays applicants experience in obtaining Garda Síochána clearance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17096/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Strength

Lisa Chambers

19. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when the numbers in the Permanent Defence Force will reach the agreed ceiling of 9,500; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16898/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Reserve

Lisa Chambers

27. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to send members of the Reserve Defence Force overseas in a civil or military co-operation role or in any other role; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16901/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Medical Services

Lisa Chambers

32. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to continue prescribing Lariam for members of the Defence Forces; the alternative medications available and used; the number of members of the Defence Forces, in the past or currently serving, who have reported negative health effects which they attribute to the use of Lariam; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16899/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Personnel

Lisa Chambers

33. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the steps he will take to address the attrition rate and identify the cause of premature departures and the loss of highly trained and skilled persons from the Defence Forces; and his plans to encourage and support the retention of persons. [16902/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Defence Forces Personnel

Lisa Chambers

36. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the steps he will take to address the low number of female personnel in the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16900/16]

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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Carer's Allowance Applications

Lisa Chambers

307. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Social Protection why there has been a delay of over three months in assessing the carer's allowance application for a person (details supplied) and if he can ensure a response is issued as soon as possible. [17165/16]

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016

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Garda Vetting Applications Data

Lisa Chambers

104. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of Garda Síochána clearance applications received in each of the years 2014 to 31 May 2016, by number received from registered organisations, by average time for completion or return of Garda clearance, by percentage completed within six weeks, by percentage completed within six to 12 weeks, by percentage completed within 12-24 weeks and by percentage taking longer than 24 weeks. [15386/16]

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016

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Ambulance Service Data

Lisa Chambers

402. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of ambulances which operate out of County Mayo, by ambulance station, by hour, by day; and the level of service in County Mayo. [15363/16]

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016

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Services for People with Disabilities

Lisa Chambers

475. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the reason for delays experienced by children and their families in assessing early intervention services for children with autism spectrum disorder in County Mayo; and his plans to rectify this serious issue. [15989/16]

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016

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Services for People with Disabilities

Lisa Chambers

476. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in County Mayo in each of the years 2014 to 31 May 2016, in tabular form. [15990/16]

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016

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Services for People with Disabilities

Lisa Chambers

477. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of staff the Health Service Executive employs in early intervention services and where they are located, in tabular form. [15991/16]

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