Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32. I will call on Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office. As Deputy Bannon is not present, I call Deputy Byrne.
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil Under Standing Order 32.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the imminent withdrawal of methadone provision by pharmacies which will result in a crisis for almost 5,000 recovering addicts and their families throughout the country.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the threatened withdrawal of pharmacies from the methadone scheme on Monday next and the withdrawal of all GMS services to elderly and vulnerable pensioners from 1 December; I ask the Minister to intervene by calling for an independent impact assessment and I call on the Irish Pharmaceutical Union to withdraw its threat of action and on the HSE to defer the proposed changes pending the outcome of that assessment.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the decision of the HSE to withdraw funding for new bed facilities at the Hamilton Park Nursing Home in Balrothery, Balbriggan, on 3 October last, when citizens, including a senior constituent who is a stroke patient and currently in the National Rehabilitation Hospital, have been arbitrarily deprived of much-needed care and treatment at the Balrothery nursing home; and if the Minister will make a statement on this and other arbitrary health cuts by HSE senior management.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the continuing damaging impact of cuts imposed by the Health Service Executive including the freezing of funding for community care packages, resulting in hospitals being unable to discharge patients and a consequent inability to admit patients as in the case of the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire.
Having given careful consideration to all the matters submitted, they are not in order under Standing Order 32.
The Leas-Cheann Comhairle should change his mind and allow them.
Deputies might be surprised as regards what might be in order.
I submitted a matter under Standing Order 32 and I have not been called.
It is not on the list. I will check with my office regarding the time at which the matter was submitted.
The important matter to which I refer, relating to Brazilian beef, was duly submitted.
It would have been ruled out of order in any event.
I am sure that, during the course of the day, the Deputy will find some other avenue by which to raise the matter.
Those opposite should be interested in discussing the situation relating to Brazilian beef.