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Mitchell, Denise

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: the revenue generated by the sugar-sweetened drinks tax since its introduction; if he will provide a revised estimate of the revenue raised from the tax in a full year and a projection for same; an...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of products that have been affected by the imposition of a calcium threshold on products exempt from the sugar-sweetened drinks tax; if the imposition of the threshold has brought these ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the consideration which has been given to extending the sugar-sweetened drinks tax to products within the CN2202 category in which sugar has been added; and if he will make a statement on the matte...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the status of an evaluation that has taken place of the sugar-sweetened drinks tax; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the research which has been undertaken on evidence-based fiscal measures to support healthy eating and lifestyles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the review of evidence which has taken place for fiscal measures on products that are high in fat, sugar and salt to reduce their consumption; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

VAT Rate Application

Asked the Minister for Finance: the work being undertaken in respect of addressing anomalies in food and drink VAT rates as part of deliberations on upcoming changes to VAT law at EU level; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will consider the inclusion of a nutrient profiling model to identify unhealthy food products as part of the applicability of VAT on food and drink; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Schools Facilities

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the costs associated with conducting a national audit of secondary schools in respect of the equipment, infrastructure and facilities available to cook, prepare and serve meals to students in addit...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the funding available to schools that wish to develop and purchase equipment, infrastructure and facilities available to cook, prepare and serve meals to students in addition to the facilities in w...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if schools have contacted his Department in respect of the availability of drinking water in schools; if applications have been made for financial support to address issues in which a school does n...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if an audit of all learning centres will be undertaken on the availability of potable drinking water; the estimated cost of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Obesity Strategy

Asked the Minister for Health: the research which has been undertaken on evidence-based fiscal measures to support healthy eating and lifestyles as per action point 1.8 of A Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the review of evidence which has taken place for fiscal measures on products that are high in fat, sugar and salt to reduce their consumption as per action point 1.10 of A Healthy Weight for Irelan...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of step 9 of the ten steps forward of A Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025 in respect of the first 1,000 days of life; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of each of the recommendations of A Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of action point 1.4 of A Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the community based programmes with a focus on disadvantaged areas funded by his Department that focus on healthy eating and active living; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Maternity Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of the implementation of the breastfeeding action plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Public Health Policy

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of the implementation of the HSE programmes, cook it and healthy food made easy, in 2018 in terms of targets and attendances; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Milk Scheme

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of schools in receipt of the EU school milk scheme; the number of students who received an allocation from the scheme in each of the past five academic years; and if he will make a state...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if research has been undertaken on the reason schools do not, or have ceased taking up, the school milk scheme; if there are links to issues relating to facilities and equipment; and if he will mak...More Button

EU School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of schools in receipt of the EU school fruit and vegetables scheme; the budget allocated; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Domestic Violence Refuges Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the status of domestic refuge centres here in tabular form; the number of spaces available by centre; the number of persons who availed of the services of each centre in 2018; the periods during 20...More Button

School Meals Programme

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the number of schools in receipt of the school meals programme; the number that do not have DEIS status; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the cost of extending the school meals programme to cover the cost of kitchen equipment, facilities or staff costs for those current recipients; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the cost of developing a pilot for the school meals programme to youth services, early years settings and after-school programmes to address the issue of food poverty for children and young persons...More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the consideration that has been given to extending the school meals programme to youth services, early years settings and after-school programmes; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the cost of extending the school meals programme to cover schools that do not have DEIS status but that would otherwise have disadvantaged status under the Pobal HP deprivation index; and if she wi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the qualifying criteria for the school meals programme; if these have been reviewed or will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button