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Durkan, Bernard J.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Order of Business (Continued)

On promised legislation, what is the position currently with regard to the introduction to the House of the medical practitioners Bill? Have the heads been approved and if not, when are they likel...More Button

Rented Dwellings Register

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if any consideration will be given to increasing the maximum level of rent in respect of which rent support will be offered with particular reference to the need to address local market issues thro...More Button

Rented Dwellings Register (Continued)

I thank the Minister for her extensive reply and in particular for the review that is taking place, which she indicated in reply to a previous question. I also thank her for her understanding of t...More Button

The ideal situation is to transfer responsibility to the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, whose responsibility it is to meet the housing needs of the community. In t...More Button

On a point that has been the subject of other parliamentary questions, I particularly ask that she consult with her colleagues in the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government...More Button

I acknowledge the Minister's efforts to deal with a very difficult situation. I also acknowledge the fact that a previous Minister for Social and Family Affairs indicated about seven years ago an ...More Button

Notwithstanding all of this, is it possible in the interim at least to address the most sensitive issues that have been brought to our attention, including particular pockets where the competitio...More Button

Social Welfare Rates

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which she expects to be in a position to meet the budgetary requirements of her Department without the imposition of extra curtailments in respect of payments to social welfare recipi...More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason rent supplement was suspended in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if all documentation has been received in this instances; if she will outline when payment wil...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the maximum rent allowance to avail of rent support in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if all arrears of rent support are up to date in this instance; and if she will mak...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will consider increasing rent support for recipients living in areas affected by higher rent markets; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of applications for various social welfare payments such as disability benefit, disability allowance, invalidity pension or other means-tested or health-related payments which have been ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the total number of applications for disability allowance/invalidity pension approved on application, refused on application and/or subsequently awarded and/or approved on appeal in each of the pas...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of applications for health-related social welfare payments approved on application or referred to appeal in each of the past three years to date; and if she will make a statement on the ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of applications for rent allowance refused or reduced in each of the past two years to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the total number of persons in receipt of mortgage interest supplement in each of the past two years to date; the number who have had reductions in this payment in the period in question for whatev...More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: further to Parliamentary Question No. 667 of 16 April 2013 if she will indicate if in the determination of means, specific regard was had for persons liabilities in the form of outstanding liabilit...More Button

Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the average length of time taken to process appeals for means-tested or health-related social welfare payments in each of the past three years to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Domiciliary Care Allowance Application Numbers

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of applications for domiciliary care allowance received in each of the past five years to date; the number approved, rejected or pending; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the total number of persons who have given up employment to care for a relative and who have subsequently been awarded State pension-related credits over the past four years to date; and if she wil...More Button

Social Welfare Overpayments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of overpayments of a social welfare payment and or allowance wherein the overpayment that occurred was not the fault of the applicant; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Employment Support Services

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the total number of persons currently on community related training, employment or education schemes and supported by her Department in each of the past two years to date; the extent to which she e...More Button

Youth Unemployment Measures

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the specific arrangements she has put in place to address the issue of youth unemployment; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Unemployment Levels

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the arrangements she has put in place to address the issue of long-term unemployment; the extent to which she expects such measures to impact on the live register in the current year; and if she wi...More Button

Youth Unemployment Data

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which youth unemployment currently reflected in the live register is likely to be affected by her proposals to address the issue of youth unemployment; and if she will make a statemen...More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which previously the self-employed have been facilitated by way of social welfare payment and support; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Residency Permits

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress made to date in determination of eligibility for long term residency/naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Visa Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will facilitate the extension of stamp 3 visa in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asylum Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will indicate, pending decision under provision section 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and section 5 of the Refugee Act 1996 (as amended), if a decision will issue in the case ...More Button

Home Help Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if an increase in home help assistance is available to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare whose home help has recently been reduced to one hour per week; and if he will make a statement ...More Button