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Mitchell, Olivia

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 Nbr. 3


Written Answers - Health Insurance

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will request the VHI to desist from using the Government health insurance levy as a means of preventing persons in financial difficulties from downgrading their policies; and if he will make ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if, in view of the reports that VHI are allowing customers who have been made redundant downgrade their policies without penalty, he accepts the VHI explanation that they must charge other customer...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he is investigating recent assertions that companies are offering early draw down of pension savings (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if Ireland is losing tax revenue due to the early draw down of pensions referred to in a publication (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if, in view of the fact that companies are offering early draw down of pension funds that he will reconsider legislating for the early draw down of AVCs and personal pension schemes as previously r...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide in tabular form the cost of the provision of transition year imposed on the Exchequer each year since its conception; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - School Curriculum

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if there is a national transition year curriculum programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of teachers that are employed by the State to teach transition year students; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Transition Year Programme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide in tabular form the number of students who are partaking in transition year in 2012; the number of students per year who have partaken in transition year since its inception; and...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide in tabular form the number of students as a percentage of the cohort of eligible students [785]who are partaking in transition year in 2012; the perce...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his attention has been drawn to any Irish or international research that has proven education or social benefits resulting from participation in transition year; and if he will make a statement ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his attention has been drawn to the average extra cost imposed on families who have a child partaking in transition year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: when the heads of the Noise Nuisance Bill are expected to be approved; if the Bill will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Road Traffic Offences

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will provide in tabular form the number of speed check operations carried out each year since 2000 in speed limit zones under 50 km, under 60 km, under 80 km, under 100 km and under 120 km; t...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will provide in tabular form the number of speed check operations carried out each year since 2000 in suburban areas, motorways, dual carriageways, single carriageways and secondary roads; an...More Button

Written Answers - Cosmetic Products Regulation

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to a report in a newspaper (details supplied) on 21 November 2011 in relation to an suspected incident of a severe allergic reaction resulting in death, to the chemi...More Button

Written Answers - Food Safety Authority

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to research conducted on the possible carcinogenic properties of the sugar substitute aspartame; if he has done any research on aspartame; and if he will make a stat...More Button