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Rabbitte, Pat

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4


Ceisteanna – Questions. - Departmental Estimates.

Asked the Taoiseach: the reason for the reduction of 14% in the allocation for the National Economic and Social Council in the Book of Estimates for 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: the reason for the reduction of 34% in the allocation for the information society, e-Cabinet and other initiatives in the Book of Estimates for 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Strategic Management Initiative.

Asked the Taoiseach: the progress made to date by the SMI implementation group of secretaries in regard to the development of a new vision statement, strategy and action programme for the modernisation of the Civil Ser...More Button

Through no fault of anyone here Taoiseach's Question Time sometimes becomes very boring. When we discuss the strategic management initiative it becomes seriously so. Is the Taoiseach at all persuad...More Button

I confess I have not read it. I may do so at Christmas time.More Button

In the meantime could the Taoiseach tell us what is in it?More Button

Has any consideration been given to locating middle-ranking civil servants in the private sector for a period and – heresy of heresies –vice versa, as Fluther Good would say, in ...More Button

It is negligible.More Button

In respect of the question on the National Centre for Partnership and Performance, does the Taoiseach agree that the future of social partnership, if not now but in the medium term of securing anot...More Button

Leaders' Questions.

I presume the Taoiseach read what was said by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Deputy McDowell, who lectured us on matters of European Union taxation. Does he intend to take any s...More Button

A most foul murder was committed in Limerick at the weekend. A young husband and father of two was murdered because he apparently would not comply with gangsters and drug dealers. This is probably ...More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree that this is probably the most sinister killing since Veronica Guerin's murder? This came the day after the worst set of crime figures we have seen in recent times. For alm...More Button

It appears that the road traffic Act cannot be implemented due to lack of funding. Breathalyser kits have not been furnished to the Garda. Will the Taoiseach indicate if he intends to speak to his ...More Button

Is the Taoiseach saying it is the routine task of Ministers to discuss all aspects of Government policy? This is news to most of us. Does this mean the Minister for Transport will discuss the dange...More Button

With regard to the situation in Limerick, would the same Minister not be best employed focusing on serious crime? It is alleged the top five drug barons in the city were sent to the United States f...More Button

Order of Business.

It seems early in the life of the Government to impose a guillotine on a Bill on Second Stage, especially given the general paucity of legislation this term. Is this Bill the instrument that will b...More Button

Question, “That the proposal for dealing with No. 25 be agreed to”, put and declared carried.More Button

Question, “That the proposal for dealing with Private Members' Business this week be agreed to” put and declared carried.More Button

Written Answers. - Drugs Task Forces.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: when the promised regional drugs task forces will be set up; the way in which the membership will be selected; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button