Dáil Éireann - Volume 423 - 14 October, 1992

Adjournment Debate Matters.

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given to the Ceann Comhairle under Standing Order 20 (3) (a) and the name of the Member in each case:

(1) Deputy D. Ahern — The measures the relevant State agencies can take in order to alleviate potential job losses in the customs clearance section with the abolition of tax frontiers on 1 January [1243] 1993; (2) Deputy Harte — The discharge of toxic matter into Lough Foyle by a company (details supplied) in County Derry; and the action he proposes to take in that regard; (3) Deputy Taylor — The proposed redundancies in Airmotive, Baldonnel; (4) Deputy Dukes — The danger to our environment arising from the Government's delay in implementing the Environmental Protection Agency Act, as evidenced by the emission of chlorobutedane into Lough Foyle on 6 October and the accidental mixing of hydrochloric acid and water near Listowel on 11 October 1992; (5) Deputy R. Bruton — The plans, if any, he has to avoid any threat to ESB supplies from an industrial dispute; and if he will make a statement on the matter; (6) Deputy Ferris — The implications for the Common Agricultural Policy reform in the light of the breakdown of the GATT talks; (7) Deputy Rabbitte — Whether the Minister for Health has made a recommendation to the Government concerning the construction of the regional hospital at Tallaght, and whether the Government have agreed to make the necessary provision in the Estimates; (8) Deputy T. Ahearn — The closure of the integrated pre-school in Clonmel, which is run by the local branch of the mentally handicapped association, due to lack of sufficient funding by the Department of Health; (9) Deputy Allen — The withdrawal of solicitors from the criminal free legal aid scheme and the failure of the Minister for Justice to reach an agreement with the Incorporated Law Society; (10) Deputy Fennell — Whether the Minister for Justice will take emergency action on the lack of legal aid in the Dublin area; (11) Deputy Cotter — The need to pay adequate compensation to customs clearance agents who are being forced out of business by the completion of the single market; (12) Deputy Garland — The continued failure by the Minister for the Marine to adequately address the virtual disappearance of sea trout in Connemara and south Mayo with the consequent disastrous effect on employment in these areas; (13) Deputy [1244] Gilmore — The sale by the Office of Public Works of a portion of Chantilly Stud Farm, Shankill, County Dublin; (14) Deputy Deenihan — The urgent need for the Government to provide funding to the Irish Hockey Union to develop a playing pitch for the Hockey World Cup in 1994.

I have selected for discussion the matters raised by Deputies Gilmore, Harte and Dukes.