Seanad Éireann - Volume 187 - 26 September, 2007

Business of Seanad.

  An Cathaoirleach: I have received notice from Senator de Búrca that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health and Children to outline the Government’s position on the potential impact of the food supplements directive, Directive 2002/46/EC, in light of the imminent setting of maximum permitted levels of vitamins and minerals in foodstuffs under the said directive, given the serious concerns that have been expressed by alternative health practitioners and representatives of the professional bodies in this country.

I have also received notice from Senator O’Reilly of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism to consider making funding available for the development of a scouting centre at Castlesaunderson, County Cavan, given that there is no Scouting Ireland camping facility north of a line from Dublin to Galway and in view of the cross-Border dimension and the integrative thrust of the peace programme.

I have also received notice from Senator Bacik of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs to provide an update of his efforts at EU and UN level and in other fora to highlight the case and secure the release of a person (details supplied) who has been detained against her will for 2,040 days by FARC in Colombia.

I have also received notice from Senator Doherty of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health and Children to commence talks with her northern counterpart, Minister Michael McGimpsey, to progress plans for a satellite radiotherapy unit to service cancer patients in the north west of Ireland on a cross-Border basis.

[38]I regard the matters raised by Senators de Búrca, O’Reilly, Bacik and Doherty as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators de Búrca, O’Reilly and Bacik and they will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senator Doherty may give notice on another day of the matter he wishes to raise.