Seanad Éireann - Volume 127 - 21 February, 1991

Business of Seanad.

An Cathaoirleach: I have notice from Senator Liam Naughten that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:

If the Minister is aware of the concern among many electors in regard to the manner in which third level students are being registered on the Register of Electors now prepared and if he proposes to take any action in the matter.

I also received notice from Senator Mary Jackman of the following matter:

To ask the Minister for Social Welfare to allocate part of the £500,000 provided in the 1991 budget for Women's Aid to the women's refuges, particularly Adapt House, in Limerick city.

I also received notice from Senator Avril Doyle of the following matter:

The urgent need for a paediatric unit at Wexford General Hospital.

Tá fógra agam ón Seanadóir Pól Ó Foighil:

Chun a fhiafraí den Aire Comhshaoil an mbeadh sé sásta leasú caoi a chur i gcrích len a chinntiú nach bhféadfaí [1514] cearta vótála a bhaint go héagórach de shaoránach cáilithe i bhfianaise a tharla i gceantar Charna i mbliana nuair a baineadh breis is 200 ainm de liosta na gClár Toghthóirí go mí-dhleatheach.

I also received notice from Senator Michael Howard of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Health to take immediate action to alleviate the severe overcrowding of patients in Ennis General Hospital because of acute shortage of beds.

I also received notice from Senator Dan Neville of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Education to ensure the continuation after 1995 of the post primary school at Mount Trenchard, Foynes, County Limerick.

I also received notice from Senator Batt O'Keeffe of the following matter:

In view of the widespread concern at the change in policy regarding Visa charges by Allied Irish Bank, the need for the Government to monitor interest and bank charges, especially when reviewing legislation on consumer credit in line with EC Directive 87/102/EEC.

I also received notice from Senator Paddy McGowan of the following matter:

The need for the Minister for Environment to update the law and provide for more severe penalties for criminals who steal and vandalise cars as it has come to the stage that no car is safe in any part of Dublin city.

I regard the matters raised by Senators Naughten, Jackman, Doyle, Ó Foighil, Howard and Neville as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected Senator Naughten's matter and it will be taken at the conclusion of business. Senators Jackman, Doyle, Ó Foighil, Howard and Neville may give notice on another day of the matters they wish to raise.

I regret I have to rule the matters raised by Senators O'Keeffe and McGowan are [1515] not suitable for discussion on the Adjournment — Senator O'Keeffe's on the grounds of lack of ministerial responsibility and Senator McGowan's as it advocates legislation.