Wicklow TD’s Dail comments
Liz Mc Manus
Question 56: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is in a position to regulate retailers in order that market share wars do not end up costing farmers their livelihoods and jobs in the food processing sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Liz Mc Manus
Employment Support Services
Question 71: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment her views on the introduction of a social economy or job initiative schemes to help deal with the unemployment situation; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
Liz Mc Manus
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the contacts she has with the industrial development agencies with a view to securing alternative employment for the 1,800 workers who, it was announced in January 2009, are to lose their jobs at a plant (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
National Spatial Strategy
Question 343: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the level of compliance for building energy ratings for commercial buildings; the requirements for BER certificates on non-dwellings; his views on the requirements for new and existing commercial buildings as set out in the legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Department of Health and Children
Question 30: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if her attention has been drawn to the widespread concern at the closure of wards in various hospitals around the country; the impact this will have on waiting times for elective procedures and accident and emergency departments; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
(Wicklow, Labour) 21.05.2009
Question 54: To ask the Minister for Health and Children the funding that will be spent in 2009 to implement “A Vision for Change “and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20469/09]
(Ans) Mary Harney
(Minister, Department of Health and Children; Dublin Mid West, Progressive Democrats)
The estimated additional cost of the implementation of “A Vision for Change “the Report of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy is €150m over 7 – 10 years. Substantial resources are invested in mental health services; overall spending on these services amounts to an estimated €1 billion. Development funding totalling €51.2m was allocated to the HSE in 2006 and 2007, some of which was diverted because of core budgetary pressures; however, I am advised by the HSE that 94% of the €51.2m will be in place before the end of 2009. Implementing is essentially about the reallocation and remodelling of these resources. Additional funding has been provided in 2009 for the recruitment of 35 therapy posts for the child and adolescent mental health service. In addition, once-off funding of €1.75m has been provided for suicide prevention initiatives and for mental health projects supporting service users and carers.