Stanton, David

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 Report: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

Having listened to speakers this afternoon, on behalf of the Minister for Health I am left in no doubt that this is clearly a very important matter for Deputies and many members of the public as we...More Button

Some of us are around here long enough to know if there is very flawed legislation, it might not be possible to amend it and sometimes it is better to start from scratch, redraft the legislation ...More Button

The Bill has been carefully examined by the committee and the report indicates the Bill has fundamental flaws that could lead to many undesirable and unintended consequences for patients and wide...More Button

The Bill places the regulation and oversight of medicinal cannabis under a completely different and separate legislative and regulatory framework to all other held products. This appears to be a...More Button

It is my view and that of the Minister for Health that a system of accessing cannabis for medicinal use must be introduced on a gradual basis under appropriate clinical supervision, and only for ...More Button

As I said, the expert reference group established by the Minister for Health, Deputy Harris, to develop the operational, clinical and practice guidelines for the access programme has made great p...More Button

I thank the Chairman and members of the health committee for their thorough examination of this Bill and their work in preparing this report of scrutiny of the Private Members' Bill. It appears ...More Button

Equality Issues

As the Deputy will be aware, computer literacy is not a protected ground of discrimination under the Equality Acts. Accordingly, I have no ministerial responsibility in relation to this issue.More Button

Direct Provision System

The on-going implementation of the McMahon Report recommendations in relation to the facilities in State provided accommodation is contributing to greater privacy and autonomy for all residents, in...More Button

Where these facilities have not yet been implemented in an accommodation centre, every family has their own sleeping accommodation in the respective accommodation centre in which they live.More Button

The Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) of my Department is a demand led organisation.  It is currently providing accommodation for almost 4,870 persons.  The composition of protection applica...More Button

A large proportion of the protection applicants requiring RIA accommodation are single persons.  Single persons are accommodated in RIA in shared rooms with other persons of the same gender.  Mos...More Button

Children are only provided with RIA accommodation as part of a family unit.  When allocating accommodation to families, the family make up (including number, ages and gender of children) is taken...More Button