Broughan, Thomas P.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

I support the outstanding work of Deputy Gino Kenny and People Before Profit in producing the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill and having it passed through Second Stage. Despite the cave...More Button

In his introductory speech on the Bill last December, Deputy Gino Kenny made a powerful case for its passage into law. In particular, he recalled the extraordinary campaign of Vera Twomey on beh...More Button

Like many Deputies, I was struck by a report, entitled Cannabis: The Evidence for Medical Use, which was produced by Professor Michael Barnes and Dr. Jennifer Barnes in May 2016. It presented go...More Button

I listened to Deputy Harty's caveats and reservations and his statement that the Bill should not proceed to Committee Stage, but the issues raised could be addressed. These are said to be "techn...More Button

The scrutiny report also had difficulties with the proposed framework of the avenue to cannabis, but the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017 clearly enunciate the responsibility of a registered medi...More Button

I again wish to convey my support to Deputy Gino Kenny and his colleagues in People Before Profit for producing the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill. The Bill should proceed to Committ...More Button

Budget 2018

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the additional expenditure that is being undertaken the end of 2017 and in 2018 to ensure that all measures in budget 2018 are fully equality and gender proofed; the timeframe and targets needed to...More Button

Expenditure Reviews

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his Department's priorities for the next spending review in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Capital Expenditure Programme Implementation

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he has made provision for further changes in the gross capital expenditure ceilings for 2018 in view of the ongoing infrastructural deficits in housing, health, transport and education; and if h...More Button

Banking Sector

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the further steps she is taking to prevent anti-competitive collusion in the banking sector; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

NAMA Debtor Agreements

Asked the Minister for Finance: the way in which NAMA is managing the recovery of the funding of approximately €3.6 billion it advanced to debtors and receivers since 2010; if a large number of these loans are being written off; ...More Button

Immigrant Investor Programme Administration

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will report on the immigrant investment programme and recent changes in the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disability Support Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of persons under 18 years of age with severe physical disabilities that are living in their family home in which the family is in receipt of a social housing payment support (details sup...More Button

Domiciliary Care Allowance Data

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the number of persons in receipt of both domiciliary carer's allowance and a housing support payment (details supplied) in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017; and if she will make a...More Button

Rental Accommodation Standards

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the measures he is taking to address the set of circumstances which led to the conditions shown in a report (details supplied) on RTÉ; his plans for legislation or other actions to improve dramatic...More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his plans for legislation or other actions to improve dramatically Dublin City Council and other local authority management structures following the showing of a report (details supplied) recently;...More Button

Voluntary Housing Sector

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: when legislation to underpin statutorily and regulate the work of housing voluntary bodies will be brought before the Houses of the Oireachtas; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his plans to carry out value-for-money audits of State expenditure on housing voluntary and advocacy bodies in addition to existing annual audits of the sector by the Comptroller and Auditor Genera...More Button

Rent Controls

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the measures he is taking to bring rents down to affordable levels for persons on low incomes, in particular in Dublin and other urban districts; the way in which rents will be reduced in 2018 acro...More Button

Mortgage Lending

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the measures he is taking to address the anomaly whereby persons on certain social protection payments are excluded from accessing mortgages through their local authorities; and if he will make a s...More Button