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[Oireachtas] Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31. (06 Dec 2005)

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...Aengus Ó Snodaigh: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following specific and important matter of public interest requiring urgent consideration, namely, the fact that the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Deputy Noel Ahern, has failed the working partnership with the local drugs task forces and the national drugs strategy team ...

...and this, coupled with the measly funding provided for in the Estimates, which is totally inadequate to meet the needs identified in local communities, has forced the resignation of the experienced and dedicated Fergus McCabe from his position as community sector representative on the national drugs strategy team... ... Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following specific and important matter of public interest requiring urgent consideration, namely, the fact that the Government has failed to commit the resources necessary to implement the national drugs strategy and to realise the full potential of the local drugs task forces and regional drugs task forces, a failure that is evidenced by the Estimates which involve a shortfall of €15 million and which must be rectified by additional funding, through the budget, if adequate support is to be provided to meet the likely needs in 2006. Mr. Crowe: I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following specific and important matter of public interest requiring urgent consideration, namely, the necessity for an additional €4.8 million to be provided in the budget for the emerging needs fund if the demands for 2006 as identified by the local drugs task forces are to be met. The increasingly crucial purpose of the fund is to address identified emerging needs on the target basis by facilitating local drugs task forces in recommending responses that build on existing projects.... ... An Ceann Comhairle: Having considered the matters raised they are not in order under Standing Order 31.

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