1. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee that covers housing and homelessness. (Question 51712/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 4, inclusive, together.
Following the streamlining of the Cabinet committee structures earlier this year, Cabinet committee D was established to cover the areas of housing, climate action, infrastructure investment and delivery, including transport, the national planning framework and the ten-year capital plan. The committee last met on 23 November 2017.
I consider Cabinet committee D to be the appropriate forum to consider housing issues. O...

2. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee that has responsibility for issues pertaining to housing and homelessness; and if he will consider establishing a dedicated Cabinet committee on housing. (Question 50151/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 4, inclusive, together.
Following the streamlining of the Cabinet committee structures earlier this year, Cabinet committee D was established to cover the areas of housing, climate action, infrastructure investment and delivery, including transport, the national planning framework and the ten-year capital plan. The committee last met on 23 November 2017.
I consider Cabinet committee D to be the appropriate forum to consider housing issues. O...

3. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee D - infrastructure - last met; and when it will meet again. (Question 52000/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 4, inclusive, together.
Following the streamlining of the Cabinet committee structures earlier this year, Cabinet committee D was established to cover the areas of housing, climate action, infrastructure investment and delivery, including transport, the national planning framework and the ten-year capital plan. The committee last met on 23 November 2017.
I consider Cabinet committee D to be the appropriate forum to consider housing issues. O...

4. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee in which transport is discussed. (Question 51996/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 4, inclusive, together.
Following the streamlining of the Cabinet committee structures earlier this year, Cabinet committee D was established to cover the areas of housing, climate action, infrastructure investment and delivery, including transport, the national planning framework and the ten-year capital plan. The committee last met on 23 November 2017.
I consider Cabinet committee D to be the appropriate forum to consider housing issues. O...

96. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach if he will report on Cabinet sub-committee D, infrastructure. (Question 49179/17 asked on 22 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: Cabinet Committee D covers housing, climate action, infrastructure investment and delivery, the National Planning Framework and the Ten Year Capital Plan. Among other issues, this Committee is providing political oversight of our efforts to tackle the challenges in housing and homelessness and our transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.
The next meeting of Cabinet Committee D is scheduled for tomorrow, 23 November 2017. 
Following a review of Rebuilding Ireland, the Gov...

1. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee E (health) will next meet. (Question 47835/17 asked on 15 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: Cabinet committee E met on 12 September and is scheduled to meet again on 23 November. Committee E covers issues related to the health service. As well as considering current issues and challenges faced by the health service, such as measures to improve access to scheduled and unscheduled care over the months ahead, the Cabinet committee will oversee the development of the Government’s response to the Sláintecare report. As I previously stated, the Government agrees with the br...

3. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on Cabinet committee F on national security. (Question 47898/17 asked on 15 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 3 and 4 together. 
The role of Cabinet committee F is to keep the State’s systems for the analysis of, preparation for, and response to, threats to national security under review and to provide for high-level co-ordination between relevant Departments and agencies on related matters. The Cabinet committee will allow greater ministerial involvement in preparing for and managing major security threats.
The committee last met on 9 November 2017. It ...

4. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee F on national security last met; and when it will next meet. (Question 48129/17 asked on 15 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 3 and 4 together. 
The role of Cabinet committee F is to keep the State’s systems for the analysis of, preparation for, and response to, threats to national security under review and to provide for high-level co-ordination between relevant Departments and agencies on related matters. The Cabinet committee will allow greater ministerial involvement in preparing for and managing major security threats.
The committee last met on 9 November 2017. It ...

18. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet Committee E (Health) last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. (Question 46587/17 asked on 14 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 18 and 19 together.
Cabinet Committee E last met on 12 September and is scheduled to meet again on 23 November. 
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19. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach when the Cabinet Committee E (Health) will next meet. (Question 46797/17 asked on 14 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 18 and 19 together.
Cabinet Committee E last met on 12 September and is scheduled to meet again on 23 November. 
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23. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Taoiseach the role of the Government Security Committee; when it last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. (Question 46589/17 asked on 14 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: The role of Cabinet Committee F is to keep the State’s systems for the analysis of, preparation for, and response to, threats to national security under review and to provide for high-level coordination between relevant Departments and agencies on related matters. The Cabinet Committee will allow greater ministerial involvement in preparing for and managing major security threats.
The Committee last met on 9 November 2017. It is expected that the Committee will meet again early ...

1. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B, social policy and public services, last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. (Question 44867/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, and 116 together.
Cabinet committee B covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, equality, social inclusion, Irish and arts and culture and continued improvements in and reform of public services. Issues relevant to reform of the justice system are also included in its remit. Cabinet committee B met on Monday, 11 September and is scheduled to meet again next week.
Cabinet committ...

2. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee that has assumed the responsibilities of the former Cabinet committee on justice reform. (Question 43824/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, and 116 together.
Cabinet committee B covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, equality, social inclusion, Irish and arts and culture and continued improvements in and reform of public services. Issues relevant to reform of the justice system are also included in its remit. Cabinet committee B met on Monday, 11 September and is scheduled to meet again next week.
Cabinet committ...

3. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B, social policy and public services, will next meet. (Question 44043/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, and 116 together.
Cabinet committee B covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, equality, social inclusion, Irish and arts and culture and continued improvements in and reform of public services. Issues relevant to reform of the justice system are also included in its remit. Cabinet committee B met on Monday, 11 September and is scheduled to meet again next week.
Cabinet committ...

4. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if he will report on Cabinet committee B, social policy and public services. (Question 46348/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, and 116 together.
Cabinet committee B covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, equality, social inclusion, Irish and arts and culture and continued improvements in and reform of public services. Issues relevant to reform of the justice system are also included in its remit. Cabinet committee B met on Monday, 11 September and is scheduled to meet again next week.
Cabinet committ...

5. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee B, social policy and public services, last met. (Question 46483/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, and 116 together.
Cabinet committee B covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, equality, social inclusion, Irish and arts and culture and continued improvements in and reform of public services. Issues relevant to reform of the justice system are also included in its remit. Cabinet committee B met on Monday, 11 September and is scheduled to meet again next week.
Cabinet committ...

6. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee at which issues relating to justice are discussed; and the number of times it has met since June 2017. (Question 47086/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, and 116 together.
Cabinet committee B covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, equality, social inclusion, Irish and arts and culture and continued improvements in and reform of public services. Issues relevant to reform of the justice system are also included in its remit. Cabinet committee B met on Monday, 11 September and is scheduled to meet again next week.
Cabinet committ...

116. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach the Cabinet committee in which justice issues are discussed; and when the last meeting took place. (Question 46213/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, and 116 together.
Cabinet committee B covers the areas of social policy and public service reform, including education, children, equality, social inclusion, Irish and arts and culture and continued improvements in and reform of public services. Issues relevant to reform of the justice system are also included in its remit. Cabinet committee B met on Monday, 11 September and is scheduled to meet again next week.
Cabinet committ...

125. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if Cabinet Committee A (Economy) has met in October 2017. (Question 46505/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: Cabinet Committee A did not meet in October. It met on 12th September and the next meeting is scheduled for 23 November.
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3. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee D (infrastructure) will meet next. (Question 42739/17 asked on 25 Oct 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 3 to 6, inclusive, together.
Cabinet committee D met on 15 September 2017 and the next meeting of the committee is scheduled for 23 November 2017. 
The committee’s terms of reference relate to infrastructure and its main focus at present is on housing and the forthcoming ten-year capital plan.
Since the meeting on 15 September, the Government has announced a number of additional measures following the review of Rebuilding Ireland. These include a...

4. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee D (infrastructure) will next meet. (Question 44892/17 asked on 25 Oct 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 3 to 6, inclusive, together.
Cabinet committee D met on 15 September 2017 and the next meeting of the committee is scheduled for 23 November 2017. 
The committee’s terms of reference relate to infrastructure and its main focus at present is on housing and the forthcoming ten-year capital plan.
Since the meeting on 15 September, the Government has announced a number of additional measures following the review of Rebuilding Ireland. These include a...

5. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee D (infrastructure) will next meet. (Question 44702/17 asked on 25 Oct 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 3 to 6, inclusive, together.
Cabinet committee D met on 15 September 2017 and the next meeting of the committee is scheduled for 23 November 2017. 
The committee’s terms of reference relate to infrastructure and its main focus at present is on housing and the forthcoming ten-year capital plan.
Since the meeting on 15 September, the Government has announced a number of additional measures following the review of Rebuilding Ireland. These include a...

6. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet committee D (infrastructure) last met and when it is scheduled to meet again. (Question 44614/17 asked on 25 Oct 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 3 to 6, inclusive, together.
Cabinet committee D met on 15 September 2017 and the next meeting of the committee is scheduled for 23 November 2017. 
The committee’s terms of reference relate to infrastructure and its main focus at present is on housing and the forthcoming ten-year capital plan.
Since the meeting on 15 September, the Government has announced a number of additional measures following the review of Rebuilding Ireland. These include a...

7. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet Committee A (Economy) last met. (Question 41642/17 asked on 18 Oct 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 7 to 10, inclusive, together.
Cabinet Committee A held its first meeting on 12 September. Its focus is on economic issues, including implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 and preparation of a new, more focused, action plan for next year; labour market policies, including implementation of Pathways to Work and responding to emerging skills pressures; competitiveness and productivity challenges for businesses, including pressures from rece...

8. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Taoiseach when Cabinet Committee A (Economy) last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. (Question 42742/17 asked on 18 Oct 2017 - Cabinet Committee Meetings)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 7 to 10, inclusive, together.
Cabinet Committee A held its first meeting on 12 September. Its focus is on economic issues, including implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 and preparation of a new, more focused, action plan for next year; labour market policies, including implementation of Pathways to Work and responding to emerging skills pressures; competitiveness and productivity challenges for businesses, including pressures from rece...