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14/12/2017
194. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the fact that private early years services providing full day ECCE, free preschool, are exempt from rates while those providing full day care services or afterschool services are obliged to pay commercial rates; if he has had contact with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs with a view to standardising the non-payment of rates by all early years services providers; if an equalisation grant to offset the cost of commercial rates can be provided to providers for which it is not possible to remove the rates obligation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54012/17]
14/12/2017
195. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to reports that the Government is seeking to delay the implementation of European Union Work-Life Balance Directive; his views on the fact that Ireland is one of only six EU member states to not offer employer paid paternity leave; his plans to address this anomaly in respect of the implementation of the directive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [54181/17]

218. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans in respect of the implementation of the European Union Work Life Balance Directive; his views on the fact that Ireland is one of only six EU member states to not offer employer paid parental leave; his plans to address this anomaly in respect of the implementation of the directive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53952/17]
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196. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of departmental staff by departmental premises and within statutory bodies within his remit and their grades employed in Drogheda. [53533/17]
14/12/2017
197. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of permission to work and attend college for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53541/17]
14/12/2017
198. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current and-or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53553/17]
14/12/2017
199. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53572/17]
14/12/2017
200. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on the criticisms made of the Prison Service in a report (details supplied) concerning the transfer of a certain prisoner. [53582/17]
14/12/2017
201. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when a hearing will take place in relation to an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53583/17]
14/12/2017
202. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a court ruling (details supplied) will be examined to determine if recognition of Traveller ethnicity will require a legislative basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53611/17]
14/12/2017
203. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps he is taking to ensure that there will be accountability for the estimated two million fake breath tests; if he will publish the statistics of these tests for each district of An Garda Síochána; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53898/17]