Press Releases

Here you will find links to the Press Releases issued by the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment arranged with the most recent at the top of the list.

25/02/2014
Committee proposes expanded role for credit unions

The Assembly’s Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment today put forward a Motion in the Assembly to expand the number and services of credit unions. The Motion follows proposals made by the Irish League of Credit Unions and the Ulster Federation of Credit Unions to the Committee.

Reference: CETI 08/13/14
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30/01/2014
Committee addresses issue of roaming charges

The Assembly’s Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment today questioned EU officials on abolishing roaming charges, an issue that is of particular concern to Northern Ireland.

Reference: CETI 07/13/14
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09/12/2013
'Lights Out' For Northern Ireland is a Real Possibility, Says Committee

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment today put forward a motion in the Assembly on its review into the security of electricity supply.

Reference: ETI 06/13/14
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08/11/2013
Committee Welcomes Electricity Price Determination

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment today welcomed the findings of the Competition Commission on NIE pricing.

Reference: ETI 04/13/14
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07/11/2013
‘One of a Kind’ Investment Bank Briefs ETI Committee

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment today received a briefing from a ‘one of a kind’ investment bank, the Green Investment Bank.

Reference: ETI 03/13/14
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05/11/2013
Committee Welcomes New Utility Regulator

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment today welcomed the new Utility Regulator, Ms Jenny Pyper during her first appearance in front of the Committee since taking on her new role.

Reference: ETI 02/12/13
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17/10/2013
Supermarket Fuel Pricing Policies Need More Consistency, says Committee

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment quizzed officials from Tesco, Asda and the NI Retail Consortium on their respective fuel pricing policies.

Reference: ETI 01/12/13
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27/06/2013
Assembly Committee Examines Roaming Charges with Oireachtas Communications Committee

A delegation from the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment met informally this week with Members of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications.

Reference: ETI 11/12/13
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20/06/2013
Committee Agrees to Undertake Review into Electricity Prices

Following its meeting today, the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment announced that it will undertake a review of electricity policies in Northern Ireland.

Reference: ETI 10/12/13
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23/05/2013
Answers Needed for Electricity Price Hike, Says Committee

Following its meeting today, the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment agreed to press for information from Power NI and the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR) for the details and reasons for Power NI’s recently announced electricity price increase. The Committee will also hear from Manufacturing NI on the potential effects of the price increase to businesses.

Reference: ETI 09/12/13
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11/04/2013
More Consistency Needed in Supermarket Fuel Pricing, Says Committee

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment today considered a Consumer Council briefing that demonstrated inconsistencies in fuel prices between different locations in the same supermarket chain.

Reference: ETI 08/12/13
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22/03/2013
Committee Focuses on Agri-Food Industry with Visit to Local Farm and Processing Plant

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment visited a beef farm in Collone, County Armagh, and Dunbia food processing plant in Dungannon, County Tyrone earlier this week, to emphasise the importance of the agri-food industry.

Reference: ETI 07/12/13
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18/02/2013
Committee Calls on Executive Action to Promote “Green” Economy

The ETI Committee put forward a motion today calling on the Executive to encourage and support growth in the sustainable and renewable energy sector.

Reference: ETI 06/12/13
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05/02/2013
Committee Investigates Payday Lending Schemes

The ETI Committee hosted an event in Parliament Buildings to investigate payday lending and specifically, regulation of payday lending schemes.

Reference: ETI 05/12/13
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26/11/2012
Committee Calls for Executive to Help Drive Innovation

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment put forward a motion in the Assembly that called on the Executive to promote awareness of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI).

Reference: ETI 04/12/13
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05/11/2012
Committee Chairperson welcomes Secretary of State's support for Devolvement of Corporation tax

Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Patsy McGlone MLA, met with the Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers MP, today to discuss the Northern Ireland economy and devolution of corporation tax varying powers.

Reference: ETI 03/12/13
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11/10/2012
Ulster Bank Must Address Accountability and Proper Compensation, Committees Urge

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment and the Committee for Finance and Personnel received a briefing today from Ulster Bank officials on what action has been taken following the bank’s system failure earlier this year.

Reference: ETI 02/12/13 / CFP 02/12/13
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10/09/2012
New Secretary of State Must Address Corporation Tax Says Committee
Reference: ETI 01/12/13
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06/07/2012
Committee Calls Bank to Account on Systems Failure
Reference: ETI 09/11/12
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28/06/2012
Committee Calls For Better Payday Loan Practices To Be Implemented
Reference: ETI 08/11/12
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11/06/2012
Northern Ireland Lags Behind in Exploiting Vital Research and Development Funding
Reference: ETI 07/11/12
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29/03/2012
Committee Welcomes a Comprehensive Report on Energy in Northern Ireland
Reference: ETI 06/11/12
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10/11/2011
Committee Inquiry into Research and Development
Reference: ETI 05/11/12
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27/10/2011
Committee Shock at Rogue Trading
Reference: ETI 04/11/12
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20/10/2011
Department Plan Lacks Clear Targets Says Assembly Committee
Reference: ETI 03/11/12
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26/08/2011
Committee Chair Expresses Shock at Social Economy Network Closure
Reference: ETI 02/11/12
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16/06/2011
Assembly Committee Challenges NIE on Planned Price Rise
Reference: ETI01/11/12
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17/02/2011
Assembly Committee Urges Government to Support Businesses to Develop Renewable Energies
Reference: ETI 03/10/11
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14/02/2011
Create a Vision for our Energy Future Urges Assembly Committee
Reference: ETI 02/10/11
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17/11/2010
Joined Up Government Approach Required To Stimulate Econimic Growth
Reference: ETI 01/10/11
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13/05/2010
ETI Committee warns that plans for Credit Union reforms must gather pace
Reference: ETI 06/09/10
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29/04/2010
Assembly Committee holds useful meeting with Administrator for Quinn Insurance
Reference: ETI 05/09/10
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26/04/2010
Assembly Committee secures meeting with Administrator for Quinn Insurance
Reference: ETI 04/09/10
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22/04/2010
Assembly Committee Voices Grave Concerns About the Future of Quinn Insurance
Reference: ETI 03/09/10
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21/01/2010
Committee for Enterprise Trade and Investment Calls on Treasury and DETI to Support Reforms to Credit Union Legislation
Reference: ETI 02/09/10
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08/10/2009
ETI Committee Looks to the Future
Reference: ETI 01/09/10
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18/02/2009
Assembly Committees Back Science and Technology
Reference: E&L03/08/09
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Media Operational Notices

29/09/2014
ETI Committee to Visit SDC Trailers, Toomebridge

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment are to visit SDC Trailers on a fact finding visit to aid its consideration of the impact of possible devolution of corporation tax.

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28/01/2014
Assembly Committees to Host ‘Stem Is Cool’ Event

The Assembly’s Education; Employment and Learning; Enterprise, Trade and Investment; and Culture, Arts and Leisure Committees in partnership with the Northern Ireland Science Park will attend a special event on Wednesday 29 January 2014 to promote the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Subjects.

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06/12/2013
ETI Committee to Highlight Importance of Electricity Supply

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment will be putting forward a motion to the Assembly on its review into the security of electricity supply.

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22/10/2013
ETI Committee to be Updated on Exploris Aquarium

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment will be receiving an update from officials from Ards Borough Council, NIPSA and Portaferry Regeneration Ltd on the future of Exploris Aquarium.

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16/10/2013
ETI Committee to Quiz Supermarkets on Fuel Pricing

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment will be quizzing officials from Tesco, Asda and the NI Retail Consortium on their respective fuel pricing policies.

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12/06/2013
Power NI to Brief Committee on Electricity Prices

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment will receive a briefing from Power NI on its recent electricity price increase.

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05/06/2013
Utility Regulator to Brief Committee on Electricity Prices

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment will receive a briefing from the Utility Regulator, Mr Shane Lynch on the recent electricity price increases.

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29/05/2013
Committee to Receive PWC Briefing on Economic Growth Report

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment will receive a briefing from PricewaterhouseCoopers on its Economic Growth Report.

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15/05/2013
Committee to Hear Update on Gas Network Extension

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment will receive a briefing from the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR) and DETI on the progress of the gas network extension.

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08/05/2013
ETI Minister to Brief Committee on Economy

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment will be briefed by the Minister on key issues relating to the economy, energy and tourism. The Committee will receive a briefing from Invest NI CEO, Alastair Hamilton, on Invest NI’s performance in 2012-13.

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17/04/2013
Corporation Tax Up for Consideration at Committee Meeting

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment will receive a briefing on corporation tax and other measures to improve the economy from the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI). The Committee will also receive a briefing on 4G mobile phone coverage and roaming charges from the Mobile Operators Association, which includes representatives from O2, Vodafone, Everything Everywhere and Three.

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10/04/2013
Committee to Focus on Supermarket Fuel Pricing

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment will be considering a Consumer Council briefing on supermarket fuel pricing at its next Committee meeting.

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13/03/2013
Committee to Visit City of Culture
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27/02/2013
Committee to Hear Impact of Flags on Licenced Retail Trade
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20/02/2013
Committee Visit to H&W and Bombardier
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18/02/2013
Call on Executive for "Greener" Economy
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13/02/2013
Invest NI to Address Committee on Impact of Flag Protests
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06/02/2013
Committee to Examine Rising Food Costs
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06/02/2013
Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce to Address Committee
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04/02/2013
Committee to Focus on Payday Lending
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30/01/2013
Committee to Quiz Mutual Energy on Interconnector

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment will receive a briefing from Mutual Energy regarding the Moyle Interconnector.

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05/12/2012
Committee to Consider Invest NI and Economy
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28/11/2012
Committee to Consider Farm safety Issues
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23/11/2012
Committee Call for Executive to Help Drive Innovation
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21/11/2012
Committee to hold meeting at BT Tower to discuss 4G
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09/11/2012
Committee to Bring Together Key Players at Research and Development Event
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01/11/2012
Committee Chair To Meet With Secretary Of State On Economy
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10/10/2012
Ulster Bank to Address Committees on Compensation Scheme
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08/10/2012
Office of Fair Trading to Address Committee on UK Petrol and Diesel Prices
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13/06/2012
ETI Committee to hold Meeting at Causeway Hotel, Bushmills
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