Synopsis Below you will find a list of Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister research papers published during 2014.
The UK Government announced in the Queen’s Speech on 5 June 2014 its intention to introduce a Childcare Payments Bill which would create a new scheme to give working families a proportion of their childcare costs. The UK Government will be seeking the Assembly’s approval of a Legislative Consent Motion (LCM) in respect of some of the provisions of the Bill. The LCM and Bill are brought to this Committee as OFMdFM is the lead department on strategy for childcare. This paper outlines the purpose of the Bill and the Legislative Consent Motion.
This Briefing Note supplements the Briefing Paper Peace Building Initiatives: Examples Outside Northern Ireland (74/14), prepared for the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister in the context of scrutinising community relations policy in Northern Ireland.
This paper has been written in relation to an inquiry by the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMdFM) into the current strategy for good relations and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, Together: Building a United Community (TBUC).
This Research Paper briefly summarises issues for refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland.
This paper briefly summarises some of the recent developments in Northern Ireland on issues related to gender.
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