Consolidated List of Questions

Synopsis Any unanswered questions at the end of each week will be contained in a Consolidated List of Questions which will be published on this page each Monday morning.

Consolidated List of Questions as of Monday 07 July 2014

Monday 9 September 2013
Monday 16 September 2013
Monday 23 September 2013
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Thursday 26 September 2013
Friday 27 September 2013
Tuesday 1 October 2013
Wednesday 2 October 2013
Friday 4 October 2013
Thursday 10 October 2013
Friday 11 October 2013
Monday 14 October 2013
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Wednesday 16 October 2013
Thursday 17 October 2013
Tuesday 5 November 2013
Monday 11 November 2013
Monday 18 November 2013
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Thursday 21 November 2013
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Friday 29 November 2013
Tuesday 3 December 2013
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Thursday 12 December 2013
Friday 13 December 2013
Monday 16 December 2013
Tuesday 17 December 2013
Wednesday 18 December 2013
Thursday 19 December 2013
Friday 20 December 2013
Tuesday 24 December 2013
Monday 30 December 2013
Thursday 2 January 2014
Thursday 9 January 2014
Tuesday 21 January 2014
Wednesday 22 January 2014
Monday 27 January 2014
Wednesday 29 January 2014
Friday 31 January 2014
Thursday 6 February 2014
Monday 10 February 2014
Tuesday 11 February 2014
Wednesday 12 February 2014
Thursday 13 February 2014
Monday 17 February 2014
Tuesday 18 February 2014
Wednesday 19 February 2014
Thursday 20 February 2014
Friday 21 February 2014
Monday 24 February 2014
Tuesday 25 February 2014
Thursday 27 February 2014
Monday 3 March 2014
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Monday 10 March 2014
Tuesday 18 March 2014
Friday 21 March 2014
Monday 24 March 2014
Tuesday 25 March 2014
Wednesday 26 March 2014
Thursday 27 March 2014
Friday 28 March 2014
Monday 31 March 2014
Tuesday 1 April 2014
Wednesday 2 April 2014
Tuesday 8 April 2014
Thursday 10 April 2014
Friday 11 April 2014
Monday 14 April 2014
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Friday 18 April 2014
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Monday 28 April 2014
Tuesday 29 April 2014
Monday 12 May 2014
Thursday 15 May 2014
Friday 16 May 2014
Monday 19 May 2014
Tuesday 20 May 2014
Thursday 29 May 2014
Friday 30 May 2014
Monday 2 June 2014
Wednesday 4 June 2014
Friday 6 June 2014
Monday 9 June 2014
Tuesday 10 June 2014
Wednesday 11 June 2014
Thursday 12 June 2014
Friday 13 June 2014
Tuesday 17 June 2014
Wednesday 18 June 2014
Thursday 19 June 2014
Friday 20 June 2014
Monday 23 June 2014
Tuesday 24 June 2014
Wednesday 25 June 2014
Thursday 26 June 2014
Friday 27 June 2014
Monday 30 June 2014
Tuesday 1 July 2014
Wednesday 2 July 2014
Thursday 3 July 2014
Friday 4 July 2014
Monday 7 July 2014
Tuesday 8 July 2014
Wednesday 9 July 2014
Thursday 10 July 2014
Friday 11 July 2014
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Thursday 17 July 2014
Friday 18 July 2014
Monday 21 July 2014
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Wednesday 23 July 2014

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 9 September 2013

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

1. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what steps he will take to remove the blight and uncertainty for landowners resulting from his decision not to proceed with the A5 scheme.

AQO 4473/11-15

2. Mr J Byrne (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development when his Department plans to annouce its capital works programme for the next three years.

AQO 4477/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

3. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what progress has been made on his Pay as You Go for Oil System pilot.

AQO 4500/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 16 September 2013

Questions to the Minister of Education

1. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what plans has he to ensure that there is a meaningful consultation before any school is earmarked for closure.

AQO 4555/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what plans his Department has to deal with rates convergence arising from the Review of Public Administration.

AQO 4535/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 23 September 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what action is being taken to improve the timeliness of interactions with the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

AQO 4594/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 25 September 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr B McElduff (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what assessment they have made of the pressures faced by St Vincent de Paul in the Omagh area in combatting and alleviating poverty among newly arrived immigrant families who are delayed in accessing assistance from the Social Security Agency.

AQW 25525/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 26 September 2013

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

1. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether a privately owned vehicle delivering food for a registered business must be in possession of either a PSV licence and/or business insurance.

AQW 25611/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 27 September 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on progress of the Performance and Efficiency Delivery Unit review of departmental responses to the serious flooding in June 2012.

AQW 25639/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr A Ross (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether Land and Property Services has considered implementing a direct line of contact for MLAs and support staff in order to access ownership details of a property or piece of land in their constituencies.

AQW 25671/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 1 October 2013

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 25025/11-15, to detail (i) the total cost of all legal cases during this time; (ii) the cost of the most expensive legal case which the Department lost during this time; and (iii)) why his Department does not record and disaggregate the costs of lost judicial cases for public scrutiny.

AQW 25731/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 2 October 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQW 24885/11-15 has not yet been answered; and when it will be answered.

AQW 25836/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQW 24439/11-15 has not yet been answered; and when it will be answered.

AQW 25837/11-15

3. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, following the review of the effectiveness of the Civic Forum that was commissioned in 2007, when they will publish the recommendations for the Civic Forum, which, under section 56 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, resulting from Strand One of the Good Friday Agreement, requires that the First Minister and deputy First Minister make arrangements for a Civic Forum.

AQW 25851/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 4 October 2013

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

1. Mr D McIlveen (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment when AQO 3838/11-15 will be answered.

AQW 25989/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 10 October 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when they will answer AQW 24639/11-15.

AQW 26834/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 11 October 2013

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

1. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he will commission research, similar to that published by the Australian government, measuring the benefit to the economy each time a person cycles or walks for at least twenty minutes to and from work.

AQW 26314/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 14 October 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the progress of the delivery of Together Building A United Community.

AQO 4771/11-15

2. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to list the organisations from which their Department is considering reclaiming funding.

AQO 4772/11-15

3. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what financial resources have been allocated to deliver the Together Building United Communities programme.

AQO 4774/11-15

4. Mr A McQuillan (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, following their recent visit, for their assessment of the need to retain the Driver and Vehicle Agency in Coleraine.

AQO 4775/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 15 October 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Spratt (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Social Investment Fund in the South Belfast constituency.

AQW 26477/11-15

2. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many Assembly Written Questions remain unanswered by their Department as of 1 October 2013; and of these questions, how many have been unanswered for more than (i) two months; (ii) three months; (iii) four months; (iv) five months; and (v) six months

AQW 26503/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 16 October 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what action they will take following the recent inquiry on the Implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant, conducted by the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee, which recommended an investigation into the specific circumstances of veterans coming before the criminal justice system.

AQW 26588/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 17 October 2013

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

1. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 25911/11-15, of the original £3.7million to detail the (i) amount of funding awarded to; and (ii) projects supported in the (a) Moyle; (b) Ballymena; and (c) Ballymoney council areas.

AQW 26659/11-15

2. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 25911/11-15, of the council bids received for the £2 million in the October monitoring round to detail the (i) amount of funding bid for; and (ii) the relevant projects in the (a) Moyle; (b) Ballymena; and (c) Ballymoney council areas.

AQW 26661/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 26688, to detail the public posts this individual held; and when they ceased to hold each post.

AQW 27450/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

2. Mr A Maskey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the Canadian and United States' experience of tackling social disadvantage within the education system.

AQO 4911/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 11 November 2013

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

1. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how he plans to ensure that the new local councils will engage with small businesses and independent traders when exercising their new economic powers.

AQO 4955/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 18 November 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr W Irwin (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Signature Programmes under Delivering Social Change.

AQO 5007/11-15

2. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety's observance of the terms of paragraph (cd) of the Pledge of Office, which relates to upholding the rule of law based as it is on the fundamental principles of fairness, impartiality and democratic accountability, including support for policing and the courts as set out in paragraph 6 of the St Andrews Agreement, during the debate on the Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men on 5 November 2013.

AQO 5009/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they received an invitation to participate in the Commonwealth Summit in Sri Lanka on behalf of the Executive.

AQW 28331/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 21 November 2013

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether a letter dated 2 February 2012 from Turkington Holdings Ltd was received by his Department and, if so, (i) what action resulted; and (ii) did a reply issue.

AQW 28360/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 26 November 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what representations have been made on behalf of the Executive in respect of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD2), given the potentially negative impact on the local tobacco manufacturing industry.

AQW 28092/11-15

2. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether there have been discussions about ensuring that recommendations from the Haass talks are not left unimplemented due to disagreements.

AQO 5112/11-15

3. Mr P Sheehan (West Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in light of the concerns expressed to the Justice Committee, whether there are any plans to review the workings of the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission.

AQO 5115/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 29 November 2013

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he intends to lobby HM Revenue and Customs regarding the jobs under threat following the announcement on 20 November 2013 of redundancies in Personal Tax Operations, currently based at Duncreggan Road, Derry.

AQW 28532/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 3 December 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to list the occassions on which either of them has met with with Trevor Turkington of Turkington Holdings Limited, since May 2007.

AQW 28365/11-15

2. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQO 4659/11-15 and AQW 25012/11-15 remain unanswered.

AQW 28394/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail, since May 2007, all the occasions he has met with Trevor Turkington of Turkington Holdings Limited.

AQW 28359/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 10 December 2013

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail all amateur sports clubs that currently pay rates broken down by their respective sports.

AQW 28623/11-15

2. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail all amateur sports clubs that currently pay rates broken down by constituency.

AQW 28624/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

3. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the levels of fare paying passengers using public transport.

AQO 5229/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 12 December 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQW 24439/11-15 has not been answered; and to provide the answer to this question.

AQW 28799/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQW 24885/11-15 has not been answered; and to provide the answer to this question.

AQW 28800/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 13 December 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether their Department has any plans to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in 2014.

AQW 28823/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

2. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the costs incurred by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust from medical negligence claims, in each of the last five years.

AQW 28841/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 16 December 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why (i) AQW 28009/11-15; (ii) AQW 27842/11-15; (iii) AQW 27804/11-15; (iv) AQW 27359/11-15; (v) AQW 27235/11-15; and (vi) AQO 4659/11-15 remain unanswered.

AQW 28880/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQW 13640/11-15 remains unanswered; and to provide the answer to the same.

AQW 28900/11-15

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQW 9751/11-15 remains unanswered; and to provide the answer to the same.

AQW 28901/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many entries Special Advisers have made in the Department's Register of Gifts and Hospitality since their appointment; and what is the total value of such entries.

AQW 28961/11-15

2. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what legal certainty exists that third party appeals will not be have to be introduced into law if the amendments to the Planning Bill, which impact on their Department, are re-introduced and adopted in legislation.

AQW 29224/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

3. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether an application to bore a test hole has been received from Tamboran Resources.

AQW 28984/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 18 December 2013

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 27998/11-15, which Department has a female Permanent Secretary; and for how long she has been in post.

AQW 29424/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 19 December 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, since May 2011, what discussions they have had, or what correspondence was exchanged, with the Westminster Government on the issue of economically significant planning applications and arrangements, in relation to applications for Judicial Review of planning decisions.

AQW 29112/11-15

2. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when they will answer AQW 28246/11-15 and AQW 24639/11-15.

AQW 29115/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 20 December 2013

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many entries his Special Adviser has made in the Department's Register of Gifts and Hospitality since they were appointed; and what is the total value of such entries.

AQW 29159/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 24 December 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister (i) whether, aside from the Attorney General, advice was given to their Department by other legal advisers in relation to the amendments to the Planning Bill which impact on their Department; (ii) to list the advisers; and (iii) whether their advice concurred with Mr Larkin’s opinion.

AQW 29223/11-15

2. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, given their responsibility for the Planning Appeals Commission, for their assessment of the need for third party appeals to be be introduced under Planning law reform; and if they were to be introduced, whether third party appeals would improve the overall performance of planning and the ability of applicants to secure planning decisions.

AQW 29226/11-15

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQW 9751/11-15 remains unanswered.

AQW 29264/11-15

4. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQW 8802/11-15 remains unanswered.

AQW 29265/11-15

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQW 1608/11-15 remains unanswered.

AQW 29266/11-15

6. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AWQ 20978/11-15 remains unanswered.

AQW 29267/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 30 December 2013

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether the deputy First Minister is officially representing their Department or the Executive in South Africa, in connection with the death of Nelson Mandela; and if so, (i) who else is attending; and (ii) at what cost to the public purse.

AQW 29341/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 2 January 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister (i) in what capacity the deputy First Minister travelled to the funeral of Nelson Mandela; (ii) if it was to represent the Executive, when this was agreed by the Executive; (iii) who accompanied him; and (iv) what was the total cost to the tax payer.

AQW 29444/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 9 January 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for a breakdown of the costs associated with the Haass talks.

AQW 29518/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 21 January 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr A Ross (East Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail (i) all third sector organisations funded by his Department who provide services to the public; and (ii) the value of each contract.

AQW 29539/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to outline the type of project which could be delivered using Financial Transactions Capital.

AQO 5355/11-15

3. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of the current timescales being used by the National Asset Management Agency to finance projects to completion to subsequently sell off further assets in its portfolio.

AQO 5350/11-15

4. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of the impact on economic growth caused by static wage levels and rising household overheads.

AQO 5364/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 22 January 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why priority AQW 28360/11-15 has not been answered; and whether, and when, he was supplied with a draft reply by officials.

AQW 29576/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 27 January 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of renaming the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister as the Office of Joint First Ministers.

AQO 5375/11-15

2. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether Departments are on course to reach their targeted draw down of European funding.

AQO 5370/11-15

3. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they consulted all relevant members of the Executive before the announcement of the targets within Together: Building a United Community.

AQO 5372/11-15

4. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, following their statement of 5 February 2013, whether their preferred position on the updating of the Organ Donation system remains moving to a soft opt-out system.

AQO 5373/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 29 January 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQW 20037/11-15 has not been answered; and when was a draft answer supplied by officials.

AQW 29804/11-15

2. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what departmental support is available to the Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association.

AQW 30139/11-15

3. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what consideration is given to devising good relations and equality policy on the difficulties faced by people in mixed marriages or mixed relationships in accessing services or housing.

AQW 30166/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

4. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education how many designated officers there are in (i) his Department; (ii) the Education and Library Boards; and (iii) the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools, to support schools that (a) have transformed; and (b) wish to transform.

AQW 29765/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 31 January 2014

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

1. Mrs B Hale (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether there are plans to upgrade the street lighting surrounding Moira Train Station.

AQW 29893/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 6 February 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail their plans for (i) continuing the legacy of the Primary Integrating/Enriching Education programme along with other shared education projects; and (ii) using the project as a pilot to encourage further shared education, as part of their responsibilities under Together: Building a United Community.

AQW 30106/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 10 February 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what progress has been made on the Together: Building a United Community projects.

AQO 5488/11-15

2. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the investment visits they will be carrying out prior to July 2014.

AQO 5490/11-15

3. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they have any plans to review the provisions of the Ministerial Code.

AQO 5492/11-15

4. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what progress is being made on resolving the issues which arose from the Haass discussions.

AQO 5493/11-15

5. Mr D Hilditch (East Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the delivery of the Economic Pact.

AQO 5496/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the total expenditure on (i) ministerial travel; and (ii) Special Adviser travel in 2013.

AQW 30227/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 12 February 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many personnel accompanied the deputy First Minister to South Africa to attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela; and to detail the cost of (i) travel; (ii) accommodation; and (iii) other incidentals.

AQW 30257/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 13 February 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQO 5009/11-15 has not been answered; and when it will be answered.

AQW 30373/11-15

2. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what work they have undertaken to achieve the Together: Building a United Community objective of removing all threatening and divisive symbols being used to cause intimidation, hate, prejudice or the glorification of violence; and what is the target date for achieving this objective.

AQW 30617/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the total expenditure on departmental Ministerial travel in the periods (i) January to June 2013; and (ii) July to December 2013.

AQW 30357/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 17 February 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister on how many occasions since May 2007 their Department has not accepted the recommendations contained in an Ombudsman's finding.

AQW 30425/11-15

2. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to list the current membership of the Community Relations Council.

AQW 30435/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Mr C Boylan (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of the accuracy of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency's current measurement of rural poverty.

AQO 5550/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

4. Mr C Boylan (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for his assessment of the accuracy of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency's current measurement of rural poverty.

AQO 5550/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 18 February 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what steps are being taken to ensure that east-west linkages between Northern Ireland and the other parts of the United Kingdom are built upon and enhanced.

AQW 30462/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 19 February 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the number of Assembly Written Questions received by their Department in each of the last twelve months; and the number which have not been answered within the required deadline.

AQW 30555/11-15

2. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when they will consult the Executive on an International Development Strategy.

AQW 30819/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 20 February 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the (i) type; (ii) scale; and (iii) cost of separation and division that the Together: Building a United Strategy seeks to address.

AQW 30618/11-15

2. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their definition of a shared education campus; and what is the target date for the delivery of the Together: Building a United Community objective of ten shared education campuses.

AQW 30620/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 21 February 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the progress of the delivery of the economic package Building a Prosperous and United Community.

AQW 30633/11-15

2. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in relation to the findings that in the last twenty years economic inactivity rates amongst Protestants have increased whilst for Roman Catholics it has decreased, what action will be taken to increase economic activity rates for all communities.

AQW 30657/11-15

3. Mrs B Hale (Lagan Valley)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what civil contingency plans are in place to deal with major or catastrophic incidents.

AQW 31124/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 24 February 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr I Milne (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the work of Ilex.

AQO 5602/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mr C Ó hOisín (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her assessment of creating regions for the purposes of paying Single Farm Payments.

AQO 5641/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 27 February 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how much has been allocated to each constituency under the Social Investment Fund.

AQW 30889/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 3 March 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister (i) for an update on the allocation of the Social Investment Fund (SIF); (ii) for a timetable outlining the future allocation of monies under SIF; (iii) whether a decision has been made to deny funding to projects which are part of technical assistance groups; and if so, (iv) the reasons for such a decision.

AQW 31009/11-15

2. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when they will publish a Strategy for Affordable and Integrated Childcare.

AQO 5669/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

3. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education to outline the proposed level of resources for youth services in Fermanagh and South Tyrone.

AQO 5672/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 4 March 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what investment has been secured as a result of the Investment Conference in October 2013.

AQW 31041/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 10 March 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the cost of (i) flights; (ii) other transport; and (iii) all other costs, including accommodation for the contracted photographer, on the trips to (a) Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Mumbai and Delhi in April 2012; (b) Shanghai and Hong Kong in November 2012; (c) Brazil and the USA in March 2013; (d) Beijing in May 2013; and (e) Boston and Chicago in October 2013.

AQW 31290/11-15

2. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many of the photographs taken by the contracted photographer on the trips to (i) Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Mumbai and Delhi in April 2012; (ii) Shanghai and Hong Kong in November 2012; (iii) Brazil and the USA in March 2013; (iv) Beijing in May 2013; and (v) Boston and Chicago in October 2013 appeared in the media; and in which outlets.

AQW 31291/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 18 March 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how the proposed Goods, Facilities and Services legislation will ensure that no sections of society are discriminated against; and what is the timescale for the introduction of this legislation.

AQW 31539/11-15

Questions to the Assembly Commission

2. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Assembly Commission to outline any progress made in acknowledging the life of Seamus Heaney in Parliament Buildings.

AQO 5806/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 21 March 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what new initiatives are being taken to tackle racism.

AQW 31720/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 24 March 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the progress made in creating an international development strategy.

AQW 31754/11-15

2. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what discussions were held within their Department on the First Minister's statement in February 2014 that he was not prepared to be First Minister of a government which is kept in the dark on matters which are relevant to Northern Ireland.

AQO 5818/11-15

3. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they discussed the Haass process with Vice-President Joe Biden during their recent visit to Washington DC.

AQO 5820/11-15

4. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister in light of their responsibilities for victims' issues, what matters they plan to draw to the attention of the review of the administration scheme for dealing with on-the-runs, headed by Lady Justice Hallett.

AQO 5825/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 25 March 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why have AQW 28359/11-15, AQW 28360/11-15, AQW 29576/11-15, AQW 29159//11-15 and AQW 29153/11-15 not been answered and when they will be answered.

AQW 31798/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether any recourse has been had to Section 3 of the Civil Service (Special Advisers) Act 2013 and, if so, with what result.

AQW 31799/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to set out the protections which already exist for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in (i) employment law; (ii) the provision of services; (iii) human rights; (iv) equality law; and (v) the criminal law.

AQW 31865/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 27 March 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what funding their Department provides to the Confucius project.

AQW 31932/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 28 March 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline their Department's policy on publishing minutes of Executive meetings and meetings of Executive sub-committees.

AQW 32003/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 31 March 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, given thier responsibility to the application of equality legislation, when they intend to review the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 and bring forward legislation to remove the teachers exception under Article 71(3).

AQW 32016/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQWs (i) 25041/11-15; (ii) 24885/11-15; (iii) 24439/11-15; (iv) 24240/11-15; (v) 13640/11-15; (vi) 9751/11-15; and (vii) 8802/11-15 remain unanswered; and to provide the answers.

AQW 32056/11-15

2. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they plan to review the Fair Employment and Treatment (NI) Order 1998 and bring forward legislation to remove the Teacher Exception under Article 71(3).

AQW 32083/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

3. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what plans he has to improve lighting along the Comber Greenway.

AQW 32065/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the benefits, including financial benefits, to the economy of the Barosa Task Force in each year since its inception.

AQW 32125/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail where the Peace III money, initially earmarked for the Maze project, has been reallocated.

AQW 32282/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 10 April 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for a breakdown of the annual costs of the Executive's office in Brussels.

AQW 32412/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 11 April 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the number of staff in their Department, broken down by grade, travelling daily to their place of work from each of the eleven new council areas to the Greater Belfast area.

AQW 32458/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 19199/11-15, for an update on the information provided.

AQW 32812/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 14 April 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail (i) the number of Motions debated in the Assembly that they have responded to in the last two years; and (ii) the action that they have taken following any Motion that was passed.

AQW 32499/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what is the annual cost of the Executive offices in the USA; and for a breakdown of the costs.

AQW 32511/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 18 April 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the definition of sectarianism used by their Department.

AQW 32691/11-15

2. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how they ensure the political neutrality of the Community Relations Council.

AQW 32713/11-15

3. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail how much money their Department, or its arm’s-length bodies, have given to the Community Relations Council since 2007; and for breakdown of how this money was spent in each year.

AQW 32714/11-15

4. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how much money the Community Relations Council has distributed on behalf of their office since 2007; and to detail the total paid to the Community Relations Council each year for the administration of this money.

AQW 32715/11-15

5. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail their vision for the future role, purpose and functions of the Community Relations Council.

AQW 32716/11-15

6. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail their vision of the relationship with the new Equality and Good Relations Commission.

AQW 32717/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what action their Department is taking to offer comprehensive occupational health services to its employees, including early access to services such as physiotherapy.

AQW 32723/11-15

2. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister (i) to detail the number of Freedom of Information Requests they have received in each year since 2007; (ii) how many and what proportion were not answered within the statutory timeframe; (iii) how many and what proportion where not answered within six months; and (iv) how many and what proportion where not answered within twelve months.

AQW 32752/11-15

3. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister (i) how many times in each year since 2007, following the submission of Freedom of Information requests to their Department, they have been asked to carry out an internal review into the response provided; and (ii) on how many occasions a Freedom of Information request to their Department, or a response provided, was referred to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

AQW 32753/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 28 April 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms B McGahan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when the scope of the Goods, Facilities and Services legislation will be finalised.

AQO 5994/11-15

2. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the recent decision notices by the Information Commissioner regarding the non-disclosure of information to the public by their Department.

AQO 5995/11-15

3. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on any developments following their recent trip to the USA.

AQO 6002/11-15

4. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Programme for Government 2011-15 target of increasing the drawdown of European funds.

AQO 6003/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 29 April 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, following the publication of the recent Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Report where key point 6 is entitled 'Failure lies in wait for young working class Protestant males', what steps are being implemented to address this issue.

AQW 32952/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 12 May 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to account for the late distribution of Good Relations funding in 2013/14; and for an update on the 2014/15 distribution process.

AQW 33332/11-15

2. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline their commitment to the Community Safety Training College at Desertcreat.

AQO 6077/11-15

3. Mr J Byrne (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the projects that have benefited from the Social Investment Fund.

AQO 6079/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 15 May 2014

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

1. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether letting fees are considered legal under the Commission on Disposals of Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1986; and to detail the investigations that have been carried out by Trading Standards on tackling unfair and misleading terms in private tenancy agreements.

AQW 33121/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 16 May 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they will introduce a Troubles related serious injury pension.

AQW 33358/11-15

2. Ms B McGahan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why AQW 31991/11-15 has not been answered.

AQW 33466/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 19 May 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the delivery of the Haass proposals.

AQO 6134/11-15

2. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when the scope of the Age Discrimination legislation relating to Goods, Facilities and Services will be published.

AQO 6140/11-15

3. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they have been invited to appear before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee inquiry into the administrative scheme for on-the-runs.

AQO 6141/11-15

4. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the Colliers International Marketing Strategy and Plan for a Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Centre at the Maze/Long Kesh site.

AQO 6136/11-15

5. Mr F McCann (West Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when their racial equality strategy will go out for consultation.

AQO 6138/11-15

6. Mr C Ó hOisín (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on discussions with the British Government on the devolution of corporation tax powers.

AQO 6139/11-15

7. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when the scope of the Age Discrimination legislation relating to Goods, Facilities and Services will be published.

AQO 6140/11-15

8. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they have been invited to appear before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee inquiry into the administrative scheme for on-the-runs.

AQO 6141/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 20 May 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the current budget of the Northern Ireland Executive's office in Brussels.

AQW 33239/11-15

2. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the current staff complement of the Northern Ireland Executive's office in Brussels.

AQW 33240/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why AQW 29159/11-15 has not been answered.

AQW 33247/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 29 May 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the number of reports that have been produced by Colliers International at the request of their Department, in each of the last five years; and the cost of producing each report.

AQW 33465/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 30 May 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to provide a copy of the business case submitted by the Strategic Investment Board and agreed to by their Department to commission the Colliers International report into the peace building and reconciliation centre at the Maze/Long Kesh site.

AQW 33504/11-15

2. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what discussions were held between the Strategic Investment Board and their Department that led to the commissioning of the Colliers International report into the peace building and reconciliation centre at the Maze/Long Kesh site.

AQW 33505/11-15

3. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when each previous Commissioner of Victims and Survivors was consulted with regard to the proposed construction of a peace building and reconciliation centre at the Maze/Long Kesh site; and to outline their response.

AQW 33507/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 2 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what is a Urban Village under the terms of the Together: Building a United Community; and to detail how it will facilitate meaningful contact and integration for people from a diverse background.

AQW 33519/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

1. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in relation to the Northern Ireland Environment Agency Scientific Officer posts advertised in August 2012, why internal candidates are kept on the reserve list for two years, whereas external candidates are only kept on the list for one year.

AQW 33594/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 6 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many representations they have received from (i) individuals; (ii) organisations; and (iii) overseas governments, in respect of the First Minister’s comments in relation to Pastor McConnell’s views on Islam.

AQW 33844/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 9 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr A Ross (East Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on their forthcoming overseas trade missions.

AQO 6277/11-15

2. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the projected timescale for the introduction of age discrimination legislation with regard to the provision of goods, facilities and services.

AQO 6278/11-15

3. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether recent comments by the First Minister about a lack of trust in Muslims were raised during their meeting with the Turkish Ambassador on 28 May 2014.

AQO 6279/11-15

4. Mr J Byrne (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they have had any contact with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore TD, following his meeting with Dr Richard Haass on 23 May 2014.

AQO 6284/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 10 June 2014

Questions to the Assembly Commission

1. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Assembly Commission for an update on the upgrade of the IT provision for Members.

AQO 6335/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 11 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, given that AQO 5995/11-15 was due for answer in the Assembly chamber on 3 March 2014, why they have not yet provided an answer; and when the question will be answered.

AQW 33966/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 12 June 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel on what date he received the briefing papers for the Committee for Finance and Personnel relating to the renewable energy in public sector buildings; and on what date he approved these papers.

AQW 33708/11-15

2. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why departmental papers are not being sent to the Committee for Finance and Personnel within the agreed timescales.

AQW 33709/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 13 June 2014

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

1. Mr M Brady (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, given the local opposition to the proposed development at Carnbane, Newry, whether he will consider reversing the decision to grant planning permission.

AQW 34048/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 17 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what was the total cost of hospitality provided by (i) their Department; and (ii) its arm's-length bodies in 2013/14.

AQW 33796/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how much (i) Peace III; and (ii) departmental funding has been allocated to the Bushmills Trust in each of the last three years.

AQW 33794/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 18 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what projects have been identified within the Together: Building a United Community signature projects to increase the participation of people with disabilities and special needs in the arts; and whether they have any plans for a disability arts strategy.

AQW 34070/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

2. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how the Tapestry of Colours Online Educational Programme, which was developed with departmental funding, allows people to reflect their Irish identity.

AQW 33846/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

3. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 33430/11-15, whether the proposals that he made with the Minister of Finance and Personnel for Driver and Vehicle Agency staff, will be put in place before 5 July 2014.

AQW 33843/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 19 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the delayed release of Good Relations Funding to non-governmental organisations for the 2014/15 financial year.

AQW 33887/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to list the victims groups being funded by the Victims Support Service.

AQW 33909/11-15

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what foreign trips representatives of the Victims Commissoner's Office, including representatives of the Victims' Forum, have undertaken in the last year; and for what purpose.

AQW 33910/11-15

4. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether the statement by the deputy First Minister in the Assembly on 9 June 2014, that he agrees with the First Minister's statement that it would be appropriate that public funds could be used to provide assistance for the construction of a mosque in Belfast, accurately reflects their Department's position.

AQW 34137/11-15

5. Ms B McGahan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to what extent their Department has implemented the Programme for Government 2011-15 commitment that all public procurement contracts for supplies, services and construction works will include social clauses; and to what level such clauses have been implemented.

AQW 34274/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

6. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the expected tourism benefits that will result from the Built Heritage Study of the Lower Bann in the next two years.

AQW 33882/11-15

7. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the location of the properties that are being considered for disposal as a result of the recent North South Ministerial Council Inland Waterways meeting.

AQW 33883/11-15

8. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, following the recent award of Community Impact Grants to groups in Kilkeel, Newtownstewart and Belfast, what efforts will be made to ensure that groups and events, which are not in the immediate vicinity of these areas, will be catered for.

AQW 33884/11-15

9. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether any sanctions can be imposed against the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) for the incidents at Ballyshannon Power Station that resulted in large number of eel deaths.

AQW 33885/11-15

10. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the number of salmon smolts in Lough Erne in each of the last thirteen years.

AQW 33886/11-15

11. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail (i) the funding Foras na Gaeilge granted to Iontaobhas na Gaeilge; (ii) the purpose of the funding; and (ii) how the funding was spent.

AQW 33913/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

12. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the new NI Railways Dog/Animal Policy.

AQW 33901/11-15

13. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development why the NI Railways Dog/Animal Policy has changed.

AQW 33902/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 20 June 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of the delay in approving the 2013 Business Plan and budgets for Waterways Ireland and the Language Body; and to detail how expenditure in 2013 was legal.

AQW 33937/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what steps are being taken to deal with the situation whereby the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure is refusing to permit agreement on the 2013 Business Plans and Budgets of Waterways Ireland and the Language Body.

AQW 33938/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 23 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether permission will be granted to the Royal Irish Regiment Association to use St Patricks Barracks Ballymena for a final parade in March 2015.

AQW 33967/11-15

2. Ms C Ruane (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict which was attended by the junior Ministers.

AQO 6405/11-15

3. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Social Investment Fund projects in North Antrim.

AQO 6404/11-15

4. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the action plan to address Child Poverty under commitment 37 of the Programme for Government 2011-15.

AQO 6406/11-15

5. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the discussions relating to parades in the party leaders talks process.

AQO 6407/11-15

6. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the proposed timetable for the consultation, publication and implementation of the Racial Equality Strategy.

AQO 6408/11-15

7. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what projects funded by the Social Investment Fund are planned for the Upper Bann Constituency.

AQO 6410/11-15

8. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on Together: Building a United Community.

AQO 6411/11-15

9. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Social Investment Fund projects in North Antrim.

AQO 6404/11-15

10. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the action plan to address Child Poverty under commitment 37 of the Programme for Government 2011-15.

AQO 6406/11-15

11. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the discussions relating to parades in the party leaders talks process.

AQO 6407/11-15

12. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the proposed timetable for the consultation, publication and implementation of the Racial Equality Strategy.

AQO 6408/11-15

13. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what projects funded by the Social Investment Fund are planned for the Upper Bann Constituency.

AQO 6410/11-15

14. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on Together: Building a United Community.

AQO 6411/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

15. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the total (i) capital; and (ii) recurring costs of the new computer system for Libraries NI.

AQW 33997/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

16. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, in relation to the RUC George Cross Widows Association, whether his Department determined that the Association's classification as being in the private sector and was therefore not a function of government, which resulted in the loss of annual Department of Justice funding.

AQW 33972/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 24 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they are aware of the impact of not providing funds to successful group applicants approved grants of £75,000 or less for the 2014/15 financial year through the Victims and Survivors Service is having on the operational delivery of key services by the groups involved.

AQW 34515/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

2. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 33394/11-15, to detail the comparable amounts of money drawn down for Lough Erne.

AQW 34009/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what involvement his Department had in the withdrawal of funding from the RUC George Cross Widows’ Association.

AQW 34058/11-15

4. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he will commit to meet with the Stormont Dog Walking Committee in the near future to discuss the recent decision that dogs must be kept on leads in the grounds of Stormont Estate.

AQW 34060/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

5. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety who was in attendance during discussions held by the BBC and the Health and Social Care Board, as referred to in the minutes of April's Health and Social Care Board meeting.

AQW 34019/11-15

6. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether any agreement was reached at the meeting between the Health and Social Care Board and the BBC, referred to in the minutes of April's Board meeting, on future media coverage of the Health Service.

AQW 34022/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

7. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 33737/11-15, (i) how many investigations the Investigation Strategy Group has overseen since it was established; (ii) how many have been reported to his Department; and (iii) to outline the nature of each investigation.

AQW 34026/11-15

8. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the cost of people living in the Republic of Ireland claiming (i) Employment Support Allowance; (ii) Jobseekers Allowance; (iii) Disability Living Allowance; and (iv) other benefits facilitated by his Department, in each of the last three years.

AQW 34034/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 25 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the number of Freedom of Information requests they have received in each of the last three financial years; and of these, how many have been considered under Regulation 12 of the Environmental Information Regulations, rather than the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

AQW 34066/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the external reports or consultations commissioned and funded by his Department in each of the last three years; and the cost of each report or publication commissioned.

AQW 34077/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 26 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether it is departmental policy that public money should be used to provide a mosque.

AQW 34136/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

2. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in light of his news release on 20 June 2014 in relation to a cancer fund and prescription charges, to clarify the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme’s potential to address Northern Ireland’s current inequity of access to cancer and other specialist medicines available in other areas of the UK.

AQW 34638/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 27 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the number of eligible applications which the Victims Service currently holds across Schemes 1-6 and for which they have been unable to send out offer letters to individual victims/survivors.

AQW 34227/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he has received notification from Tamboran Resources of their intention to drill a borehole.

AQW 34189/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what consultation was held with the Department of the Environment, which issues route-specific licences to tour bus operators, before the edict was issued that tour buses could no longer enter and leave the Stormont Estate by the Massey Avenue entrance.

AQW 34670/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

4. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the cost of prescriptions issued in (i) 2009; and (ii) 2013.

AQW 34199/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 30 June 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what communication they have had with the Westminster Government on the necessity of additional resources to be made available for victims and survivors across the United Kingdom; and what consideration has been given to the appropriate delivery vehicle for this service support.

AQW 34242/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why the consultation on Standing Orders for the shadow councils has been delayed.

AQO 6451/11-15

3. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment when his Department will issue an update on the definition of a 'farm business' under Planning Policy PPS21.

AQO 6452/11-15

4. Mr A Attwood (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the provision of new employment opportunities at County Hall in Coleraine following the closure of the Driver and Vehicle Agency.

AQO 6454/11-15

5. Mr C Boylan (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the new Strategic Planning Policy Statement.

AQO 6455/11-15

6. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on how much his Department has spent on work at the Crannog in Enniskillen, including the protection of artefacts.

AQO 6456/11-15

7. Mr R McCartney (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the range of planning functions and powers which will be transferred to the new councils.

AQO 6457/11-15

8. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, given that councils will have a duty to report on their performance improvement under the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014, to outline the proposed reporting mechanisms.

AQO 6458/11-15

9. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the pre-application enquiry by Gaelectric to build a power station in the rural area of Inver, near Larne.

AQO 6459/11-15

10. Mr W Irwin (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the future of Planning Service, currently based in Marlborough House, Craigavon, in preparation for the transfer of planning powers to the new Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council.

AQO 6461/11-15

11. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why the consultation on Standing Orders for the shadow councils has been delayed.

AQO 6451/11-15

12. Mr A Attwood (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the provision of new employment opportunities at County Hall in Coleraine following the closure of the Driver and Vehicle Agency.

AQO 6454/11-15

13. Mr R McCartney (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the range of planning functions and powers which will be transferred to the new councils.

AQO 6457/11-15

14. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, given that councils will have a duty to report on their performance improvement under the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014, to outline the proposed reporting mechanisms.

AQO 6458/11-15

15. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the pre-application enquiry by Gaelectric to build a power station in the rural area of Inver, near Larne.

AQO 6459/11-15

16. Mr W Irwin (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the future of Planning Service, currently based in Marlborough House, Craigavon, in preparation for the transfer of planning powers to the new Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council.

AQO 6461/11-15

17. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why the consultation on Standing Orders for the shadow councils has been delayed.

AQO 6451/11-15

18. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment when his Department will issue an update on the definition of a 'farm business' under Planning Policy PPS21.

AQO 6452/11-15

19. Mr A Attwood (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the provision of new employment opportunities at County Hall in Coleraine following the closure of the Driver and Vehicle Agency.

AQO 6454/11-15

20. Mr C Boylan (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the new Strategic Planning Policy Statement.

AQO 6455/11-15

21. Mr R McCartney (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the range of planning functions and powers which will be transferred to the new councils.

AQO 6457/11-15

22. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, given that councils will have a duty to report on their performance improvement under the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014, to outline the proposed reporting mechanisms.

AQO 6458/11-15

23. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the pre-application enquiry by Gaelectric to build a power station in the rural area of Inver, near Larne.

AQO 6459/11-15

24. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an overview of the work programme of the Environmental Crime Unit.

AQO 6460/11-15

25. Mr W Irwin (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the future of Planning Service, currently based in Marlborough House, Craigavon, in preparation for the transfer of planning powers to the new Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council.

AQO 6461/11-15

26. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why the consultation on Standing Orders for the shadow councils has been delayed.

AQO 6451/11-15

27. Mr C Boylan (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the new Strategic Planning Policy Statement.

AQO 6455/11-15

28. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an overview of the work programme of the Environmental Crime Unit.

AQO 6460/11-15

29. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why the consultation on Standing Orders for the shadow councils has been delayed.

AQO 6451/11-15

30. Mr A Attwood (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the provision of new employment opportunities at County Hall in Coleraine following the closure of the Driver and Vehicle Agency.

AQO 6454/11-15

31. Mr R McCartney (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the range of planning functions and powers which will be transferred to the new councils.

AQO 6457/11-15

32. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, given that councils will have a duty to report on their performance improvement under the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014, to outline the proposed reporting mechanisms.

AQO 6458/11-15

33. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the pre-application enquiry by Gaelectric to build a power station in the rural area of Inver, near Larne.

AQO 6459/11-15

34. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an overview of the work programme of the Environmental Crime Unit.

AQO 6460/11-15

35. Mr W Irwin (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the future of Planning Service, currently based in Marlborough House, Craigavon, in preparation for the transfer of planning powers to the new Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council.

AQO 6461/11-15

36. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an overview of the work programme of the Environmental Crime Unit.

AQO 6460/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

37. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel when rates were last paid on the commercial property at Bryan Street, Ballymena which last traded as What Everyone Wants.

AQW 34267/11-15

38. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to what extent his Department has implemented the Programme for Government 2011-15 commitment that all public procurement contracts for supplies, services and construction works will include social clauses; and to what level such clauses have been implemented.

AQW 34275/11-15

39. Mr B McElduff (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to outline which of the eight Centres for Procurement Expertise failed to achieve re-accreditation.

AQO 6466/11-15

40. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how the Transitional Rate Relief scheme will be applied to local authorities in 2015.

AQO 6467/11-15

41. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the 2015/16 budget process.

AQO 6468/11-15

42. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to outline the discussions he has had with the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure in relation to the sub-regional programme for football facilities.

AQO 6469/11-15

43. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the task force on banking and finance which was established as part of the economic pact.

AQO 6470/11-15

44. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of his Department's performance against Programme for Government 2011-15 and departmental Business Plan 2013-14 targets.

AQO 6471/11-15

45. Mr C Ó hOisín (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, given that the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has indicated Resource pressures amounting to £160 million in the current financial year, to outline the cumulative total Resource uplift to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety since the budget was set in 2011.

AQO 6472/11-15

46. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the re-evaluation of the rateable value of non-domestic properties.

AQO 6473/11-15

47. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what contingency plans exist should no agreement be found to progress Welfare Reform.

AQO 6474/11-15

48. Ms C Ruane (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the business rates review.

AQO 6475/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 1 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail how the £1.7m savings within victims and survivors funding were achieved.

AQW 34287/11-15

2. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail how the £2.984m June monitoring round bid for Together: Building a United Community/Good Relations will be allocated if the bid is successful.

AQW 34292/11-15

3. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the projects funded by the Central Good Relations Fund in the 2013/14 financial year.

AQW 34294/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

4. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education why only four organisations have been invited to respond to the Elective Home Education consultation; and why Education Otherwise was not invited to respond.

AQW 34315/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

5. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the support being provided by Ernst & Young to assist the Northern Health and Social Care Trust to take forward the implementation of Transferring Your Care; and to detail the costs involved.

AQW 34302/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

6. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the average cost of processing an individual application for a new or renewal Firearms Certificate.

AQO 6499/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

7. Mrs B Hale (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether there are any plans to attach conditions of sale to off street parking to dissuade councils from the disposal of potentially lucrative sites.

AQW 34350/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 2 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the boundary of the area to be included in the (i) Colin; and (ii) Lower Newtownards Road Urban Villages, under the Together: Building a United Community strategy.

AQW 34369/11-15

2. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the criteria against which (i) Colin; and (ii) the Lower Newtownards Road were selected as urban villages under the Together: Building a United Community strategy.

AQW 34370/11-15

3. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how regular meaningful contact between people of different backgrounds will be facilitated by the (i) Colin; and (ii) Lower Newtownards Road urban villages under the Together: Building a United Community strategy.

AQW 34371/11-15

4. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when all the Central Good Relations Fund for the 2014/15 financial year will be allocated; and how the June Monitoring Round bid of £2.424m will be allocated if successful.

AQW 34372/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

5. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of (i) catholic; and (ii) protestant households (a) in housing stress; and (b) on the housing waiting list in each Housing Executive area of Belfast.

AQW 34401/11-15

6. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the average (i) points accrued; and (ii) waiting time for (a) catholic; and (b) protestant households on the housing waiting list for each Housing Executive area of Belfast, in each of the last three years; and the equivalent data for people who have been allocated a house.

AQW 34402/11-15

7. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of houses that have been allocated to (i) Catholic; and (ii) Protestant households which were on the housing (a) waiting; and (b) transfer list, in each of the last three years, broken down by each Housing Executive area in Belfast.

AQW 34403/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 3 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what consideration has been given to the development of a refugee integration strategy.

AQW 34418/11-15

2. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the applications received for funding for anti-racism projects since May 2011; and which of these applications took longer than six months to process.

AQW 34431/11-15

3. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when they will announce the allocation of the Good Relations Funding, given the need for urgency to adequately resource vital scheduled summer interventions.

AQW 34933/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

4. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what consideration was given to Driver and Vehicle Agency staff with cardiac and severe respiratory conditions, when determining exemption from transfer to other areas of work.

AQW 34427/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 4 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the recruitment process in place to appoint a new Commissioner for Victims and Survivors; and when they expect to announce the outcome of the competition.

AQW 34467/11-15

2. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many British-Irish Council meetings, in all formats, have been held between June 2007 and June 2014.

AQW 34510/11-15

3. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to quantify the total budget requested by successful group applicants who have yet to receive funding through the Victims and Survivors Service; and whether their Department has the necessary budget to honour these applications.

AQW 34516/11-15

4. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the meetings they or their senior officials have attended in which the delay in honouring successful applications for funds for 2014/15 through the Victims and Survivors Service has been discussed.

AQW 34517/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

5. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for her assessment of (i) the impact that the community radio station Blast 106 has had on youth and alliterative culture in Belfast; and (ii) the impact of the decision by Ofcom to refuse to grant the station a renewed licence.

AQW 34481/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

6. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to outline the main distinctions between Steps 2 Success and Steps to Work.

AQW 34821/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

7. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how much her Department has spent on each of the main five Signature Projects since their introduction.

AQW 34463/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

8. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of planning applications, in each of the last three years, that were not processed within the target time, broken down by planning division.

AQW 34474/11-15

9. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether there are any plans to change the number plate system in Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK.

AQW 34503/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

10. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why AQW 28359/11-15 and priority AQW 28360/11-15, tabled in November 2013, have not yet been answered, despite further Assembly Written Questions seeking an answer.

AQW 34497/11-15

11. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether the First Minister or deputy First Minister have made him aware of the difficulty which their Department is facing in honouring successful applications submitted by groups for funds under £75,000 for the 2014/15 financial year through the Victims and Survivors Service.

AQW 34518/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

12. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the progress made in the delivery of Supported Living schemes.

AQW 34468/11-15

Questions to the Assembly Commission

13. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Assembly Commission how much the Speaker has spent on hospitality in each financial year since April 2007.

AQW 34490/11-15

14. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Assembly Commission how much the Assembly has spent on hospitality in each financial year since April 2007.

AQW 34492/11-15

15. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Assembly Commission to detail the (i) cost; and (ii) quantity of the mints provided in the Assembly chamber in each financial year since April 2009.

AQW 34498/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 7 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the expenditure on hospitality by the North South Ministerial Council and its secretariat in 2013/14.

AQW 34528/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

2. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the number of vacancies currently listed on the job centre website within each District Electoral Area in the Fermanagh District Council area.

AQW 34552/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what was the total cost of hospitality provided by InterTradeIreland and its secretariat in 2013/14.

AQW 34527/11-15

4. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether her Department has received notification of the intention by Infrastrata to undertake exploratory drilling in County Antrim; and if so, to detail the content of the notification.

AQW 34565/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

5. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of confirmed incidents of birds of prey persecution involving the (i) poisoning; (ii) shooting; and (iii) trapping of (a) red kite; (b) golden eagle; (c) white-tailed eagle; (d) peregrine; (e) hen harrier; and (f) buzzard, in each of the last ten years.

AQW 34531/11-15

6. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 33483/11-15, to set out the legacy and systemic issues referred to in his answer.

AQW 34537/11-15

7. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 33483/11-15, whether his proposal to include a review of extant permissions on a phased basis is because the approach set out in his answer to AQW 29460/11-15 did not comply with the Habitats Regulations; and whether this review will be completed for all European sites before planning responsibilities are passed over to the new local authorities.

AQW 34538/11-15

8. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 33483/11-15, why his Department did not comply with its own Habitats Regulations which required the review of extant planning permissions likely to affect European sites; and what assurances he can give that no liabilities will be placed on the new local authorities as a result of this legacy.

AQW 34539/11-15

9. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 33267/11-15, to detail the 17 applications still to be reviewed; and given that an immediate review was ordered a year and a half ago, why the environmental impact assessment determinations for these cases have not been re-examined.

AQW 35050/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

10. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he has given approval to the Business Case for the relocation of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's headquarters to Ballykelly.

AQW 35033/11-15

11. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to his response to AQO 6287/11-15, for an update on the issue of equal pay for NIO and PSNI staff.

AQW 35099/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

12. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the expenditure on hospitality by the Food Safety Promotion Board and its secretariat in 2013/14.

AQW 34529/11-15

13. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 33961/11-15, (i) how many patients attended the Renal Unit at the Belfast City Hospital over the last twelve months; (ii) how many consultant's patients are attached to the unit; and (iii) given that all transplant surgery takes place at the Belfast City Hospital, why records are not kept of those patients who are repatriated from these consultants to renal units within other Health and Social Care Trusts.

AQW 34544/11-15

14. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he plans to introduce the small prescription charge which he has indicated would raise sufficient resources for the establishment of a cancer drugs fund; and if so, when the charge will be introduced.

AQW 34546/11-15

15. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he has conducted an Equality Impact Assessment on access to cancer drugs under the current exceptionality clause.

AQW 34548/11-15

16. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on plans to implement staff car parking charges at the Causeway and Antrim Area Hospitals.

AQW 34556/11-15

17. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the recent appointment of the (i) Chief Executive; and (ii) Chairman of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust; and how many people (i) applied for the posts; and (ii) were interviewed for the posts.

AQW 34562/11-15

18. Mr M Brady (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what is the annual cost to the Health Service of work, that could be carried out by a dental hygienist, being carried out by a dentist.

AQW 34873/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

19. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many owner occupiers, with a portfolio of multiple tenanted properties, benefited under the Warm Homes Scheme; and at what cost to the public purse.

AQW 34536/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 8 July 2014

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail (i) the permissions she has provided, or intends to provide, to InfraStrata to undertake oil and gas exploration in Woodburn Forest in Co. Antrim; and (ii) all other locations, under her Department's ownership, where proposals have been made to conduct exploratory oil or gas drilling.

AQW 34582/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what progress has been made in securing the right of athletes from Northern Ireland to represent the United Kingdom at international level; and what specific steps she has taken to advance this cause.

AQW 34604/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

3. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education (i) which organisations were invited to respond to the consultation on elective home education; (ii) why they were selected; (iii) who made the decisions in respect of the those invited to respond; (iv) will these organisations form the Stakeholder Group; and (v) whether other organisations with a specific interest in elective home education can apply to join the Stakeholder Group.

AQW 34577/11-15

4. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 33732/11-15, to provide the letters which the North Eastern Education and Library Board (NEELB) sent to parents of children currently attending Ballee Community High School that have to now find a new school; and to detail the nature of the advice given by the NEELB about issues to consider when choosing another school, assistance on admission and transport matters.

AQW 35147/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

5. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what assessment has been made of the value of youth hostels to the economy; and how her Department is promoting and supporting youth hostels.

AQW 34609/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

6. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what consideration has been given to the fact that public hire taxis are, by their specific design, disability access compliant; and what action his Department is taking to highlight this fact to groups representing people with disabilities as to encourage the use of these fully accessible service vehicles.

AQW 34573/11-15

7. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how he will address the needs of non-farming rural dwellers under the new Strategic Planning Policy Statement.

AQW 34592/11-15

8. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many schools in each constituency are yet to be enrolled in the Eco-Schools programme.

AQW 34598/11-15

9. Mr C Ó hOisín (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the relationship between the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and the Driver and Vehicle Agency, including accountability mechanisms on governance, operational independence and recruitment.

AQW 34625/11-15

10. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 33267/11-15, how many of the 103 applications reviewed have been issued as (i) approvals; and (ii) refusals.

AQW 35116/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

11. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he has any plans to adjust the responsibility for the payment of rates between a landlord and a tenant for capital values above £150,000.

AQW 34601/11-15

12. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why permission has been withdrawn from the operators of the open top bus tours of Belfast to access Stormont Estate by the Massey Avenue entrance.

AQW 34607/11-15

13. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many visitors have stayed in youth hostels in each of the last three years, broken down by visitors from within and from outside of Northern Ireland.

AQW 34610/11-15

14. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what engagement he has had with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on conditions in the Resevoirs Bill that will allow her Department not to pursue full cost recovery for services delivered.

AQW 34643/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

15. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what steps are being taken by Health and Social Care Trusts to respond to the reports of increasing dementia cases.

AQW 34581/11-15

16. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why expectant mothers with elevated BMI or diabetes are being advised to transfer their care from the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen to Altnagelvin Hospital.

AQW 34593/11-15

17. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what steps he has taken in the last three years to support people diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

AQW 34616/11-15

18. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to list the locations of the local alcohol and drug rehabilitation centres; and whether there is capacity to increase the number of such centres.

AQW 34621/11-15

19. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the 15 recommendations contained in the McCollum report.

AQW 34627/11-15

20. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on implementation of the 18 recommendations of the Review of Children's Palliative Care and End of Life Care; and whether a funded strategy will be produced for this implementation within a set timescale.

AQW 34629/11-15

21. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 34273/11-15, what steps he took to inform patients that they had been suppiled by a product manufactured by ITH Pharma, and that they had no need for concern.

AQW 34639/11-15

22. Mr M Brady (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether a cost benefit analysis of treatment by (i) dentists; and (ii) dental hygienists has been carried out.

AQW 34894/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

23. Mrs P Cameron (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice what legislation he plans to introduce once the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence Treaty comes into force on 1 August 2014.

AQW 34635/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

24. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what consideration has been given to converting the old railway line from Ballymoney to Ballycasle to a greenway for pedestrians and cyclists.

AQW 34586/11-15

25. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the success of the trial to allow more cyclists to use early morning trains.

AQW 34587/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what action is being taken to secure the future of the Buddy Up programme between Holycross Nursery, Boys Primary and Girls Primary Schools, Edenderry Nursery School, Glenwood Nursery School, Wheatfield Primary School and Community Relations in Schools; and how can they involve the participations in the future roll-out of the Buddy Scheme as part of the Together: Building a United Community Strategy.

AQW 34694/11-15

2. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, on the basis of past costs to date remaining similar in the future, for an estimate of the approximate cost of the (i) maintenance; (ii) security; (iii) flood defences; and (iv) other associated costs of the Ballykelly Army Base since handover from the Ministry of Defence until the time of the relocation of the Department of Agriculture and Rual Development headquarters.

AQW 34702/11-15

3. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the talks that have taken place, or will take place, between their Department and Her Majesty’s Government with regard to securing the full operation of the National Crime Agency in Northern Ireland.

AQW 34707/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

4. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, given there is no provision for zero hour contracts in the Northern Ireland Civil Service, to detail (i) why service providers contracted by Departments use zero hour contracts; (ii) whether tenders issued by the Executive for service providers make reference to zero hour contracts; and (iii) whether he intends to address these points in any forthcoming proposals.

AQW 34654/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

5. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how much core funding Craigavon Industrial Development Organisation has accessed in the last five years; and the source of the funding.

AQW 34688/11-15

6. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what percentage of the incubation unit at Carn Industrial Estate is currently utilised; and to detail the nature of the current businesses on site.

AQW 34689/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

7. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the funding awarded to Crawforsburn Country Park in each of the last five years.

AQW 34655/11-15

8. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether there are any plans to increase funding for Crawfordsburn Country Park.

AQW 34656/11-15

9. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, following the introduction in January 2015 of the Power of Seizure regulations regarding taxi licensing, what additional resources and posts will be required to implement these new powers.

AQW 34666/11-15

10. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, further to his statement on the proposed taxis amendment, how he intends to enhance facilities for the consumer, when some providers will be affected and suffer loss.

AQW 34669/11-15

11. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what are the consequences of a tour bus operator habitually departing from the route specified in its licence.

AQW 34672/11-15

12. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in light of his Department's responsibility for issuing route-specific licences to tour bus operators, what consultation the Department of Finance and Personnel held with his Department before it was determined that tour buses could no longer enter and leave the Stormont Estate by the Massey Avenue entrance.

AQW 34673/11-15

13. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why it is not possible to pay vehicle excise duty fees for vehicles which have a Statutory Off Road Notification at all Post Office branches.

AQW 34674/11-15

14. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether training concerning driving in close proximity to cyclists will be included in the new taxi driver test and future taxi driver training requirements.

AQW 34675/11-15

15. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what advice has been given to local councils on preventing the burning of tyres and other dangerous materials on bonfires.

AQW 34676/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

16. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the visitor numbers for each local country park over the last twelve months.

AQW 34657/11-15

17. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what is the policy and practice of permitting departments, which have not controlled their expenditure within agreed targets, to benefit from monitoring rounds.

AQW 34665/11-15

18. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what consultation was held with the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, given its tourism responsibilities, before the edict was issued that tour buses could no longer enter and leave the Stormont Estate by the Massey Avenue entrance, in order to check if the resulting addition to the duration of City tours would reduce the number of such daily tours on offer.

AQW 34671/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

19. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, following reports that a 25 year old patient with a disability was denied physiotherapy treatment at Tyrone County Hospital and referred to a private nursing home where they had to pay for the treatment, whether a new policy on the treatment of patients has been implemented in the hospital.

AQW 34664/11-15

20. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the level of concern about lack of privacy at GP reception areas, which was raised in a recent Patient and Client Council report, will result in discussions with GPs to try and resolve this issue.

AQW 34667/11-15

21. Ms S Ramsey (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many ward rounds are carried out on a daily basis in each local hospital in order to discharge patients.

AQW 34682/11-15

22. Ms S Ramsey (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what work is being undertaken with the community and social work teams in hospitals to ensure that patients who can be discharged, are provided with the proper care package and the issue of bed blocking is addressed.

AQW 34683/11-15

23. Ms S Ramsey (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether seven day working exists for all hospital teams and services; and to detail (i) the hospital teams in each Health and Social Care Trusts who have seven day working; and (ii) the working patterns of the radiology teams in each Trust.

AQW 34684/11-15

24. Ms S Ramsey (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether a policy exists for whole scale hospital support when Emergency Departments are under pressure.

AQW 34685/11-15

25. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail any future capital works planned for the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald.

AQW 34698/11-15

26. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail any future plans to introduce new services to the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald.

AQW 34699/11-15

27. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail any future plans to introduce new services to the Bangor Hospital.

AQW 34700/11-15

28. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many women were diagnosed with breast cancer in (i) 2003; and (ii) 2013.

AQW 34703/11-15

29. Mr M Brady (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the Chief Dental Officer has provided the General Dental Council with information relating to the future of the School of Dental Hygiene; and if so, when the information was provided.

AQW 34983/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

30. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many cases of extradition proceedings from Northern Ireland have been held in each of the last four financial years to date; and to detail the Legal Aid cost of each, including ongoing proceedings.

AQW 34653/11-15

31. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many cases of hate crimes against people with disabilities have been recorded in each of the last five years.

AQW 34658/11-15

32. Mrs P Cameron (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice for an update on the tendering process for Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) for the Rowan Sexual Assault Referral Clinic; and whether the role and function for the ISVAs has been confirmed.

AQW 34679/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

33. Mr K McCarthy (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he has liaised with the Minister of the Environment to ensure that the Review of Bus Operator Licensing will enable volunteers to continue to deliver transport services without financial or other barriers.

AQW 34645/11-15

34. Mr K McCarthy (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether the Rural Transport Fund and the Transport Programme for People with Disabilities will be merged in the next Programme for Government period and budget term.

AQW 34646/11-15

35. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the cost, including legal costs, to his Department of successful compensation claims for (i) damage to motor vehicles; and (ii) personal injuries, as a result of potholes and other defects in roads and footpaths, in each of the last three years.

AQW 34649/11-15

36. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, given the restrictions on traffic flow, including public and school transport and the partial obstruction of footpaths, due to increased parking on Killyman Road and surrounding areas of Dungannon Court House on sitting days, to detail (i) the action his Department taking to addresses this; and (ii) the discussions he, or departmental officials, held with the Minister of Justice on this matter.

AQW 34651/11-15

37. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the age profile of all vehicles and plant machinery owned by Roads Service; and whether there is a replacement policy for vehicles and plant machinery.

AQW 34661/11-15

38. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the cost of maintaining Roads Service vehicles and plant machinery, in each of the last five years.

AQW 34662/11-15

39. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the location of Penalty Charge Notices issued in (i) Lurgan; and (ii) Portadown and the total for each street, in each of the last three years.

AQW 34687/11-15

40. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the (i) cost; and (ii) location of all new water and sewage pumping stations planned for North Down.

AQW 34697/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 10 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what provisions are in place to provide gap funding for victims groups whose funding is running out under PEACE III.

AQW 34756/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether any respondents to the Sexual Orientation Strategy consultation have lodged objections to a lack of objectivity and loaded nature of the questions; and whether any respondents indicated that this inhibited their response.

AQW 34758/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

3. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education (i) why Education Otherwise was not invited to respond to the consultation on elective home education; (ii) whether this decision follows best practice of taking responses from a primary stakeholder; and (iii) whether he will revise the previous decision and invite Education Otherwise to take part in the consultation.

AQW 34721/11-15

4. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education how many meetings have taken place over the last twelve months between officials from the Central Procurement Directorate (CPD), representatives of his Department and the Education and Library Boards in regard to handing over responsibilty for Goods and Services to CPD.

AQW 34769/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

5. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail how many Further Education Colleges and Higher Education Institutes have (i) been operating a budgetary surplus; and (ii) overspent, in each of the last three years.

AQW 34731/11-15

6. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what steps he has taken to reduce administration and the associated costs in his Department and its arm's-length bodies.

AQW 34732/11-15

7. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the administrative cost of each regional college, in each of the last three years.

AQW 34734/11-15

8. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether he will consider taking steps to reduce the administration cost of Further Education Colleges, to deliver the Executive's education and training targets.

AQW 34735/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

9. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (i) for an update on the trade missions she has planned for the next twelve months; (ii) whether she will include the Strabane district as a priority area given the high levels of unemployment, lack of investment and the land available at the 40 acre InvestNI business park; and (iii) whether she will consider including key stakeholders in the economic regeneration of Strabane in any future trade missions.

AQW 34740/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

10. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many illegal taxis were detected in (i) Limavady; and (ii) Coleraine in each of the last three years; and what action was taken in each case.

AQW 34708/11-15

11. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in light of its potential impact on the Ballinlea community, whether planning application E/2013/0093/F will become an Article 31 application.

AQW 34727/11-15

12. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for his definition of the term 'mini fall off' as used by Rathlin Energy.

AQW 34729/11-15

13. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he has had any discussions with UNESCO on the future designation of the Giants Causeway as a world heritage site should planning application E/2013/0093/F be approved.

AQW 34730/11-15

14. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in light of the recent transfer of public sector jobs within DOE to Coleraine and Derry, what plans he has to transfer posts within his Department to the Strabane area.

AQW 34747/11-15

15. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 34143/11-15, whether full compliance was found on both occasions; if so, (ii) why a second visit was required so soon, but none since; and if not (iii) to detail the nature of any issues, including how they were addressed.

AQW 34751/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

16. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to outline the regional variations in lung cancer mortality rates in Northern Ireland.

AQW 34719/11-15

17. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to what extent HM Treasury is supplementing structural funds in Northern Ireland in the period 2014-2020; and by how much EU structural funding has been cut for the same period.

AQW 34737/11-15

18. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he has had any discussions with HM Treasury on the likely impact on Northern Ireland of the devo-max option for Scotland.

AQW 34738/11-15

19. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel when he will resume talks with the Prime Minister and HM Treasury on the devolution of corporation tax powers.

AQW 34739/11-15

20. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQO 4245/11-15, for an update on his Department’s review of the recommendations of the Law Commission in respect of the regulation of apartment management agencies.

AQW 34748/11-15

21. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel (i) what was the annual expenditure on food in Civil Service facilities in each of the last three years; (ii) of this total expenditure, what was the expenditure on food produced in Northern Ireland; and (iii) whether this food is clearly identified as having been produced in Northern Ireland on menus and at point of service.

AQW 34789/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

22. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he has any plans to make it compulsory for GPs to obtain training for dealing with patients subjected to domestic violence.

AQW 34722/11-15

23. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what initiatives he is introducing to raise awareness of domestic violence; and what measures he is putting in place to reduce the number of cases of domestic violence.

AQW 34723/11-15

24. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many reports of domestic violence have been made to health workers in the each of the last three years.

AQW 34724/11-15

25. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, further to his Written Statement to the Assembly on 2 July 2013 on potential malpractice in the procurement and management of building maintenance in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, what has been the outcome of all such investigations.

AQW 34757/11-15

26. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action his Department is taking to warn people of the dangers of tombstoning.

AQW 34761/11-15

27. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what schemes or support exist within the Carryduff area for children (i) under two years old; and (ii) with developmental needs.

AQW 34777/11-15

28. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what measures are in place to ensure that effective and timely developmental assessments are carried out on children under two years old.

AQW 34778/11-15

29. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the time frame in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust within which a referral appointment for a developmental assessment should be given for children under two years old.

AQW 34779/11-15

30. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the process for transferring referrals for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service units between Health and Social Care Trusts, when a patient changes address.

AQW 34780/11-15

31. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether it is the policy within Health and Social Care Trusts to discharge a patient from a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service units due to a change of address.

AQW 34781/11-15

32. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (i) how he will implement the Children’s Palliative Care review’s recommendations; (ii) what is the timescale for implementation; and (iii) whether this will involve a funded strategy.

AQW 34782/11-15

33. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, given that HMRC should be notified by an employer of a new employee’s details within 35 days of commencing employment, of those employees that have been working for the Health Service for more than 35 days as of 26 June 2014, how many have yet to have their details sent to HMRC.

AQW 34786/11-15

34. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (i) what was the annual expenditure on food in Health Service facilities for each Health and Social Care Trust in each of the last three years; (ii) of this total expenditure, what was the expenditure on food produced in Northern Ireland; and (iii) whether this food is clearly identified as having been produced in Northern Ireland on menus and at point of service.

AQW 34787/11-15

35. Mr M Brady (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether his Department will commission a dental workforce review and take account of the Adult Dental Health Survey of 2013 prior to making any decisions on the future training and work patterns of dental hygienists.

AQW 35044/11-15

36. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why eligible patients for IVF are only entitled to one full cycle of treatment under the Health Service, unlike patients in either England, Scotland or Wales.

AQW 35079/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

37. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 33806/11-15, to detail the estimated cost, including Legal Aid and additional court staffing, should all eleven cases proceed.

AQW 34720/11-15

38. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail (i) the total cost in Legal Aid in the case of the individual in relation to a theft charge in 2011, shown by (a) legal firm/solicitor; (b) junior counsel; (c) senior counsel; and (d) all associated expenses claimed; and (ii) the case timeline from commencement to conclusion.

AQW 34725/11-15

39. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Justice (i) what was the annual expenditure on food in (a) prison; and (b) court facilities, in each of the last three years; (ii) of this total expenditure, what was the expenditure on food produced in Northern Ireland; and (iii) whether this food is clearly identified as having been produced in Northern Ireland on menus and at point of service.

AQW 34790/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

40. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail (i) the number of badges issued through the Blue Badge Scheme; and (ii) the number of (a) detections; and (b) prosecutions for abusing the Scheme, in each of the last three years.

AQW 34714/11-15

41. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the criteria used for prohibiting heavy vehicles from using minor roads where it is deemed to be unsafe or causing a high level of damage to road infrastructure.

AQW 34715/11-15

42. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the number of reported cases of damage caused to roads and pathways by utility companies and other bodies carrying out necessary works in the last three years; and what steps have been taken to deal with those who do not reinstate roads and pathways in a satisfactory manner.

AQW 34716/11-15

43. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail his Department’s plans for upgrading Dundrum’s Waste Water Treatment Works.

AQW 34726/11-15

44. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what action Northern Ireland Water is taking to ensure that sampling is carried out at the storm drain and downstream from Ballyclare Waste Treatment works.

AQW 34784/11-15

45. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the work of Serco in collecting and transporting water quality samples at Ballyclare Waste Treatment works on behalf of Northern Ireland Water (NIW), including (i) how many, and how often, samples have been taken from the site; (ii) how many samples were referred to NIW; and (iii) the results of these samples.

AQW 34785/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

46. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many occupied Housing Executive homes have paramilitary murals painted on them, broken down by paramilitary grouping.

AQW 34772/11-15

47. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many Housing Executive property offices, and all other property owned, occupied or rented by his Department have outside walls painted with paramilitary murals, broken down by paramilitary grouping.

AQW 34773/11-15

48. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many social housing properties, over which his Department has has responsibility, either by way of grants provided for the property, or by housing association, have paramilitarty murals painted on their outside walls broken down by paramilitary groupings.

AQW 34774/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 11 July 2014

Questions to the Minister of Education

1. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Education, in relation to the legal issue he referred to as being the reason for the disparity between his two announcements at those times of £180 million and £170 million schools capital costs, at what time between 3.15pm on Monday 23 June 2014 and 11.30am on Tuesday 24 June 2014 was this legal issue relayed to him; and by whom.

AQW 34834/11-15

2. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 34623/11-15, for a breakdown of where the budget allocated to Education Other than at School was spent in each Education and Library Board area in the 2013/14 financial year.

AQW 34840/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning why applicants for positions at Queen’s University are asked to declare their nationality; and whether his Department has considered the potential impact this has on fair employment.

AQW 34815/11-15

4. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, following the article in The Times Higher Education on 26 June 2014 providing a further reference by Queen's University academics to a non-existent book they had claimed to have edited, for his assessment of the damage to the reputation of the university and whether all relevant steps have been taken to deal effectively with this situation; and if so, to detail the steps.

AQW 34817/11-15

5. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning (i) what was the annual expenditure on food in (a) Higher Education Institutes; and (b) Further Education Colleges, in each of the last three years; (ii) of this total expenditure, what was the expenditure on food produced in Northern Ireland; and (iii) whether this food is clearly identified as having been produced in Northern Ireland on menus and at point of service.

AQW 34847/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

6. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 34690/11-15, to detail why the information requested on InvestNI's performance in (i) AQW 32727/11-15; (ii) AQW 32720/11-15; (iii) AQW 32719/11-15; and (iv) AQW 32718/11-15 has not been provided.

AQW 35117/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

7. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, given that he told a resident of Ballinlea that any attempt at exploratory drilling, which is necessary in advance of hydraulic fracturing should be subject to a full Environmental Impact Assessment, whether planning application E/2013/0093/F constitutes exploratory drilling in advance of hydraulic fracturing; and whether this planning application will be subject to a full Environmental Impact Assessment.

AQW 34800/11-15

8. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he is aware of any inaccurate comments made by Planning Service or Rathlin Energy to statutory consultees or members of the public during the planning process for application E/2013/0093/F.

AQW 34802/11-15

9. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether Planning Service has informed any statutory consultees that planning application E/2013/0093/F does not contain any proposals for hydraulic fracturing.

AQW 34803/11-15

10. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how much money was released to Ballymena residents from the flooding relief scheme for the flooding that occured in June 2014.

AQW 34809/11-15

11. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 33970/11-15 and given that the Minister for Regional Development's answer to AQW 33656/11-15 states that figure was based on estimates provided by traffic attendants and that in carrying out their duties, traffic attendants do not record the nature of business in which vehicles are involved, and given that the answer to AQW33644/11-15 states that the nature of business that any particular vehicle may be involved in, including taxis, is not recorded, (i) how this purports to support what his officials told the Committee for the Environment, when all the information is based on estimates and there is no evidence to substantiate that all such alleged vehicles involved were taxis; and whether he is content to bring forward proposals or amend legislation using estimates as evidence in lieu of recorded fact.

AQW 34810/11-15

12. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 33401/11-15, (i) how many times in previous years the issue of unregulated sand extraction from Lough Neagh Special Protection Area has been raised with his Department; (ii) who raised the matter; (iii) for what reasons did his Department not pursue enforcement action; and (iv) who is responsible for taking the decisions not to pursue enforcement action.

AQW 34826/11-15

13. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, given the designation of Lough Neagh as an Area of Special Scientific Interest, including for rare and endangered species, why his Department does not consider it appropriate to recommend it for designation as a Special Area of Conservation.

AQW 34830/11-15

14. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment when he will answer AQW 33843/11-15.

AQW 34832/11-15

15. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what environmental protection permissions are required before instigating a test borehole for oil or gas.

AQW 34835/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

16. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many people in the (i) Coleraine; (ii) Limavady; (iii) Ballymoney; and (iv) Moyle council areas were in rates arrears in the last full rating year.

AQW 35136/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

17. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much money his Department expects to receive through the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme in each of the next three years.

AQW 34806/11-15

18. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the proposed 40 new emergency nursing posts in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

AQW 34807/11-15

19. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the usage and uptake of insulin pumps in each Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 34808/11-15

20. Mr K McCarthy (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much time is allocated for home help staff in each Health and Social Care Trust to carry out (i) meal time; and (ii) personal care visits.

AQW 34813/11-15

21. Mr K McCarthy (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how his Department is ensuring that elderly people's home care packages are adequate to meet the needs of each individual.

AQW 34814/11-15

22. Mr K McCarthy (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he will direct Health and Social Care Trusts to increase the amount of time allocated to each care worker for home visits to elderly people.

AQW 34816/11-15

23. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 34318/11-15, whether he has the power to issue a policy direction to lift the restraints on new admissions to statutory care homes.

AQW 34818/11-15

24. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to list the locations of the MRI scanners in Northern Ireland; and what is the role of the mobile scanner located at Antrim Area hospital.

AQW 34819/11-15

25. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much his Department has expended on interpreters in the last financial year.

AQW 34820/11-15

26. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the plans to refurbish the Balloo Day Centre, Bangor.

AQW 34824/11-15

27. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action he is taking to ensure that patients in Northern Ireland have equal access to cancer drugs as those in Great Britain.

AQW 34829/11-15

28. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what research is being undertaken to ascertain the causes of, and preventative measures for, epilepsy.

AQW 34838/11-15

29. Mr P Givan (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the average time for community dietetic referrals in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 34842/11-15

30. Mr P Givan (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the waiting time targets for community dietetic referrals within each Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 34843/11-15

31. Mr P Givan (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the average time spent on waiting lists by paediatric patients in each Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 34844/11-15

32. Mr P Givan (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action (i) his Department; and (ii) Health and Social Care Trusts are taking to address pressures caused by an increase in community dietetic referrals for paediatric patients.

AQW 34845/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

33. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many individuals are currently on the Counter-Terrorism Notification Register, broken down by court division.

AQW 34793/11-15

34. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 34470/11-15 and in relation to the decision to award an additional fee of £410 for solicitors and £400 for counsel applicable in cases including more than 750 pages of prosecution evidence, to detail (i) who made this decision; (ii) the date the decision was made; (iii) who made representations regarding the decision; and (iv) the consultation exercise completed.

AQW 34794/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

35. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development why there has been a delay in weed spraying by Road Service and their contracted service providers in the Dungannon and South Tyrone areas; and to detail (i) when spraying will be completed; (ii) the contractors; (iii) when contracts were tendered and awarded; and (iv) whether there similar problems in other areas across Northern Ireland; and if so, to state the affected areas.

AQW 34792/11-15

36. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the provision of a residents' parking scheme for Bangor.

AQW 34795/11-15

37. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the provision of a residents' parking scheme for Holywood.

AQW 34796/11-15

38. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the total (i) number; and (ii) value of compensation claims awarded in (a) Northern Ireland; and (ii) North Down due to road defects, in each of the last five years.

AQW 34822/11-15

39. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the total (i) number; and (ii) value of compensation claims awarded in (a) Northern Ireland; and (ii) North Down due to footpath defects, in each of the last five years.

AQW 34823/11-15

40. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what consideration has been given to providing two vehicles free-of-charge to the rural transport organisations, given that they have been leasing the vehicles from Translink for the last seven years.

AQW 34827/11-15

41. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what progress has been made in establishing a rail link and terminal between the existing rail line and Belfast International Airport.

AQW 34828/11-15

42. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the estimated annual change in the number in parking concessions in use via the Blue Badge scheme, despite their legal owners being deceased between 2008 and 2013.

AQW 34836/11-15

43. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much his Department received in rental income from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure for the lease of Portavoe Reservoir.

AQW 34839/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

44. Mr M Brady (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, given that over 100 people are currently awaiting receipt of new mobility cars, particularly Volkswagen Caddy Life models, to explain the reasons for the delay in the delivery of these vehicles.

AQW 35105/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the action they have taken following each public petition presented to the Assembly and forwarded to their Department.

AQW 34849/11-15

2. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what consideration is being given to safeguarding legislation to protect older people.

AQW 34866/11-15

3. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in relation to the omission from the Historical Abuse Inquiry of both clerical abuse victims and women aged 18 and over in Magdalene Laundries and equivalent institutions, what action they have taken in response to the recommendations in July 2013 of the UN Committee for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women.

AQW 34871/11-15

4. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in relation to the omission from the Historical Abuse Inquiry of both clerical abuse victims and women aged 18 and over in Magdalene Laundries and equivalent institutions, what action they have taken in response to the recommendations of May 2013 of the UN Committee Against Torture.

AQW 34872/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the action she has taken following each public petition presented to the Assembly and forwarded to her Department.

AQW 34853/11-15

6. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the funding that her Department, and its arm's-length bodies, invested in North Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 34879/11-15

7. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (i) whether there is a requirement for her to consult prior to redesignating forestry land for petroleum exploration or extraction; and if so, to detail all consultations in the last three years; and (ii) whether there is a requirement for her to provide notification following the redesignation of forestry land to petroleum exploration or extraction; and if so, to detail the notices have been issued in the last three years to inform the local community of the redesignation of forestry land to petroleum exploration or extraction.

AQW 34885/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

8. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the action she has taken following each public petition presented to the Assembly and forwarded to her Department.

AQW 34852/11-15

9. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the outreach activities planned by Libraries NI over the next twelve months for areas of low educational attainment in North Down.

AQW 34877/11-15

10. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the funding that her Department, and its arm's-length bodies, invested in North Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 34881/11-15

11. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 34373/11-15, what training will be provided for Libraries NI staff with regards to Irish language material, literature and heritage.

AQW 34886/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

12. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the action he has taken following each public petition presented to the Assembly and forwarded to his Department.

AQW 34850/11-15

13. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the capital funding provided to each school in the Dickson Plan Catchment Area in each of the last five years broken down by (i) sector; and (ii) school.

AQW 34858/11-15

14. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the capital investment in schools in North Antrim in each year since 2007.

AQW 34861/11-15

15. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the funding that his Department, and its arm's-length bodies, invested in North Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 34882/11-15

16. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Education what community projects or programmes of work are used to measure parental demand for integrated schools, in areas that do not have integrated provision.

AQW 34891/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

17. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the action he has taken following each public petition presented to the Assembly and forwarded to his Department.

AQW 34851/11-15

18. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, in relation to the Graduate Acceleration Programme, to detail (i) the number of applications received; and (ii) the number of graduates who have taken up positions in each of the last two years; and how many places are currently available.

AQW 34859/11-15

19. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the funding that his Department, and its arm's-length bodies, invested in North Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 34883/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

20. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 33946/11-15, what level of exports sale were (i) expected; and (ii) levered as a result of this investment into the sandwich sector, in each of the last three years.

AQW 34874/11-15

21. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 33946/11-15, to detail (i) how; and (ii) when the investment was delivered to the companies.

AQW 34875/11-15

22. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the funding that her Department, and its arm's-length bodies, invested in North Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 34884/11-15

23. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the funding her Department has provided to each Credit Union.

AQW 34893/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

24. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why his Department has written to its consultees and advised that the proposal to carry out exploratory drilling at Ballinlea, County Antrim (E/2013/0093/F) is not an application to undertake hydraulic fracturing when recently submitted environmental information requested by Strategic Planning Division confirms that the proposal will involve hydraulic fracturing; and what steps he intends to take to rectify the misleading information emanating from his Department.

AQW 34870/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

25. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (i) to outline the delays experienced to date with the supported living project for Ballycastle; (ii) whether the project will be completed prior to the closure of Rathmoyle Residential Home; and (iii) when the project will be completed.

AQW 34862/11-15

26. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the (i) number; and (ii) value of unfilled prescriptions in each of the last three years.

AQW 34864/11-15

27. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many full time equivalent epilepsy specialist nurses are employed in each Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 34867/11-15

28. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many patients have attended an Emergency Department in each Health and Social Care Trust due to an epileptic seizure, in each of the last five years.

AQW 34868/11-15

29. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what is the current waiting time for a Neurological Epileptic Review appointment.

AQW 34869/11-15

30. Mr M Brady (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to Health Service dental work carried out by private service providers, whether the cost of having the same dental work done varies if it is carried out by a dentist or a dental hygienist.

AQW 35150/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

31. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 34470/11-15, to detail (i) how often an additional fee of £200 has been payable for preliminary enquiry proceedings; (ii) the number of such cases that lasted more than one day; and (iii) the total cost of Legal Aid supplements.

AQW 34854/11-15

32. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the current measures his Department is taking to protect the elderly.

AQW 34878/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

33. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of how cycling uptake correlates with deprivation levels.

AQW 34855/11-15

34. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how he plans to promote cycling in areas of high deprivation.

AQW 34856/11-15

35. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how his Department has made Albert Bridge, Belfast safer for cyclists in the last six months.

AQW 34857/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

36. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, in relation to Employment and Support Allowance applications, whether resubmissions of GP or medical letters, which were presented in previous successful applications, relating to patient's health conditions and confirming significant risk to health will be accepted in instances where applicants are required to complete follow-up ESA50 forms, particularly in instances where the previous assessment was recently completed.

AQW 34863/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 17 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what mechanisms they will put in place for redress for survivors and victims of institutional abuse, including potential compensation.

AQW 34899/11-15

2. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the applications to the Social Investment Fund for Community Houses in North Down for building extensions to increase capacity and training facilities.

AQW 34914/11-15

3. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to list the Community Houses in North Down and Ards that have applied to the Social Investment Fund for building extensions to increase capacity and training facilities.

AQW 34915/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

4. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the discussions she has held regarding banning wild animals in circuses.

AQW 34925/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

5. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what support she has provided to enhance and assist participation in leisure pursuits on Lough Neagh, in each of the last three years.

AQW 34895/11-15

6. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the expenditure by Waterways Ireland on hospitality in 2013/14.

AQW 34909/11-15

7. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the expenditure by Foras na Gaeilge on hospitality in 2013/14.

AQW 34911/11-15

8. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the expenditure by the Ulster-Scots Agency on hospitality in 2013/14.

AQW 34912/11-15

9. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the funding available to organisations wishing to commemorate the First World War.

AQW 34922/11-15

10. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the budget available for organisations wishing to apply for funding to commemorate the First World War.

AQW 34923/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

11. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education whether the proposed re-alignment of the school estate in Holywood is causing a delay in individual schools receiving capital for a new school building.

AQW 34897/11-15

12. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education when the cycle to work scheme will be available to staff in the South Eastern Education and Library Board.

AQW 34898/11-15

13. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education how many pupils in each Education and Library Board benefited from the Vision Support Service in the 2013/14 academic year.

AQW 34924/11-15

14. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of staff employed in each Education and Library Board's Vision Support Service, including the hours of any part-time employees.

AQW 34926/11-15

15. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education (i) how many new referrals were made to the Vision Support Service in each Education and Library Board in the 2013/14 academic year; (ii) how many of these pupils received a home visit; and (iii) how many were (a) self referrals; (b) from ophthalmology; (c) from the low vision clinic; (d) from a voluntary organisation; and (e) from another source.

AQW 34927/11-15

16. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education how many referrals to the Vision Support Service were not accepted by each Education and Library Board in the 2013/14 academic year; and to outline the reasons in each case.

AQW 34928/11-15

17. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education how many pupils, who were supported by the Vision Support Service in the 2013/14 academic year, received (i) weekly visits; (ii) one visit each term; (iii) a bi-annual visit; (iv) an annual visit; (v) no visits; and (vi) any other periodical visits.

AQW 34930/11-15

18. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education what is the completion date for the Belvoir Youth Centre; and how much is being spent on the Centre.

AQW 34956/11-15

19. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education what is the official opening date of the Belvoir Youth Centre; and how many young people the Centre will accommodate.

AQW 34958/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

20. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 27940/11-15 and AQW 27938/11-15, what date Queen's University, Belfast first become aware that the chapter, Personalised Classroom Learning by School of Education lecturer, Dr Ron Smith and Professor Tony Gallagher published in the book Education for Inclusion & Diversity did not exist; and to outline the steps taken to address conduct in relation to policy on the use of the research portal and conduct and integrity in research given the assurances he has provided.

AQW 34908/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

21. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to provide a breakdown of the payments made to (i) individuals; and (ii) organisations on behalf of individuals, for appearances or voice overs in advertisements for the Northern Ireland Tourist Board since 2011.

AQW 34957/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

22. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 32997/11-15, whether the means by which his Department has historically chosen to deal with unregulated sand extraction from the Lough Neagh Special Protection Area leaves the UK Member State open to infraction proceedings; and whether he has notified the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of any failures by his Department which could give rise to such proceedings.

AQW 34900/11-15

23. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the funding that his Department, and its arm's-length bodies, invested in North Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 34901/11-15

24. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many applications have been received for the next tranche of Dereliction Intervention Funding.

AQW 34907/11-15

25. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether North Down Borough Council has submitted an application for the next tranche of Dereliction Intervention Funding; and if so, what properties are included in the application.

AQW 34910/11-15

26. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, following PSNI investigations into alleged criminal activity based around taxi drivers and operators in West Belfast and County Down that was announced on 27 June 2014, whether any of those suspected of being involved in this activity are registered taxi licence or operator licence holders.

AQW 34941/11-15

27. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to provide a copy of the letter sent to taxi drivers conforming that a single tier system will be in place from 2015; and whether this letter refers to the single tier system in its present form or with forthcoming amendments.

AQW 34943/11-15

28. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why the introduction of compulsory taxi metering has been delayed until September 2015.

AQW 34952/11-15

29. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether it is against European law for a taxi without a fixed meter to be hailed on-street.

AQW 34953/11-15

30. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what progress has been made on (i) establishing Approved Taxi Meter Centres; (ii) the definition of an Approved Taxi Meter Centre; and (iii) the number of Approved Taxi Meter Centres required.

AQW 34954/11-15

31. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what work he has undertaken to establish the extent of the risk of serious injury being caused by unregulated taxi meter electronic installation.

AQW 34955/11-15

32. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to list the planning applications that have been approved for the Kiltonga Industrial Estate in Newtownards in each of the last five years; and what conditions have been applied in each case.

AQW 34959/11-15

33. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment (i) to list the planning approvals in force in the Kiltonga Industrial Estate in Newtownards; (ii) on what dates the approvals were granted; and (iii) who were the applicants.

AQW 34960/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

34. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the funding that his Department, and its arm's-length bodies, invested in North Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 34902/11-15

35. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what has been the expenditure by the Special EU Programmes Body on hospitality in 2013/14.

AQW 34913/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

36. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the funding that his Department, and its arm's-length bodies, invested in North Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 34904/11-15

37. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety when the Bexsero vaccine will be made available to patients.

AQW 34921/11-15

38. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether wheelchairs that are no longer needed by hospitals are donated to other health organisations.

AQW 34931/11-15

39. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the policy in relation to wheelchairs that are no longer needed by hospitals and are in the possession of a patient.

AQW 34932/11-15

40. Mr M Brady (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the impact on the Health Service of local dental and dental hygiene students who have to go to Britain for training and do not return here to work.

AQW 34934/11-15

41. Mr M Brady (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what percentage of dental students who are trained locally remain here to practice; and what percentage of their practice is (i) Health Service; and (ii) private treatment.

AQW 34935/11-15

42. Ms S Ramsey (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to explain the difference between an SEA and SIA inquiry undertaken in Health and Social Care Trusts.

AQW 34939/11-15

43. Ms S Ramsey (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety How many (i) SEA; and (ii) SIA inquiries are currently taking place in each Health and Social Care Trust; and how many have taken place over the last two years.

AQW 34940/11-15

44. Mr K McCarthy (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many (i) breast cancer; and (ii) urological cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists are employed in Health and Social Care Trusts.

AQW 34944/11-15

45. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how he will address the issue of the 49 recent Serious Adverse Incidents in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 34962/11-15

46. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he intends to implement any of the recommendations of the Whistleblowing Commission Report by Public Concern at Work.

AQW 34963/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

47. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the funding that his Department, and its arm's-length bodies, invested in North Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 34905/11-15

48. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 34244/11-15 and in light of his recent public condemnation of dissident republican threats to G4S, whether he will revise his decision not to comment on security matters, particularly when this question was not around personal security but of a general nature to staff providing an integral role on a contracted basis to a departmental agency.

AQW 34937/11-15

49. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail (i) the dates of commencement and conclusion of the most recent unannounced inspect of Magilligan Prison; and (ii) when a report on the inspection will be published.

AQW 34938/11-15

50. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice who has been selected to sit on the Researchers Advisory Group for Research into Prostitution.

AQW 34947/11-15

51. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the selection process for the Researchers Advisory Group for Research into Prostitution.

AQW 34948/11-15

52. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail (i) the job titles of the staff; and (ii) the organisations represented on the Researchers Advisory Group for Research into Prostitution.

AQW 34949/11-15

53. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in relation to the Researchers Advisory Group for Research into Prostitution, whether the (i) Committee for Justice; or (ii) non-governmental organisation engagement groups on human trafficking were consulted prior to the constitution of the group.

AQW 34950/11-15

54. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether any funding is being used to support the Researchers Advisory Group for Research into Prostitution for (a) travel or accommodation expenses; and (b) remuneration for services rendered.

AQW 34951/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

55. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the funding that his Department, and its arm's-length bodies, invested in North Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 34906/11-15

56. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he will instruct the Flood Investment and Planning Group to coordinate an investigation into the flooding of Carnlough village due to the collapse of the sea defence wall.

AQW 34945/11-15

57. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether his Department will complete an investigation of all sewerage works in the Seacourt Estate in Larne, given the current problems facing residents in the area.

AQW 34946/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

58. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 34196/11-15, whether the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has a risk based approach in their policies and procedures, as set out on the Charity Commission for England and Wales website; (ii) if so, is this publicly available and given to those charities under investigation; and (iii) if not, why these charities are not given access to the policy.

AQW 34916/11-15

59. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what policies and procedures the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has for people with disabilities and other vulnerable adults in relation to their correspondence and interview techniques.

AQW 34918/11-15

60. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to list the names of the training courses that each member of Charity Commission for Northern Ireland's investigative team attended between January 2010 and June 2014; and to detail the cost of each course.

AQW 34919/11-15

61. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the (i) cost; and (ii) human resource hours used, in the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland's defence of tribunal and court hearings (a) 2012; (b) 2013; and (c) 2014.

AQW 34920/11-15

62. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, in relation to people with illnesses or disabilities who were on benefits but have been classed for work, (i) whether staff at Social Security Agencies can assist or advise on rights and legalities, when prospective employers reject job applicants on the grounds of illness or disability which was lawfully declared on application forms or at interview; (ii) whether Social Security Staff report such employers; if so, (iii) to whom do they report; and (iv) how often this has occurred since the introduction of Welfare Reform.

AQW 34942/11-15

Questions to the Assembly Commission

63. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Assembly Commission how they will ensure that Members are not restricted in bringing forward a Private Member's Bill in future mandates due to a lack of resources.

AQW 34903/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 18 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the funding that their Department, and its arm's-length bodies, invested in North Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 34975/11-15

2. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQT 1302/11-15, why an inquiry or investigation into non-institution clerical abuse or women aged 18 years and over in Magdalene Laundries and equivalent institutions, cannot happen in parallel to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

AQW 34979/11-15

3. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what consideration has been given to interim compensation payments to survivors and victims of historical abuse in advance of Sir Anthony Hart's report, given the report has been delayed by one year and the age and ill health of a number of the victims.

AQW 34980/11-15

4. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the departmental projects or funding schemes available to community organisations to help tackle low educational achievement.

AQW 35004/11-15

5. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when they will answer AQW 32083/11-15 which was tabled on 14 March 2014.

AQW 35010/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

6. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education what measures his Department is taking to promote digital technology skills within (i) primary; and (ii) post-primary schools.

AQW 34993/11-15

7. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Education how much, as a percentage of the total recurring funding in his Department, was spent on integrated education in each of the last five years.

AQW 34994/11-15

8. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Education to list the schools in each sector that have been closed in (i) 2011/12; (ii) 2012/13; and (iii) 2013/14.

AQW 34996/11-15

9. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Education when the Area Plans for primary schools will be published.

AQW 34997/11-15

10. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Education when the Community Relations, Equality and Diversity programme will be evaluated.

AQW 34998/11-15

11. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the departmental projects or funding schemes available to community organisations to help tackle low educational achievement.

AQW 35005/11-15

12. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what new initiatives his Department is pursuing to combat educational underachievement, particularly in disadvantaged communities or sections of the community with low attainment.

AQW 35006/11-15

13. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education how many school principal positions are currently filled by staff acting up to cover the position on a temporary basis.

AQW 35007/11-15

14. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education how many school principals are currently absent from work on stress related sick leave.

AQW 35008/11-15

15. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education how many school principal positions have become available in the last two financial years; and how many applications were received for these positions, broken down by (i) Education and Library Board area; (ii) primary and post-primary sectors; and (iii) controlled, integrated and maintained sectors.

AQW 35009/11-15

16. Mrs K McKevitt (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education whether there are trained professionals in each Education and Library Board available to oversee the provision of educational support to students with a muscular dystrophy condition who attend mainstream education.

AQW 35015/11-15

17. Mrs K McKevitt (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to list the special educational needs schools with a hydrotherapy pool on school grounds.

AQW 35016/11-15

18. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Education what advice he has received from his departmental officials on the allocation of Peace IV funding for integrated education, which is currently out to public consultation.

AQW 35032/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

19. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the departmental projects or funding schemes available to organisations to help tackle low educational achievement in local communities.

AQW 34995/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

20. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether there are plans to create an enterprise zone in North Down.

AQW 34966/11-15

21. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the number of enterprise zones.

AQW 34967/11-15

22. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to outline the criteria an area must meet to be designated as an enterprise zone.

AQW 34969/11-15

23. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the action she has taken following each public petition presented to the Assembly and forwarded to her Department.

AQW 34973/11-15

24. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many jobs have been created through foreign investment in the last three years.

AQW 34990/11-15

25. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, of the 4,760 Foreign Direct Investment jobs promoted by InvestNI in 2013/14, to detail the number of these promoted in each of the 26 district council areas.

AQW 35012/11-15

26. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, of the local jobs promoted by InvestNI in 2013/14, which were not business startups, to detail the number of jobs promoted in each of the 26 district council areas.

AQW 35013/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

27. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment (i) what knowledge he has of proposals for a private visitor centre on land adjoining the archaeological discoveries at Dunluce Castle; (ii) for his assessment of the need to ensure high quality building design compatible with the local environment; and (iii) how such a proposal can be taken forward.

AQW 34981/11-15

28. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how much was spent on planning enforcement in each year since 2007; and whether any cuts to planning enforcement will result from the proposed reduction in planning fees.

AQW 34982/11-15

29. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the action he has taken following each public petition presented to the Assembly and forwarded to his Department.

AQW 34988/11-15

30. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in light of the PSNI investigations into alleged criminal activity based around taxi drivers and operators in West Belfast and County Down that was announced on 27 June 2014 (i) whether the Driver and Vehicle Agency are assisting in the investigation; and (ii) whether his Department will carry out their own investigation into the allegations to determine if any statutory or licensing regulations have been breached.

AQW 34999/11-15

31. Mr R McCartney (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether his Department has issued any Aggregates Levy Credit Scheme Certificates relating to Campsie Sand and Gravel at Mobuoy Road.

AQW 35011/11-15

32. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, given that food processing and pharmaceuticals are singled out and identified in PED 8 as industries which require a containment free environment, and that slaughterhouses are specifically listed in the Supplementary Planning Guidance as a source of emission of dust, odour or other contaminants which may have the potential to impact upon sensitive industrial enterprises, whether a slaughterhouse would attain planning permission within a food park.

AQW 35030/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

33. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he has been alerted to any issue around proposed contract undercharging by G4S in relation to security secures provision for local courts.

AQW 35001/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

34. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 34297/11- 15, when the new Omagh Community Fire Station was first occupied; and when the necessary certification was obtained.

AQW 34985/11-15

35. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the expected date for the restoration of full Accident and Emergency services at Downe Hospital.

AQW 34986/11-15

36. Mr K McCarthy (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the second and third stage of the Reform of Adult Care and Support.

AQW 35002/11-15

37. Ms S Ramsey (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (i) who has the authority to call a major incident within hospitals: (ii) to outline the procedure involved; (iii) whether this procedure has changed within the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust since January 2014; and if so, (iv) what were the reasons for the change.

AQW 35017/11-15

38. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 32933/11-15, when the pilot to train Emergency Unit doctors, nurses and radiographers to recognise, respond to and report incidents of domestic violence will begin.

AQW 35021/11-15

39. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 32933/11-15, what is the completion date for the joint strategy on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse; and when the strategy will be implemented.

AQW 35022/11-15

40. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he will scrap the exceptionality clause and fund equal access to cancer drugs for patients.

AQW 35023/11-15

41. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether there was an increase in the use of branded medicines in the first three months of 2014; and if so, by how much usage increased.

AQW 35024/11-15

42. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the (i) number; and (ii) total cost of anti-depressant drug prescriptions (a) issued; and (b) dispensed, in each of the last three years.

AQW 35025/11-15

43. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how his Department ensures responsible prescribing and dispensing of appropriate medicines; and to detail any actions which he has taken in this regard in the last three years.

AQW 35026/11-15

44. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety under what circumstances visitors from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland, who are charged for their prescriptions, become entitled to a refund from his Department; and to detail the cost of such refunds in each of the last three years.

AQW 35027/11-15

45. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to list any items that have been removed from the General Practice prescribing data in the last three years; and to outline the reason for any removals.

AQW 35028/11-15

46. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action is being taken to adequately resource Emergency Departments and to encourage people to use GP Out of Hours service, rather than Emergency Departments, when appropriate.

AQW 35029/11-15

47. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (i) to detail the average cost per prescription item in Northern Ireland; (ii) how this compares with (a) England; (b) Scotland; and (c) Wales; and (iii) how the cost has changed in each of the last three years.

AQW 35031/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

48. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice on how many occasions the Pensions Ombudsman ruled against the Northern Ireland Policing Board in respect of its pension scheme and with what consequences in terms of change of approach by the Board.

AQW 34970/11-15

49. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the budget allocated for the Research into Prostitution.

AQW 34976/11-15

50. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the (i) costs to date; and (ii) estimated final costs in Legal Aid for all judicial proceedings taken by Brendan Conway in legal challenges against strip searching in Maghaberry Prison, shown by (a) approximate date; (b) law firm; (c) junior counsel; (d) senior counsel; and (e) any other associated costs.

AQW 34977/11-15

51. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether he plans to order a Serious Case Review to include the prior management and monitoring of case number 14/062668 at Newry Magistrates Court, particularly in respect of present allegations of (i) breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for four years; and (ii) the commission of further offences against a child in the last twelve months.

AQW 34984/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

52. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the footfall in Belfast city centre, broken down by month, in each of the last five years.

AQW 35018/11-15

53. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the current cost of parking in each departmental owned car park in Belfast.

AQW 35019/11-15

54. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how his Department measures footfall in cities.

AQW 35020/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

55. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 34165/11-15, how the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland determines whether a statutory inquiry is justified; and to outline the criteria used.

AQW 34964/11-15

56. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 34165/11-15, what consultation was undertaken by his Department or the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) in determining the criteria which CCNI would apply as part of its risk-based approach; and whether the determination of this approach was subject to any Equality Impact Assessment, or any assessment in respect of the impact on charities.

AQW 34965/11-15

57. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 34195/11-15, why the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland does not advise charities of their right to appeal its decision to initiate a statutory inquiry, at the time that it informs them of the inquiry; and for his assessment of this practice.

AQW 34968/11-15

58. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 34197/11-15, (i) whether the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) has advised charities not to spend funds on obtaining legal advice or an independent audit report to assist them in responding to, or answering allegations associated with, a statutory inquiry; (ii) on how many occasions has CCNI given such advice to charities; and (iii) to explain the rationale behind such advice.

AQW 34971/11-15

59. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the funding that his Department, and its arm's-length bodies, invested in North Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 34974/11-15

60. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what grants are available for the installation of cavity wall insulation in privately owned houses.

AQW 34989/11-15

61. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what are the projected infrastructural investments for the South Belfast area masterplans, including Shaftesbury Square.

AQW 34991/11-15

62. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for his assessment of the role of Belfast Area Partnerships, and the potential impact upon the Partnerships of the transfer of Urban Regeneration and Community Development responsibilities to local councils.

AQW 34992/11-15

63. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether people who have been granted Employment Support Allowance under special circumstances, particularly those who won their case at appeal, are required to complete ESA50 forms and re-attend medicals on a regular basis; and if so, what is the minimum length of time between reassessments.

AQW 35000/11-15

64. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the departmental projects or funding schemes available to community organisations to help tackle low educational achievement.

AQW 35003/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 21 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Craig (Lagan Valley)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in light of decisions being made by single Commissioners, whether they plan to review the workings of the Planning Appeals Commission, in particular the decision making processes.

AQW 35078/11-15

2. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what funding has been made available to the Northern Ireland Phoenix Project in each year since it was established.

AQW 35087/11-15

3. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Phoenix Project to ensure that it can continue to support the needs of victims and survivors.

AQW 35089/11-15

4. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 33877/11-15, what projects are supported by the Minority Ethnic Development Fund; and how much funding has been received by each project in each of the last five years.

AQW 35093/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

5. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, in the light of the delay in the Common Agricultural Policy reform process, how her Department will meet the targets for woodland creation in the next twelve months.

AQW 35040/11-15

6. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development when she will announce the launch of a woodland challenge fund; and to detail the funding set aside to support the fund.

AQW 35041/11-15

7. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development whether she aware of the initiative being led by the Woodland Trust to create a First World War Centenary Wood; and whether her Department can offer any direct assistance to the Woodland Trust to help make the Centenary Wood a success and a fitting and lasting memorial.

AQW 35045/11-15

8. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her assessment of the gender balance on the public bodies linked to her Department; and to detail the steps that she has taken to ensure that women are not under-represented.

AQW 35083/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

9. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail (i) the estimated number of fish killed, including the type of fish, at Brantry Lough during the incident reported on 30 June 2014; (ii) the estimated cost to replenish the fish stock; and (iii) the length of time it will take to restore the Lough.

AQW 35054/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

10. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the groups that received funding under the Community Relations, Equality and Diversity in Education scheme in 2012/13, including the funding each group received; and the groups and amount of funding planned for 2013/14.

AQW 35042/11-15

11. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the amount of funding the Community Relations, Equality and Diversity in Education scheme, or its similar preceding policy, received in each of the last five years.

AQW 35043/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

12. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 34376/11-15, of the total funding approved for Project Definition support, how much was taken up by businesses, in each of the last four years.

AQW 35082/11-15

13. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Directive and Online Dispute Resolution Regulation and how it will be implemented in Northern Ireland.

AQW 35090/11-15

14. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how she will ensure that the existing protections in place for energy consumers are not weakened by the implementation of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Directive.

AQW 35091/11-15

15. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what direct engagement she and her officials have had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in regards to the implementation of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Directive.

AQW 35096/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

16. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 25467/11-15, how many times, since 2000, minerals permissions have been reviewed to assess the environmental impact on a newly declared candidate for Special Area of Conservation or other designations of international importance.

AQW 35052/11-15

17. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in relation to the Glenavy River pollution reported to the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency on 30 June 2014, for an estimated time for completion of a report on investigations into the incident.

AQW 35067/11-15

18. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many prosecutions for taxi offences have taken place in (i) Belfast; and (ii) Northern Ireland, in each of the last five years.

AQW 35069/11-15

19. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many of the jobs transferred to Coleraine will be filled by staff who are currently carrying out the functions of that role; and how many will be filled by staff currently based in Coleraine.

AQW 35070/11-15

20. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he plans to alter the arrangements for neighbour notification which are currently operated by Planning Service.

AQW 35076/11-15

21. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 34002/11-15, whether he will bring forward a Climate Bill to the Assembly in sufficient time to ensure that it can be passed before the end of the current Assembly mandate.

AQW 35085/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

22. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the action he has taken following each public petition presented to the Assembly and forwarded to his Department

AQW 35061/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

23. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what steps he is taking to address the waiting times of post-transplant patients at the Renal Clinic in the Belfast City Hospital.

AQW 35039/11-15

24. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the cost of anti-depressant medication to the Health Service in each year since 2007; and how these costs compare to the rest of the UK.

AQW 35059/11-15

25. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of prescriptions issued for anti-depressant medication in each year since 2007; and how these numbers compare to the rest of the UK.

AQW 35060/11-15

26. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the action he has taken following each public petition presented to the Assembly and forwarded to his Department.

AQW 35062/11-15

27. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to list the 38 drugs, available through the English Cancer Drugs Fund, that are included under the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme and whose use could be included under the Scheme if utilieed in Northern Ireland.

AQW 35068/11-15

28. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail what the money received through the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme was spent on, in each of the last three years.

AQW 35071/11-15

29. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much funding will become available through the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme in each of the next three years.

AQW 35072/11-15

30. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the limitations of spend that pertain to the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme.

AQW 35074/11-15

31. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the total number of prescription forms issued; (ii) the average cost of a prescription item; and (iii) the average number of prescription items issued per person, in each of the last three years.

AQW 35077/11-15

32. Mr M Brady (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why the findings of the review of the School of Dental Hygiene have not been made public.

AQW 35080/11-15

33. Mrs K McKevitt (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how his Department is working towards implementing the recommendations of the McCollum report, required to improve the lives of people diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy.

AQW 35081/11-15

34. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action he is taking to speed up the engagement between the Nursing and Midwifery Council and nursing applicants from both inside and outside the UK.

AQW 35095/11-15

35. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the current nurse shortages in (i) private; and (ii) statutory care homes, in each Health and Social Care Trust area.

AQW 35097/11-15

36. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action he is taking to ensure nursing qualifications in European countries are recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

AQW 35098/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

37. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice what action his Department is taking to combat crimes against people with a disability.

AQW 35036/11-15

38. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice what organisations he has met with regarding the issue of crimes against people with a disability, in each of the last three years.

AQW 35038/11-15

39. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of staff employed in Maghaberry Prison, in each of the last five years.

AQW 35047/11-15

40. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of prison officers injured whilst working in Maghaberry Prison, in each of the last five years.

AQW 35048/11-15

41. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of prison officers that have had more than three days sick absence as a result of injuries sustained whilst working in Maghaberry Prison, in each of the last five years.

AQW 35049/11-15

42. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of prison officers stationed at each landing in Maghaberry Prison, in each of the last five years.

AQW 35051/11-15

43. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of drug seizures from prisoners in Maghaberry Prison, in each of the last five years.

AQW 35053/11-15

44. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 34383/11-15, whether he will introduce a further review mechanism in these instances.

AQW 35055/11-15

45. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, following the conclusion of a Serious Case Review, whether any staff member within any departmental agency has (a) been subject to disciplinary proceedings, including warnings; (b) been retrained; and (c) transferred to another post.

AQW 35057/11-15

46. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the action he has taken following each public petition presented to the Assembly and forwarded to his Department.

AQW 35063/11-15

47. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 34170/11-15, how long has each warrant been outstanding.

AQW 35086/11-15

48. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AWQ 34168/11-15, to detail the (i) date of issue; and (ii) execution of each warrant.

AQW 35088/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

49. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the proportion of badges issued under the Blue Badge Scheme that are currently being used unlawfully.

AQW 35035/11-15

50. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether there are any plans to create a proper cycle lane from Bangor to Belfast.

AQW 35046/11-15

51. Mr L Cree (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the current plans and future strategy for reservoirs in Conlig.

AQW 35058/11-15

52. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the action he has taken following each public petition presented to the Assembly and forwarded to his Department.

AQW 35064/11-15

53. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on actions taken regarding noise pollution in the Ardmore area of Belfast.

AQW 35073/11-15

54. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether his Department has considered erecting sound proofing structures to prevent road noise at the Ardmore Area of Belfast.

AQW 35075/11-15

55. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, following the announcement that the headquarters of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is relocating to Ballykelly, to detail the discussions that he has held with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development regarding the relocation.

AQW 35084/11-15

56. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how he will ensure that the existing protections in place for energy consumers are not weakened by the implementation of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Directive.

AQW 35092/11-15

57. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what action Northern Ireland Water is taking to complete the storm water plans at Ballyclare Waste Water Treatment Plant; and to detail when the works will be complete.

AQW 35094/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

58. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for his assessment of the processing delays affecting Northern Ireland Housing Executive tenants who have simultaneously applied for a Disabled Facilities Grant and a Renovation Grant; and what steps he is taking to ensure that both grant applications proceed smoothly.

AQW 35037/11-15

59. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the action he has taken following each public petition presented to the Assembly and forwarded to his Department.

AQW 35065/11-15

60. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 34458/11-15, to detail the nature of each change.

AQW 35066/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether there are any ongoing investigations relating to any Public Private Partnership projects that their Department is associated with; and if so, to detail the projects.

AQW 35103/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development whether there are any ongoing investigations relating to any public-private partnership projects that her Department is associated with; and if so, to detail the projects.

AQW 35107/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether there are any ongoing investigations relating to any Public Private Partnership projects that her Department is associated with; and if so, to detail the projects.

AQW 35106/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

4. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education whether there are any ongoing investigations relating to any Public Private Partnership projects that his Department is associated with; and if so, to detail the projects.

AQW 35108/11-15

5. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Education, in relation to the language classes replacing the Woodlands Speech and Language unit, (i) how many children require Speech and Language Therapy provision in the new proposed units; (ii) how many children will require ongoing provision in the Woodlands Language Unit; (iii) what speech and language therapy assistant provisions will be in place; and (iv) what therapy resources and budget have been set aside for the new units to meet the needs of the children.

AQW 35131/11-15

6. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to list the schools in each constituency that were allocated funding for new builds in each of the last three years; and the funding allocated in each case.

AQW 35138/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

7. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether there are any ongoing investigations relating to any Public Private Partnership projects that his Department is associated with; and if so, to detail the projects.

AQW 35104/11-15

8. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for his assessment of the current number of people employed on a zero hour contract.

AQW 35134/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

9. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the number of (a) direct; and (b) indirect jobs in the local marine sector for the most recent consecutive five years for which data is available.

AQW 35109/11-15

10. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail (i) her assessment of the prospect for the underground gasification of coal as a method of extracting hydrocarbons; and (ii) the applicants and current and past holders of petroleum exploration licences that have referenced this process with her Department as a potential method of extraction of hydrocarbons; in the last five years.

AQW 35120/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

11. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in relation to the pollution of waterways incidents, to what level does an incident have to impact environmentally for a classification of high severity.

AQW 35102/11-15

12. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 33768/11-15, from which council areas will the exported waste be received.

AQW 35118/11-15

13. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 32997/11-15, whether the Environmental Impact Assessment, Habitats and Birds Directives are being breached by the unregulated minerals extraction being permitted from Lough Neagh Special Protection Area.

AQW 35119/11-15

14. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 34149/11-15, (i) whether the Aggregates Levy Credit Scheme (ALCS) Code of Practice required that planning permission was received before an ALCS certificate was granted; and if so, under what circumstances can it be claimed that the Code of Practice was followed in relation to ALCS certificates issued in relation to Lough Neagh Special Protection Area, given that he has already confirmed that his Department was aware no planning permissions exist for extraction.

AQW 35123/11-15

15. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the illegal dumps that are due to have waste repatriated.

AQW 35132/11-15

16. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the timetable for the clearing of each of the illegal waste dumps identified by his Department.

AQW 35133/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

17. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why his departmental officials pursue tenants for unpaid rates, in cases were the rental agreement states that rent payments were inclusive of rates, rather than the landlord who collected rates from his tenant but did not make payment to the Department.

AQW 35139/11-15

18. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many tenants are being pursued for rates payments when their rental agreement has stipulated that rents would have been inclusive of rates and that rates would have been payable by the landlord.

AQW 35140/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

19. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 33205/11-15, for an update regarding the recommendations which the Expert Group were expected to report by 1 July 2014.

AQW 35100/11-15

20. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (i) for his assessment of the provision and services for adults with learning disabilities in Upper Bann; and to detail (i) the number of referrals to respite units in each month of the last three years; and (ii) the waiting times following referral.

AQW 35101/11-15

21. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much in total income would be generated by a £25 a year charge for prescriptions.

AQW 35111/11-15

22. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry's claim that the Pharmacy Price Regulation Scheme will cover all access to new drugs over the next two years at no cost to Health and Social Care.

AQW 35114/11-15

23. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much funding each Health and Social Care Trust has provided to independent residential and nursing care homes in each of the last ten years.

AQW 35141/11-15

24. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 33982/11-15, to account for the inconsistency in the methods used by Health and Social Care Trusts to record the variation in the numbers and the proportion of residential and domiciliary care packages; and whether he has plans to regularise the methods. [R]

AQW 35142/11-15

25. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average weekly rate that each of the Health and Social Care Trusts have paid to independent care homes for each of the four main Programmes of Care in each of the last ten years; and whether this has increased at the same rate as these business's incurred costs.

AQW 35143/11-15

26. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the concerns of owners of independent care homes in the Western Health and Social Care Trust area regarding the increasing financial pressures they are experiencing.

AQW 35144/11-15

27. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average weekly cost in (i) statutory; and (ii) independent care homes for (a) residential; and (b) nursing packages, in each of the last ten years.

AQW 35145/11-15

28. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what additional support (i) his Department; and (ii) the Health and Social Care Trusts can offer independent residential and nursing care homes in areas where there is no statutory provision.

AQW 35146/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

29. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 33630/11-15, in relation to the Prisoner Safety and Support Team, how many prisoners are currently (i) receiving support; and (ii) awaiting assessment.

AQW 35110/11-15

30. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail (i) the recommendations by the Public Protection Arrangements in Northern Ireland that have been implemented following the conclusion of the Serious Case Reviews into Barry Johnston; Thomas Ward and David Paige, citing the changes and from which review they originate; and (ii) the recommendations that have not been implemented.

AQW 35112/11-15

31. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 34383/11-15, whether he will specifically address the point on the approved residence being in an area of families with young children, and given the victim in the case was a child of the neighbourhood to detail whether (i) this point was considered prior to the approval of residence and due cognisance given to the offender’s previous behaviour and targets; (ii) he will amend risk assessments in these instances taking on board vulnerability of potential victims; and (iii) he will tighten residence criteria to remove or reduce reoffending in similar instances.

AQW 35113/11-15

32. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether all cases currently benefiting from (i) reporting restrictions; and (ii) anonymity orders, granted on the grounds of risk or threat to life, have presented evidence of same as furnished by the PSNI to the court in question; and if not, to indicate the circumstances in which restrictions or anonymity were permitted to be granted.

AQW 35115/11-15

33. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of contraband items seized from prisoners whilst in a prison cell in Maghaberry Prison, in each of the last five years.

AQW 35121/11-15

34. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of contraband items seized from people visiting a prisoner in Maghaberry Prison, in each of the last five years.

AQW 35122/11-15

35. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice what additional measures or legislation is planned to facilitate the criminal prosecution of people selling or distributing legal highs.

AQW 35135/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

36. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what actions his Department’s Voluntary and Community Unit is taking to ensure that the Volunteering Strategy and its agreed objectives are being adopted by each Executive Department.

AQW 35124/11-15

37. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what actions his Department has taken to ensure that, in line with the Volunteering Strategy, the Department of the Environment protects volunteer drivers in its review of bus operator licensing.

AQW 35125/11-15

38. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what actions his Department has taken, in line with the Volunteering Strategy, to mitigate financial difficulties volunteer drivers may face in paying for full D1 or D licenses, should the Department of the Environment require community organisations to adopt full bus operator licensing.

AQW 35126/11-15

39. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how much has been paid out in public liability claims against the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in each of the last five years, broken down by district.

AQW 35127/11-15

40. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how long respective Northern Ireland Housing Executive departments take to process a public liability claim.

AQW 35128/11-15

41. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many benefit appeals have been completed in each of the last three years.

AQW 35129/11-15

42. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to outline the cost associated with an oral benefit appeal hearing.

AQW 35130/11-15

43. Mr F McCann (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many people since 2011 have lost their entitlement to Incapacity Benefit following a work capability assessment.

AQW 35137/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what assurances they can can give that childcare for children with a disability will remain a priority; and that the current and future funding allocation for summer schemes, training provision and small capital grants to cater for children with a disability will be guaranteed.

AQW 35187/11-15

2. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the current funding amount secured for the childcare strategy Bright Start; and how any shortfall will be found.

AQW 35188/11-15

3. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what projects the Department is prioritising for children with disabilities through the disability strategy; and to list the projects funded as part of the disability strategy.

AQW 35189/11-15

4. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how much funding is available to realise the disability strategy, particularly for children and young people with disabilities.

AQW 35190/11-15

5. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how the disability strategy has improved the lives of children and young people with disabilities and their families.

AQW 35191/11-15

6. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what proportion of (i) Assembly Written Questions; (ii) Priority Assembly Written Questions; and (iii) Assembly Oral Questions to their Department, have been answered on time, in each year since May 2011.

AQW 35205/11-15

7. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail most regular cause of Assembly Questions to their Department not being answered on time.

AQW 35206/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

8. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the meetings her Department have been involved in regarding animal cruelty, in 2014.

AQW 35182/11-15

9. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the (i) targets; and (ii) strategies in place for woodland creation in 2016.

AQW 35183/11-15

10. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, pursuant to AQW 34876/11-15, given that she confirmed that her Department changed its original decision in 54 of the 216 Stage 2 Reviews and that a refund may result, to detail the total number of refunds provided.

AQW 35186/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

11. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 34841/11-15, what his Department is doing to ensure consistency, in terms of retentions for small works, across the Education and Library Boards.

AQW 35162/11-15

12. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 6680/11-15, and in light of the schools capital works programme announcement for St Killian’s College, Garron Tower on 24th June 2014, how his Department’s disposal procedure will now be implemented regarding the sale and reinvestment of the proceeds of the former St Comgall’s College site to contribute to the cost of the new build.

AQW 35174/11-15

13. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education what his Department is doing in conjunction with the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister to ensure that successful nurture projects, such as the one at St Joseph’s Primary School in Antrim, continue to be funded.

AQW 35177/11-15

14. Mr B McElduff (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education why St Columbkille's Primary School, Carrickmore was not included in the list of Major Capital Projects to be Advanced in Planning, which was announced on Tuesday 24 June 2014; and whether his Department will be in a position to include this school in his next list of proposed new build schools to be advanced in planning.

AQW 35199/11-15

15. Mr B McElduff (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education how his Department plans to progress the issue of capital funding for Dean Maguirc College, Carrickmore.

AQW 35200/11-15

16. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the annual average cost of educating a child in (i) primary; (ii) post-primary schools in County Fermanagh in each of the last ten years, broken down by sector.

AQW 35218/11-15

17. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the total capital investment in (i) primary; and (ii) post-primary schools in County Fermanagh in each of the last ten years, broken down by sector.

AQW 35219/11-15

18. Mr B McElduff (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education whether he will ensure that all teachers and staff, including those employed by the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools, can access the Cycle to Work Scheme.

AQW 35220/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

19. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to outline how the Youth Employment Programme operates.

AQW 35151/11-15

20. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether there are any restrictions in place on an applicant being (i) accepted; and (ii) funded on the Steps 2 Success Programme on the basis of their capital or savings.

AQW 35184/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

21. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the Gross Value Added contribution of the local marine sector, for the most recent consecutive five years for which data is available.

AQW 35148/11-15

22. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether there are any ongoing investigations relating to any Public Private Partnership projects that her Department is associated with; and if so, to detail the projects.

AQW 35152/11-15

23. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how her Department can assist people who are economically inactive.

AQW 35155/11-15

24. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what licences must be obtained from her Department for consent to drill exploratory bore holes in relation to petroleum extraction and storage; and how the licensing regime differs from that in (i) the rest of the United Kingdom; and (ii) the Republic of Ireland.

AQW 35185/11-15

25. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how much electricity is currently generated by (i) small scale; and (ii) large scale renewable sources; and for her assessment of the number of jobs created and sustained in these sectors.

AQW 35210/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

26. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether there are any ongoing investigations relating to any Public Private Partnership projects that his Department is associated with; and if so, to detail the projects.

AQW 35153/11-15

27. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what action take he will take to alert cyclists of the dangers of ignoring red traffic light signals and riding against approaching traffic and that these actions are against the law.

AQW 35158/11-15

28. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, given that food processing and pharmaceuticals are singled out and identified in PED 8 as industries which require a containment free environment, and that slaughterhouses are specifically listed in the Supplementary Planning Guidance as a source of emission of dust, odour or other contaminants which may have the potential to impact upon sensitive industrial enterprises, whether it would be appropriate to approve planning application N/2014/0148/F.

AQW 35166/11-15

29. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he plans to survey the composition of the new councils, in relation to minority ethnic councillors.

AQW 35167/11-15

30. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether consideration is being given to ensure that planning permission is required for exploratory drilling operations under the Strategic Planning Policy Statement rather than continuing to allow permitted development rights to apply to the drilling of exploratory boreholes for mineral exploration under Part 16 of Schedule 1 of the Planning (General Development) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993.

AQW 35175/11-15

31. Mr C Boylan (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 33952/11-15, (i) why no detailed drawings of the explosives store were included with the planning application; (ii) why his Department did not request these details; (iii) whether full permission can be granted to a development in the absence of such details or planning conditions; and (iv) how this planning application came to be approved at this location.

AQW 35198/11-15

32. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he intends to bring decisions relating to proposals to undertake hydraulic fracturing and extreme energy to the Executive; and to detail the power the Executive has to veto proposals for hydraulic fracturing without financial consequences if proposals are legally compliant.

AQW 35202/11-15

33. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 33768/11-15, whether the need to export waste is related to the unavailability of the Mobouy Road landfill site or any of the other waste sites currently under investigation by his Department.

AQW 35203/11-15

34. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what percentage of the cost of monitoring, application and policing of the environmental regulation of a company which is given permission to search for and obtain petroleum will be met by the company; and to detail how his Department will collect this revenue.

AQW 35204/11-15

35. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 11111/11-15, whether the regulations do not subject those proposals for hydraulic fracturing that are below a certain threshold to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); and what action he will take to ensure that all proposals for extreme energy exploration and extraction will be subject to an EIA.

AQW 35208/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

36. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether there are any ongoing investigations relating to any Public Private Partnership projects that his Department is associated with; and if so, to detail the projects.

AQW 35154/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

37. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether there are any ongoing investigations relating to any Public Private Partnership projects that his Department is associated with; and if so, to detail the projects.

AQW 35156/11-15

38. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many people have given blood in the North Down area over the last twelve months.

AQW 35159/11-15

39. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how his Department will highlight the need for blood donation in North Down.

AQW 35160/11-15

40. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many blood donation events took place in North Down over the last twelve months.

AQW 35161/11-15

41. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the implementation of the Action Plan for Quality Palliative and End of Life Care detailed in his Department’s report, Living Matters, Dying Matters, which was launched in March 2010.

AQW 35168/11-15

42. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether Health and Social Care Trusts are offered financial incentives for putting patients on terminal care templates, such as the Liverpool Care Pathway.

AQW 35169/11-15

43. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for a breakdown by Health and Social Care Trust of the primary diagnoses resulting in patients being initiated on terminal care pathways.

AQW 35170/11-15

44. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the measures which his Department has implemented to monitor the use of terminal care pathways.

AQW 35171/11-15

45. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of Health Service procedures and treatments on Northern Ireland patients carried out by each private health provider in (i) Northern Ireland; (ii) England; (iii) Scotland; (iv) Wales; and (v) the Republic of Ireland, in each year since May 2007.

AQW 35207/11-15

46. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the total cost of Health Service procedures and treatments on Northern Ireland patients carried out by each private health provider in (i) Northern Ireland; (ii) England; (iii) Scotland; (iv) Wales; and (v) the Republic of Ireland, in each year since May 2007.

AQW 35209/11-15

47. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the increasing use of private healthcare companies by each Health and Social Care Trust over the last ten years.

AQW 35211/11-15

48. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he is aware of any Health and Social Care Trust using private companies to deliver procedures and treatments to meet Departmental targets.

AQW 35212/11-15

49. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how the use of private healthcare companies to deliver Health Service procedures and treatments represents value for money.

AQW 35213/11-15

50. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of incubators available for premature babies in each hospital.

AQW 35214/11-15

51. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what discussions he has had with the Health and Social Care Trusts regarding their increasing referral of procedures and treatments to private healthcare companies.

AQW 35215/11-15

52. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the current occupancy rates of incubators for premature babies in each hospital.

AQW 35216/11-15

53. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many staff are employed by (i) each Health and Social Care Trust; and (ii) independent providers to deliver domiciliary care packages.

AQW 35217/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

54. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether there are any ongoing investigations relating to any Public Private Partnership projects that his Department is associated with; and if so, to detail the projects.

AQW 35157/11-15

55. Mr T Buchanan (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice what constitutes a prisoner officer receiving a written warning.

AQW 35172/11-15

56. Mr T Buchanan (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice what support is in place for on duty prison officers who are assaulted by inmates.

AQW 35173/11-15

57. Mr T Buchanan (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many written warnings have been issued to prison officers as a result of sickness absence, in each of the last three years.

AQW 35176/11-15

58. Mr T Buchanan (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many new recruits have left the Prison Service in each of the last three years.

AQW 35178/11-15

59. Mr T Buchanan (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many prison officers have been assaulted by prisoners in each of the last three years.

AQW 35179/11-15

60. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the meetings that his Department have been involved in regarding animal cruelty issues, in 2014.

AQW 35181/11-15

61. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in light of the absence of proposals to legislate within the current Justice Bill on the collection of £14 million outstanding court fines, when he will bring forward the Fines and Enforcements Bill, or whether it is possible to introduce this as an additional inclusion in the Justice Bill.

AQW 35192/11-15

62. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice following the conclusion of a Serious Case Review, whether any departmental agency has found to have missed opportunities, neglected responsibilities, or defaulted in any way which could have prevented re-offending; and if so, to cite the relevant instances.

AQW 35193/11-15

63. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 33630/11-15, how many staff are employed in the Prisoner Safety and Support Team; and to outline their job descriptions.

AQW 35194/11-15

64. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the Legal Aid costs to date of the defendants in case numbers (i) 14/020711; (ii) 14/020713; (iii) 14/020714; and (iv) latterly collectively, 14/020710, at Dungannon Magistrates Court.

AQW 35195/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

65. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on NI Water's investigation on the combined sewer on Dunadry Road, Co. Antrim, including the pumping station at the bridge in the grounds of the Dunadry Inn; and to detail (a) when; and (b) how the report will be published.

AQW 35149/11-15

66. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the number of people who are availing of the Cycle to Work Scheme.

AQW 35180/11-15

67. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development when bus lanes will be introduced on sections of the M2 motorway that have high traffic congestion rates at peak travel times.

AQW 35196/11-15

68. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what consideration his Department has given to introducing bus lanes on the M2 motorway.

AQW 35197/11-15

69. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development he will ensure that the existing protections in place for water consumers are not weakened by the implementation of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Directive.

AQW 35201/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

70. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 32785/11-15, whether his Department intends to recover funding from Clanmill Housing for projects that have not acquired planning permission.

AQW 35163/11-15

71. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 32786/11-15, on how many sites will construction commence during this financial year.

AQW 35164/11-15

72. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what proportion of bank loans secured by Clanmill Housing to construct 1,600 houses has been drawn down.

AQW 35165/11-15

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