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 14 April 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
Wednesday 15 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
Friday 21 February 2014
Monday 24 February 2014
Tuesday 25 February 2014
Thursday 27 February 2014
Monday 3 March 2014
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Thursday 6 March 2014
Monday 10 March 2014
Thursday 13 March 2014
Tuesday 18 March 2014
Thursday 20 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
Thursday 3 April 2014
Friday 4 April 2014
Monday 7 April 2014
Tuesday 8 April 2014
Wednesday 9 April 2014
Thursday 10 April 2014
Friday 11 April 2014
Monday 14 April 2014
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Thursday 17 April 2014
Friday 18 April 2014
Monday 21 April 2014
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Thursday 24 April 2014
Friday 25 April 2014
Monday 28 April 2014
Tuesday 29 April 2014
Wednesday 30 April 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 for an update on the outstanding PSNI, and other staff, equal pay claims.

AQW 29153/11-15

2. 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 C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what provisions are being made for childcare for children with disabilities through the Bright Start Strategy.

AQW 29229/11-15

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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 Wednesday 15 January 2014

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

1. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether a decision has been made on the changes to angling regulations to enable angling clubs to make and approve their appropriate by-laws at their annual general meetings.

AQW 29646/11-15

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 Enterprise, Trade and Investment

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the (i) incoming; and (ii) outgoing correspondence that she, or her officials, have received from organisations in relation to hydraulic fracturing and/or unconventional oil and gas, since the beginning of 2013, including (a) the date of the correspondence; (b) the subject of the correspondence; and (c) the name of the individual in the organisation that made contact.

AQW 29587/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. 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 of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

1. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 28948/11-15, for a breakdown of each health care provider, including how much money each received.

AQW 29912/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

2. 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 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 their assessment of the (i) type; (ii) scale; and (iii) cost of separation and division that the Together: Building a United Community Strategy seeks to address.

AQW 30629/11-15

2. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the definition of an urban village and how it will address sectarianism and division.

AQW 30630/11-15

3. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the definition of a shared education campus and the target date for the delivery of the Together: Building a United Community Objective of ten shared education campuses.

AQW 30631/11-15

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether model aircraft enthusiasts will regain permission to use the Maze/Long Kesh site in Lisburn.

AQW 30992/11-15

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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 to the Minister of the Environment

5. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 14244/11-15, how many of the 120 cases have been reviewed to date.

AQW 31459/11-15

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

2. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the proposed new centralised procurement and delivery agency.

AQW 31043/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 6 March 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, since its inception in 2003, how many years has the ILEX Regeneration Company had a Chief Executive in post.

AQW 31164/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what studies his Department has completed of the planning regulations and processes in neighbouring jurisdictions in relation to the promotion of activity.

AQW 31166/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he is satisfied that NI Water following the appointment of a new Chief Executive, did not increase the required employee pension contribution above 3.5% and reduce the employer contribution of 26.9% of salary.

AQW 31161/11-15

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 to the Minister for Regional Development

3. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, in relation to Penalty Charge Notices issued to motorists in Florence Place, to detail (i) how many have been incorrectly issued; (ii) the number of refunds issued; (iii) the total revenue generated; (iv) the total amount refunded; and (v) the amount that has not been refunded.

AQW 31293/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 13 March 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 (i) the remit of the Strategy Planning and Review Group (SPRG) for the Children and Young People’s Strategy; (ii) the dates the SPRG for the Children and Young People’s Strategy met, including when each of the Junior Ministers were in attendance.

AQW 31463/11-15

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 Thursday 20 March 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what discussions have taken place between their Department and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to maximise the effectiveness of the Northern Ireland representation on the Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety.

AQW 31636/11-15

2. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when the report on the Gapping and Mapping Exercise on Internet Safety was given to the Safeguarding Board NI for amendment; and when they expect to publish its findings.

AQW 31637/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether she will provide funding for the 2015 Irish Open at a similar or higher level than the £1.5m made available to the 2013 Irish Open.

AQW 31651/11-15

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 to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail (i) the amount of money contributed to pension schemes for senior management within his Department; and (ii) the number of employees involved, in the last five years.

AQW 31728/11-15

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 McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the gender balance of senior civil servants within their Department.

AQO 5824/11-15

3. 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

4. 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

5. Mr S Lynch (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the roll out of the School Age Childcare actions under the Bright Start programme.

AQO 5823/11-15

6. 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 First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail (i) the amount of money contributed to pension schemes for senior management within the Strategic Investment Board; and (ii) the number of employees involved, in the last five years.

AQW 31816/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. 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

3. 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. Ms B McGahan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to list the requests made to the Equality Commission that it use its powers of investigation, under Paragraph 11 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, for alleged breaches of equality schemes, including (i) the name of the public authority concerned; (ii) the nature of the alleged breach; (iii) the date on which the request was submitted and the date on which the Commission took a decision; (iv) the action taken by the Commission, including whether an investigation was initiated; and (v) the outcome of any investigation.

AQW 31991/11-15

2. 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 of the Environment

3. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether grants for the restoration of listed buildings awarded by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency have been put on hold; and if so, for how long.

AQW 32074/11-15

4. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what initiatives his Department has carried out in the last three years to highlight to dog owners the negative environmental impact of dog fouling.

AQW 32082/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

5. 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 C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what work they have undertaken to assess the extent of ethnic minority poverty further to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report on Poverty and Ethnicity finding in February 2013 that 'the precise household circumstances and relative extent of poverty among minority ethnic groups in Northern Ireland are unknown.

AQW 32105/11-15

2. 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 to the Minister of the Environment

3. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many burnt out cars have been removed by local councils from public spaces over the last three years.

AQW 32132/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 3 April 2014

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mr J Byrne (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development whether there are any plans to withdraw the on-call emergency animal welfare service; and if so, to detail when this will take place.

AQW 32519/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 4 April 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many Civil Servants have been made redundant in each of the last 5 years.

AQW 32459/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 7 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 whether the recently announced changes to the entrance to the Shackleton Barracks site will allow for the range of possible uses and access arrangements which may be required in the future.

AQW 32206/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what progress is being made on the introduction of compensation arrangements for farmers suffering loss from having lands designated as Areas of Special Scientific Interest.

AQW 32218/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail any locations being considered for the pilot Enterprise Zone.

AQW 32217/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

4. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he will consider introducing a reduced penalty for a driver who purchases a car park ticket but overstays, rather than imposing the same level of fine given to a driver who did not pruchase a ticket or parked in a space reserved for people with disabilities.

AQW 32213/11-15

5. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much has been spent on cycling infrastructure in North Down in each of the last five years.

AQW 32235/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Questions to the Minister of Education

1. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Education to outline the status of the Little Oaks Unit in Foyle; and how many children using the facility are (a) with and (b) without statements of educational need.

AQW 32702/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the criteria used in selecting Coleraine as the location for the pilot Enterprise Zone.

AQW 32246/11-15

3. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail his Department's role in locating the pilot Enterprise Zone in Coleraine.

AQW 32247/11-15

4. 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

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why it took over three months to report to the Assembly on the 16th North South Ministerial SEUPB meeting held on 6 December 2013.

AQW 32283/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

6. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail all the towns (i) that have not had traffic attendants on patrol; (ii) where five or less Penalty Charge Notices have been issued, showing the actual number issued or not issued; and (iii) that have no parking enforcement in place, in each of the last three calendar years.

AQW 32270/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 9 April 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 why Northern Ireland does not have representation on the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

AQW 32335/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

2. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how much Foras na Gaeilge paid in rent during the last financial year; and how it is broken down.

AQW 32698/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

3. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 31245/11-15, for an update on the progress of Holy Trinity Primary School’s application for an additional 26 nursery places for September 2014, given that the statutory objection period ended on 17 February 2014.

AQW 32746/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

4. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment when he expects feedback from his Ministerial colleagues on the assistance they can to offer in redeploying Driver and Vehicle Agency staff.

AQW 32340/11-15

5. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what was the sequence of events that led to his discovery that 300 posts were to be lost in the Driver and Vehicle Agency in Coleraine.

AQW 32342/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

6. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what steps he will take to co-ordinate and maximise endeavours of other Executive Departments and agencies to fill vacancies with Driver and Vehicle Agency staff who were based at Coleraine.

AQW 32343/11-15

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 to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

2. Mr D McAleer (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the projects in the West Tyrone constituency that received funding from her Department since 2011.

AQW 32374/11-15

3. Mr D McAleer (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the total funding invested by her Department in the West Tyrone constituency since 2011.

AQW 32375/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

4. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education why the South Eastern Education and Library Board agreed to a water/sewage pumping station to be situated at Clandeyboye Primary School, Bangor.

AQW 32376/11-15

5. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the total amount of capital expenditure invested by his Department in (i) school builds; (ii) enhancement projects; and (iii) minor works in (a) South Down; (b) Strangford; and (c) Newry and Armagh.

AQW 32415/11-15

6. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail his Department's (i) capital; and (ii) revenue spend on the Irish Medium sector in (a) 2011; (b) 2012; and (iii) 2013.

AQW 32417/11-15

7. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education what is his Department's projected (i) capital; and (ii) revenue spend on the Irish Medium sector in (a) 2014; (b) 2015; and (iii) 2016.

AQW 32418/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

8. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment if her Department, or its arm's-length bodies, have established any funding opportunities to allow the local tourism and business community to harness the potential opportunity of the Irish Open 2015 being held in Newcastle, County Down.

AQW 32397/11-15

9. Mr B McElduff (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what range of renewable technologies, excluding wind energy, are currently being supported and developed under the Strategic Energy Framework; and to detail the percentage of planning approvals for renewable energy technologies in each of the last five years.

AQW 32403/11-15

10. Mr B McElduff (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (i) to detail the percentage of planning approvals for wind energy development; and (ii) for a breakdown of the amount paid in subsidies to the renewable sector, in each of the last five years.

AQW 32404/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

11. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of staff in his 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 32398/11-15

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

12. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the number of Motions debated in the Assembly that he has responded to in the last two years; and (ii) the action that he has taken following any Motion that was passed.

AQW 32422/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

13. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development why there is the need for a pumping station to be situated at Clandeboye Primary School, Bangor.

AQW 32369/11-15

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 Culture, Arts and Leisure

2. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail (i) the number of Motions debated in the Assembly that she has responded to in the last two years; and (ii) the action that she has taken following any Motion that was passed.

AQW 32436/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

3. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what consideration his Department has given to a formal cash offer to North Down Borough Council to secure the car park of the former Bangor Leisure Centre.

AQW 32451/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

4. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail (i) the number of Motions debated in the Assembly that he has responded to in the last two years; and (ii) the action that he has taken following any Motion that was passed.

AQW 32438/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

5. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

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

AQW 32440/11-15

6. Mr M McLaughlin (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 30959/11-15 and AQW 30962/11-15, to confirm (i) that his Department is aware that unregulated mineral extraction has been taking place in Lough Neagh Special Protection Area without the required development consents; (ii) how long his Department has been aware; and (ii) when it opened the live enforcement investigation.

AQW 32461/11-15

7. Mr M McLaughlin (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 30961/11-15, to detail the nature of the four breaches of planning control.

AQW 32462/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

8. 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

9. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an explanation for the newly painted yellow lines within the Stormont Estate, particularly when employees and staff are experiencing parking difficulties.

AQW 32813/11-15

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

10. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the increased demand for Home-Start services in Ballynahinch and Newcastle will be met with additional funding.

AQW 32474/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

11. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 31628/11-15, to confirm whether Trinity Housing Association have purchased land at 19 Downpatrick Road, Crossgar in order to build one social house; and how much it will cost.

AQW 32471/11-15

12. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 32274/11-15, to detail the welfare assistance available to claimants who are denied Jobseeker’s Allowance based on not satisfying the habitual residency test and due to having no access to benefit for three months are denied a crisis loan on the basis of having no income.

AQW 32703/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 14 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 whether at any time their Department has funded or contributed to the costs of legal proceedings brought in the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, or elsewhere, involving the prohibition of publicity on the granting of injunctive relief, commonly referred to as super-injunctions.

AQW 32485/11-15

2. 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 to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether at any time her Department has funded or contributed to the costs of legal proceedings brought in the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, or elsewhere, involving the prohibition of publicity on the granting of injunctive relief, commonly referred to as super-injunctions.

AQW 32487/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

4. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education when access to the C2K attendance recording system will be granted to the Department of Education’s employees who are tasked with investigating absenteeism. [R]

AQW 32495/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

5. Mr D McAleer (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the progress of the C665 water and wastewater networks services project.

AQW 32477/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

6. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail (i) the number of Housing Executive houses that were sold to their tenants; (ii) the number sold in each district; and (iii) the total value of stock sold, in each of the last ten years.

AQW 32494/11-15

7. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many houses are being built in each (i) Ballymena; (ii) Ballymoney; and (iii) Moyle common landlord area, in each of the next three years, broken down by common landlord area in order of housing need.

AQW 32500/11-15

8. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many (i) Protestants; and (ii) Catholics are (a) on the housing list; and (b) in housing stress.

AQW 32501/11-15

9. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many (i) Protestants; and (ii) Catholics in Belfast are (a) on the housing list; and (b) in housing stress.

AQW 32502/11-15

10. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many social houses are being built in each Belfast estate in each of the next three years, with estates to be listed in order of housing need.

AQW 32503/11-15

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

2. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister (i) how much funding was allocated to the Maze/Long Kesh project, including the peace centre; (ii) how much of this funding remains within their departmental budget as a result of the full regeneration project not being pursued; (iii) how much of the unspent funding will be avaialble in their budget for 2014/15; and (iv) how much of the unspent funding was allocated to other Departments for spending in the (a) 2013/14; and (b) 2014/15 financial year.

AQW 32537/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

3. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development whether the Countryside Stewardship Scheme is available to (a) farmers; (b) landowners; and (c) rural dwellers.

AQW 32504/11-15

4. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, pursuant to AQW 32273/11-15, to detail the (i) methods; and (ii) timescales that she will be employing to contact farmers in relation to the identification of infected animals and the risks associated with cattle scab.

AQW 32512/11-15

5. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the (i) vacancies; and (ii) agency staff in her Department, broken down by grade.

AQW 32516/11-15

6. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her assessment of the current prevalence of Bovine Tuberculosis in animals.

AQW 32523/11-15

7. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how many appointments to public bodies her Department made in the last twelve months.

AQW 32541/11-15

8. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her assessment of the adherence by farmers to the Welfare of Laying Hens Directive.

AQW 32557/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

9. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how many appointments to public bodies her Department made in the last twelve months.

AQW 32540/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

10. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning in whether the terms of reference of the Review of Careers will include consideration of the CBI suggestion that all post primary schools be required to undertake a mandatory work placement.

AQW 32549/11-15

11. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning will the terms of reference for the Careers Review include consideration of a strengthening of the statutory obligation to provide age appropriate careers advice for Key Stage 2 primary school pupils.

AQW 32550/11-15

12. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what evidence supports his assertion in his statement on 31 March 2014 that there has been no significant increase in the uptake of STEM subjects over the past 7 years.

AQW 32551/11-15

13. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how many careers advisers are currently supported by his Department.

AQW 32552/11-15

14. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what opportunities for joint training has been offered to careers advisers and careers teachers in each of the last 3 years.

AQW 32553/11-15

15. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW26325/11-15, for an update.

AQW 32558/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

16. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the (i) vacancies; and (ii) agency staff in his Department, broken down by grade.

AQW 32518/11-15

17. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what options are available for objectors to a planning application who have completed the Planning Service Complaints Procedure and where the complaint is outside the remit for investigation by the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.

AQW 32538/11-15

18. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, prior to adoption of The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, whether he sought to conduct a comprehensive Equality Impact Assessment; and if so, what comparators were used.

AQW 32547/11-15

19. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment where in The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 does the Driver and Vehicle Agency obtain the ability to remove a driving licence from a diabetic driver on foot of two severe, non-driving, hypoglycemic attacks.

AQW 32548/11-15

20. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 32085/11-15, how this equates with the precautionary principle underpinning the Habitats Directive.

AQW 32559/11-15

21. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether his Department has administered or authorised payments of the aggregates level rebate for any of the unregulated minerals extractions taking place within Lough Neagh Special Protection Area; and if so, to detail each occasion and the amounts involved.

AQW 32560/11-15

22. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether his Department is aware of, or has received any reports of, lignite being dredged from the bed of Lough Neagh Special Protection Area as part of the process of unregulated sand extraction.

AQW 32561/11-15

23. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether his Department has awarded any contracts to any of the operators of the unregulated minerals extraction taking place in Lough Neagh Special Protection Area for the supply of sand for use in publicly funded plans or projects.

AQW 32562/11-15

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

24. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what plans are in place to offer free wi-fi for patients and visitors to the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen.

AQW 32554/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

25. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice when he became aware of the issue of the names identified for on-the-run letters by the Prison Service as recently referred to by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

AQW 32544/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

26. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether permission was sought from Roads Service to erect a flag pole and base at the roundabout at end of the A45 at the Ballygawley Road; and if so, when this was applied for and granted; and if not when it will be removed.

AQW 32505/11-15

27. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the groups his Department consulted before commencing drainage of the Portavoe Reservoir.

AQW 32520/11-15

28. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail (i) what mitigating measures are in place to protect the waterfowl and fish population at Portavoe Reservoir in North Down, particularly in light of the current breeding season; (ii) why North Down Borough Council was not informed of this work being carried out; and (iii) why work at the reservoir is being carried out now, given that it is the height of breeding season.

AQW 32959/11-15

Questions to the Assembly Commission

29. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Assembly Commission to detail (i) why papers presented at statutory committee meetings are not made available for public consideration at the time of the meeting; and (ii) what consideration has been given to changing this policy in the interests of increasing interest in the Assembly operation, as well as openness and transparency.

AQW 32532/11-15

30. Mr P Sheehan (West Belfast)

To ask the Assembly Commission to list all the schools from West Belfast that have visited the Assembly in the last 12 months.

AQW 32534/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her assessment of the increase in rural crime, particularly tractor thefts; and what additional strategies are being pursued to combat this crime.

AQW 32581/11-15

2. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the number of full-time equivalent staff members employed in her Department that are working on the headquarters relocation programme.

AQW 32604/11-15

3. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how much has been spent on her departmental headquarters relocation programme, in each of the last three years to date.

AQW 32605/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

4. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the (i) vacancies; and (ii) agency staff in her Department, broken down by grade.

AQW 32570/11-15

5. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what consultation took place between her Department and the Department for Regional Development prior to the drainage of the Portavoe Reservoir.

AQW 32580/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

6. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education whether at any time his Department has funded or contributed to the costs of legal proceedings brought in the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, or elsewhere, involving the prohibition of publicity on the granting of injunctive relief, commonly referred to as super-injunctions.

AQW 32567/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

7. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether at any time his Department has funded or contributed to the costs of legal proceedings brought in the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, or elsewhere, involving the prohibition of publicity on the granting of injunctive relief, commonly referred to as super-injunctions.

AQW 32565/11-15

8. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the (i) vacancies; and (ii) agency staff in his Department, broken down by grade.

AQW 32572/11-15

9. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the estimated difference in the skills shortage among young people between March 2010 and March 2013.

AQW 32612/11-15

10. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the names and backgrounds of the people in the Working Group that is taking forward the new Disability Strategy.

AQW 32623/11-15

11. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether he would consider allowing tutors from Further Education Colleges to attend day care facilities to teach young people with a learning disability who cannot attend their local college.

AQW 32625/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

12. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether at any time she Department has funded or contributed to the costs of legal proceedings brought in the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, or elsewhere, involving the prohibition of publicity on the granting of injunctive relief, commonly referred to as super-injunctions.

AQW 32566/11-15

13. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what plans she has to update existing company law.

AQW 32607/11-15

14. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment on what date each Department or Minister was made aware of her decision to extend the date of petroleum exploration licence PL2/10; and on what date was the Assembly informed that this decision had been taken.

AQW 32995/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

15. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to list the Chief Executives appointed to each of the eleven new councils.

AQW 32583/11-15

16. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether local harbours and shipping ports meet the required standards for receiving transboundary municipal waste.

AQW 32593/11-15

17. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment under which circumstances would he not make public the independent examination into the Northern Area Plan.

AQW 32594/11-15

18. Mr J Craig (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what measures are in place to ensure that conditions attached to planning approvals are adhered to.

AQW 32595/11-15

19. Mr J Craig (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many current planning applications within the Lisburn City Council area are being processed by Planning Enforcement Officers.

AQW 32596/11-15

20. Mr J Craig (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to list the planning application enforcement cases within the Lisburn City Couincil area, broken down by (i) year; and (ii) nature of non-compliance with approval.

AQW 32597/11-15

21. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what offence or regulation breach is committed when a private hire taxi driver does not record an in-car booking.

AQW 32601/11-15

22. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether the explicit agreement in place for the taxi-operator at Ravenhill Rugby Ground applies to any other venue or area within the Belfast City limit.

AQW 32602/11-15

23. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in light of the statement by a departmental official at the Committee for the Environment meeting on 6 February 2014 that there had been over 900 Public Hire taxi drive-offs from Belfast City Hall on sight of traffic wardens, (i) on what evidence he based this statement and to provide a copy of same; (ii) whether traffic wardens record such information and pass it to the Driver and Vehicle Agency; and (iii) to list the dates of these drive-offs.

AQW 32608/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

24. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether at any time his Department has funded or contributed to the costs of legal proceedings brought in the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, or elsewhere, involving the prohibition of publicity on the granting of injunctive relief, commonly referred to as super-injunctions.

AQW 32563/11-15

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

25. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the (i) number; and (ii) percentage of staff employed (a) on zero-hour contracts; (b) bank staff; and (c) 'as and when' staff in each Health and Social Care Trust; and how these figures compare with those at the time of the foundation of the Trusts.

AQW 32578/11-15

26. Mr J Craig (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in each of the last five years, how many (i) men; and (ii) women presented at an Emergency Department as a result of domestic abuse, broken down by Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 32609/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

27. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 31832/11-15, under what circumstances can a case offer a larger amount in compensation than the upper limit outlined in The Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007; and what powers he has to increase the level of compensation awarded in such cases.

AQW 32979/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

28. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, following a presentation to the Committee for Regional Development, where departmental Officials indicated that wind turbines would remain an open option as an energy resource in areas of outstanding beauty under departmental ownership, such as the Kingdom of Mourne, whether he can provide an assurance that wind turbines will not be allowed in areas of outstanding beauty that are within the ownership of his Department.

AQW 32568/11-15

29. Mr A Maskey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the consultation process for residents parking schemes, including the required number of consultation responses and the percentage that is required to be in favour for a scheme to progress.

AQW 32574/11-15

30. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the Coleraine to Derry rail link renewal project.

AQW 32617/11-15

31. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail (i) the original estimated completion date for phase two of the Coleraine to Derry rail link renewal project; and (ii) the current estimated completion date for the project.

AQW 32618/11-15

32. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the original estimated cost of the Coleraine to Derry renewal project; and whether the original estimate has changed.

AQW 32619/11-15

33. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail (i) any difficulties encountered in the procurement process for phase two of the Coleraine to Derry rail renewal project; and (ii) whether there was any delay to the project as a result of difficulties.

AQW 32620/11-15

34. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what impact, if any, the planned new Transport Hub at the former Waterside Train Station will have on the existing bus terminus at Foyle Street, Derry.

AQW 32621/11-15

35. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the proposed new Translink route to include Portadown, Lurgan, Banbridge and Newcastle to operate between July and August, including the availability of Rural Transport Funding to facilitate this route.

AQW 32958/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

36. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many housing applicants in each council area are deemed to be in housing stress.

AQW 32582/11-15

37. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 31961/11-15, where in Moyle the three schemes for 40 social housing units are to be built.

AQW 32592/11-15

38. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 31347/11-15, how long it took to repair the four properties in Antrim.

AQW 32614/11-15

39. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development (i) whether ATOS pays for travelling expenses incurred when an Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimant cannot attend an assessment centre due to the unsuitability of the premises; (ii) how many ESA claimants had to be assessed at an alternative centre in 2013; (iii) the total cost of providing transport to alternative centres during 2013; (iv) the name of each taxi company that has carried out this work during 2013.

AQW 32793/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 17 April 2014

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the funding provided by her Department, via the Rural Development Programme, since 2009.

AQW 32633/11-15

2. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the projects in North Down that currently receive funding from the Rural Development Programme.

AQW 32634/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

3. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education what level of support his Department will provide for the installation of a hydro-therapy pool in the new build for Castle Tower Special School, Ballymena.

AQW 32658/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

4. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many business in (i) North Down; and (ii) Northern Ireland have availed of the Small Business Loan Fund Scheme since its launch; and to detail the total value of all approved loans.

AQW 32631/11-15

5. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the number of people that have taken part in the Propel Programme since its inception, broken down by constituency.

AQW 32638/11-15

6. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the locations of Exporters Workshops that have taken place in the last two years.

AQW 32639/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

7. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the expectation of 2009 that the cost of local government reform would amount to £118m over five years, given the costs which have since emerged.

AQW 32628/11-15

8. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the expectation of 2009 that the savings resulting from local government reform would amount to £438m over 25 years.

AQW 32629/11-15

9. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to indicate the change in council staff numbers which will result from local government reform; and any cost savings, taking account of severance and other obligations.

AQW 32630/11-15

10. Mr J Craig (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of planning application enforcement cases being processed in the Lisburn City Council area, broken down by (i) year; and (ii) the nature of the contravention.

AQW 32644/11-15

11. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to state the offence committed if a private hire taxi illegally picks up a fare in Belfast City Centre.

AQW 32654/11-15

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

12. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what level of support his Department will provide for the installation of a hydro-therapy pool in the new build for Castle Tower Special School, Ballymena.

AQW 32657/11-15

13. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety when further details of a new medical hub in the Lurgan area will be announced; and when the necessary funding will be in place.

AQW 32662/11-15

14. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether proposals for new GP Surgery premises could receive funding earmarked for Transforming Your Care.

AQW 32663/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

15. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice for his assessment of the increase in rural crime, particularly tractor thefts; and what additional strategies are being pursued to combat this crime.

AQW 32635/11-15

16. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, of the 1,808 unpaid fines totalling £425,106 between 2009 and 2013 at Dungannon Magistrates Court, how many cases benefited from Legal Aid.

AQW 32647/11-15

17. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice what action he will take in relation to the 1,808 unpaid fines totalling £425,106 at Dungannon Magistrates Court.

AQW 32649/11-15

18. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail (i) the number of Magistrates Court fines that remain unpaid; and (ii) the combined total outstanding from 2009 to 2013 broken down by court division.

AQW 32650/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

19. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether at any time his Department has funded or contributed to the costs of legal proceedings brought in the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, or elsewhere, involving the prohibition of publicity on the granting of injunctive relief, commonly referred to as super-injunctions.

AQW 32626/11-15

20. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail (i) the revenue generated at Roads Service car parks in North Down during Christmas 2013 when reduced charges were in place; and (ii) the revenue generated when fulls tariffs were charged.

AQW 32632/11-15

21. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the number of (i) cases of trespassing that have been recorded on the Coleraine to Derry rail line since it reopened; and (ii) people that have been prosecuted for the offence.

AQW 32636/11-15

22. Mr D McAleer (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether his Department will complete urgent repair work on Drumlister Road, Sixmilecross, County Tyrone.

AQW 32637/11-15

23. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many parking spaces for people with a disability are in (i) Dungannon; (ii) Fivemiletown; (iii) Aughnacloy; and (iv) Donaghmore.

AQW 32648/11-15

24. Mr L Cree (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the actions taken by NI Water to protect the wildlife and habitat at Portavoe Reservoir prior to the current maintenance works.

AQW 32913/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

25. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 31337/11-15, what checks and balances the Housing Executive has to ensure that qualified inspectors inspect the external and internal components of boilers for repairs, replacements and services that are in line with manufactures recommendations and that boiler combustion settings are adjusted for optimum use; and to detail how this information is recorded, including whether pictures are required.

AQW 32643/11-15

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 to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

7. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what action her Department is taking to offer comprehensive occupational health services to its employees, including early access to services such as physiotherapy.

AQW 32683/11-15

8. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development whether her Department has calculated how many farmers will drop out of agri-environment schemes by 2015/16; and to outline the effect the recent non-decision on the transfer of Common Agricultural Policy funds for rural development will have on future agri-environment schemes.

AQW 32688/11-15

9. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail, why over the last twelve months (i) the annual Bovine Tuberculosis herd incidence has nearly doubled; and (ii) the annual Bovine Tuberculosis animal incidence has more than tripled in the Ballymena area compared to the Northern Ireland average which has witnessed a fall; and to outline the actions her Department is taking to address the high level of Bovine Tuberculosis incidences in the Ballymena area.

AQW 32701/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

10. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what action her Department is taking to offer comprehensive occupational health services to its employees, including early access to services such as physiotherapy.

AQW 32686/11-15

11. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how much Foras na Gaeilge paid for overnight accommodation during the last financial year; and how it is broken down.

AQW 32699/11-15

12. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how much funding has been cut from An tUltach by Foras na Gaeilge.

AQW 32700/11-15

13. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the investment in hockey in the Upper Bann constituency in the last three years.

AQW 32706/11-15

14. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what plans she has to invest in hockey in the Upper Bann constituency, given that there have been significant successes in recent days.

AQW 32707/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

15. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to outline the reasons for the difficulties with the latest C2K implementations.

AQW 32666/11-15

16. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education what action his Department is taking to offer comprehensive occupational health services to its employees, including early access to services such as physiotherapy.

AQW 32687/11-15

17. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of, and to provide available statistics on, the academic underachievement amongst Protestant boys from working class communities in Upper Bann.

AQW 32696/11-15

18. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 30238/11-15, for an update on the progress of the Teachers' Negotiating Committee discussions regarding the 2013/14 pay award for teachers.

AQW 32705/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

19. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, since the inception of the Youth Employment Scheme, to detail the total number of young people that have participated in the scheme; and how this compares with any target set at the outset.

AQW 32669/11-15

20. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for his assessment of, and to provide available statistics on, the academic underachievement amongst Protestant working class communities in Upper Bann.

AQW 32697/11-15

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 how much was paid in wind generator constraint payments in each month since January 2012.

AQW 32682/11-15

22. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what action her Department is taking to offer comprehensive occupational health services to its employees, including early access to services such as physiotherapy.

AQW 32685/11-15

23. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether her Department has calculated the impact of the recent non-decision on the transfer of Common Agricultural Policy funds for rural development on Northern Ireland’s reputation as a 'clean and green' place to live and visit, given its reliance on both for the agri-food and tourism sectors.

AQW 32689/11-15

24. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the financial assistance provided by InvestNI to companies during the 2013/14 financial year, broken down by constituency; and the amount that each represents as a percentage of the total financial assistance provided by InvestNI during this period.

AQW 32718/11-15

25. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the number of new jobs created through inward investment projects supported by InvestNI during the 2013/14 financial year, broken down by constituency; and what each figure represents as a percentage of the total number of new jobs created by inward investment projects during that period.

AQW 32719/11-15

26. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the number of new jobs created through first time international investors that were supported by InvestNI during the 2013/14 financial year, broken down by constituency; and what each figure represents as a percentage of the total number of new jobs created by first time international investors during that period.

AQW 32720/11-15

27. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what efforts were made to encourage Concentrix to set up an operation in Derry given that Northern Ireland contact centre firm GEM, which it acquired in 2011, formerly employed around 100 people in the city.

AQW 32951/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

28. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to provide a copy of the completed report on the Meters and Taxi Fares consultation, and to detail the number of responses (i) received; (ii) in favour of the proposals; and (iii) against the proposals.

AQW 32675/11-15

29. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether his Department has assessed the impact of the recent non-decision on the transfer of Common Agricultural Policy funds for rural development on the natural environment, in particular, how the Department will address declines in biodiversity, habitat loss and water quality if less funding is available and farmers begin to leave agri-environment schemes.

AQW 32690/11-15

30. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the amount of money collected by the Driver and Vehicle Agency from drivers who failed to have a Statutory Off Road Notification in force in 2012/13.

AQW 32710/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

31. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the implementation of the recommendations from the Northern Ireland Law Commission's consultation on apartment management.

AQW 32704/11-15

32. Mr D McAleer (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of the impact of current developers exclusion from rates qualifying criteria on developers who constructed domestic proprieties after 1 April 2012.

AQW 32950/11-15

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

33. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he has any plans to provide a support worker in Emergency Departments for victims of domestic violence, similar to a trial in England through Victim Support; and if so, to outline the action that is planned.

AQW 32672/11-15

34. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what progress has been made on the treatment of macular degeneration by oral medication, rather than injections.

AQW 32680/11-15

35. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what plans he has to improve the services for sufferers of lipoedema and lymphoedema.

AQW 32694/11-15

36. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what research has been carried out on the causes and potential medical assistance for sufferers of lipoedema and lymphoedema.

AQW 32695/11-15

37. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 22823/11-15, whether the financial cost of his decision to change the consultation process on the closure of residential homes has been identified.

AQW 32711/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

38. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether Matrix 2000, also known as Structured Anchored Clinical Judgement, continues to be used to carry out risk assessments on sex offenders; and if so, to detail (i) whether the same system was used to monitor Trevor Hamilton or have any adjustments been made; and (ii) to provide a copy.

AQW 32673/11-15

39. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the total (i) number; and (ii) cost of court fines handed down at Crown Court which remain unpaid from 2009 to 2013, broken down by court division.

AQW 32674/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

40. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many Penalty Charge Notices were issued in Pay and Display Car Parks in (i) 2012; and (ii) 2013; and of these, how many were appealed (a) successfully; and (b) unsuccessfully.

AQW 32667/11-15

41. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many requests were made in 2013 for new street lighting adjacent to existing domestic properties where the number of properties met the criteria for street lighting.

AQW 32668/11-15

42. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the (i) number of; and (ii) total revenue raised by concessionary tickets on Translink services purchased by under-16s, in each of the last three years.

AQW 32671/11-15

43. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what plans his Department has to bring forward legislation on speed limits in residential areas, in light of the proposed Private Members' bill.

AQW 32681/11-15

44. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what action his Department is taking to offer comprehensive occupational health services to its employees, including early access to services such as physiotherapy.

AQW 32684/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

45. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many Housing Executive properties in North Down have had oil leaks in the last three years; and to detail the cost of repairing the leaks.

AQW 32679/11-15

46. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how Neighbourhood Renewal Schemes are tackling academic underachievement amongst Protestant working class communities in Upper Bann.

AQW 32692/11-15

47. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of meetings he has held with officials from the Housing Executive in relation to the West Belfast constituency since 17 September 2013; and which other elected representatives attended these meetings.

AQW 32709/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 21 April 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of the comments made by Mr Justice Coleridge in relation to family law that a ‘three strikes rule’ should be enacted in relation to custody rights for parents.

AQW 32736/11-15

2. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail how many (i) civil partnerships and; (ii) marriages have been registered since 2005.

AQW 32963/11-15

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 to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

4. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on the timescale for completion of the Windsor Park redevelopment project.

AQW 32745/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

5. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what additional measures or strategies are being pursued to combat educational underachievement, particularly among Protestant boys.

AQW 32739/11-15

6. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what funding is available to combat educational underachievement.

AQW 32740/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

7. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the amount of vacant office space in the Foyle constituency.

AQW 32726/11-15

8. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many of the jobs created by InvestNI in each constituency during the 2013/14 financial year offer a salary which is (i) less than 25 per cent above; and (ii) 25 per cent or more than the average private sector wage, expressed as a number and a percentage of all the new jobs created by inward investment projects during this period.

AQW 32727/11-15

9. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 32134/11-15, why there is no specific strategy for unemployment in the North West, when Derry City Council has the highest percentage of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants across all 406 councils and local authorities in the United Kingdom.

AQW 32747/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

10. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what action his Department is taking to offer comprehensive occupational health services to its employees, including early access to services such as physiotherapy.

AQW 32721/11-15

11. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how the levels of air pollution have altered in each of the last five years.

AQW 32735/11-15

12. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how air pollution in Northern Ireland compares with the rest of the UK.

AQW 32737/11-15

13. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what measures are being taken to combat air pollution.

AQW 32738/11-15

14. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what future plans he has for a wider interpretation scheme at the Quoile, Downpatrick to highlight the areas natural beauty and the links to the Game of Thrones television series.

AQW 32750/11-15

15. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to state the job titles of the three Driver and Vehicle Agency staff who confirmed a private hire taxi operator centre at Ravenhill Rugby Ground, Belfast.

AQW 32759/11-15

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

16. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the proportion of admissions to Emergency Departments as a result of domestic violence over each of the last three years, broken down by Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 32754/11-15

17. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he would consider a trial of placing a support worker in hospital Emergency Departments, specifically dedicated to working with victims of domestic violence.

AQW 32755/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

18. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice for his assessment of the large number of prosecutions not proceeding each year based on the public interest; and what enquiries he has made as to how the power to make these decisions is being exercised.

AQW 32728/11-15

19. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the current position in regard to the composition of the Northern Ireland Law Commission, including (i) when it last had a Chair; and (ii) how many members of the Commission are currently in post.

AQW 32730/11-15

20. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice what legislative changes or guidance on the management of sex offenders in the community and during prison sentences post conviction, have been introduced as a result of the Serious Case Review into Trevor Hamilton.

AQW 32756/11-15

21. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether he plans to introduce a code of conduct or protocol to be observed by tribunal panel members in benefit appeals, to ensure that advocates and appellants in particular, are treated in a respectful and dignified manner and in addition, to ensure that an appropriate complaints procedure is drawn up, published, available and accessible, as per the requirements of all government-funded agencies.

AQW 32757/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

22. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the implementation of Roads Service Policy across the Eastern Division.

AQW 32733/11-15

23. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development why a detailed review of the road network that is gritted has not taken place since 2003.

AQW 32734/11-15

24. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what steps he is taking to stop drivers parking on pavements and casuing problems for blind or partially sighted pedestrians.

AQW 32741/11-15

25. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development at what stage is the planned upgrading of the Glencull Ballygawley Water Booster Station.

AQW 32742/11-15

26. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the establishment of a new contract for the construction of bus shelters for Translink passengers.

AQW 32743/11-15

27. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on any planned residents' parking schemes in North Down.

AQW 32744/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

28. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what action his Department is taking to offer comprehensive occupational health services to its employees, including early access to services such as physiotherapy.

AQW 32725/11-15

29. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for an update on the progress of the restoration of the old Crumlin Road Courthouse building.

AQW 32748/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 24 April 2014

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what action her Department is taking to reduce the risk of flooding in North Down.

AQW 32768/11-15

2. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, following the Motion passed by the Assembly on 31 March 2014 calling for a review of the implementation of animal cruelty legislation, to outline the steps her Department will now take.

AQW 32771/11-15

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development whether any up to date data exists as to the level of loss of Single Farm Payments to lowland farmers should Northern Ireland be treated as a single region.

AQW 32794/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

4. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what steps her Department is taking to ensure that any potential world title fight involving Carl Frampton takes place in Northern Ireland.

AQW 32784/11-15

5. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the total income of Foras na Gaelige in 2010, broken down by source, including (a) government Departments in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; (b) earned income; and (c) all other sources.

AQW 32808/11-15

6. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the level of efficiency savings (i) sought; and (ii) achieved from Foras na Gaeilge in (a) 2011; (b) 2012; and (c) 2013.

AQW 32809/11-15

7. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 32410/11-15, to provide a breakdown of the Other Sources category of income for Foras na Gaeilge for (a) 2011; (b) 2012; and (c) 2013.

AQW 32810/11-15

8. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the profit made by Foras na Gaeilge through Áis in (a) 2011; (b) 2012; and (c) 2013.

AQW 32811/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

9. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the projected budgets for the funding of the pilots under Enabling Success.

AQW 32767/11-15

10. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the projected range of funding available for the pilot projects under Enabling Success.

AQW 32769/11-15

11. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what action his Department is taking to offer comprehensive occupational health services to its employees, including early access to services such as physiotherapy.

AQW 32772/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

12. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, given the high profile of the latest Game of Thrones television series, what steps are being undertaken by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board to specifically market the Northern Ireland locations utilised for filming as short stay tourist destinations.

AQW 32801/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

13. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) enforcement staff who impose a penalty to taxi-driver for a legal failing or regulation breach, are required to notify DVA licensing staff to enable them to record this against the relevant taxi operator; and if so, to detail the notifications in each of the last twelve months, including the relevant taxi operator.

AQW 32790/11-15

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

14. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the impact on the care of patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area following the withdrawal of the specialist nurse services; and how he will address this issue.

AQW 32760/11-15

15. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the Victim Support initiative which places support workers for victims of domestic violence in Emergency Department settings in England; and whether he has any plans to introduce a similar scheme.

AQW 32761/11-15

16. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action he plans to take following the publication of the Review on Plain Paper Packaging.

AQW 32763/11-15

17. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the public awareness of the risks and signs of ovarian cancer.

AQW 32766/11-15

18. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the review of 48,000 x-rays across the Northern Health and Social Care Trust includes CT scans and MRI scans.

AQW 32776/11-15

19. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many secretarial staff are based in each hospital; and what is the secretarial staff to patient ratio.

AQW 32777/11-15

20. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the reduction in secretarial staff at the Causeway Hospital contributed to any of the twenty Serious Adverse Incidents in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 32779/11-15

21. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether any complaints have been logged in the past two years from hospital patients concerning a patient having a Did Not Attend registered on their file when they did not receive any notification of an appointment; and to list these complaints broken down by hospital.

AQW 32780/11-15

22. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 32356/11-15, to detail the schools supported, including the amount, in (i) 2010/11; (ii) 2011/12; and (iii) 2012/13.

AQW 32791/11-15

23. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AWQ 32279/11-15, what steps have been taken to replicate the results at the Causeway Hospital in other hospitals.

AQW 32797/11-15

24. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he will examine the possibility of locating support workers for victims of violence in Emergency Departments, similar to a pilot project currently under way in England.

AQW 32802/11-15

25. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what cost comparisons have been conducted on filling vacant positions at the mid to top range in the Causeway Hospital and the current cost of agency locums.

AQW 32803/11-15

26. Mr K McCarthy (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what support is provided in each Health and Social Care Trust to women and parents who have lost a child through miscarriage.

AQW 32805/11-15

27. Mr K McCarthy (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what research is currently being undertaken on the issues of miscarriage and the causes of miscarriage.

AQW 32806/11-15

28. Mr K McCarthy (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what financial support is provided to community and voluntary sector organisations who provide support to women or parents who have lost a child through miscarriage by (i) each Health and Social Care Trust; and (ii) his Department.

AQW 32807/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

29. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice, following the Motion passed by the Assembly on 31 March 2014 calling for a review of the implementation of animal cruelty legislation, to outline the steps his Department will now take.

AQW 32770/11-15

30. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the reasons for the disparity in content between the Serious Case Review conducted into Trevor Hamilton, and those conducted by the Public Protection Arrangements in Northern Ireland into Barry Shay Johnston and Thomas Ward; and whether the latter two cases have been afforded lesser status, despite the seriousness of the convictions whilst undergoing community monitoring and management.

AQW 32781/11-15

31. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in light of his Department's support for Victim Support, for his assessment of the importance of having a support worker available for victims of domestic abuse.

AQW 32789/11-15

32. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice why he has not responded to a meeting request from the RUC George Cross Widows' Association in November 2013 to discuss the withdrawal of their funding.

AQW 32795/11-15

33. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 32077/11-15, why funding has not been offered to the RUC George Cross Widows' Association to assist with the hiatus created by the termination of their promised funding of four years.

AQW 32796/11-15

34. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the ongoing arrangements in regard to the administration of the Northern Ireland Law Commission.

AQW 32798/11-15

35. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many people per 10,000 of the population were prosecuted for non-payment of the television licence fee in each of the last three years.

AQW 32799/11-15

36. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many people were sentenced to a period of imprisonment for failure to pay a fine after having been prosecuted for non-payment of the television licence fee in each of the last three years.

AQW 32800/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

37. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether there are any plans to provide additional parking facilities in Clogher, County Tyrone.

AQW 32783/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

38. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many of the 1,600 houses that Clanmill Housing intend to develop will be on sites (i) which currently have planning permission; (ii) where planning permission has been applied for; and (iii) on which planning permission has not yet been sought.

AQW 32785/11-15

39. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to list the sites on which Clanmill Housing intend to develop the 1,600 houses with the recently secured £180m investment.

AQW 32786/11-15

40. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what procedures were followed before the decision was made to award Clanmil Housing £60m.

AQW 32787/11-15

41. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 32364/11-15, to outline the reasons for the decrease from 3,933 in 2011 to 3,510 in 2012 and 3,299 in 2013.

AQW 32792/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 25 April 2014

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, in relation to the potential relocation of departmental headquarters and considering the excessive decontamination costs associated with the Ballykelly site, whether she will consider, at least as an interim solution, utilising office space which may become available in County Hall, Coleraine, in the event of the closure of the Driver and Vehicle Agency office.

AQW 32814/11-15

2. Mr D McAleer (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the number of farm businesses that actively engage in agricultural activity but are not in receipt of Single Farm Payment.

AQW 32818/11-15

3. Mr D McAleer (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, in relation to Single Farm Payments, to detail (i) the regional mean, median and modal single entitlement value; and (ii) the mean, median, and modal single entitlement value in (a) Severely Disadvantaged Areas (b) Dissemination Areas; and (c) Lowland Areas.

AQW 32819/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

4. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 29399/11-15, what proposals for activity have resulted from the liaison between departmental officials and their counterparts in Scotland in respect of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games; and to detail the departmental resources available to support such proposals.

AQW 32820/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

5. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Education how many (i) primary; and (ii) post-primary schools in the East Londonderry constituency are using mobile classrooms compared to four years ago.

AQW 32823/11-15

6. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the plans he has to increase funding for continuing professional development for teachers who wish to further their education, including the amount of extra funding and when it will be available.

AQW 32825/11-15

7. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Education how many applicants in each constituency were successful for (i) full-time; and (ii) part-time nursery places.

AQW 32826/11-15

8. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education what action he is taking to include working families who are at the lower income earning level in any preferential treatment for nursery school places.

AQW 32828/11-15

9. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education what action he is taking to ensure that there are sufficient nursery school places available to families in remote towns and villages.

AQW 32829/11-15

10. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to outline the timescale for all nursery school education being on a full-time basis.

AQW 32830/11-15

11. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 32297/11-15, on how many occasions, since their establishment, have the Commissioners chosen to meet in public, in accordance with provision 4.1 of their Standing Orders.

AQW 32836/11-15

12. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 31630/11-15, what reduction in staffing has taken place in the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools as a result of these arrangements.

AQW 32837/11-15

13. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education how many expressions of interest have been received from each Education and Library Board area to the Shared Education Campuses Programme.

AQW 32838/11-15

14. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 30338/11-15, for a breakdown of the suspensions by (i) sector; and (ii) primary and post-primary school.

AQW 32839/11-15

15. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education how many children remain unplaced in each (i) Education and Library Board; and (ii) council area at the end of Stage 1 of the pre-school placement process for 2014-15.

AQW 32840/11-15

16. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to provide statistics relating to the educational underachievement of Protestant boys from working class communities in North Down; and for his assessment of these figures.

AQW 32842/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

17. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for (i) his assessment of; and (ii) statistics relating to the academic underachievement amongst Protestant working class communities in North Down.

AQW 32846/11-15

18. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for his assessment of the links between Job Centres and education providers who are sub-contracted to provide the Steps to Work Programme; and whether any changes will be made to the process of referring potential students from Job Centres to providers of the new Steps to Success scheme.

AQW 32857/11-15

19. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for his assessment of the proposal that funds will be withheld from education providers unless participants undertaking the new Steps to Success Scheme secure employment at the end of their studies.

AQW 32858/11-15

20. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how he will retain the expertise of local private education providers who have delivered academic outcomes on the Steps to Work scheme within the new Steps to Success scheme.

AQW 32859/11-15

21. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the tender process for the new Steps to Success Scheme; and how this process took account of small local education providers who may be delivering the project, irrespective of which company secures the contract.

AQW 32860/11-15

22. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what steps his Department is taking to tackle under achievement among Protestant working class boys.

AQW 32861/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

23. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what progress has been made in finding alternative positions for Driver and Vehicle Agency staff based in Downpatrick.

AQW 32821/11-15

24. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the impact on the Townscape Heritage Initiative following the Northern Ireland Housing Executive terminating matched funding for the scheme; and what action he is taking to retrieve the situation.

AQW 32832/11-15

25. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how much funding has been successfully drawn down under the Townscape Heritage Initiative; and how this compares with the available funding.

AQW 32833/11-15

26. Mr K McCarthy (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many listed buildings have been restored with the aid of funding from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and the Townscape Heritage Initiative in each of the last five years; and to detail the funding provided in each case.

AQW 32834/11-15

27. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 32086/11-15, whether any of the site operators extracting sand from Lough Neagh Special Protection Area applied for a rebate from HMRC on the aggregates levy payable.

AQW 32871/11-15

28. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 32086/11-15, whether his Department entered into any Aggregates Levy Credit Scheme (ALCS) agreements or issued any ALCS certificates for sand extraction operations relating to the Lough Neagh Special Protection Area.

AQW 32872/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

29. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail any consultation that has taken place with the Law Society regarding proposed changes to the law on apartment management.

AQW 32845/11-15

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

30. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to list the hospitals which have a dedicated obstetric theatre; and whether there are any plans to provide such theatres in other hospitals.

AQW 32822/11-15

31. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what is the average ambulance response time in (i) Lurgan; (ii) Banbridge; and (iii) Portadown.

AQW 32835/11-15

32. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many people have been diagnosed with sarcoma in each of the last five years.

AQW 32841/11-15

33. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether any research is being carried out on sarcoma; and what funding is available for such research.

AQW 32843/11-15

34. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what assurances he can give that community health care workers will not be disadvantaged by the new mileage allowance rate; and whether he would consider lifting the rate for these workers.

AQW 32856/11-15

35. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what role his Department has had in the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's test, vaccinate or remove scheme.

AQW 32862/11-15

36. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the Northern Ireland Caries Prevention in Practice trial.

AQW 32866/11-15

37. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the outcome of the Northern Ireland Caries Prevention in Practice trial will determine his plans on continuing with the fluoridation of water.

AQW 32869/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

38. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether any follow up assessment has been made on the current health status of Brendan Lillis and Marian Price since their release from custody on medical grounds.

AQW 32816/11-15

39. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, given that Matrix 2000 is a developed clinical judgement, why medical staff are not trained or qualified in mental health or psychological assessments, involved in the risk assessment of sex-offenders managed in the community.

AQW 32847/11-15

40. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 32542/11-15, (i) whether the current service provider is meeting the required tender stipulation at Paragraph 1.6 “The laboratory will provide the relevant Site with written confirmation of the result of confirmatory analysis on a sample in the form of a certificate within 2 working days of their receipt of the sample”; (ii) given this was as a specific requirement within the tender which was in the public domain, why it would be inappropriate to discuss the exact terms of the drug testing contract due to commercial confidentiality; and (iii) whether he plans to review his original answer.

AQW 32848/11-15

41. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in relation to his comments during Question Time on Monday 7 April 2014 “The purpose of legal aid is to assist people who cannot afford legal representation”, to clarify why certain people, such as Karen Walsh, have access to significant funds to pursue representation and are not held liable for any costs.

AQW 32849/11-15

42. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 32442/11-15, (i) in relation to the three employees on secondment who had their expenses met by the Northern Ireland Prison Service, whether they were seconded to an agency connected to his Department; and if so, to detail (i) the agency in each case; and (ii) whether any of the seven employees were seconded to the Northern Ireland Office.

AQW 32850/11-15

43. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether Royal approval been sought for the award of the PSNI service medal; and if so, has it been received.

AQW 32873/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

44. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, following the announcement of reduced car parking charges in a number of towns, to detail the charges for those parking for up to two hours, compared to the present charging structure.

AQW 32815/11-15

45. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the status of the proposed A55 Knock Road widening scheme.

AQW 32817/11-15

46. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the number of Penalty Charge Notices issued in (i) Lurgan; (ii) Portadown; and (iii) Banbridge, in each of the last two years.

AQW 32827/11-15

47. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what consideration he gave to sectioning the off of the Portavoe Reservoir to undertake the necessary repair to the Reservoir's valves.

AQW 32867/11-15

48. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what consideration he gave to the timing of the repair works to Portavoe Reservoir, including the impact of draining on (i) fresh water mussel; (ii) small fish; and that it is currently nesting season and waterfowl have been displaced.

AQW 32868/11-15

49. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what consideration he gave to a more permanent solution to the issues effecting Portavoe Reservoir.

AQW 32870/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

50. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the future provision for Fold development type housing planned for the (i) Antrim; and (ii) Newtownabbey Borough Council areas.

AQW 32824/11-15

51. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to outline the impact on the Townscape Heritage Initiative following the Northern Ireland Housing Executive terminating matched funding for the scheme; and what action he is taking to retrieve the situation.

AQW 32831/11-15

52. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether a student who has been oversees and returns home is entitled to benefits immediately; and if not, to detail any restrictions which prevent them from accessing benefits following their return home.

AQW 32844/11-15

53. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many Housing Executive properties in North Antrim have had carbon monoxide alarms installed in the last three years.

AQW 32863/11-15

54. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many Housing Executive properties in North Antrim have yet to have a carbon monoxide alarm installed; and to outline the timescales for installation in these properties.

AQW 32865/11-15

Questions to the Assembly Commission

55. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Assembly Commission what consideration has been given to the introduction of electronic voting for Plenary business.

AQW 32851/11-15

56. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Assembly Commission whether it would consider carrying out a survey to assess the demand for crèche provision within Parliament Buildings to encourage and support more parents of young children to be MLAs.

AQW 32852/11-15

57. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Assembly Commission to detail any plans to make the Assembly Chamber more accessible for (i) Members; (ii) visitors to the public gallery; and (iii) officials in the officials' box who have a physical disability.

AQW 32853/11-15

58. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Assembly Commission to list the individuals that have formally addressed MLAs in the Assembly Chamber since 2007.

AQW 32854/11-15

59. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Assembly Commission what measures are in place within Parliament Buildings to allow Members and staff to meet health and wellbeing standards, such as access to physical activity; and what consideration has been given to improving this provision.

AQW 32855/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 28 April 2014

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, prior to bringing forward the Reservoirs Bill (NIA 31/11-15), why she did not utilise legislation that is currently in place under Article 297 of the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 which enables the making of regulations with respect to the construction, inspection, maintenance and repair of reservoirs and dams.

AQW 32876/11-15

2. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how much, in financial terms, will the development of Ballykelly cost regarding the relocation of her Department's headquarters.

AQW 32877/11-15

3. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what resources she will make available for the establishment of a School of Veterinary Science at the University of Ulster - Coleraine Campus.

AQW 32896/11-15

4. Mr D McIlveen (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the management of Single Farm Payment Review of Decisions at (i) Stage One; and (ii) Stage Two.

AQW 32897/11-15

5. Mr D McIlveen (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how her Department has improved the timescales involved in the Single Farm Payments Review of Decisions process.

AQW 32898/11-15

6. Mr D McIlveen (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the current average waiting times between lodging an appeal and determination at (i) Stage One; and (ii) Stage Two reviews of Single Farm Payments Review of Decisions.

AQW 32899/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

7. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for her assessment of how the service to Libraries NI customers has been affected during the introduction of the new computer system.

AQW 32874/11-15

8. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail any departmental funding provided for motorsport track facilities at (i) Kirkistown; (ii) Bishopscourt; and (iii) Nutts Corner in each of the last three financial years.

AQW 32895/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

9. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education why changes have been made to the transport arrangements for pupils attending St Mark's Secondary School, Warrenpoint.

AQW 32904/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

10. Ms S Ramsey (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether trainees on the Training for Success programme should be subject to disciplinary procedures and the deduction of 8 weeks wages and training entitlement, as a result of absence due to genuine illness, as certified by a doctor or hospital (as per section 12.4 of the TFS 2013 Operational Guidelines).

AQW 32875/11-15

11. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for an update on the Skills Strategy key aims of raising skill levels, raising productivity, increasing social inclusion by enhancing the employability of those currently excluded from the labour market and securing Northern Ireland in a global market place.

AQW 32893/11-15

12. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to outline the key outcomes to be delivered by the Skills Strategy.

AQW 32894/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

13. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the range of renewable technologies that are currently being supported and developed under the Strategic Energy Framework.

AQW 32878/11-15

14. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the total paid for Renewable Obligation Certificates in (i) 2010; (ii) 2011; (iii) 2012; and (iv) 2013; and for a breakdown of each energy type.

AQW 32879/11-15

15. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what action has InvestNI taken to encourage private sector data centre providers to consider locating an international data centre in Derry in accordance with the One Plan target.

AQW 32905/11-15

16. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the (i) number; and (ii) name of companies contacted by InvestNI in relation to locating an international data centre in Derry,

AQW 32906/11-15

17. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether the 2011 One Plan's 2/3 year target for the establishment of an international data centre and associated cross border power supply led by the private sector is progressing to timescale.

AQW 32907/11-15

18. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment which agency is responsible for safeguarding the health of the public living in the vicinity of petroleum exploration boreholes, and ensuring that the petroleum exploration activities do not have adverse consequences for their health.

AQW 32910/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

19. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what powers the new councils will have to make by-laws in relation to cycling.

AQW 32883/11-15

20. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether any council places a charge on people to visit a grave in a council maintained graveyard.

AQW 32889/11-15

21. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of (i) planning approvals; and (ii) planning refusals for renewable energy projects in (a) 2010; (b) 2011; (c) 2012; and (d) 2013, broken down by renewable energy type.

AQW 32890/11-15

22. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment when the next stage of Dereliction Intervention funding will be rolled out to all local councils.

AQW 32891/11-15

23. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how much funding was awarded to each local council through the most recent Dereliction Intervention scheme.

AQW 32892/11-15

24. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 32086/11-15, whether his Department has granted any planning permissions for onshore operations associated with the unauthorised mineral extraction of sand from Lough Neagh Special Protection Area.

AQW 32911/11-15

25. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of (i) meetings; and (ii) sub committee meetings that were held in each local council in the last twelve months; and to detail the number of these meetings held, or partly held, in closed session.

AQW 32912/11-15

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

26. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what consideration is being given to increasing support for the victims of domestic violence through support workers in Emergency Departments.

AQW 32882/11-15

27. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what considerations are given to patients who must pay insurance to travel outside Northern Ireland to receive health treatment that has been locally commissioned.

AQW 32886/11-15

28. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether all care workers in each Health and Social Care Trust were paid the correct wages at the correct time for the month of March 2014.

AQW 32887/11-15

29. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what is the estimated cost to (i) the Health Service; and (ii) patients of a patient missing an appointment at the Royal Victoria Hospital where difficulty in finding a parking space was a contributory factor; and what action he is taking to ensure sufficient parking at the hospital.

AQW 32900/11-15

30. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety when the Alcohol and Drugs Commissioning Framework for Northern Ireland 2013-2016 will be published.

AQW 32901/11-15

31. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the delivery of Structured Brief Advice for Alcohol within primary care is a clinical priority for the Health and Social Care Board.

AQW 32902/11-15

32. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety when the Health and Social Care Board and Public Health Agency plan to roll out alcohol screening and brief intervention treatment within primary care, as outlined in their draft Alcohol and Drugs Commissioning Framework 2013-2016.

AQW 32903/11-15

33. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what support is available for people in North Down diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalopathy.

AQW 32908/11-15

34. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether his Department recognises Myalgic Encephalopathy as an illness.

AQW 32909/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

35. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice what consideration has been given by Victim Support Northern Ireland to offer greater help to victims of domestic violence through co-operation with the Health Service, particularly Emergency Departments.

AQW 32880/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

36. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether the departmental cycling unit will publish a cycling masterplan for North Down and Ards.

AQW 32881/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

37. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 17264/11-15, to provide the most up to date figures for (i) 2013; and (ii) 2014.

AQW 32884/11-15

38. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 31974/11-15, whether any additional funding schemes are available, or will be made available, to businesses in the Harbour area of Newcastle by way of regeneration or improvement projects.

AQW 32885/11-15

39. Mr J Craig (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what maintenance programme is in place to service the ventilation system in Dales Flats, Conway, Dunmurry; and what further maintenance is scheduled for the flats.

AQW 32888/11-15

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 to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

2. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline the reasons and justification for the decision to change the name of the Rivers Agency.

AQW 32956/11-15

3. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the cost associated with the change in name of the Rivers Agency.

AQW 32957/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

4. Mr A Ross (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how much funding has been allocated for improvements to grounds and changing facilities at (i) GAA clubs; (ii) rugby clubs; and (iii) football clubs in each of the last five years, excluding Casement Park, Ravenhill and Windsor Park.

AQW 32924/11-15

5. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what additional steps are being taken to ensure that boxers from Northern Ireland who are participating in the Commonwealth Games are equipped to build on recent professional boxing successes.

AQW 32955/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

6. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the plans to fund Continuing Professional Development for teachers wishing to further their education in relation to teaching pupils with special educational needs, particularly Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

AQW 32915/11-15

7. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education for an estimate of the reduction in the number of primary school places in North Down in each of the next two years.

AQW 32938/11-15

8. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what plans there are to create additional nursery school places in North Down.

AQW 32940/11-15

9. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what plans there are to review the entry criteria for nursery schools.

AQW 32942/11-15

10. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Education how mobile classrooms are used when they are returned to the Department, for example following a school rebuild.

AQW 32944/11-15

11. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Education whether he has considered allowing surplus mobile classrooms for local community use, such as essential skills training.

AQW 32945/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

12. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why the request from the Mourne AONB Residents' Action Group, conveyed at a meeting with him on 25 March 2014, for a delay in the designations of Areas of Special Scientific Interest in the Mourne area until they had time adequately to consider the proposals, was ignored.

AQW 32919/11-15

13. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 31608/11-15, who informed the Driver and Vehicle Agency that the company in question had an operating centre at Ravenhill prior to the issuing of an operator licence on 19 June 2013.

AQW 32920/11-15

14. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for his assessment of whether existing powers for local government are sufficient to enforce the regulations on noise pollution on quarries.

AQW 32934/11-15

15. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he will consider a review of permissible operations in quarries with a view to strengthening the environmental protection powers of local government.

AQW 32935/11-15

16. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many quarries are currently operating in each council area; and of these, how many operate a tarmac plant.

AQW 32936/11-15

17. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many licensed quarries operate outside normal business hours of 8am to 6pm on Monday to Friday, broken down by council area.

AQW 32937/11-15

18. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the duration of the council term when new councils are elected in May 2014; and when the next elections will take place post 2014.

AQW 32941/11-15

19. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he plans to undertake an independent review of the working effectiveness of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

AQW 32954/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

20. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of the ability of the Northern Ireland Law Commission to adequately address the issue of defamation law reform while operating with a single commissioner.

AQW 32939/11-15

21. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the equal pay settlement for PSNI, Department of Justice and Northern Ireland Office staff and to detail when he intends to bring a resolution to this issue.

AQW 32961/11-15

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

22. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to elderly people attending Emergency Departments, how many Serious Advance Incidents have been notified at each hospital in each of the last three years.

AQW 32917/11-15

23. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many complaints have been received in relation to Emergency services at each hospital in the last twelve months.

AQW 32918/11-15

24. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he is aware that a recent opinion poll indicated that 82 per cent of the public support a ban on smoking in cars carrying children.

AQW 32925/11-15

25. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what progress has been made in drafting legislation to ban smoking in cars carrying children.

AQW 32926/11-15

26. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many cases of sarcoma cancer have been diagnosed in each of the five years.

AQW 32927/11-15

27. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the current rates of awareness of sarcoma cancer; and to detail how he will seek to increase awareness.

AQW 32928/11-15

28. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what research is (i) currently being conducted; and (ii) planned into the causes and potential treatments of sarcoma cancer.

AQW 32929/11-15

29. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the amount of money allocated to the Western Health and Social Care Trust in the January Monitoring Round.

AQW 32930/11-15

30. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the budget; and (ii) the projected spending in each Health and Social Care Trust in 2014/15.

AQW 32931/11-15

31. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the budget; and (ii) the actual spending in each Health and Social Care Trust in 2013/14.

AQW 32932/11-15

32. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the current policy in providing support for victims of domestic abuse; and whether he will consider a similar programme to the Victim Support initiative in England which places support workers for victims of domestic violence in Emergency Department settings.

AQW 32933/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

33. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of law reform projects the Northern Ireland Law Commission is currently considering, including the subject matters.

AQW 32916/11-15

34. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 32271/11-15, for a breakdown of the drugs recovered from the 103 seizures.

AQW 32921/11-15

35. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether the Northern Ireland Legal Service Commission’s Guide to Legal Aid, particularly on financial eligibility criteria, is fully applied in every application.

AQW 32922/11-15

36. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 31709/11-15 and with reference to his comment “Remand prisoners are not excluded from rehabilitative opportunities and can also access Learning and Skills along with other work opportunities whilst in custody”, and given exclusion is not an issue, to confirm that remand prisoners are not specifically required or compelled to work, or engage in rehabilitative processes, as sentenced prisoners are; and to clarify how this can equate to the same sentence as would be handed down to a person with the same conviction who was remanded on bail until sentenced.

AQW 32923/11-15

37. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the total annual cost of providing beauty treatment for female prisoners.

AQW 32960/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

38. Mr L Cree (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what consideration has been given to isolating the overflow valves at reservoirs so that maintenance would not require the reservoir to be completely drained.

AQW 32914/11-15

39. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much his Department spent on lighting for (i) general street/road lighting; and (ii) environmental improvements/urban renewal schemes, in the last five years.

AQW 32946/11-15

40. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) how many companies have been contracted in the last five years to deliver lighting as part of a departmental environmental improvement/urban renewal scheme; and (ii) to detail the tender process by which these companies are awarded the contracts.

AQW 32947/11-15

41. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the competitiveness of lighting contractors who have delivered lighting for departmental environmental improvement/urban renewal schemes in the last five years; and whether any assessment has been made on whether the preferred contractors represent value for money.

AQW 32948/11-15

42. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the procurement process for lighting contracts as part of environmental improvement/urban renewal schemes.

AQW 32949/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

43. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 32137/11-15 and following the withdrawal of Triangle Housing, whether a new housing association is being sought for the site.

AQW 32943/11-15

44. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether he expects Phase 2 of the Child Maintenance Reform Programme to begin as scheduled in June 2014.

AQW 32953/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 30 April 2014

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how successful her Department has been in tackling and reducing the incidence rates of bovine TB in cattle.

AQW 32966/11-15

2. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the (i) number of cattle slaughtered; and (ii) the money spent on compensation, for bovine TB infection and prevention measures over each year since the eradication programme began.

AQW 32968/11-15

3. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the incidence rates of bovine TB for each year since the bovine TB eradication programme began.

AQW 32969/11-15

4. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for a breakdown of the total cost of the bovine TB eradication programme in each year since it began.

AQW 32970/11-15

5. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development why parts of the rural Woodburn ward are not included in the maximising access in rural areas scheme.

AQW 32991/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

6. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the funding her Department has allocated to the Ulster-Scots Agency in each of the last five financial years.

AQW 32982/11-15

7. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how many archaeological artefacts have been recovered in each of the last ten years; and how these discoveries are monitored.

AQW 33002/11-15

8. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for her assessment of the current storage facilities for archaeological artefacts.

AQW 33003/11-15

9. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how her Department ensures important archaeological artefacts are stored in an appropriate way.

AQW 33004/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

10. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what action he is taking to address the shortage of nursery places in North Down.

AQW 32984/11-15

11. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education how many applications were received for nursery places in North Down for 2014/15; and how many were unsuccessful.

AQW 32985/11-15

12. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Education how many children who live in the BT66 postcode area, receive free public transport to a Catholic Maintained Grammar School outside the area.

AQW 32988/11-15

13. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Education whether children who live in the BT66 postcode area, whose parents choose to send them to a Catholic grammar school outside this area, will be eligible for free public transport to those schools after September 2014, given the planned creation of an non-selective voluntary Catholic grammar school for 11 to 19 year olds in Lurgan.

AQW 32989/11-15

14. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Education what consideration has been given to increasing the school leaving age from 16 years old.

AQW 32990/11-15

15. Mr A McQuillan (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Education why Education and Library Board staff who received a 1 per cent pay increase for 2013 have not received the back pay for the 2013/14 period since the increase was awarded.

AQW 32992/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

16. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for an update on the wearing of GAA shirts by students at Further Education Colleges in South Down.

AQW 32962/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

17. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 32378/11-15 and AQW 32380/11-15, to provide a timescale for the publication of PPS23.

AQW 32971/11-15

18. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 32381/11-15, whether taxi-licensing will be transferred from Northern Ireland; and if so, how this will affect the proposed single tier taxi scheme, given it will be separate and unique legislation from the rest of the UK.

AQW 32972/11-15

19. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment (i) how many consultations have been carried out on the single tier taxi system; (ii) of these, how many are (a) completed; and (b) under way; (iii) for a breakdown of the title of each consultation and the dates of launch and closure; and (iv) to detail the cost of each consultation to date with a projected overall total, including consultations that have yet to be completed.

AQW 32974/11-15

20. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for his assessment of the environmental damage resulting from the draining of Portavoe reservoir by NI Water.

AQW 32981/11-15

21. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 32334/11-15, to set out the European Directives, and the specific Articles in those Directives, that are at risk of being breached by the unauthorised sand extraction in Lough Neagh Special Protection Area.

AQW 32997/11-15

22. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the current level of reserves currently held by each of the 26 local councils; and how this compares to the same time in each of the previous four years.

AQW 33001/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

23. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail how many marriages are currently registered.

AQW 32964/11-15

24. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many civil partnerships have been dissolved since 2005.

AQW 32965/11-15

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

25. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the performance of the Emergency Department in Antrim Area Hospital in February 2014 when 164 patients had to wait more than twelve hours to be admitted and only 63 per cent of patients attending were seen in four hours against the target of 95 per cent.

AQW 32977/11-15

26. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how his statement to the Assembly in December 2012 that it was both possible and desirable that twelve hour waits in Emergency Departments would be eliminated in the short term marries with the performance of Antrim Area Hospital Emergency Department in February 2014 when 164 patients had to wait more than twelve hours to be admitted and 63 per cent of all patients attending were seen in four hours against the target of 95 per cent.

AQW 32978/11-15

27. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what strategies are being pursued to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.

AQW 32983/11-15

28. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the proposed 1 per cent pay raise for nurses; and whether increments will affect the distribution of this payment.

AQW 32993/11-15

29. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of (i) specialist diabetes nurses; and (ii) people diagnosed with diabetes; and what proposals there are to ensure that there will be sufficient specialist nurses available to support people diagnosed with diabetes in the future and minimise the risk of health complications.

AQW 32994/11-15

30. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many Serious Adverse Incidents have occurred in the Ulster Hospital in each of the last ten years, broken down by the nature of the incident; and whether in any case the Health and Social Care Trust’s response was below standard and resulted in the death of patients.

AQW 32999/11-15

31. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he is aware of any deaths following the removal of patients from Muckamore Abbey as part of its resettlement policy.

AQW 33005/11-15

32. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether any residents of Muckamore Abbey have been resettled against their will.

AQW 33006/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

33. Mr J Wells (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice which company or individuals have been awarded the contract to undertake research into prostitution.

AQW 32967/11-15

34. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether the existing eligibility criteria for Legal Aid will change when the Legal Services Agency replaces the NI Legal Services Commission; and if so, to detail these changes.

AQW 32973/11-15

35. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 32782/11-15, whether this is standard procedure in instances of secondment in (i) his Department; (ii) the Prison Service; and (iii) the Civil Service.

AQW 32998/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

36. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the draining of Portavoe reservoir by NI Water.

AQW 32980/11-15

37. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether the reservoirs that NI Water has put up for sale in the North Down and Ards area are applicable for the Department of Social Development's community asset transfer scheme; and what consideration he has given to this issue.

AQW 32996/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

38. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW to AQW 29987/11-15, to provide the cost of running the Direct Labour Organisation.

AQW 32975/11-15

39. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to outline the purpose of the oversight committee within the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in respect of the Direct Labour Organisation, including how it will operate and the role that the non-executive members perform.

AQW 32976/11-15

40. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Scotland on a minimum pricing for alcohol.

AQW 32986/11-15

41. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Republic of Ireland on a minimum pricing for alcohol.

AQW 32987/11-15

42. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the level of funds his Department has spent on urban regeneration in each of the last three years, broken down by local council area.

AQW 33000/11-15

Find Your MLA

Locate your local MLA

Find MLA

News and Media Centre

Read press releases, watch live and archived video.

Find out more

Follow the Assembly

Keep up to date with what's happening at the Assembly.

Find out more

Subscribe

Enter your email address to keep up to date

Sign up