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Ref No Member Question Tabled Date for Answer
AQW 37486/11-15

Mr G Dunne

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what funding opportunities exist under the Rural Development Programme for the implementation of the new Millisle Village Plan.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37499/11-15

Mr R Swann

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the impact of budgetary cuts on the ongoing work programme of the Rivers Agency and Drainage Council to maintain water courses and prevent flooding.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37496/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether any museums funded by her Department have cash reserves; and if so to list the museums and their respective reserves.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37528/11-15

Mr N McCausland

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the budgets of (i) Foras na Gaeilge; and (ii) the Boord o Ulstèr-Scotch in each of the years since they were established, broken down by the contributions in each year from the (a) Northern Ireland Executive; and (b) government of the Irish Republic.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37483/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 36476/11-15, why there is a planning application submitted for the extension of the current facilities.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37506/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of peripatetic teachers currently employed by the North Eastern Education and Library Board; and whether this will be impacted by the amalgamation of Education and Library Boards.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37508/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister of Education, following the amalgamation of Education and Library Boards, how his Department will work alongside the North Eastern Education and Library Board Youth Service to ensure they can continue to support local communities and the specific educational needs of young people.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37509/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister of Education how the amalgamation of Education and Library Boards will impact on support for Outdoor Education Centres which provide practical life skills training for young people in throughout Northern Ireland, and particularly Woodhall Outdoor Education Centre in Kilrea.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37527/11-15

Mr N McCausland

To ask the Minister of Education, in relation to review of Sure Start, to detail (i) when the review commenced; (ii) when the review will be concluded; and (ii) who conducted the review.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37529/11-15

Mr N McCausland

To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) when Smile Sure Start was established; (ii) the area covered by Smile Sure Start when it was established; and (iii) any extensions to the original area and the dates when these extensions were made.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37474/11-15

Mr P Flanagan

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what discussions he has had with the Minister for Social Development in relation to improving the rights of student tenants in private houses.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37491/11-15

Mrs J Dobson

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what actions he has taken to preserve and expand full time and part time courses offered by further and higher education colleges, especially in respect of (i) the future impact on the local economy and workforce; and (ii) the health benefits for course participants.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37484/11-15

Mr G Dunne

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what actions are planned to address the lack of Grade A Type Office Accommodation for potential investors.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37494/11-15

Mr O McMullan

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to list the road haulage contractors who have applied for financial support from InvestNI in each of the last five years.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37512/11-15

Mr G Campbell

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what were the ten most frequented visitor attractions in 2013; and what was the change in visitor numbers from 2012 for each facility.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37517/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, given Tamboran's decision to judicially review her decision not to extend its licence, whether the local community will be afforded the opportunity to participate in any proceedings.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37473/11-15

Mr P Flanagan

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he has sought the creation of a dedicated telephone number for (i) elected representatives; and (ii) car dealers to contact the Driver and Vehicle Agency given the recent transfer of services to Swansea.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37480/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister of the Environment why the two main private hire taxi companies were given a special dispensation to dispose of booking records after six weeks, instead of the regulation six months; and to detail who authorised this dispensation.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37482/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the role of the Criminal Justice Inspectorate (CJI) within Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) enforcement; and how many occasions CJI has completed inspections of DVA enforcement, including the dates of inspection, from 2007 to date.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37485/11-15

Mr G Dunne

To ask the Minister of the Environment what funding opportunities exist for the implementation of projects within the new Millisle Village Plan.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37492/11-15

Mr A Maskey

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the status of a Conservation Officers report when determining a planning application within a Conservation Area.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37493/11-15

Mr A Maskey

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether it is obligatory for the Planning Office to request a report from the Conservation Officer when considering a planning application with a Conservation Area.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37505/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on plans to review legislation regarding dilapidated buildings and neglected sites, in order to provide the new councils with an effective legislative framework for addressing and reducing the negative impacts caused by the sites.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37507/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister of the Environment what steps his Department is taking to address dilapidated buildings in East Londonderry, which attract anti-social behaviour, in order to maintain the area as an attractive tourist destination.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37518/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of times he sought to present the matter of the adoption of the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan to the Northern Ireland Executive; and what reasons were given by the Executive for its failure to engage with his Department.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37519/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Minister of the Environment what measures have been put in place by his Department to ensure that companies with a mineral prospecting licence comply with the licence terms; and to detail the implications should a company breach the terms.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37520/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 35963/11-15, whether his Department has set aside the requirement for planning permission for sand extraction taking place in Lough Neagh Special Protection Area in favour of pre-1972 onshore operations in order to facilitate the granting of Levy Credit Scheme (ALCS) certificates, and in so doing, whether this facilitated the circumventing of the requirements of the Environmental Impact Assessment, Habitats and Wild Birds Directives.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37503/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the total (i) domestic; and (ii) non-domestic rates revenue generated in the last five years.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37489/11-15

Mrs J Dobson

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQT 1616/11-15, which included the 'hope' in relation to organ donation that there would be 'no need for any further legislation,' whether he is not minded to bring forward soft opt-out legislation irrespective of the outcome of the further survey of public opinion following the Public Health Agency's public awareness campaign announced by his predecessor on 11 February 2014.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Monday 20 October 2014

AQW 37515/11-15

Mr R Swann

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety which Service Level Agreement (SLA) he referred to in his statement to the Assembly on the 14 October 2014 when he stated that the current arrangements under the SLAs will remain in place until December 2014.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Tuesday 21 October 2014

AQW 37488/11-15

Mr G Dunne

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action he will take to help reduce the burden of record keeping and documentation for Social Workers.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37510/11-15

Mrs J Dobson

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why cancer patients are being asked to pay for their drugs, even though they have previously received them via the Health Service.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37511/11-15

Mrs J Dobson

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many cancer patients have paid for Health Service treatment in each of the last three years.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37516/11-15

Mr R Swann

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety when the Health and Social Care Board will make investment proposals for the £1m, which he has confirmed is still is in place, to support and improve the current service provided at the Paedratic Cardiac Department in The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37521/11-15

Mr M Copeland

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the current support offered to people with cerebral palsy and their carers.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37522/11-15

Mrs J Dobson

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of people who have signed the Organ Donor Register in each month of the last three years.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37523/11-15

Mr D McNarry

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he will make a decision on an air ambulance service for Northern Ireland in the near future.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37524/11-15

Mr D McNarry

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the annual number of air transfers and trauma transfers which would benefit from an air ambulance service.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37525/11-15

Mr D McNarry

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the criteria on which he will judge the development of an air ambulance service for Northern Ireland.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37475/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the Minister of Justice whether responses from residents outside Northern Ireland will be accepted to the consultation on abortion; and if not, what measures will be in place to restrict eligible responses accordingly and to validate the provenance of responses.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 23 October 2014

AQW 37468/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 36645/11-15, to state the instances that these in-cell use computers, or any others, have been misused by a prisoner, including non-approved adaptions, internet accessed or any other use which is not permitted.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37476/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the Minister of Justice why the terminology 'lethal foetal abnormality' is used in his current consultation on abortion, rather than 'fatal foetal abnormality'; and what are the resulting imports of the chosen terminology.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37478/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the Minister of Justice why responses to the abortion consultation which object in principle to abortion are to be ruled inadmissible, even if additionally they raise issues specific to the identified topics in the consultation.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37479/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the Minister of Justice whether submitted petitions in response to the consultation on abortion will be accepted; and if so, whether each signature will be counted as a response to the consultation.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37481/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the Minister of Justice what inquiries he will establish into the handling of the Mairia Cahill cases.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37526/11-15

Mr N McCausland

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the cost, in terms of PSNI resources, to police nationalist and republican protests against parades in (i) 2012/13; and (ii) 2013/14.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37504/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether the drying of cloths on site, to reduce weight for disposal, is common at waste water facilities; and whether NI Water has any plans to ban this practice given the resulting unpleasant odour.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 23 October 2014

AQW 37470/11-15

Mr P Flanagan

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 36516/11-15, to list the dates on which the functionality of cats eyes on the A4 from Dungannon to Ballygawley was inspected since the road opened; and for his assessment of their current state.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37471/11-15

Mr P Flanagan

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, given that his Department has been allocated additional funding through the October Monitoring Round, whether he intends to reinstate work to clear gullies and fix broken street lights.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37472/11-15

Mr P Flanagan

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many street lights in Co Fermanagh are currently out of order.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37495/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much NI Railways has in its cash reserves.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37497/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the management structure of Translink.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37498/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the management structure of NI Railways.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37514/11-15

Mr G Campbell

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 36599/11-15 and following the implementation of the passing loop between Coleraine and Londonderry, what scale of increase does he expect over the next ten years.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37469/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister for Social Development how much funding his Department will provide to North Down and Ards District Council for Areas at Risk.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37477/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister for Social Development what powers his Department or local councils have to prevent betting shops from clustering in socially deprived areas.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37487/11-15

Mr G Dunne

To ask the Minister for Social Development what funding opportunities exist for the implementation of projects within the new Millisle Village Plan.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37490/11-15

Mr A Maskey

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of Housing Executive properties included in Land and Property Service figures of 31 March 2014 that show 5,103 vacant domestic dwellings in the Belfast Council area; and to provide a breakdown of the properties by Housing Executive District Office area.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37500/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many accommodation units in North Down owned by Housing Associations have (i) one; (ii) two; (iii) three; and (iv) four or more bedrooms.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37501/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many accommodation units in North Down owned by the Housing Executive have (i) one; (ii) two; (iii) three; and (iv) four or more bedrooms.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37502/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister for Social Development how the Housing Executive record 'repeat homelessness'; and whether there are plans to change how it is recorded.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

AQW 37513/11-15

Mr G Campbell

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant AQW 36466/11-15, to detail the size of the dwellings that will be completed in Coleraine in the next two years.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday 30 October 2014

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