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Ref No Member Question Tabled Date for Answer
AQW 35254/11-15

Mrs J Dobson

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why permission was not granted to the Ulster Aviation Society to hold open days at the Maze/Long Kesh site on the 23 and 24 August 2014.

Monday 1 September 2014

Friday 5 September 2014

AQW 35253/11-15

Mrs J Dobson

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the number of Central Good Relations Fund 2014/15 applications (i) received; (ii) approved; and (iii) rejected; and for their assessment of the time taken to (i) make a decision on each application; (ii) inform applicants of the decision; and (iii) release funding to successful applicants.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35234/11-15

Mr R Swann

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how much revenue was earned from the felling and sale of trees from Belvoir Forest in August 2014.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35235/11-15

Mr R Swann

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development when the felling of trees in Belvoir Forest was initially planned.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35243/11-15

Mr G Robinson

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what cuts will be made to her budget as a result of the lack of agreement on Welfare Reform.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35256/11-15

Mrs J Dobson

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development why she has given a directive that all correspondence sent to her Permanent Secretary by MLAs must be directed to her private office for a response.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35264/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the loans advanced by her Department through the Financial Transactions Capital Scheme in (i) Northern Ireland; and (ii) East Londonderry, since 1 April 2013.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35246/11-15

Mr G Robinson

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what cuts will be made to her budget as a result of the lack of agreement on Welfare Reform.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35236/11-15

Mr D Kinahan

To ask the Minister of Education what schools his Department or the Education and Library Boards are in communication with regarding shared school campuses.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35237/11-15

Mr D Kinahan

To ask the Minister of Education when the interim report on teacher training will be published.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35238/11-15

Mr D Kinahan

To ask the Minister of Education how many children in each Education and Library Board have been (i) provided with a statement of special educational needs; and (ii) formally reassessed and provided with a new statement, in each of the last five years.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35239/11-15

Mr D Kinahan

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the average length of time taken in each Education and Library Board from the application to publication, of a statement, or re-statement, of special educational needs being provided to parents or guardians, in each of the past five years.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35247/11-15

Mr G Robinson

To ask the Minister of Education what cuts will be made to his budget as a result of the lack of agreement on Welfare Reform.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35232/11-15

Mr R Swann

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the proposed steps his Department will take to meet any reduction in its budget.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35266/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the loans advanced by his Department through the Financial Transactions Capital Scheme in (i) Northern Ireland; and (ii) East Londonderry, since 1 April 2013.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35240/11-15

Mr D Kinahan

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the implementation of the Social Economy Enterprise Strategy published in March 2010.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35267/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the loans advanced by her Department through the Financial Transactions Capital Scheme in (i) Northern Ireland; and (ii) East Londonderry, since 1 April 2013.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35231/11-15

Mr R Swann

To ask the Minister of the Environment to list the grades of each of the staff used to staff the Coastal Zone Centre in Portrush from 22 August 2014 to 26 August 2014.

Monday 1 September 2014

Friday 5 September 2014

AQW 35284/11-15

Mrs S Overend

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of agency workers in the Northern Ireland Environment Agency who had their employment terminated prematurely; and the sites affected, since July 2014.

Monday 1 September 2014

Friday 5 September 2014

AQW 35221/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of derelict buildings.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35222/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the powers that councils have in relation to derelict buildings.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35225/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister of the Environment what are the anticipated savings that will result from the merger of North Down and Ards Borough Councils.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35226/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he will order the video evidence specifically taken by Driver and Vehicle Agency enforcement staff in relation to taxi operator regulations enforcement at Ravenhill Rugby Ground on 23 August 2013, to be shown to the Committee for the Environment.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35233/11-15

Mr R Swann

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the daily staffing costs of the Coastal Zone Centre in Portrush from 22 August 2014 to 26 August 2014.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35244/11-15

Mr G Robinson

To ask the Minister of the Environment what cuts will be made to his budget as a result of the lack of agreement on Welfare Reform.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35277/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Minister of the Environment what consideration he has given to issuing a Small Business Research Initiative competition to identify innovative ways of processing waste, to prevent waste going to landfill or incineration.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35279/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 26630/11-15, for an update on the adoption of the Belfast Metrpolitan Area Plan.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35280/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Minister of the Environment what legal and financial responsibilities do local councils have for waste collected by the council but disposed of illegally by a contracted third party.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35281/11-15

Mr J Spratt

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he is satisfied that the current municipal waste disposal contract Lot 1 and 2 is being tendered appropriately.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35282/11-15

Mr J Spratt

To ask the Minister of the Environment what steps he has taken to ensure that recyclable material from councils is not being landfilled.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35283/11-15

Mrs S Overend

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) how long each of the agency workers in the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, who had their employment terminated prematurely, had remaining on their contracts; (ii) the site that each agency worker was located; and (iii) the role each agency worker carried out.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35285/11-15

Mrs S Overend

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) the number; (ii) breed; and (iii) location of animals currently owned by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency; and (a) each of the animals sold over each of the last 6 months; (b) the reason for the sale of each; and (c) the intention of the purchasers for each.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35223/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how much has been collected in rates on derelict buildings in each of the last three years.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35224/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many derelict buildings are not currently subject to rates payments.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35241/11-15

Mr J Wells

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what plans he has to protect the funding for the Condition Management Programme.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35252/11-15

Mrs J Dobson

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to list the number of occasions, including dates, his Department has liaised with the Department of Education on the incorporation of Organ Donation and Transplantation into schools criteria as recommended in the Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 report.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35255/11-15

Mrs J Dobson

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 35039/11-15, to detail the changes in staffing arrangements and new equipment purchased, including (i) the dates of either procurement or contract; and (ii) the costs incurred.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35269/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the loans advanced by her Department through the Financial Transactions Capital Scheme in (i) Northern Ireland; and (ii) East Londonderry, since 1 April 2013.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35272/11-15

Mr R Beggs

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what discussions he has had with the Minister for Health in the Republic of Ireland regarding the joint acquisition and provision of an Air Ambulance Service; and to detail the estimated capital cost, resource costs and the level of any European grants that may be available for such a cross-border initiative.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35273/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has spent on legal fees in each of the last three years.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35274/11-15

Mr J Spratt

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what discussions have taken place to initiate an equivalent of the NHS Redress Bill in England to reduce the number of compensation claims.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35257/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the reasons for the delay in making payments to police widows who have had their entitlement to widow's pension restored, with effect from 1 July 2014; and when will the relevant administrative approval issue to enable payments to commence.

Monday 1 September 2014

Thursday 4 September 2014

AQW 35227/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister of Justice whether he will bring forward legislation to have manslaughter charges brought against suppliers of illicit drugs in cases in which death is ruled as having been caused by the consumption of the drug; and charges of causing grievous bodily harm in instances of serious reaction ruled to have been caused by the drug.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35229/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister of Justice whether Michaela McCollum will be entitled to 50 per cent remission if she is transferred to a local prison.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35230/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister of Justice what consultation his Department has carried out with key stakeholders, including serving police officers, on pension changes; and to provide copies of the reports of these consultations.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35258/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the cost to the taxpayer of the transfer of Michaella McCollum from prison in Peru to Northern Ireland; and the ongoing costs of retaining her in a local prison.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35259/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the Minister of Justice how many prison transfer applications from Great Britain to Northern Ireland have been (i) received; (ii) approved; and (iii) rejected since the devolution of policing and justice.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35260/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the Minister of Justice how many prison transfer applications from outside the UK to Northern Ireland have been (i) received; (ii) approved; and (iii) rejected since the devolution of policing and justice.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35262/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister of Justice what arrangements have been reached with the Peruvian authorities regarding the transfer of Michaella McCollum to a local prison.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35263/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister of Justice what is the projected annual cost of keeping Michaella McCollum in a local jail; and which jurisdiction is responsible for these costs.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35268/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister of Justice whether he has had any discussions with the Irish Government regarding the return of Michaella McCollum and the associated costs.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35270/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister of Justice whether any assurances have been given to the Peruvian authorities over the length of time that Michaella McCollum will serve in prison in Northern Ireland.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35271/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister of Justice how long Michaella McCollum is due to serve in prison following her transfer.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35228/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) on what date was his Department first notified that the street lighting in Tamnamore was on 24 hours a day; (ii) when action was taken to address this issue; and (iii) what is the estimated cost of this wastage.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35245/11-15

Mr G Robinson

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what cuts will be made to his budget as a result of the lack of agreement on Welfare Reform.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35248/11-15

Mr S Moutray

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many public liability claims have been made in each Road Service Division in each of the last five years, broken down by the reason for the claim.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35249/11-15

Mr S Moutray

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much has been paid out by his Department in each Road Service Division for public liability claims, in each of the last five years.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35250/11-15

Mr S Moutray

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many complaints about potholes have been made to each Roads Service Division; and how many requests have been made for the resurfacing of roads owing to road defects, in each of the last three years.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35251/11-15

Mr S Moutray

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many parking ticket fines remain unpaid in each Roads Service Division from each of the last three years.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35275/11-15

Mr J Spratt

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the number of safety speed restrictions that may be required to be put in place on the roads system due to corporate risk related issues.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35278/11-15

Mr J Spratt

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the costs his Department have incurred reinstating roads after utility works, in each of the last three years

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35261/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 34026/11-15, whether any of the cases overseen by the Investigation Strategy Group involved findings of fraud or other forms of criminality; and if so, how many cases have been referred to the PSNI.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35265/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the loans advanced by his Department through the Financial Transactions Capital Scheme in (i) Northern Ireland; and (ii) East Londonderry, since 1 April 2013.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35242/11-15

Mr J Wells

To ask the Assembly Commission why letters to MLAs regarding their pension entitlements are sent recorded delivery.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

AQW 35276/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Assembly Commission whether a solar panel will be installed as part of the roof maintenance scheme for Parliament Buildings; and if so, to provide details of the plans.

Monday 1 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

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