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Ref No Member Question Tabled Date for Answer
AQW 36278/11-15

Mr J McCallister

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in light of the outcome of the referendum in Scotland and the Prime Minister's subsequent statement about devolution, what is the Northern Ireland Executive's joint position on negotiating a new settlement for Northern Ireland.

Monday 22 September 2014

Thursday 25 September 2014

AQW 36260/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the total number of applications received by the Central Good Relations Funding Programme 2014/15; and how many were awarded funding.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36265/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the number of Good Relations Officers currently in each local council area; and how these positions are likely to be affected, in terms of number and function, when 11 new councils take over on 1 April 2015.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36296/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what security vetting is in place for staff of the Victims and Survivors Service.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36297/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the procedures and policies in place within the Victims and Survivors Service in respect of delivering clients details to outside bodies; and what security vetting is in place in relation to any such conveyance of information to such bodies.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36298/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how much the Commission for Victims and Survivors has paid to consultants in each financial year since it was established, including the current financial year to date; and to detail the names of the consultants.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36299/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the procurement arrangements in respect of the appointment of consultants by the Commission for Victims and Survivors; and whether there is a panel of consultants, and if so, how it was appointed.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36318/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to provide a breakdown of the £1bn stated by the First Minister which would be subtracted from the Northern Ireland Block Grant in the event that the Welfare Reform package is not implemented.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36288/11-15

Mr P Frew

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what further steps the Farm Safety Partnership will take to reduce farm deaths and accidents.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36289/11-15

Mr P Frew

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how her Department is communicating with farmers on single farm payment issues; and to provide the general letters on this issue that have been sent to farmers.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36290/11-15

Mr P Frew

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline the progress of the Farm Safety Action Plan.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36294/11-15

Mr G Dunne

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what action is being taken to research and develop detection equipment to warn farmers of toxic fumes during slurry handling operations.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36308/11-15

Mr R Swann

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what remit her Department has in relation to checking the identification tags of cattle presented to a market for sale.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36267/11-15

Mr R Swann

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 35410/11-15, to detail the value of the support received by each of the clubs.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36269/11-15

Mr R Swann

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 35410/11-15, to list the boxing clubs from outside the Greater Belfast area that received indicative letters of offer for capital works.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36266/11-15

Mr R Hussey

To ask the Minister of Education how many children are recorded as having autism spectrum disorder, broken down by Education and Library Board.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36268/11-15

Mr R Hussey

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the education services available in each Education and Library Board for children with autism.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36270/11-15

Mr R Hussey

To ask the Minister of Education how many children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have received funded education outside of Northern Ireland, in each of the last five years.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36271/11-15

Mr R Hussey

To ask the Minister of Education how many educational facilities are available for children with autism spectrum disorder.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36272/11-15

Mr R Hussey

To ask the Minister of Education, in relation to the Middletown Centre for Autism, to detail (i) how many children with autism spectrum disorder have been referred the centre, broken down by Education and Library Board; and (ii) how many children from the Republic of Ireland have benefited from the centre, in each of the last five years.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36273/11-15

Mr M Storey

To ask the Minister of Education how many schools who have previously had redundancies approved within the last two years, have now employed additional teachers as a result of the revised common funding formula, broken down by (a) sector; and (ii) Education and Library Board.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36274/11-15

Mr M Storey

To ask the Minister of Education how much funding has been made available by his Department to deal with the transport needs of children from North Belfast attending Coláiste Feirste, in each of the last three years.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36275/11-15

Mr M Storey

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of specific grants which have been made by his Department to individual schools to deal with the transport needs of pupils, in each of the last three years.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36276/11-15

Mr M Storey

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of teacher redundancies, broken down by (a) sector; and (b) Education and Library Board, in each of the last three years.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36277/11-15

Mr M Storey

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of teacher posts advertised, broken down by (a) sector; and (b) Education and Library Board, in each of the last three years.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36282/11-15

Mr P Frew

To ask the Minister of Education what legislative changes are being made in replacing the five existing educational boards; and to detail the applicable timescales for the change.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36295/11-15

Mr D Kinahan

To ask the Minister of Education how his Department will support the establishment of a Greater Shankill Children and Young People zone; and to detail what progress has been made identifying a budget to implement the framework for the action zone over the next five years.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36246/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the proposed funding in 2015/16 for occupational studies courses.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36247/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for his assessment of the impact of occupational studies courses in improving employability among vulnerable young people.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36248/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how his Department plans to support occupational studies courses.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36249/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how many students have benefited from occupational studies courses in each of the last three years.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36250/11-15

Mr P Weir

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the level of departmental funding to occupational studies courses in each of the last three years.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36261/11-15

Mr D McNarry

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how the £1.24 million cost of the report into the Northern Ireland Events Company represents value for money.

Monday 22 September 2014

Friday 26 September 2014

AQW 36264/11-15

Mr W Irwin

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether her Department plans to reduce the level of Renewable Heat Incentives for new commercial biomass boilers.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 30 September 2014

AQW 36293/11-15

Mr G Dunne

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the plans for a new cruise ship docking area in Belfast Harbour.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36304/11-15

Mr D McKay

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what work her Department has carried out on making wifi available in all parts of Ballycastle.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36305/11-15

Mr D McKay

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what work the Tourist Board is carrying out to improve tourism (i) product; and (ii) accomodation in Ballycastle.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36306/11-15

Mr D McKay

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what analysis her Department has carried out on the benefits the Giro d'Italia has had on Ballycastle town.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36307/11-15

Mr D McKay

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what action she is taking to prevent the possibility of fracking occuring in North Antrim.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36309/11-15

Mr O McMullan

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the Gobbins Project in Larne, including the (i) cost of the project; (ii) the groups funding the project; (iii) the amount these funding groups have input; and (iii) who will run the facility when it is completed.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36317/11-15

Mr M Brady

To ask the Minister of the Environment for his assessment of the problems encountered in relation to the taxation of vehicles since this function was transferred to Swansea.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 30 September 2014

AQW 36302/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he plans to make a statement to the Assembly to clarify his commitment to openness and transparency within his Department, particularly recognising the impact of the potential loss of public confidence, including that of consumers and service providers, by refusing to publish video footage taken by enforcement staff at Ravenhill Stadium on 23 August 2013, as well as reports compiled or emanating from this, and the full extent of legal advice sought and obtained on this matter.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36319/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether there have been proposals by Bombardier Aerospace to increase the amount of waste they intend to accept at the proposed gasification facility in East Belfast; and if so, to provide details of the proposals.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36320/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether his Department requires companies who are granted planning permission to dispose of contaminated waste to provide notification to his Department of the facility where that waste is disposed of and/or processed.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36321/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 33132/11-15, for an update on setting up of a public inquiry into the waste crime in Northern Ireland; and to outline the Executive Ministers that have yet to respond.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36283/11-15

Mr J McCallister

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what analysis his Department has made concerning the impact on the local economy of the Scottish Executive setting a different rate of Corporation Tax to the rest of the UK as part of a potential devolution settlement.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36284/11-15

Mr J McCallister

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail efficiencies that have been realised across the Executive since the creation of the Public Sector Reform Division.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36310/11-15

Mr L Cree

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail (i) the outstanding arrears payable on domestic properties in Belfast; and (ii) how many properties this effects.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36313/11-15

Mr L Cree

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many domestic properties in Belfast are currently regarded as empty and subject to the payment of rates; and of these, what percentage have been issued a rates bill.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36314/11-15

Mr L Cree

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many domestic properties in Belfast have (i) application-based; and (ii) automatic exclusions from the payment of rates.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36315/11-15

Mr L Cree

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the number of domestic properties in Belfast where ownership is unknown or unclear; and whether the details of such properties have been published.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36316/11-15

Mr L Cree

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to outline the arrangements for ensuring rates are collected on empty domestic properties; and how many court enforcement actions were undertaken last year in (a) Belfast; and (b) Northern Ireland.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36251/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many nurses are currently employed by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Board.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36253/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many GPs are employed by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36254/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many consultants are currently employed by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36255/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many occupational therapists are currently employed by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36256/11-15

Mr A Easton

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many radiographers are currently employed by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36259/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of (i) 79 per cent of the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Workforce being female; and (ii) the risks associated with potential staffing shortages considering that of this number only 54 per cent work full time.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36262/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how his Department plans to distribute the recent £6m of funding which has been provided to support three new projects which will improve health and social care services for people living with dementia.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36263/11-15

Ms C Sugden

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of full time staff, working in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, who are currently on sick absence.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36279/11-15

Mr P Frew

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the number of complaints received by each Health and Social Care Trust; (ii) how complaints relate to population size; and (iii) what steps his Department has taken to investigate the rise in the number of complaints, in the last twelve months.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36252/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister of Justice, with the exception of drug testing services how many contracted services in the Northern Ireland Prison Service are currently outside their specified contracted time frame and working on the basis of an extension.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36257/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 34514/11-15, to provide a copy of the evidence on which the assertion is based that in one of the two contracts, it was the employees of G4S Secure Solutions (UK) who specifically requested zero hours and declined offers of full-time, or part-time, employment.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36258/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 35311/11-15, (i) how many times a decision has been taken to extend this contract; (ii) the dates these decision were taken; and (iii) the agency responsible for making the decisions on each occasion.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36280/11-15

Mr P Givan

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of PSNI officers, who are members of the 1988 pension scheme, who (i) will be; and (ii) will not be affected by the impending Police Pension reform.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36281/11-15

Mr P Givan

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of PSNI officers, who are members of the 2007 pension scheme, who (i) will be; and (ii) will not be affected by the impending Police Pension reform.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36285/11-15

Mr P Givan

To ask the Minister of Justice how many consultation meetings on Police Pension reform have taken place since June 2010; and what evidence and records exists from each of these meetings.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36286/11-15

Mr P Givan

To ask the Minister of Justice how many indications of concern his Department has received from PSNI officers over the impending Police Pension reform.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36287/11-15

Mr P Givan

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline his Department's consultation process with PSNI officers on Police Pension reform.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36322/11-15

Mr D McIlveen

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 35331/11-15, in each year, how many people were registered within each of the demoniations; and how many individual journeys were claimed for by each chaplain.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36291/11-15

Mr G Dunne

To ask the Minister for Regional Development when the preferred option for the Craigantlet Roundabout Scheme will be announced.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36292/11-15

Mr G Dunne

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether a peak time recovery vehicle service for the Belfast to Bangor A2 road is viable.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36311/11-15

Mr C Ó hOisín

To ask the Minister for Regional Development why phase 2 of the Derry-Coleraine rail scheme has been delayed beyond the end of 2015.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36312/11-15

Mr S Agnew

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the communication and coordination between NI Water, Transport NI and other gas and utility companies to ensure that works which restrict roads access, which require roads to be excavated, are undertaken at the same time; and whether Transport NI ensures roads resurfacing is undertaken subsequent to, rather than before, works requiring roads excavation.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36300/11-15

Mr J Allister

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many Northern Ireland Housing Executive staff are also regarded as staff of the Strategic Investment Board or receive any remuneration from that source; and to detail the names of the staff.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36301/11-15

Lord Morrow

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many licences for a gambling premise are currently active, broken down by constituency; and to outline how this compares with 2009.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

AQW 36303/11-15

Mr D McKay

To ask the Minister for Social Development what work his Department has carried out in relation to making Wi-Fi available throughout Ballycastle.

Monday 22 September 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

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