Research Papers 2016

Synopsis: Below you will find a list of research papers which have been prepared by the Research and Information Service for the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development in 2016. The papers are listed in reverse chronological order.

NIRDP 2007-13 – Progress made since mid-term evaluation and overview of issues/difficulties with the Programme

- Date: 03/03/2016

This briefing paper provides an overview of the progress made over the course of the delivery of the 2007-13 Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme. The paper draws particular attention to the mid-term review of the programme carried out in 2010 and the mid-term evaluation update issued in 2013, highlighting issues and associated recommendations for action identified in both of these key documents.

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Overview of the beef sector/suckler cow industry in Northern Ireland

- Date: 02/03/2016

This paper provides an overview of the beef sector/suckler cow industry in Northern Ireland. As well as providing details on the size of the size of the industry this paper considers issues relating to the income and the connections between different sectors of the industry.

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Overview of Cross Compliance Standards and Inspection processes

- Date: 25/01/2016

This paper provides a brief overview of cross compliance, the associated standards and the actual process of inspection within Northern Ireland.

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Fisheries Bill – Clause 6

- Date: 08/01/2016

This Bill paper provides an overview of the Fisheries Bill as introduced to the Assembly on the 7th December 2015. The paper also identifies those areas within the Bill which may benefit from further scrutiny in relation to Clause 6. This Bill Paper should be read in conjunction with NIAR 538-15 which examines the inland fisheries elements of the Bill, and NIAR 685-15 which provides a framework for financial scrutiny of the Bill.

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Fisheries Bill: Inland Fisheries

- Date: 08/01/2016

This Bill Paper provides an overview of the inland fisheries elements of the Fisheries Bill, as introduced to the Assembly on 7th December 2015. The paper identifies areas within the Bill which may benefit from further scrutiny. This Bill Paper should be read in conjunction with NIAR 176-15 which examines the sea fishing elements of the Bill, and NIAR 685-15 which provides a framework for financial scrutiny of the Bill.

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Fisheries Bill – Assessing the Costs

- Date: 08/01/2016

On 7 December 2015 the Fisheries Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the Assembly. This Review of Bill Costs provides a framework to facilitate Assembly financial scrutiny of the Bill. It should be read in conjunction with RaISe Bill Paper NIAR 538-15 (4 January 2016) and NIAR 176-15 (12 January 2016), which address policy issues in respect of the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) respectively.

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