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Press Releases

Here you will find links to the Press Releases issued by the Committee for the Environment arranged with the most recent at the top of the list.


Committee To Lead On NILGA Conference Panel Discussion



Committees to Visit Drumclay Crannog, Enniskillen



Crannog Site Provides Real Insight into Our Past, Says Committee

Following a visit to The Drumclay Crannog earlier this week, the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for the Environment recognised the need for the project’s extension and emphasized the importance of the project to future generations.

Reference: ENV 08/12/13



Ministerial Briefing on Local Government Reform Funding



Committee Expresses Concern at Graduated Penalties for Drink Driving

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for the Environment today expressed concern at proposals for legislation to establish a graduated penalty scheme for those who reoffend under new drink driving limits.

Reference: ENV 09/12/13



Careful Consideration of Planning Bill is Needed, Says Committee

The Committee for the Environment will hold an event on the Planning Bill on Thursday, 18 April 2013 at Parliament Buildings.

Reference: ENV 10/12/13



Committee to Focus on Local Government

The Committee for the Environment will receive a briefing from Department of the Environment officials on the consultation on severance arrangements for local councillors. It will also receive a briefing by the Local Government Auditor on the 2012 Local Government Auditor report.



More Action Needed on Disposal of Used Tyres, Says Committee

The Committee for the Environment today called for further action to ensure the safe and effective disposal of used tyres in its final report on its Inquiry into Used Tyre Disposal.

Reference: ENV 11/12/13



Committee Welcomes Tougher Stance on Drink Driving

The Committee for the Environment has welcomed the Minister’s announcement that, under proposed new legislation, a minimum 3-year disqualification period for drink driving will apply to all repeat offenders, irrespective of alcohol levels.

Reference: ENV 12/12/13



Planning Bill Will Streamline Planning System, Says Committee

The Committee for the Environment today published its Report on the Planning Bill, which details the Committee’s consideration and views on the Bill.

Reference: ENV 13/12/13


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