Research Papers 2014

Synopsis: Below you will find a list of Committee for Finance and Personnel research papers published during 2014.

European Investment Bank – Potential Financial Assistance Opportunities for Northern Ireland

- Date: 08/05/2014 - Author: Michael Scholes

This paper provides an overview of key financial assistance opportunities via the European Investment Bank (EIB), which could be availed of when seeking to support infrastructure investment in Northern Ireland.

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Preventative Expenditure

- Date: 08/05/2014 - Author: Pamela Dugdale

This Research Paper examines Preventative Expenditure initiatives in the United Kingdom, with particular emphasis on Scotland and its Budgeting for Prevention programme.

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Defamation in Scotland and the Republic of Ireland

- Date: 26/03/2014 - Author: Michael Potter

The Committee for Finance and Personnel commissioned background research into the approaches adopted by the Scottish Parliament and the Oireachtas with respect to defamation law. This paper supplements Briefing Paper 90/13 ‘The Defamation Act 2013’ , presented to the Committee for Finance and Personnel on 26 June 2013. The paper considers defamation law in Scotland and the Republic of Ireland in the light of legislative change in England and Wales brought about by the Defamation Act 2013.

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Framework Programme 7: Per Capita Statistics for 2007-2013

- Date: 07/03/2014 - Author: Michael Scholes

This briefing note is provided in response to a request for further information on European Union (EU) competitive funding in Northern Ireland. It supplements RaISe briefing NIAR 795-13 for the Committee for the Office of the First and deputy First Minister.

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