Research Papers 2015

Synopsis: Below you will find a list of Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister research papers published during 2015.

European Commission Work Programme 2016

- Date: 08/12/2015

This research paper identifies initiatives contained in European Commission’s 2016 Work Programme which are of potential interest to statutory committees of the Northern Ireland Assembly, as part of their engagement with European issues.

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Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister EU Priorities 2015: Update

- Date: 21/10/2015

This paper gives a brief update on the developments in three initiatives from the Commission Work Programme of potential interest to the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (COFMdFM)1. These initiatives are: •Labour Mobility Package •European Agenda on Migration •EU Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights

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Ombudsman Gender Neutral?

- Date: 22/07/2015

This paper has been prepared in response to a request from the COFMDFM, which introduced the ‘Public Services Ombudsperson Bill’ to the Assembly on 20 April 2015. The Bill is currently being considered at Committee Stage by an Ad Hoc Committee.

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Own-motion investigations by Ombudsmen

- Date: 22/07/2015

This briefing paper has been prepared for the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister to inform its deliberations on a forthcoming Bill to reform and update the office of the Northern Ireland Ombudsman

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Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsperson Bill

- Date: 12/05/2015

This paper provides information on the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsperson (NIPSO) Bill. It highlights key areas within the Bill that the Committee may wish to consider further and which were significant issues that emerged during the initial proposals by the OFMdFM Committee.

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Northern Ireland Public Service Ombudsman Bill – Cost Implications

- Date: 07/05/2015

This paper supports the work of the OFMDFM Committee in assessing the costs associated with the policy proposals to be given effect by the Northern Ireland Public Service Ombudsman Bill. The estimates suggested in the paper reflect the information available to RaISe at the time of writing.

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Northern Ireland Public Service Ombudsman Bill – Update on Estimated Cost Implications

- Date: 29/04/2015

This paper provides an update on the estimated cost implications for the Northern Ireland Public Service Ombudsman Bill.

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Integrated children’s services

- Date: 28/04/2015

This Briefing Paper considers integrated children's services in England and Germany, in the light of the Children’s Services Co-operation Bill which was introduced to the Assembly by Mr Steven Agnew, MLA on 8 December 2014 and passed its Second Stage on 26 January 2015.

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The Children’s Services Co-operation Bill

- Date: 18/03/2015

The Children’s Services Co-operation Bill was introduced to the Assembly by Mr Steven Agnew, MLA on 8 December 2014.The Bill amends the Children (NI) Order 1995. It requires NI departments to co-operate with each other to contribute to the achievement of specified outcomes relating to the well-being of children and young people. It creates a duty for all key agencies to cooperate in the planning, commissioning and delivery of children’s services. The Bill also creates an enabling power to allow departments to pool budgets for crosscutting children’s issues.

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European Commission Work Programme 2015

- Date: 11/02/2015

This research paper identifies initiatives contained in European Commission’s 2015 Work Programme which are of potential interest to statutory committees of the Assembly, as part of their engagement with European issues.

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