Archive Press Releases Session 2012-2013

Department must close gap in educational achievement says Committee
The large and persistent gap in literacy and numeracy between pupils who are entitled to free school meals and those who are not must not be allowed to continue. That is the key message in the Assembly's Public Accounts Committee report launched today entitled Improving Literacy and Numeracy Achievement in Schools.
Reference: PAC 06/12/13

Date: 26 June 2013

Assembly Committees Make Joint Visit to City of Culture
Six Northern Ireland Assembly Committees are to visit the City of Culture on Wednesday, 12 June. The Committees will hold their meetings at three venues across the city: Magee campus of the University of Ulster, the new Ebrington Barracks venue and the North West Regional College.

Date: 10 June 2013

Invest NI Performance Must be Measured by Actual Outcomes
The measurement of Invest NI's performance should be based on investment achieved and jobs created, rather than on promises by investors or the results anticipated at the start of projects. That's the message from the Assembly's Public Accounts Committee which today launched its report into the performance of Invest NI.
Reference: PAC 05/12/13

Date: 22 May 2013

No Evidence that Health and Social Care Services are Safer for Patients than a Decade Ago
A Report published today by the Public Accounts Committee has highlighted that, while the vast majority of services provided by Health and Social Care Trusts are of a very high quality, patients and service users can suffer largely preventable harm and suffering.
Reference: PAC 04/12/13

Date: 17 April 2013

Committee Slates Housing Executive over Management and Accountability Failures
Reference: PAC 03/12/13

Date: 20 March 2013

Rates Debt Rises To £160 Million
A new Report from the Assembly Public Accounts Committee has raised concerns that the level of rate debt has almost doubled in the last five years rising from £88 million in 2006-07 to £160 million in 2011-12.
Reference: PAC 02/12/13

Date: 16 January 2013

Early Enforcement by NIEA Needed to Save Listed Buildings
Reference: PAC 01/12/13

Date: 05 September 2012

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