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Consolidated List of Questions

Synopsis: Any unanswered questions at the end of each week will be contained in a Consolidated List of Questions which will be published on this page each Monday morning.

Consolidated List of Questions as of Monday 19 January 2015

Friday 5 September 2014
Monday 8 September 2014
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Friday 12 September 2014
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Thursday 18 September 2014
Friday 19 September 2014
Monday 22 September 2014
Tuesday 23 September 2014
Thursday 25 September 2014
Friday 26 September 2014
Monday 29 September 2014
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Wednesday 1 October 2014
Thursday 2 October 2014
Monday 6 October 2014
Tuesday 7 October 2014
Wednesday 8 October 2014
Thursday 9 October 2014
Monday 13 October 2014
Tuesday 14 October 2014
Thursday 16 October 2014
Friday 17 October 2014
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Friday 24 October 2014
Monday 27 October 2014
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Monday 3 November 2014
Tuesday 4 November 2014
Wednesday 5 November 2014
Thursday 6 November 2014
Friday 7 November 2014
Monday 10 November 2014
Monday 17 November 2014
Tuesday 18 November 2014
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Friday 21 November 2014
Monday 24 November 2014
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Thursday 27 November 2014
Friday 28 November 2014
Wednesday 3 December 2014
Thursday 4 December 2014
Friday 5 December 2014
Monday 8 December 2014
Tuesday 9 December 2014
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Thursday 11 December 2014
Friday 12 December 2014
Monday 15 December 2014
Tuesday 16 December 2014
Wednesday 17 December 2014
Thursday 18 December 2014
Friday 19 December 2014
Monday 22 December 2014
Tuesday 23 December 2014
Monday 5 January 2015
Tuesday 6 January 2015
Wednesday 7 January 2015
Thursday 8 January 2015
Monday 12 January 2015
Tuesday 13 January 2015
Wednesday 14 January 2015
Thursday 15 January 2015
Friday 16 January 2015
Monday 19 January 2015
Tuesday 20 January 2015
Wednesday 21 January 2015
Thursday 22 January 2015
Friday 23 January 2015
Monday 26 January 2015
Tuesday 27 January 2015
Wednesday 28 January 2015
Thursday 29 January 2015
Friday 30 January 2015
Monday 2 February 2015

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 5 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why permission was not granted to the Ulster Aviation Society to hold open days at the Maze/Long Kesh site on the 23 and 24 August 2014.

AQW 35254/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 8 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Anderson (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they discussed Welfare Reform with the Prime Minister at their meeting in July 2014 to review progress on the joint economic pact.

AQO 6540/11-15

2. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of how the programmes in Together: Building a United Community can be used to tackle anti-social behaviour amongst young people.

AQO 6542/11-15

3. Mr A McQuillan (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how they are protecting front line services to victims and survivors in the difficult economic environment.

AQO 6544/11-15

4. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how they plan to fulfil Programme for Government 2011-15 Commitment 16 to Develop the 'One Plan' for the regeneration of Derry/Londonderry, incorporating the key sites at Fort George and Ebrington.

AQO 6547/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he will place a copy of the communication from his department of 23 May 2014 in the Assembly Library, that alerted Departments with sponsored North South Bodies, of concerns his Department had on the regularity and legality of grant payments to these Bodies, as referred to at page 79 of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure Resource Accounts for year ended 31 March 2014.

AQW 35425/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

1. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to outline the progress made on shared neighbourhoods as outlined in Together: Building an United Community.

AQO 6505/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 12 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the issues raised by the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in relation the arrangements of the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly.

AQW 35716/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 16 September 2014

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what cuts will be made to her budget as a result of the lack of agreement on Welfare Reform.

AQW 35243/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

2. Dr A McDonnell (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education for an update on the introduction of greater flexibility in school starting age.

AQO 6592/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 17 September 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why he has not answered AQW 34060/11-15 within ten working days; and when he intends to provide an answer.

AQW 35327/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 18 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what cuts will be made to their budget as a result of the lack of agreement on Welfare Reform.

AQW 35401/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many instances of abuse towards staff have been recorded in the last twelve months; and what action has been taken by management in the context of the duty of care owed to staff.

AQW 35429/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 19 September 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of the rebuttal by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure's Accounting Officer of the suggestion by the Department of Finance and Personnel that failure to obtain departmental approval in respect of grant payments by the North/South Language Body and Waterways Ireland rendered the payments illegal, as articulated on page 80 of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure's Resource Accounts for year ended 31 March 2014 and in note SOAS 8; and if so, whether his Department has sought legal advice to substantiate such acceptance.

AQW 35467/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, having regard to the express requirement of the North/South Co-Operation (Implementation Bodies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 for approval of grants to North/South Bodies from his Department, for his assessment of whether the estimates process and negotiations between the Minister of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland and the Finance Minister in the Republic of Ireland on efficiency savings are sufficient to legalise grant expenditure by North/South Bodies which has not been formally approved by his Department; and if so, whether his Department has granted legal advice authorising such an approach.

AQW 35468/11-15

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, having regard to the express requirement of the North/South Co-Operation (Implementation Bodies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 for approval of grants to North/South Bodies from his Department and the clear direction of A.2.3.1 of 'Managing Public Money Northern Ireland', for his assessment of whether expenditure by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure on grants by its North/South Bodies in 2013/14, without approval from his Department, was illegal; and if so, to detail the resultant consequences.

AQW 35469/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 22 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what arrangements are in place to review the Delivering Social Change Improving Literacy and Numeracy Signature Programme.

AQO 6627/11-15

2. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how much funding has been allocated via the Social Investment Fund to date.

AQO 6628/11-15

3. Mr W Irwin (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the delivery of the Social Investment Fund projects, including the impact of the recent budget pressures on the delivery of these projects.

AQO 6633/11-15

4. Mr T Buchanan (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the functionality of the Executive given the lack of agreement on the implementation of Welfare Reform.

AQO 6634/11-15

5. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the St Patrick's Barracks site.

AQO 6636/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 23 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the impact that departmental budget reductions are having on services and financial assistance available to victims and survivors.

AQW 35628/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 25 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in light of the outcome of the referendum in Scotland and the Prime Minister's subsequent statement about devolution, what is the Northern Ireland Executive's joint position on negotiating a new settlement for Northern Ireland.

AQW 36278/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 26 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why, after the initial question was asked in June 2013, they failed to answer AQW 24639/11-15.

AQW 35850/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 29 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether their Programme for Government commitment of promoting 1,670 jobs in 2013/14 in Derry was achieved.

AQW 35928/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 30 September 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 28359/11-15, what do the departmental records show as to ministerial meetings with Trevor Turkington since May 2007.

AQW 35935/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail (i) what consultation took place with his Department over the sale of National Asset Management Agency's (NAMA) Northern Ireland debt portfolio to Cerberus Capital Management; (ii) what role did Northern Ireland representatives on NAMA play; and (iii) the role played by his Department and the Northern Ireland Executive.

AQW 35938/11-15

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of the future of companies whose financing debts were sold as part of National Asset Management Agency's Northern Ireland debt portfolio to Cerberus Capital Management, particularly given the experience with US fund Blackstone in the Republic of Ireland.

AQW 35939/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 1 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail (i) when the Maze Development Corporation has met since its inception; and (ii) where the minutes from each meeting are published.

AQW 35993/11-15

2. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, following the outcome of the Scottish Referendum on 18 September 2014, when they expect an announcement from the Prime Minister on the devolution of Corporation Tax to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

AQW 36025/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 2 October 2014

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the number of training suppliers who provide services for young people participating on the Training for Success Programme; and how many provide training for young people in East Londonderry.

AQW 36046/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 6 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they will continue to progress the Legislative Consent Motion on the Childcare Payments Bill, given the concerns that the ensuing parity may be detrimental to local recipients.

AQO 6747/11-15

2. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what impact the penalties imposed due to the failure to implement Welfare Reform will have on the delivery of their programme of work.

AQO 6749/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 7 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to provide a breakdown of the £1bn stated by the First Minister which would be subtracted from the Northern Ireland Block Grant in the event that the Welfare Reform package is not implemented.

AQW 36318/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 8 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what action has been taken as a result of the report 'A Unique View of a Shared Experience: Connecting Healing Learning' produced by Families Moving On in February 2014.

AQW 36354/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 9 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether a funding bid to progress a cross-departmental internet safety strategy will be made at the October Monitoring Round.

AQW 36408/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 13 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the content of the Together: Building a United Community June monitoring bid of £4.7 million; and how the £3.5 million awarded will be spent.

AQW 36517/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on selecting a representative to sit on the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

AQW 36606/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 16 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the proposed age legislation, including timescale, which will include provision for goods, facilities and services and protect against discrimination on the grounds of age.

AQW 36823/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 17 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the Terms of Reference for the Disability Strategy Monitoring Group and the role of the group.

AQW 36853/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the current (i) number; and (ii) annual cost of staff employed in their Department's Information Service.

AQW 36865/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they had a direct or indirect role in initiating the consideration of providing public funding for the Frampton/Martinez fight.

AQW 36999/11-15

2. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how much funding their Department has provided to the (i) Irish Central Border Area Network; (ii) East Border Region; and (iii) North West Region Cross Border Group in each of the last seven years; and to detail the purpose of each funding allocation.

AQW 37032/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 28360/11-15, whether such a letter was received by the then minister of his Department and/or drawn to his Department's attention at any time; and if so, to detail (i) how; (ii) when; and (ii) with what result.

AQW 37001/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

4. Mr A Attwood (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many of the 28 proposed car parks in Belfast City Centre scheduled for transfer to the ownership of Belfast City Council will be retained by his Department.

AQO 6885/11-15

5. Mr B McElduff (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the progress on the A5 scheme.

AQO 6890/11-15

6. Mr A Ross (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the infrastructure projects, planned for the next two years in East Antrim, that are under threat of being postponed or cancelled as a result of departmental budget pressures.

AQO 6891/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what was the role and knowledge of the deputy First Minister in the approach to the Treasury giving rise to the offer of a £100m loan.

AQW 37427/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 24 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the change in numbers of Protestants (a) applying to; and (b) being appointed to the Equality Commission, in each of the last three years.

AQW 37287/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 27 October 2014

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

1. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the output from the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies at the University of Ulster in each year since it was established in January 2001, as reported to the Ulster-Scots Agency; and how these projects, initiatives and publications supported the development and understanding of the Ulster-Scots language.

AQW 37343/11-15

2. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the output from the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies at the University of Ulster in each year since it was established in January 2001, as reported to the Ulster-Scots Agency; and how these projects, initiatives and publications supported the development and understanding of Ulster-Scots heritage and culture.

AQW 37344/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

1. Mrs K McKevitt (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on the redevelopment of Casement Park stadium.

AQW 37734/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

2. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the total cost of ambulance maintenance contracts; (ii) the names of existing contractors for maintenance contracts; and (iii) the due date for renewal of the contracts.

AQW 37437/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 3 November 2014

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

1. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure when the redevelopment of Windsor Park is due to be completed.

AQO 6929/11-15

2. Mr E Poots (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how her Department promotes its activities to students.

AQO 6930/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what support and funding opportunites her Department can offer to existing grassroots level sports initiatives wishing to expand.

AQO 6931/11-15

4. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to outline her Department's plans for the Library Service across Northern Ireland.

AQO 6932/11-15

5. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on how investment in arts and culture facilities will be made available in rural communities.

AQO 6933/11-15

6. Mrs P Cameron (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what support her Department has given to the Glenavy District Angling Club following the major fish kill in June 2014.

AQO 6934/11-15

7. Mr T Buchanan (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how much has been spent on the Líofa Initiative since its launch in 2011.

AQO 6936/11-15

8. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on the redevelopment of the Brandywell stadium.

AQO 6937/11-15

9. Mr W Irwin (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for her assessment of the long term future of Libraries NI services in Newry & Armagh.

AQO 6938/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to outline the nature of the additional undergraduate places at the University of Ulster Magee which have been created by his Department since taking office, broken down by subject.

AQW 37705/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Household Energy and Thermal Efficiency Programme.

AQW 37783/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 6 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they have had any discussions with Chinese officials regarding opening a Consulate in Belfast.

AQW 37838/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in relation to ministerial appointments, what the respective success rates have been for (i) Protestant; and (ii) Catholic applicants, since June 2012.

AQW 37846/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 7 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the travel and subsistence costs incurred by their Department on trips outside Northern Ireland in each year of the current Assembly mandate, broken down by the costs incurred by (i) the First Minister; (ii) the deputy First Minister; (iii) special advisers; and (iv) support staff.

AQW 37928/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he will release urgently the pre action protocol letter by Tamboran Resources, in accordance with the requirements under the Aarhus convention which sets out their case for judicial review, to those third party groups who have made requests for this information.

AQW 38205/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 29576/11-15, when he was provided with a draft reply by officials to AQW 28360/11-15.

AQW 37926/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 10 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail (i) the persons or bodies to whom their Department has provided hospitality; and (ii) the cost of providing this hospitality in each of the last 12 months.

AQW 37940/11-15

2. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they would be prepared to oversee the co-ordination of responsibilities of other departments in a future cross-departmental internet safety strategy.

AQO 6977/11-15

3. Mr A Maskey (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the progress of the United Youth element of Together: Building a United Community.

AQO 6982/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 17 November 2014

Questions to the Minister of Justice

1. Mr C Boylan (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the amount of the employers liability claims that have been submitted against the agencies within his Department over the last two years.

AQO 7049/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why they have not answered AQO 5995/11-15 which was due for answer on 3 March 2014; and AQW 33966/11-15 which was due for answer on 11 June 2014.

AQW 38020/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the rationale for maintaining eight Special Advisers in their Department, given the current climate of austerity.

AQW 38055/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

3. Mr C Ó hOisín (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the delay and additional cost to the delivery of Phase 2 of the Coleraine - Derry/Londonderry railway line.

AQO 7068/11-15

Questions to the Assembly Commission

4. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Assembly Commission for an update on the actions it has taken to ensure that the Assembly, and in particular Parliament Buildings, is inclusive, accessible and welcoming to all sections of society.

AQO 7086/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

1. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment (i) whether his Department operates a cycle to work scheme; (ii) whether staff can join the scheme at any time over a twelve month period; and (iii) whether the scheme is extended to non-departmental public bodies.

AQW 38137/11-15

2. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 37818/11-15, why he is refusing to release this email or place it in the Assembly Library if it is of no concern or presents no challenge.

AQW 38142/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

3. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to provide a timetable for the closure of the Minor Injury Unit at Bangor Hospital, including the length of time it is due to be closed.

AQW 38133/11-15

4. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to provide a timetable on the closure of the Bangor GP ward at Bangor Hospital, including the length of time it is due to be closed.

AQW 38134/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 21 November 2014

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

1. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 37601/11-15, (i) for his assessment of the procedure, given that no meetings took place between the enforcement officers, tasked with gathering information, and the departmental solicitor or any other legal advisor, or himself or his predecessor; (ii) on what evidence the final decision was based if not that of directly involved staff; and (iii) why the concerns expressed into the handling of this matter and the lack of transparency does not constitute being “a particular reason” to discuss observations.

AQW 38322/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 24 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail (i) how much funding the Equality Commission has received from their Department in each of the last five years; and (ii) how its funding has been impacted by austerity measures.

AQW 38426/11-15

2. Mr D McIlveen (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the work of the Commissioner for Older People.

AQO 7106/11-15

3. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the comments made by the EU Human Rights Commissioner that the cost of dealing with issues of the past should be met by the British Government.

AQO 7112/11-15

4. Mr P Givan (Lagan Valley)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the Equality Commission's legal action against Ashers Bakery.

AQO 7109/11-15

5. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what representations have been made to their Department on the closure of the Japanese Tobacco Industry factory in Ballymena.

AQO 7111/11-15

6. Mr J Spratt (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, given their responsibility for legacy issues, for an update on any progress that has been made in the current talks process.

AQO 7113/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what proportion of the Shackleton site at Ballykelly will be designated to the community voluntary sector.

AQW 38522/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the proposals to extend age discrimination legislation to the provision of goods, facilities and services.

AQW 38575/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

2. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the operational costs of Northfield House Residential Home in Donaghadee, in each of the last two years.

AQW 38531/11-15

3. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of patients treated in each Minor Injuries Unit in each of the last five years.

AQW 38570/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 27 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, given that his response to AQW 22188/11-15 is in the present tense, whereas the question asked for clarity on the situation prevailing in May 2007, whether a list of all organisations visiting the Maze site since May 2007 can now be provided.

AQW 38633/11-15

2. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the full time equivalent number of staff in (i) their Department; and (ii) each of their Department's arm’s-length bodies, in each of the last five years.

AQW 38697/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

3. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the budget that will be transferred to each local council to undertake the review of extant permissions and will involve reviewing permissions which were extant at the time of designation.

AQW 38686/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 28 November 2014

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

1. Ms R McCorley (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how much his Department has spent on interpreting services for people who are deaf or have a hearing loss, in the last five years.

AQW 38766/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 3 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the cost to date of the decontamination of the Ballykelly site; and what estimate has been made of removing any remaining site contamination. [R]

AQW 39491/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

2. Mrs B Hale (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what plans there are to upgrade rural cycle tracks, in particular on the A1 dual carriageway.

AQW 38963/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 4 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the number of staff employed (i) directly by their Department; and (ii) by it’s agencies, who currently earn less than the living wage.

AQW 39030/11-15

2. Mr A Attwood (West Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail (i) the number of staff at each grade currently employed by their Department; and (ii) the number staff at each grade employed by their Department at the restoration of devolution in 2007.

AQW 39530/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

3. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 37736/11-15, why this question has not been answered.

AQW 39001/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

4. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 38422/11-15, whether he will consider (i) moving towards a clinician-led and patient-centred approach, whereby treatments are decided on the best interests of the patient; and (ii) whether his Department will commit to consulting fully with patients and the charities who represent them throughout all stages of the Individual Funding Request review process.

AQW 39020/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 5 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many bunkers under the auspices of the Northern Ireland Executive are currently in existence; and how often are they upgraded in light of any perceived threat which might materialise requiring their use.

AQW 39102/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning when he will ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to withdraw the UK derogation on the European Convention on Human Rights that allows religious discrimination in the employment of teachers and contributes to the economic costs of division in Northern Ireland society.

AQW 39070/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

3. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the (i) total number of staff; (ii) location of staff; (iii) numbers of each grade of staff; (iv) pay scale for each grade; and (v) total wage bill of staff employed in each Health and Social Care Trust in each of the last five years.

AQW 39104/11-15

4. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the (i) total number of staff; (ii) location of staff; (iii) numbers of each grade of staff; (iv) pay scale for each grade; and (v) total wage bill of staff employed in each of his Department's arm's-length body in each of the last five years.

AQW 39106/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 8 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why the report from the Victims' Commissioner into proposals for a pension for people severely injured during the Troubles has not been made available to victims' groups and the wider public, despite it being submitted in June 2014.

AQW 39138/11-15

2. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the scoping exercise to examine the impact of the closure of the Childcare Vouchers scheme, as recommended by the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

AQO 7220/11-15

3. Mr E Poots (Lagan Valley)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what steps they are taking to ensure equality is embraced by all sides of the community.

AQO 7221/11-15

4. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the progress made on legacy issues in the current talks process.

AQO 7222/11-15

5. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why the Programme for Government 2011/15 commitment to extend age discrimination legislation to the provision of goods, facilities and services has not yet been delivered.

AQO 7224/11-15

6. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why a baseline budget has yet to be established for Together: Building a United Community.

AQO 7229/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

7. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what steps she is taking to increase awareness and drawdown of European funds in relation to the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) programme.

AQW 39159/11-15

8. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what percentage of the 7th Framework Programme was drawn down from Queen’s University Belfast and University of Ulster; and what percentage of the enhanced targets for Horizon 2020 will the universities be expected to draw down.

AQW 39161/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

9. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what is the average length of time a patient who has received (i) a referral; and (ii) an urgent referral, must wait for appointments with the paediatric endocrine service; and whether waiting for this length of time presents any additional medical risk.

AQW 39114/11-15

10. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to the six public consultations entitled 'Delivering High Quality Congenital Cardiac Services', why it was decided that clinicians attending each venue would be chosen on the basis of proximity to their homes, rather than the contribution they might make; and whether this may have influenced the outcome of the consultation events.

AQW 39141/11-15

11. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the external support networks used by the Health Service to support recovering alcoholics.

AQW 39172/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 9 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many applicants for the post of Victims' Commissioner were ‘deemed appointable’ in the competition in which the former Commissioner was ultimately successful.

AQW 39227/11-15

2. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many of the current applicants for the vacant post of Victims' Commissioner are ‘deemed appointable’.

AQW 39229/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

3. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education how he will ensure the Committee for Education are given sufficient opportunity to properly scrutinise his draft budget for 2015/16.

AQW 39214/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

4. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the number of academic and non-academic staff in the (i) University of Ulster; and (ii) Queen's University, that have annual salaries of (a) between £100,000 - £149,999; (b) between £150,000 - £199,999; (c) between £200,000 - £239,999; and (d) £240,000 and above.

AQW 39228/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

5. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the basis or formula that allowances paid to parents who have to travel outside Northern Ireland to enable their children to receive treatment are calculated.

AQW 39226/11-15

6. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he or his Department have had any dialogue with his counterparts in the Republic of Ireland regarding the introduction of robotic-assisted keyhole surgery as a means of treatment for prostate cancer patients on a cross border basis.

AQW 39234/11-15

7. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what consideration was given to rurality and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency statistics when the Western Health and Social Care Trust were asked to review their budget by his Department.

AQW 39817/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

8. Mr D Hilditch (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice, given the recent levels of major crime, for an update on the National Crime Agency in Northern Ireland.

AQO 7248/11-15

9. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice for an update on his Department's Estates Strategy/HQ Accommodation Project.

AQO 7256/11-15

10. Dr A McDonnell (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Justice what plans he has to meet with the new Commissioner of An Garda Síochána.

AQO 7257/11-15

11. Mr M Brady (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Justice how his Department ensures that the role of the Policing and Community Safety Partnerships is maintained through the transition to the new 11 council structure.

AQO 7258/11-15

12. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice for his assessment of current staff morale within the Northern Ireland Prison Service.

AQO 7259/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 10 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether the Executive office in Brussels has carried out an analysis of the impact the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on our local economy, the agri-food sector and the provision of public services.

AQW 39293/11-15

2. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether their Department is showing overspend on their budget for this financial year; and if so, by how much and what has led to this overspend.

AQW 39675/11-15

3. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why the officially recorded minutes of meetings of the Northern Ireland Executive are not made available to non-Executive MLAs or published for public transparency.

AQW 39865/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

4. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many employees in the Western Health and Social Care Trust are entitled to back pay.

AQW 39297/11-15

5. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether extra revenue will be made available to Health and Social Care Trusts to resolve the issue of back pay.

AQW 39298/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 11 December 2014

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

1. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether Northern Ireland has any access to the £30m Change Fund package announced by the Deputy Prime Minister in April 2014.

AQW 39370/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 12 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the resource Departmental Expenditure Limit for the Victims and Survivors Service in the current financial year in addition to the allocations as a result of in-year monitoring; and to detail the allocations for the 2015/16 draft Budget.

AQW 39427/11-15

2. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how the capital allocations for Together Building a United Community in 2015/16 will be allocated to each project; and whether the resource requirements have been factored into the 2015/16 draft Budget.

AQW 39428/11-15

3. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the establishment of the Civic Forum.

AQW 39480/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

4. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of (i) the appropriateness of the new computer operated check-in system in Causeway Hospital for patients who are not confident with new technologies, and (ii) the importance of initial bedside manner for those who are experiencing poor health.

AQW 39467/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 15 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail (i) the total level of capital receipts generated by their Department in each year since 2011; (ii) each individual asset; (iii) its location; (iv) when it was sold; (v) by whom it was purchased; and (vi) for how much it was sold.

AQW 39504/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

2. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether a full equality impact assessment was carried out on the Sports Council capital build programme; and whether the budget will remain at £17.5m.

AQW 39536/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

3. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in relation to staff grievances in Craigavon Borough Council, whether external mediators were brought in; and if so, to detail the cost.

AQW 39542/11-15

4. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many staff of Craigavon Borough Council have been suspended on full pay in the last three years; and how much this has cost with regards to their own salaries whilst suspended and the salaries of those who have been recruited to replace the suspended member of staff.

AQW 39543/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

5. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail (i) the total level of capital receipts generated by his Department in each year since 2011; (ii) each individual asset; (iii) its location; (iv) when it was sold; (v) by whom it was purchased; and (vi) for how much it was sold.

AQW 39501/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 16 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the anticipated cost for the annual expenditure of a reconstituted Civic Forum as a result of the current talks process.

AQW 39599/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what was the outcome of the panel established under Section 3 of the Civil Service (Special Advisers) Act 2013 in respect of Paul Kavanagh; and what is Mr Kavanagh's current status within their Department.

AQW 39593/11-15

3. Mr L Cree (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether there is a disease prevelant which attacks the yew trees at the front of Parliament Buildings; and if so, why his Department replaces the trees rather than trying to eradicate the disease.

AQW 39614/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

4. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what sreening for disease or contamination is carried out on organs donated under the Organ Donor Scheme.

AQW 39583/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when they will ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to withdraw the UK derogation on the European Convention on Human Rights that allows religious discrimination in the employment of teachers and contributes to the economic costs of division in Northern Ireland society.

AQW 39625/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 37850/11-15, of the £400m identified, what amount has been derived from dormant bank accounts within Northern Ireland.

AQW 39683/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 18 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the recent all-party talks and whether they are likely to lead to the devolution of Corporation Tax in the near future.

AQW 39751/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

2. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how many paintings and sketches by John Luke are held by National Museums Northern Ireland; and how many are currently on display in the Ulster Museum.

AQW 39699/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what plans are in place to ensure the Executive can ‘claw back’ any windfall gains made by banks and major utility providers related to a reduction in Corporation Tax.

AQW 39698/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

4. Mr A Ross (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what percentage of treatment is delivered by the independent sector in Northern Ireland; and how this compares with other regions of the UK for each of the last five years.

AQW 39700/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 19 December 2014

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

1. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether he has any plans for extra provision to be supplied west of the Bann to tackle the issues of historical under investment in this region.

AQW 39789/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, in light of the budgetary constraints within his Department, what funding protection will continue for voluntary and community organisations which are involved in delivering public services, or in meeting the Programme for Government 11/15 objectives.

AQW 39811/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

3. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what percentage of the Government’s Military Covenant his Department has adopted as a policy; and what precentage has been implemented.

AQW 39798/11-15

4. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether it is the intention of the relevant Health Commissioner to provide support for ten palliative care beds in Tyrone County Hospital from the financial year 2015/2016 and thereafter, including when the new local enhanced hospital is opened.

AQW 39820/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 22 December 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many public servants live in each (a) constituency; and (b) council area.

AQW 39850/11-15

2. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer's announcement regarding the changes to Stamp Duty will apply in Northern Ireland; and if so, to detail the implications for house buyers.

AQW 39858/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the total spent on each of the (i) capital; and (ii) other projects which have not proceeded since May 2007, including the loss resulting from each project.

AQW 39838/11-15

4. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average earnings of nurses for (i) 2002/03; and (ii) 2012/13.

AQW 39862/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 23 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they have considered implementing the proposals contained within the Committee for Finance and Personnel's Report on the Inquiry into Flexible Working in the Public Sector that are applicable for their Department and its agencies.

AQW 39911/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the level of cuts proposed to the budget of the North South Ministerial Council by their Department's budgetary proposals.

AQW 39917/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Early Intervention Transformation Programme, as part of the framework for Delivering Social Change.

AQW 39946/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

4. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how long it takes for the details of a newly taxed vehicle to be uploaded to the vehicle licensing database.

AQW 39933/11-15

5. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what actions the Driver and Vehicle Agency are taking to ensure that vehicle licensing is at optimum accuracy, thus preventing the wrongful clamping of newly taxed vehicles.

AQW 39934/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 5 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail (i) the Social Investment Fund applications received from organisations in Upper Bann; (ii) the current status of each application; and (iii) when funding will be forthcoming.

AQW 39960/11-15

2. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in relation to the Social Investment Fund, for their assessment of the impact on social enterprises in Upper Bann of delays in providing funding.

AQW 39962/11-15

3. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many Assembly Questions tabled to their Department remain unanswered nine months after the tabled date, including AQO 5995/11-15.

AQW 39987/11-15

4. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when an enhanced good relations section of the Equality Impact Assessment for all government policy was introduced as per the Together: Building a United Community commitment set out in May 2013.

AQW 39990/11-15

5. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how the Executive will be able to support the Irish Rugby Football Union's bid to host the Rugby World Cup 2023.

AQW 39993/11-15

6. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why Programme for Government 2011/15 commitment number 44, to extend age discrimination legislation to the provision of goods, facilities and services, has not been delivered.

AQW 39998/11-15

7. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the nature of any recent communication with the Commissioner for Older People in respect of extending age discrimination legislation to the provision of goods, facilities and services.

AQW 40000/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

8. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether he has put plans in place to monitor the impact of his proposal to apply for European Social Fund funding on the voluntary and community sector.

AQW 40036/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 6 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 37000/11-15, who directed or requested the Head of the Civil Service to ask the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to meet with Cyclone Promotions.

AQW 40082/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 7 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on legislation to outlaw age discrimination in the provisions of goods, facilities and services.

AQW 40124/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

2. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning (i) how the number of places on courses in each of the two universities are determined; (ii) the extent to which the number of places on each course is demand led; and (iii) how the number of places on these courses reflects the qualifications required for the job vacancies in the economy.

AQW 40162/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

3. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether it is mandatory to display MOT discs on vehicles.

AQW 40130/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

4. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, should Corporation Tax be devolved, how the amount of relevant profit earned in Northern Ireland will be calculated.

AQW 40142/11-15

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, should Corporation Tax be devolved, whether there will be separate accounting in Northern Ireland, or a formula deployed to apportion the base; and if so, to detail the formula.

AQW 40143/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 8 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what progress has been made in establishing a crisis fund for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.

AQW 40200/11-15

2. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what measures are in place to ensure that no individuals or organisations use funds for ethnic minority engagement for their own electoral purpose and that any conflicts of interests of people involved in campaigns such as “Vote! You are at Home” are declared.

AQW 40201/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, should Corporation Tax be devolved, to detail (i) how; and (ii) by what mechanisms the block grant will be reduced.

AQW 40194/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 12 January 2015

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how she plans to sustain beef and sheep farming in the Less Favoured Areas in the future.

AQO 7294/11-15

2. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the processing of Single Farm Payments.

AQO 7300/11-15

3. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the number of Single Farm Payments still to be issued.

AQO 7301/11-15

4. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline any progress made on flood alleviation in East Belfast.

AQO 7302/11-15

5. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her assessment of the flood threat in Newry.

AQO 7303/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 13 January 2015

Questions to the Minister of Education

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education, given the proposed cuts to school budgets, if Special Educational Needs provision can be protected.

AQO 7327/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 38206/11-15, (i) whether inspections have taken place; (ii) if so, when they took place; (iii) whether the operations have now ceased; and (iv) if not, what action is to be taken by his Department.

AQW 40435/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 14 January 2015

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

1. Mr D McIlveen (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the cost of the services inquiry that was to be launched following a judgement against his Department in favour of Community Pharmacy NI.

AQW 40510/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 15 January 2015

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

1. Mr B McElduff (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the involvement of the Health and Safety Executive in investigating the collapse of a wind turbine at the Screggagh Wind Farm site, County Tyrone on Friday 2 January 2015.

AQW 40550/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why the decision was taken not to allow the option to display the Union Flag and the European Union Flag on new driving licences in Northern Ireland.

AQW 40553/11-15

3. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why he has excluded drivers from Northern Ireland from receiving the new UK design of driving licences containing the Union Flag when renewing their licence.

AQW 40554/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

4. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he plans to allow couples in civil partnerships to marry.

AQW 40534/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 16 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in light of Dr Raied Al-Wazzan’s comments on the Radio Ulster Talkback programme on 9 January 2015, whether they are considering withdrawing grants offered by their Department to the Belfast Islamic Centre.

AQW 40547/11-15

2. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when the next round of the Ethnic Minority Development Fund will be available.

AQW 40551/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

3. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an up-to-date breakdown of the £5m spend in additional funding allocated to unscheduled care services to help ease winter pressures.

AQW 40532/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 19 January 2015

Questions to the Minister of Education

1. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of whether (i) all supply contracts released by his Department for tendering have strictly adhered to Government Public Procurement Policy; and (ii) this tendering process, including a current substantial tender process, has followed the procurement framework adopted in RM1599.

AQW 40709/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how and when he met his Section 75 obligations in respect of his proposal that the Union flag should not appear on Northern Ireland driving licences.

AQW 40707/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

3. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 39847/11-15, to provide, or place in the Assembly library, the policy held by the Probation Board for Northern Ireland which precludes answering of questions on this matter.

AQW 40694/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 20 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the effectiveness of the current Gender Equality Strategy in addressing gender related violence.

AQW 40278/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

2. Mr L Cree (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for details of the business case used to support the relocation of her departmental headquarters to Ballykelly; and whether she will place a copy in the Assembly Library.

AQW 40556/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for her assessment of the Bille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla that she received recently.

AQW 40252/11-15

4. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how her Department will help secure the future of POBAL.

AQW 40255/11-15

5. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how her Department intends to improve facilities for Gaelic Games in County Fermanagh.

AQW 40285/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

6. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how much funding his Department provided to Trade Unions in the last financial year.

AQW 40245/11-15

7. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQO 6698/11-15, whether the joint report on cross-border student flows has been completed; and whether he will place a copy in the Assembly library.

AQW 40282/11-15

8. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what support is being offered to the former employees of City Link.

AQW 40794/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

9. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the number of jobs created in each constituency in (i) 2012/13; and (ii) 2013/14.

AQW 40239/11-15

10. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the progress made on the Programme for Government 2011-15 target of 40 per cent of electricity consumption from renewable energies within five years,

AQW 40567/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

11. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how much funding his Department provided to Trade Unions in the last financial year.

AQW 40246/11-15

12. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment (i) for his assessment of the current requirement of Article 97a of the Road Traffic Order (Northern Ireland) 1981 which states that evidence of a valid insurance policy must be produced upon licensing a vehicle, given the success of the Motor Insurance Database; (ii) what impact the removal of Article 97a of the Road Traffic Order (Northern Ireland) 1981 would have on the process of online vehicle licensing; and (iii) whether he intends to amend Article 97a of the Road Traffic Order (Northern Ireland) 1981.

AQW 40281/11-15

13. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the leasing arrangements at Enniskillen Castle which relate to the Inniskillings Museum, including annual rent, the length of the lease and under what grounds one side can terminate the lease.

AQW 40283/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

14. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he has met the Together: Building a United Community Strategy commitment to introduce an impact assessment that assesses the extent to which his departmental policies and interventions contribute to the objective of building a united, rather than divided, community.

AQW 40223/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

15. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether consideration is being given to an allocation from the £8.9 bn annual allocation from the Barnett Formula to General Practice.

AQW 40238/11-15

16. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what proportion of the 2015/16 health budget (i) is contractually committed; (ii) is legally committed; and (iii) remains unallocated for Ministerial discretion.

AQW 40241/11-15

17. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 39524/11-15, and given that some Health and Social Care Trusts no longer held contracts with the Northern Trust for MS respite provision, how people from other Trust areas were allowed to make their personal choice if this facility was not made known to them.

AQW 40251/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

18. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in light of a recent rape conviction in Lithuania, whether Paulius Liausas, under separate case number 14/104172 at Dungannon Magistrates Court, has been placed under sexual offences prevention order restrictions, or any other relevant safeguards which would be incurred following a similar conviction in Northern Ireland, since his re-entry to the jurisdiction; and if not, (i) why this is the case; and (ii) will he ensure such restrictions are in place prior to release from the current custodial sentence.

AQW 40233/11-15

19. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 39847/11-15, why no agency within his departmental remit will confirm in writing that this was mistaken identity.

AQW 40236/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

20. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much Translink spends on producing branded diaries and calendars each year; and (ii) for his assessment of this spend given the simultaneous increase in Translink fares.

AQW 40257/11-15

21. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the total spend by Northern Ireland Water on consultants specific to leakages, in each of the last five financial years.

AQW 40265/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

22. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for his assessment of the equitable distribution of Neighbourhood Renewal Funds in terms of community backgrounds.

AQW 40261/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 21 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the organisations in receipt of funding through the Minority Ethnic Development Fund, including the total amount of funding allocated to each.

AQW 40305/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how the Racial Equality Unit is working with community leaders in areas where recent racially motivated attacks have been most prevalent.

AQW 40306/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on funding availability for community and voluntary groups and organisations through the Minority Ethnic Development Fund.

AQW 40307/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

4. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what are the definite dates for the winter grazing period which is mentioned on the departmental website but not defined.

AQW 40303/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

5. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what initiatives her Department is pursuing to increase cycling amongst females.

AQW 40315/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

6. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education whether his Department has carried out further analysis on conflict related costs with the education sector from the 2007 Deloitte ‘Research into the Financial Cost of the Northern Ireland Divide’; and if not, whether he plans to do so.

AQW 40342/11-15

7. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education. pursuant to AQW 40541/11-15, as the information provided refers only to a Code of Practice, whether he will now provide, or place in the Assembly library, the policy or legally binding document as requested in the original question.

AQW 40795/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

8. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how much funding her Department provided to Trade Unions in the last financial year.

AQW 40300/11-15

9. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (i) who are the Licence Partners of Petroleum Licence PL1/10; (ii) whether full due diligence has been carried out with regard to the Licence Partners of PL1/10; (iii) whether her Department has received copies of the audited accounts of the Licence Partners, including that of the company with the largest interest, Larne Oil & Gas Ltd, as regulations require; and (iv) if the licence interest assignments have not been approved by her Department, as regulations require, why the licence has not been revoked.

AQW 40329/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

10. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for his assessment of the efficacy of the current legislation surrounding tachograph usage in preventing haulage vehicle drivers from breaking EU and UK drivers’ hours rules.

AQW 40338/11-15

11. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for his assessment of the work undertaken by haulage vehicle operators to ensure that their responsibilities with regard to tachograph and drivers’ hours rules are met.

AQW 40339/11-15

12. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the work undertaken by his Department, in conjunction with the Department for Justice, to ensure that EU and UK haulage vehicle drivers’ hours rules are enforced fully.

AQW 40340/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

13. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how much funding his Department provided to Trade Unions in the last financial year.

AQW 40298/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

14. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 35677/11-15, for a breakdown of the £5.67m spent in relation to Service Changes in respect of Transforming Your Care from 2012/13 to August 2014.

AQW 40290/11-15

15. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 37207/11-15, to detail the successful bids included in the £18m bid for pharmacy which were considered in the 2014 October Monitoring Round.

AQW 40291/11-15

16. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, considering the announcement in relation to establishing genomic medicine centres in England, whether he has considered the establishment of such a centre.

AQW 40293/11-15

17. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail his Department's definition of Frontline Services.

AQW 40295/11-15

18. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what departmental projects will be submitted under the Change Fund.

AQW 40296/11-15

19. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the effectiveness of the commissioning function in the Health and Social Care Board.

AQW 40297/11-15

20. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to his recent statement to the Assembly advising that his Department provides funding to Trade Unions, to detail (i) how much is paid annually to Trade Union Officials; (ii) how many officials this payment covers; and (iii) how much it costs to administer Trade Unions dues.

AQW 40327/11-15

21. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much funding has been provided by his Department to the Family Planning Association and any other 'pro-choice' organisations since May 2011.

AQW 40346/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

22. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice how much funding his Department provided to Trade Unions in the last financial year.

AQW 40287/11-15

23. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 39847/11-15, to provide the source and wording of the instruction, guidance, directive or any other advices issued to his departmental agencies indicating that no confirmation of mistaken identity was to be given in writing.

AQW 40311/11-15

24. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice for his assessment of the effectiveness of Belfast City Council’s Tension Monitoring Model in addressing hate crime; and whether he plans to introduce similar models to other areas through Policing and Community Safety Partnerships and other structures.

AQW 40317/11-15

25. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice what support the Hate Incident Practical Action Scheme and the Hate Crime Advocacy Service have provided to, or in the vicinity of, the homes of hate crime victims, in the last twelve months.

AQW 40318/11-15

26. Mr S Anderson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Justice to list the community voluntary groups in Upper Bann that have received funding from his Department since 2011.

AQW 40331/11-15

27. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice how much funding has been supplied by his Department to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups since May 2007.

AQW 40345/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

28. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what actions or strategies his Department is pursuing to encourage increased participation in cycling by female pupils.

AQW 40289/11-15

29. Mr K McCarthy (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the introduction of residents' parking schemes.

AQW 40313/11-15

30. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 40156/11-15, to detail the corresponding figures for 19 December 2013.

AQW 40314/11-15

31. Mr D McAleer (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the rationale behind the decision to remove the crash barrier at the Malone Road, Belfast where a pedestrian was killed in October 2014; and whether there are plans to replace the barrier.

AQW 40319/11-15

32. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much Translink has spent on fuel in each of the last three years.

AQW 40323/11-15

33. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what effect the recent fall in the price of oil will have on Translink's annual fuel bills.

AQW 40324/11-15

34. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many litres of fuel Translink has used in each of the last three years.

AQW 40325/11-15

35. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much Translink has spent on translating English to Irish on buses; and to list the routes in which Irish is used.

AQW 40326/11-15

36. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many personal injury claims have been submitted to his Department citing defective street lighting as a contributory factor.

AQW 40343/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 22 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the total spent on each of the (i) capital; and (ii) other projects which have not proceeded since May 2007, including the loss resulting from each project.

AQW 40350/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail all community and voluntary groups in East Londonderry that have received funding from their Department since 2011.

AQW 40389/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 39221/11-15, will she now publish the report.

AQW 40382/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

4. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the staff costs (i) each Education and Library Board; and (ii) the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools, in each of the last five financial years.

AQW 40379/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

5. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what action is being taken to protect the value of vocational courses, particularly in terms of university admission criteria for the rest of the UK.

AQW 40371/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

6. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether she has any plans to review the number of local tourism organisations that exist.

AQW 40386/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

7. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 38142/11-15, why there has been a delay in answering this question; and when it will be addressed.

AQW 40352/11-15

8. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 38685/11-15, to provide details on each of the court cases where this money was spent, including (i) the total legal costs of taking each of case; and (ii) the outcome of each case.

AQW 40377/11-15

9. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) the occasions on which NIEA monitored waste water treatment works discharges against the consented standards in Garrison; (ii) whether concerns were identified that adversely impacted the environment; and (iii) whether an enforcement notice was issued to NI Water on any of these occasions.

AQW 40394/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

10. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what procedures are in place in Health and Social Care Trusts to manage an in-patient who becomes a threat to staff or other in-patients on a ward.

AQW 40347/11-15

11. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, considering the implementation of the Transforming Cancer Follow Up Programme in relation to breast cancer, whether his Department has any immediate plans to open up such a process for other cancer types.

AQW 40354/11-15

12. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the sick absence amongst staff in the Health Service as a result of mental health in the last three years.

AQW 40356/11-15

13. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, considering the recent positive reports regarding a scheme whereby GPs offer health checks to patients with a learning disability in England, whether he has considered instigating such a scheme.

AQW 40357/11-15

14. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the independent members of the Northern Commissioning Group; and (ii) the claims, per member, for locum cover less of earnings, broken down by (a) loss of earnings; and (b) travel and subsistence, in each year of the current term.

AQW 40372/11-15

15. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the number of applications for adoption from same-sex couples; and (ii) the number of people adopted by same-sex couples, since December 2013.

AQW 40378/11-15

16. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) what ST3-level resident cover in obstetrics, paediatrics and anaesthetics entails; (ii) the minimum medical staffing standard of at least ST3-level resident cover in obstetrics, paediatrics and anaesthetics in the consultant obstetric unit at South West Acute Hospital; (iii) the current staffing standard of ST3-level resident cover in this unit; and (iv) the efforts being made to increase the current staffing standard.

AQW 40395/11-15

17. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 38677/11-15, for an update on the provision of expertise in pain management at the South West Acute Hospital.

AQW 40396/11-15

18. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 39123/11-15, whether he has considered the merits of an all-island approach to the delivery of robotic assisted radical prostatectomy operations.

AQW 40397/11-15

19. Mr M Ó Muilleoir (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the reasons for the lack of MRI Scanning equipment the The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children; and (ii) his plans for installing the equipment.

AQW 40723/11-15

20. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many Minor Ailments Schemes are operated by pharmacies in North Down.

AQW 40802/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

21. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in relation to the temporary parole granted to Samuel McKinley during which he travelled to England and was subjected to a serious assault, (i) whether leave was granted to travel to England as part of the temporary parole conditions; (ii) whether he was unlawfully at large when assaulted; and (iii) for a breakdown of the costs incurred in his return to custody in Northern Ireland.

AQW 40364/11-15

22. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice what other court houses or hearing centres are being investigated or earmarked for closure by the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service, aside from the original five already known; and which court houses are being concentrated on as the central hub in each court division or district.

AQW 40365/11-15

23. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice in how many instances over the last five years have sexual convictions, committed outside Northern Ireland, become known to the local relevant agencies and resulted in notification orders or alternative restrictions being imposed, broken down by court division.

AQW 40366/11-15

24. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the total spent on each of the (i) capital; and (ii) other projects which have not proceeded since May 2007, including the loss resulting from each project.

AQW 40367/11-15

25. Mr A Ross (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of prisoners who have been transferred to local prisons from other jurisdictions, in each of the last five years; and the cost to the departmental budget.

AQW 40387/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

26. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what impact the cut to the Translink budget will have on service provision.

AQW 40359/11-15

27. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much has been cut from the NI Railways budget for the remainder of the financial year.

AQW 40360/11-15

28. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what impact the cut to the NI Railways budget will have on service provision.

AQW 40361/11-15

29. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much has been cut from the TransportNI budget for the remainder of the financial year.

AQW 40362/11-15

30. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what impact the cut to the TransportNI budget will have on service provision.

AQW 40363/11-15

31. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the total spent on each of the (i) capital; and (ii) other projects which have not proceeded since May 2007, including the loss resulting from each project.

AQW 40368/11-15

32. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 40156/11-15, how many of the required repairs are in (i) Donaghadee; and (ii) Millisle.

AQW 40385/11-15

33. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what transport provision exists for people with visual impairment; and how cuts to his Department’s budget will impact on this provision.

AQW 40391/11-15

34. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what communication his Department has had with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to ensure that the provision of services for people with visual impairments are protected.

AQW 40392/11-15

35. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether it is compulsory for public transport drivers to undertake Disability Awareness Training in respect of service users who are visually impaired.

AQW 40393/11-15

36. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what is the cost of a single ticket from (i) Enniskillen; (ii) Fivemiletown; and (iii) Ballygawley Park and Ride to Belfast on the 261 Service; and for his assessment of the value for money provided on each journey.

AQW 40398/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

37. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the total spent on each of the (i) capital; and (ii) other projects which have not proceeded since May 2007, including the loss resulting from each project.

AQW 40349/11-15

38. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the approximate number of people who would move from a mid-rate Disability Living Allowance to the higher rate Personal Independence Payment following its introduction assuming no change in medical conditions.

AQW 40380/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 23 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how much funding has been supplied by their Department to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups since May 2007.

AQW 40421/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister why, after ten months, AQW 31865/11-15 has not been answered.

AQW 40424/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 36823/11-15, why there has been a delay in answering this question; and when an answer will be given.

AQW 40451/11-15

4. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail any meetings they attended at which the Narrow Water Bridge project was discussed in 2014; and to detail the positive decisions made on the subject during these discussions.

AQW 40751/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

5. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what steps she is taking to replicate the success her Department has had in processing Single Farm Payments applications through to payment, to that of Country Side Management applications.

AQW 40427/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

6. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how much funding has been supplied by her Department to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups since May 2007.

AQW 40423/11-15

7. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 33554/11-15, whether the investigation by Inland Fisheries Ireland into the death of hundreds of thousands of elver on Lough Erne in 2014 has been completed.

AQW 40461/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

8. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education how many after-school programmes supporting primary school children with special needs receive recognition, funding or support from his Department or Belfast Education and Library Board.

AQW 40411/11-15

9. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what discussions he has had with his counterpart at Westminster to ensure that the reassment of vocational courses in England will not devalue similar courses in Northern Ireland.

AQW 40455/11-15

10. Mrs K McKevitt (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what evidence a primary school principal can provide to demonstrate to a parent, who is concerned about their child’s education, that the full school curriculum is being taught.

AQW 40756/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

11. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how many applications were received for the European Social Fund from the community and voluntary sector; and how many applications were received in total.

AQW 40428/11-15

12. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how he will ensure that European Social Fund criteria will help secure better overall outcomes.

AQW 40429/11-15

13. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning why his Department has stipulated that groups applying to the European Social Fund should have 10 per cent of the cash available upfront.

AQW 40430/11-15

14. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how the actions assigned to his Department, contained in the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's Rural White Paper Action Plan, will be effected by any budget cuts in 2015/16.

AQW 40433/11-15

15. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning (i) how WorldHost customer service training programmes are being promoted to businesses in the tourism, hospitality, trade and retail sectors; and (ii) how many businesses are currently engaged in these programmes.

AQW 40450/11-15

16. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for an update on plans within his Department to carry out a review of the skills needs of the tourism sector.

AQW 40453/11-15

17. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what is the budget for the delivery of the Learning Access Engagement Programme.

AQW 40458/11-15

18. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning who is delivering the Learning Access Engagement Programme.

AQW 40459/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

19. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 39957/11-15, to list the groups or individuals who have funded the Gobbins project in Larne; and the financial package each funder delivered.

AQW 40409/11-15

20. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 35898/11-15, for a breakdown of the £509,144.00 spent by Invest NI on hospitality in 2013/14.

AQW 40425/11-15

21. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of the potential economic benefits arising from the new service to Amsterdam from Belfast City Airport.

AQW 40434/11-15

22. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what are the implications for rural areas of Phase II of the UK Superfast Rollout Programme; and whether match funding has been achieved.

AQW 40440/11-15

23. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the plans to publish an updated Strategy for Tourism; and how an enforced strategy will contribute to continued growth in this sector.

AQW 40449/11-15

24. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for a breakdown of the (i) overall annual; and (ii) individual unit cost implications for consumers of the additional 250MW of capacity margin of electricity capacity commissioned by SONI.

AQW 40462/11-15

25. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of the appropriateness of the salary and performance related payments to Senior Executives within Mutual Energy, given the ongoing issues with the Moyle Interconnector and that all of these costs are covered by electricity customers.

AQW 40463/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

26. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, as part of his Department’s responsibility to develop policy and legislation to facilitate the transition from 26 to 11 councils, what advice has been given to councils on what would be considered the legal status quo if a council should fail to adopt a policy on the flying of flags.

AQW 40454/11-15

27. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 38711/11-15, why there has been a delay in answering this question; and when it will be answered.

AQW 40465/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

28. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the number of tourists visiting Northern Ireland from (i) Great Britain; (ii) Republic of Ireland; and (iii) abroad, in each of year since 2007.

AQW 40412/11-15

29. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what is the estimated annual revenue generated by tourism since 2007.

AQW 40413/11-15

30. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what percentage of tourism revenue has resulted from overseas tourist business in each year since 2007.

AQW 40414/11-15

31. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what percentage of overseas tourists to the island of Ireland in each year since 2007 have visited Northern Ireland.

AQW 40415/11-15

32. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what communication his Department has had with the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation regarding VAT rates; and whether he has plans to raise the issue of a separate VAT rate for the Northern Ireland tourism/hospitality sector with HM Treasury.

AQW 40452/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

33. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, following the decision to endorse the recommendations put forward in Dr. Mayers International Working Group report, to what extent have parents, charities and voluntary organisations been involved in the on-going inter-departmental discussions concerning the transfer of paediatric cardiac surgery to Dublin.

AQW 40405/11-15

34. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in light of the concerns over the mental health of students in other parts of the UK, what action his Department is taking to ensure that students receive the help and support they require.

AQW 40407/11-15

35. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in light of the recent reports of a record number of people living with cancer in Northern Ireland, for his assessment of the need for a cancer centre of excellence.

AQW 40408/11-15

36. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many of the total number of Emergency Department attendances between 22 of December 2014 and 5 of January 2015 had to wait longer than 4 hours at (i) Antrim Hospital; and (ii) Causeway Hospital.

AQW 40426/11-15

37. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail his plans for the development of mental health services.

AQW 40445/11-15

38. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the existing facilities available for mental health in (i) Belfast; and (ii) the rest of Northern Ireland.

AQW 40446/11-15

39. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what community funding exists to develop mental health projects.

AQW 40447/11-15

40. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action he is taking to prevent the closure of minor injury units; and whether he has made an assessment of the stress and anxiety caused by such closures to people suffering from mental health problems and people facing transport difficulties.

AQW 40448/11-15

41. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 38493/11-15, when he will make public the options paper to ensure sustainable medical staffing of the obstetric and paediatric units at the South West Acute Hospital and the follow up paper of July 2014.

AQW 40460/11-15

42. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 40215/11-15, other than community hopsitals, whether there are any Northern Health and Social Care Trust facilities where a non-admission policy is currently in place.

AQW 40466/11-15

43. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the type of admissions to Pinewood Home, Ballymena over the last 18 months.

AQW 40467/11-15

44. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the dialogue between the expert panel established to oversee the Transforming Your Care review and the Health and Social Care Board staff who conducted the review.

AQW 40743/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

45. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 40181/11-15, what is meant by a reduction in the overheads incurred through ending rental contracts, including with whom, and for what purpose, these contracts exist.

AQW 40417/11-15

46. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 40015/11-15, how many of the individuals who received cautions for drugs offences (i) went on to commit similar offences; or (ii) are within the court system accused of committing similar offences.

AQW 40418/11-15

47. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, given the reported increase in domestic violence cases, whether there are plans to expand the listing arrangements in place at Londonderry Magistrates Court, even if only to divisions with noted higher instances of domestic violence cases.

AQW 40419/11-15

48. Mr P Givan (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the travel and accommodation expenses claimed by the Director General of the Prison Service over the last three years.

AQW 40431/11-15

49. Mr P Givan (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the (i) travel and accommodation; and (ii) living expenses claimed by each Director of the Prison Service over the last three years.

AQW 40432/11-15

50. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in relation to Access NI checks submitted in each of the most recent 12 months for which figures are available, (i) what percentage of checks have been processed within four weeks; and (ii) what is the longest time taken to process an application.

AQW 40436/11-15

51. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice what are the contributory factors to delays in processing Access NI checks; and what is being done to mitigate against these delays.

AQW 40437/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

52. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much has been cut from the NI Water budget for the remainder of the financial year.

AQW 40399/11-15

53. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what impact the cut to the NI Water budget will have on service provision.

AQW 40400/11-15

54. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much has been cut from his Department's capital budget for the remainder of the financial year.

AQW 40401/11-15

55. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether any new road projects planned for the remainder of this financial year have been cancelled.

AQW 40402/11-15

56. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether any new street lighting projects planned for the remainder of this financial year have been cancelled.

AQW 40403/11-15

57. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what was the total estimated expenditure in repairing faulty street lighting between 1 October and 31 December in (i) 2013; and (ii) 2014.

AQW 40416/11-15

58. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the (i) number; and (ii) percentage of public transport passengers, across the three Translink service providers, who will be affected by higher fare increases due to differential pricing changes to different routes than the headline averages of 5.3 per cent for Metro, 4 per cent for Ulsterbus and 4.5 per cent for NI Railways.

AQW 40464/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 26 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister (i) what is the annual cost of operating and using the G Heyn Building in Belfast; (ii) to what use is it put; and how regularly it is used.

AQW 40477/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how the six Delivering Social Change Signature Programmes are addressing the needs of young people who are engaged in cycles of anti-social behaviour.

AQW 40491/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

3. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (i) how many calls were made to the departmental public helpline for breaches of cross-compliance rules, in each of the last five years; (ii) to detail the nature of the reports or queries made; (iii) how many reports were inspected; and (iv) how many financial penalties were imposed.

AQW 40474/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

4. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how many successful prosecutions for poaching her Department has pursued in each of the last three years.

AQW 40468/11-15

5. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what funding opportunities are available through her Department for the restoration of historical items and artefacts.

AQW 40490/11-15

6. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what responsibility museums, that receive funding from her Department, have to restore historical items and artefacts.

AQW 40492/11-15

7. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for a breakdown of the distribution of the £3 million allocated to boxing, detailing (i) each club that received funding; (ii) the amount received; and (iii) the purpose for which it was given.

AQW 40816/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

8. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education why the proposed cut to funding to schools is proportionately higher than the proposed cut to his Department's budget.

AQW 40496/11-15

9. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education, further to his approval of the development proposal for the lower Mourne primary schools estate, what progress has been made in respect of the economic appraisal.

AQW 40805/11-15

10. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education for an update on the disposal of land owned by the North Eastern Education and Library Board at Knockenagh Avenue, Newtownabbey.

AQW 40837/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

11. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, following a recent media report on the trebling of drugs seizures in schools and education facilities in the last year, what action he is taking both for students and tutors in this matter, particularly in respect of noting signs of potential drug abuse; and what input he is seeking or has received from other agencies and Departments.

AQW 40472/11-15

12. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 39336/11-15, whether any of the salary and other core costs associated with the 14 members of the academic staff at the University of Ulster, who deliver Irish language courses, are met by Foras na Gaeilge or any other external funding or from the core budget of the university.

AQW 40473/11-15

13. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 40166/11-15, for his assessment of the Food Engineering Apprenticeship Programme delivered in Southern Regional College; and whether he has plans to introduce this programme in Northern and North Western Regional colleges to promote the food and drink industries in East Londonderry.

AQW 40497/11-15

14. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for his assessment of the Collaboration and Innovation Fund to support young people who are not in employment, education or training; and what plans he has to continue this Fund post March 2015.

AQW 40499/11-15

15. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of people from North Down enrolling in higher education.

AQW 40500/11-15

16. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of people from North Down enrolling in further education.

AQW 40501/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

17. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what lessons have been learned from the recent collapse of the wind turbine on Screggagh wind farm; and to detail the consequences for future permissions of the extensive spread of the debris, given the duty of care owed to the public.

AQW 40478/11-15

18. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what actions are in place to ensure that odour is not emitted from the Biffa Cottonmount site in Mallusk.

AQW 40485/11-15

19. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how odours, flies and other matters affecting the residents close to the Biffa Cottonmount site in Mallusk are monitored.

AQW 40487/11-15

20. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 39802/11-15, of the number of staff who requested an illustration of entitlements under the Northern Ireland Civil Service Administrative Assistant and Administrative Officer Voluntary Exit Scheme, how many submitted a formal application to leave under the terms of the Scheme.

AQW 40494/11-15

21. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of times planning enforcement action has been initiated against rogue operators of clothes recycling bins as a result of their bins not having planning permission.

AQW 40506/11-15

22. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) the number of times enforcement action has been taken by the Planning Service against rogue operators of clothing charity donation bins; and (ii) the number of cases where enforcement action has resulted in charity clothing donation bins without planning permission being removed from the unauthorised site or successfully being granted planning permission.

AQW 40508/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

23. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, given the requirement for the Executive to pay the cost of the differential between higher levels of social security provision in Northern Ireland compared to Great Britain, what mechanisms exist to enable the Executive to recover benefits which would accrue to central government of implementing other social policies such as free childcare.

AQW 40507/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

24. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much funding has been supplied by his Department to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups since May 2011.

AQW 40480/11-15

25. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for a breakdown of the cost of performance related bonuses for senior medical staff, broken down by Health and Social Care Trust, in the last five years.

AQW 40482/11-15

26. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for a breakdown of domiciliary care provision in relation to (i) the number of clients; (ii) number of client visits; (iii) contact hours; and (iv) the cost of this service annually, broken down by (a) Health and Social Care Trust; and (b) care provider in the last three years.

AQW 40484/11-15

27. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of hubs, and associated projects, in East Londonderry, as part of the Delivering Social Change Early Intervention Transformation Programme.

AQW 40493/11-15

28. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail any grants or financial support available to cancer patients to heat and adapt their homes.

AQW 40503/11-15

29. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many non-urgent operations of each type were cancelled. broken down by hospital, as a result of pressures affecting Emergency Departments.

AQW 40511/11-15

30. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety when he was first informed, and how he was informed, that each Health and Social Care Trust had cancelled non-urgent operations as a result of pressures affecting Emergency Departments.

AQW 40512/11-15

31. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average waiting time of each type of non-urgent surgery, in each of the last four years.

AQW 40513/11-15

32. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on plans to bring forward legislation banning smoking in private vehicles carrying children.

AQW 40514/11-15

33. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the introduction of standardised packaging for tobacco products in Northern Ireland; and for his assessment as to whether the powers will be made prior the dissolution of the current Westminster Parliament.

AQW 40515/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

34. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether he will establish an independent inquiry to examine the conduct of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland in the manner in which he undertook his investigation into the referral by the PSNI Chief Constable into the John Downey case.

AQW 40469/11-15

35. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in relation to criminal convictions for sexual or violent offences, including murder and manslaughter, which have been committed outside Northern Ireland by non-residents, (i) whether offences can be discovered once the offender is within Northern Ireland and after an arrest on another matter; (ii) whether the offences can only be verified by authorities in the country in which the offences were committed; and (iii) whether there is an obligation on the part of the native country, or country where the offence was committed, to notify a central crime database in order to flag up warnings and to allow measures to reduce risk to be implemented.

AQW 40470/11-15

36. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether Michaela McCollum will be entitled to automatic 50 per cent remission on transfer to Hydebank Wood Women’s Prison; and if so, when is she expected to be released, taking into account time served.

AQW 40471/11-15

37. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether a special Youth Court is to be built in Laganside Court; and if so, at what cost.

AQW 40475/11-15

38. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether the closure of Townhall Street courts is still considered as temporary.

AQW 40476/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

39. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the (i) number; (ii) area; and (iii) the duration of outage of street lights reported faulty in South Belfast, in each of the last three years.

AQW 40479/11-15

40. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development when the NI Water joint-agency appraisal study into flood alleviation for the Finaghy Road North and Orchardville area of South Belfast will be published.

AQW 40483/11-15

41. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much revenue was raised by his Department in the last financial year.

AQW 40486/11-15

42. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether his Department received any European funding in the 2013/14 financial year.

AQW 40488/11-15

43. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the proposed start date of the new sewage pumping system for Millisle.

AQW 40489/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

44. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for an update on the number of applicants currently on the waiting list for social housing in South Belfast.

AQW 40481/11-15

45. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail any grants or financial support available to cancer patients to heat and adapt their homes.

AQW 40502/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what steps they are taking to remove Article 71 of the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

AQW 40555/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether people applying to the Social Investment Fund have been notified of applications which have been unsuccessful; and if so, to detail how applicants were notified.

AQW 40568/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to list the applications to the Social Investment Fund, from within the Northern Zone; and for an update on the status of these applications.

AQW 40573/11-15

4. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 39470/11-15, to detail (i) the total funding; and (ii) the date funding will be made available to REACH Across.

AQW 40575/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

5. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development whether landowners were advised that the planting of native trees under the Countryside Management Scheme could result in the loss of Single Farm Payments; and what is being done to assist landowners who find themselves in this situation.

AQW 40561/11-15

6. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her assessment of the success of her Department's policies to address the needs of ethnic minority groups in rural areas.

AQW 40564/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

7. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the criteria for a nursery school to qualify for integrated status.

AQW 40517/11-15

8. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) the date of the last (a) software; and (b) hardware upgrade of computers for pupils in post-primary schools; and (ii) the total cost of each upgrade, broken down by Education and Library Board.

AQW 40540/11-15

9. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 40232/11-15, to detail how many pupils (i) entered ranganna 1 in each bunscoil; (ii) attended Irish-medium units in post-primary schools; (iii) entered ranganna 1 in each primary level Irish-medium unit; and (iv) entered ranganna 1 in each post-primary meanscoil and Irish-medium unit in the last five years.

AQW 40549/11-15

10. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the (i) primary; and (ii) post-primary schools, broken down by sector, with surplus places in Lagan Valley since 2011.

AQW 40562/11-15

11. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of children in foster care who have access to classroom assistants in the educational setting, broken down by Education and Library Board.

AQW 40581/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

12. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether he will make a bid in the January Monitoring round for funding for the Teaching Block at the Magee Campus of the University of Ulster.

AQW 40524/11-15

13. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for an update on the proposed sites for teacher training facillities.

AQW 40525/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

14. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the number of jobs created in (i) 2012/13; and (ii) 2013/14; and of this number, how many were part-time positions.

AQW 40563/11-15

15. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment when consultation responses on the proposed changes to the Northern Ireland renewables obligation will be available.

AQW 40570/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

16. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many companies or organisations from Northern Ireland have taken advantage of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme.

AQW 40518/11-15

17. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how his Department, or the NIEA, advertise or promote the availability of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme in Northern Ireland.

AQW 40519/11-15

18. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what actions have been taken to implement the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme in Northern Ireland.

AQW 40520/11-15

19. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport to help reduce the turnover time for the re-registration of Northern Ireland Vehicles through the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea.

AQW 40530/11-15

20. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on timescales for the Factory Girl Sculpture for Derry City.

AQW 40542/11-15

21. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) the cost to his Department of (a) heating; and (a) electricity in 2014; and (ii) the capital costs and details of the five most cost effective projects which his Department could undertake to generate its own energy or reduce energy costs.

AQW 40560/11-15

22. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he addressed Parkgate residents concerns when considering planning applications (a) T/2005/1054/F; and (b) T/2005/0977/F.

AQW 40569/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

23. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail (i) how the level of public borrowing by the Executive in May 2007 compares with the current situation; (ii) how much has been repaid each year; and (iii) how much interest has been paid on the loans.

AQW 40535/11-15

24. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how much has been saved since Orange Halls were exempt from paying rates.

AQW 40548/11-15

25. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 39009/11-15, to detail (i) when each subject premises was entered on the valuation list as liable for rates; and (ii) whether rates have been paid on each of the subject premises consistently since May 2011.

AQW 40585/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

26. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he will carry out an investigation into the reasons why East Antrim continues to have the highest rates of prostate cancer.

AQW 40533/11-15

27. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he can provide an assurance that upon the completion of the new Ballymena Health and Care Centre, patients attending GPs located in the new centre will continue to avail of free car parking.

AQW 40538/11-15

28. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he can provide an assurance that upon the completion of the new Ballymena Health and Care Centre, GPs currently located at Ballymena Health Centre and who move to the new Centre will be able to do so, in terms of rent and rates, on a cost neutral basis.

AQW 40539/11-15

29. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what steps he is taking to support or enhance the services provided by community pharmacists to alleviate the current pressures on Emergency Departments or GPs.

AQW 40543/11-15

30. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he will halt plans to reduce respite care services at The Cottages in Derry.

AQW 40544/11-15

31. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the progress on the College of Emergency Medicine recommendations on Emergency Departments.

AQW 40546/11-15

32. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the cost to his Department of (a) heating; and (a) electricity in 2014; and (ii) the capital costs and details of the five most cost effective projects which his Department could undertake to generate its own energy or reduce energy costs.

AQW 40559/11-15

33. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) how much his Department spent on mobility aid items, in each of the last five years; (ii) whether the items are reusable; and (iii) how his Department addresses people who do not return the items.

AQW 40571/11-15

34. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what plans he has to introduce cervical cancer screening on request for people aged 25 and under.

AQW 40576/11-15

35. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the progress of the Adoption and Childcare Bill.

AQW 40582/11-15

36. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the policies developed or reviewed under the Directorate of Social Care and Children and Transforming Your Care of the Health and Social Care Board since its establishment; and (ii) how many of these have been subject to public consultation.

AQW 40583/11-15

37. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to provide a breakdown of the total amount spent on the provision of (i) foster care; and (ii) children’s residential care in 2013/14.

AQW 40584/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

38. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice (i) whether legal aid has been (a) applied for; and (b) granted in relation to any matter pertaining to Michaela McCollum; (ii) if so, to provide the dates and amounts; and (iii) if not, whether applications are anticipated.

AQW 40521/11-15

39. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in relation to the cases of Fred McClenaghan and the murder of Marion Millican, for a breakdown of the total costs, including legal aid to law firm and counsel, or where not yet available an estimate of same, shown by the (i) trial; (ii) appeal; (iii) first re-trial which was aborted; and (iv) second re-trial.

AQW 40522/11-15

40. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice what meetings and discussions he, or his departmental officials, have held concerning Michaela McCollum’s proposed transfer from Peru to Hydebank Wood Women’s Prison, including the dates and purpose of each meeting.

AQW 40523/11-15

41. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice when it is anticipated that Michaela McCollum will be transferred to a prison in Northern Ireland.

AQW 40578/11-15

42. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice for the approximate cost of the transfer of Michaela McCollum from prison in Peru.

AQW 40579/11-15

43. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice for the approximate annual cost of keeping Michaela McCollum in prison in Northern Ireland.

AQW 40580/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

44. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what action he is taking to resolve the NI Water pensions dispute.

AQW 40526/11-15

45. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the issues in the NI Water pensions dispute.

AQW 40527/11-15

46. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what action he is taking to address the backlog of repairs to street lights.

AQW 40528/11-15

47. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what progress has been made on the installation of traffic light controls at the Belfast Road entrance to Holywood on the Belfast to Bangor A2.

AQW 40529/11-15

48. Mr S Anderson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many new street lights have been installed in each of the last three years.

AQW 40531/11-15

49. Mr S Anderson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for a breakdown of the average cost over the last three years to install a new street light.

AQW 40537/11-15

50. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what criteria were used to assess the need for a traffic calming scheme on the Banbridge Road, Kinallen.

AQW 40545/11-15

51. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much Translink has spent on (i) diaries; (ii) calendars; (iii) advertising; and (iv) other merchandising items, in each of the last five years.

AQW 40557/11-15

52. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to question AQW 40163/11-15, for a geographical breakdown of the 32,000 water meters installed since 2007.

AQW 40558/11-15

53. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much his Department has paid in grants to external organisations, in each of the last five years.

AQW 40565/11-15

54. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much NI Water has spent on (i) diaries; (ii) calendars; (iii) advertising; and (iv) other merchandising items, in each of the last five years.

AQW 40566/11-15

55. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what steps he will take to ensure that road surfaces are not unnecessarily dug up.

AQW 40572/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

56. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what is the highest level of benefit currently being paid to a family in Northern Ireland; and how many families receive benefits in excess of (a) £26,000; and (b) £23,000 per annum.

AQW 40536/11-15

57. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Social Development which area of Derry will be targeted for Public Realm works after the completion of the Strand Road improvement scheme.

AQW 40577/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they, or their representatives, have had any discussions with paramilitaries or their representatives; and if so, to detail the nature of the discussions.

AQW 40596/11-15

2. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what funding streams are available within their Department for sports groups to apply for in 2015.

AQW 40648/11-15

3. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what funding streams are available within their Department for community groups to apply for in 2015.

AQW 40650/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

4. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, pursuant to AQW 34461/11-15, for an update on the number of participants in the Farm Safe Awareness programme.

AQW 40610/11-15

5. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what percentage of the Military Covenant her Department has adopted as policy; and what percentage has been implemented.

AQW 40636/11-15

6. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what funding streams are available within her Department for sports groups to apply for in 2015.

AQW 40649/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

7. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what percentage of the Military Covenant her Department has adopted as policy; and what percentage has been implemented.

AQW 40637/11-15

8. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what funding streams are available within her Department for sports groups to apply for in 2015.

AQW 40647/11-15

9. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the projects in East Londonderry which will benefit from the additional resources and capital funding received by her Department in the October monitoring round.

AQW 40652/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

10. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the rationale of the 100 per cent cut to his Department's Community Relations, Equality and Diversity in Education (CRED) budget for 2015/16; and what impact this will have on the requirement on statutory early years’ providers to contribute to improved community relations.

AQW 40586/11-15

11. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education for an update on the progress of the roll out of the Together: Building a United Community buddy scheme in all publicly funded nursery and primary schools; and what date has been set for the completion of this target.

AQW 40587/11-15

12. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education how many Special Educational Needs assessments are carried out per hundred pupils in each Education and Library Board area.

AQW 40590/11-15

13. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education how each Education and Library Board prioritises Special Educational Needs assessments.

AQW 40591/11-15

14. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the waiting list for Special Educational Needs assessments in each Education and Library Board.

AQW 40592/11-15

15. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to outline the assessed impact on pre-school education in North Down as a result of proposed budget cuts.

AQW 40613/11-15

16. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of nursery school (i) applications; and (ii) places available in North Down, in each of the last five years.

AQW 40616/11-15

17. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of schools in each Education and Library Board which are (i) supported; and (ii) not supported by multi agency support teams in each year since their inception.

AQW 40662/11-15

18. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the primary schools and post-primary schools, broken down by sector, with surplus places in the Belfast area since 2011.

AQW 40664/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

19. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail (i) the costs incurred by the change to the corporate brand of the University of Ulster to the Ulster University; (ii) the rationale for this decision; (iii) the process by which the decision was reached; and (iv) whether costs were attributed to each school or faculty.

AQW 40660/11-15

20. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the (i) budget for; and (ii) expenditure on pastoral care and student support held by each higher and further education establishment, in each of the last three years.

AQW 40665/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

21. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the number of potential inward investors that have visited the Limavady area in each of the last three years.

AQW 40593/11-15

22. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what discussions she has had with Firmus Gas on the extension of the gas pipeline to Ballykelly and Greysteel.

AQW 40594/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

23. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how much extra, in comparison to other UK driving licences, Northern Ireland driving licences will cost to produce following the decision not to include the Union Flag.

AQW 40588/11-15

24. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many planning officers will be required to relocate to the new East Coast Borough Council.

AQW 40604/11-15

25. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of breaches of Tree Preservation Orders in each of the last three years.

AQW 40606/11-15

26. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 38711/11-15, why the questions are mutually consistent.

AQW 40608/11-15

27. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to provide details of the Landfill Communities Fund, including (i) the total claimed by each council in each year since the fund was established; (ii) the total paid out in grants by each council since the fund was established; and (iii) the current accumulated balances held by each council.

AQW 40626/11-15

28. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what percentage of the Military Covenant his Department has adopted as policy; and what percentage has been implemented.

AQW 40634/11-15

29. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 39218/11-15, whether planning approval K/2013/0072/F permitted the deposition of large quantities of processed aggregates on site; and if so, where in the planning approval are the detailed drawings showing the proposed levels and cross-sectional drawings normally required of such proposals.

AQW 40667/11-15

30. Mr S Anderson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the total number of anaerobic digesters operating in Northern Ireland, broken down by constituency.

AQW 40668/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

31. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the number of people registered as unemployed in the Limavady Travel to Work Area, broken down by age.

AQW 40595/11-15

32. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the amount of non-domestic rates collected in each of the last five years.

AQW 40621/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

33. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of cases of (i) cervical cancer; (ii) oropharyngael cancer; (iii) penile cancer; (iv) anal cancer; (v) vaginal cancer; (vi) vulval cancer; (vii) genital warts; and (viii) recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) in (a) men; and (b) women for the most recent year for which data is available.

AQW 40589/11-15

34. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many beds were moved from the Bangor Hospital GP Ward to cope with winter pressures in the Ulster Hospital during the Christmas period.

AQW 40598/11-15

35. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the increase in patients admitted to the Ulster Hospital during Christmas 2014 compared to 2013.

AQW 40600/11-15

36. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the attendances at Emergency Departments at the Ulster Hospital in (i) November; and (ii) December (a) 2013; and (b) 2014.

AQW 40602/11-15

37. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much has been invested in the Dementia Strategy in 2013/14.

AQW 40607/11-15

38. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the actions taken forward as a result of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority Review of Fostering.

AQW 40609/11-15

39. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what support is provided by each Health and Social Care Trust to RNIB.

AQW 40611/11-15

40. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the existing facilities available for mental health in (i) North Down; and (ii) the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 40615/11-15

41. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the progress on the 2009 North South Feasibility Study into Health.

AQW 40617/11-15

42. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the costs accrued as a result of the ongoing court case into blood donation from gay men.

AQW 40618/11-15

43. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the Health and Social Care campus for Derry.

AQW 40619/11-15

44. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on All Ireland Air Ambulance proposals.

AQW 40620/11-15

45. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of whether the proposals for palliative care as set out in Transforming Your Care are now relevant in the present economic climate.

AQW 40629/11-15

46. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety when the construction of the Supportive Living Units at the Rathmoyle Day Care site in Ballycastle will commence.

AQW 40630/11-15

47. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of whether the Fire Service is a 'frontline service'.

AQW 40631/11-15

48. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much has been spent on taxis by the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trust in each of the last five years.

AQW 40632/11-15

49. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 39935/11-15, in regards to recruitment that was carried out on 5 October 2012, how long the reserve list remained open.

AQW 40638/11-15

50. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 39935/11-15, in relation to the 8 paramedics appointed temporarily between November and December 2011, to detail (i) the length of contracts; and (ii) why the process opened so soon after 5 October 2012.

AQW 40639/11-15

51. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) how much it costs; and (ii) the length of time it takes to train a paramedic.

AQW 40640/11-15

52. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) how much it costs; and (ii) the length of time it takes to train a temporary paramedic.

AQW 40641/11-15

53. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) what is involved in regards to carrying out an assessment for a controlled wheelchair; and (ii) what criteria has to be met in order to receive a controlled wheelchair.

AQW 40642/11-15

54. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 39997/11-15, to detail specific public awareness campaigns by his Department to ensure that older people who fit the criteria of carer are identified.

AQW 40653/11-15

55. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether a key point of contact exists within each Health and Social Care Trust to encourage and assist older carers with the carers assessment, review and reassessment.

AQW 40655/11-15

56. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how his Department ensures that services and support identified in carers assessments for older carers are implemented.

AQW 40656/11-15

57. Mr A McQuillan (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the total spend on translators to facilitate non-English speaking patients, broken down by Health and Social Care Trust, in the last three years.

AQW 40659/11-15

58. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much each Health and Social Care Trust has spent on their respective multi agency support teams since their inception.

AQW 40661/11-15

59. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of children on the child protection register in each year since 2011.

AQW 40663/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

60. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice what is the estimated annual cost to house Michaela McCollum in Hydebank Wood Women’s Prison.

AQW 40599/11-15

61. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many parking spaces are in Dungannon Court House (i) upper; and (ii) lower carpark; and how many disabled bays are in each car park.

AQW 40601/11-15

62. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the amount claimed in taxi-expenses by Northern Ireland Prison Service Change Managers since they were appointed.

AQW 40603/11-15

63. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice how much has been paid in legal aid for representation at legacy cases in each of the last three years; and whether funding for these matters comes from a separate allocated budget in legal aid, or are classed as civil cases.

AQW 40605/11-15

64. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the amount of money seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau in each of the last five years; and to list the projects and organisations that this money has funded.

AQW 40612/11-15

65. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice for an update on the proposed new build for Magilligan Prison.

AQW 40651/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

66. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what savings Translink expect to realise as a result of the falling cost of fuel; and how this will be reflected in the cost of travel.

AQW 40597/11-15

67. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether senior executives in NI Water, who are negotiating with staff on the pension issue, are in the same pension scheme; and what are the respective rates of employer and employee contributions proposed throughout the various grades within the scheme.

AQW 40623/11-15

68. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to list the locations to which NI Water delivered water during the recent disruption to the system in Fermanagh and Tyrone.

AQW 40624/11-15

69. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the criteria followed by NI Water when deciding which villages would have water delivered during the recent disruption to the system in Fermanagh and Tyrone.

AQW 40625/11-15

70. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development when NI Water became aware that the supply to Lisbellaw was interrupred as a consequence of the recent disruption to the system in Fermanagh and Tyrone.

AQW 40627/11-15

71. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, given the intent of the Assembly to oppose water charges and his recent budgetary restraints, whether he plans to order NI Water to stop the installation of water meters with immediate effect.

AQW 40628/11-15

72. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what percentage of the Military Covenant his Department has adopted as policy; and what percentage has been implemented.

AQW 40635/11-15

73. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many (i) domestic; and (ii) non-domestic water meters were installed in North Belfast between (a) May 2007 and May 2011; and (b) May 2011 and December 2014.

AQW 40643/11-15

74. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many meters were installed on water lines servicing (i) commercial and industrial; (ii) agricultural; and (iii) domestic properties in North Belfast in (a) 2007; (b) 2008; (c) 2009; (d) 2010; and (e) 2011.

AQW 40644/11-15

75. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he will include Feystown Road, Glenarm on the gritting schedule.

AQW 40645/11-15

76. Mr S Anderson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the criteria which must be met before a (i) road defect; and (ii) pothole is authorised for repair.

AQW 40654/11-15

77. Mr S Anderson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many water meters have been installed in (i) Portadown; (ii) Lurgan; and (iii) Banbridge, in each of the last three years.

AQW 40657/11-15

78. Mr S Anderson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the total cost of the installation of water meters in Upper Bann over the last three financial years.

AQW 40666/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

79. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for an update on the number of applicants currently on the waiting list for social housing in North Down.

AQW 40614/11-15

80. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether, on foot of the Stormont House Agreement, the supplementary fund, being established in relation to Welfare Reform, will enable claimants in Northern Ireland to receive, from this block grant funded facility, benefits in excess of the GB cap of £26,000 per annum.

AQW 40622/11-15

81. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what percentage of the Military Covenant his Department has adopted as policy; and what percentage has been implemented.

AQW 40633/11-15

82. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what funding streams are available within his Department for community groups to apply for in 2015.

AQW 40646/11-15

83. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether he would consider extending the Warm Homes Scheme until such times as the new councils have the appropriate capacity in place to manage and roll out the new Affordable Warmth programme.

AQW 40658/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 29 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the implementation of the Social Investment Fund.

AQW 40684/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

2. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on progress on the proposed move of her departmental headquarters to Ballykelly.

AQW 40688/11-15

3. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for the net cost over the financial years 2015/16 to 2018/19 of the proposed move of her departmental headquarters to Ballykelly.

AQW 40689/11-15

4. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for the percentage of her Department's overall Current Resource Expenditure allocated to staff wages in (i) 2013/14; and (ii) the 2014/15 draft budget.

AQW 40690/11-15

5. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her assessment of the savings to be made by her Department from the public sector voluntary exit scheme, over each of the four financial years commencing 2014/15.

AQW 40691/11-15

6. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, in relation to her Department's commitment to inshore fisheries management, (i) how; and (ii) when the measures identified in the Sustainable Development Strategy for Northern Ireland’s Inshore Fisheries will be implemented, particularly the setting up of a representative Inshore Fisheries Advisory Group.

AQW 40698/11-15

7. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what steps she is taking to prevent Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus affecting the pig industry.

AQW 40721/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

8. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on the Liofa campaign; and to outline the activities planned for the campaign during the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 40692/11-15

9. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the outcomes from the report of the elver fish kill at Ballyshannon Power Station in 2014; and whether the Electricity Supply Board will be prosecuted for this incident.

AQW 40700/11-15

10. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to list the (i) recipients; and (ii) relevant awards from Sports NI since May 2011.

AQW 40710/11-15

11. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how much money had been profiled for spend on the redevelopment of Casement Park between January 2015 and March 2016.

AQW 40727/11-15

12. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure when she first became aware of the scale of the opposition to the GAA proposal for the redevelopment of Casement Park.

AQW 40728/11-15

13. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure why her Department made no contingency plans to ensure that, if there was a delay in the redevelopment of Casement Park, the funding could be used for other parts of the overall three-sports stadiums package which were ready to move forward, in particular the football sub-regional stadiums, and so that no funding would be handed back by her Department.

AQW 40729/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

14. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the total cost of producing the Home to School Transport Review.

AQW 40672/11-15

15. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education how many responses his Department received as part of the consultation exercise on the Department of Education's draft budget.

AQW 40673/11-15

16. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education to outline the number of classroom assistants and their associated costs provided by each Education and Library Board to assist statemented children in mainstream schools.

AQW 40674/11-15

17. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education to list the numbers of children in each Education and Library Board area supported by the Autistic Spectrum Disorder advisory service; and to detail the cost of the service.

AQW 40676/11-15

18. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education how many pupils in each Education and Library Board area are supported by the Middletown Centre.

AQW 40678/11-15

19. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the proportion of his Department's budget allocated to controlled schools.

AQW 40681/11-15

20. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the proportion of his Department's budget allocated to maintained schools.

AQW 40682/11-15

21. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education what concerns have been raised in relation to software upgrade incapability with existing hardware in post-primary schools; and whether this is reflected across all Education and Library Boards.

AQW 40695/11-15

22. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to outline all action taken by his Department in light of the judgement in HR (a minor)’s Application [2013] NIQB 105, which identified shortcomings in the “exceptional circumstances” definition for the allocation of free school transport.

AQW 40708/11-15

23. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the spend on youth services in North Belfast in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) capital; and (b) resources for each organisation that has received funding.

AQW 40725/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

24. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what impact the changes to the criteria for the European Social Fund, especially the requirement to hold in cash flow 10 per cent of the application funding, will have on applications from community and women's groups.

AQW 40722/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

25. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the potential number of new jobs that could be created as a result of Corporation Tax being devolved to Northern Ireland.

AQW 40685/11-15

26. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of the success of the BT Northern Ireland Broadband Improvement project in improving access to basic and superfast fixed-line broadband services for rural areas.

AQW 40713/11-15

27. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on a proposed intervention area for improvements to broadband provision through Phase 2 of the UK Superfast Rollout Programme; and whether she plans to award a supply contract.

AQW 40715/11-15

28. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 35358/11-15, how many premises have benefited from more choice and improved broadband speeds through the BT Northern Ireland Broadband Improvement project.

AQW 40718/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

29. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in relation to a private hire taxi operator illegally parked on double yellow lines in Waring Street, Belfast on the evening of 3 January 2015, whether a booking record has been (i) sought; and (ii) provided for the alleged fare.

AQW 40697/11-15

30. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why, under the proposed single tier taxi arrangements, private hire taxis are not required to use tested and sealed meters, whereas this is a requirement for all public hire taxis.

AQW 40699/11-15

31. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what examination his Department completed of the templates for functioning models of approved taxi meter centres operating in the Republic of Ireland and the rest of Europe.

AQW 40701/11-15

32. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why his Department has been unable to construct a template for approved taxi meter centres.

AQW 40702/11-15

33. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether his Department will set the benchmark for taxi meters using the Measuring Instruments Directives specifications as a base line.

AQW 40703/11-15

34. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether his Department will provide a list of approved meters for use in the taxi industry.

AQW 40704/11-15

35. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 39218/11-15, whether the processed aggregate required to be compliant was tested for compliance with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) protocol prior to being deposited on site.

AQW 40711/11-15

36. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 39218/11-15, whether the processed aggregate was required to be screened for invasive species prior to being deposited on site; and if so, whether it was screened.

AQW 40712/11-15

37. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 39218/11-15, given the extent of landfilling which has taken place at this site, why no details of proposed levels or cross-sectional drawings of the extent of landfilling proposed was required before application K/2013/0072/F was approved; and how this accords with his Department's best practice and guidance on developing on sloping sites.

AQW 40714/11-15

38. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 39218/11-15, to detail (i) whether his Department is aware of where the processed aggregate was mined from; (ii) whether this quarry has planning permission and complies fully with environmental regulation; and (iii) what tonnage of processed aggregates were deposited on site.

AQW 40716/11-15

39. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 38950/11-15, why a consent to discharge was granted subsequent to planning approval K/2013/0072/F which contradicts planning conditions 25 and 26; and why Northern Ireland Environment Agency Natural Heritage, which insisted on the imposition of these conditions, is now refusing to comment on the proposal to remove them.

AQW 40717/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

40. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, following the recent report 'Equality Statistics for the Northern Ireland Civil Service', to detail the breakdown in the number of Protestants and Roman Catholics amongst those recruited to the general service grades in that year.

AQW 40671/11-15

41. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the proposed timetable for Corporation Tax to be devolved.

AQW 40683/11-15

42. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail proposals which have been submitted, to benefit from unallocated Financial Transactions Capital funding, since the 2014 October Monitoring Round.

AQW 40720/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

43. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how patients with vasculitis are identified and monitored.

AQW 40679/11-15

44. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what support is provided for sufferers of Huntington's Disease by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 40680/11-15

45. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the number of patients awaiting the delivery of a bed to their home in December 2014 in each Health and Social Care Trust; and (ii) the number of patients who did not take receipt of a bed prior to 25 December 2014, and as a result, spent Christmas in hospital.

AQW 40724/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

46. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 31893/11-15 and AQW 32276/11-15, what was the outcome of the review into prison chaplaincy.

AQW 40669/11-15

47. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in relation to people parking in allocated disabled bays displaying the requisite Blue Badge in Court House car parks, whether Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal staff and G4S staff are remitted to check the Blue Badge in question refers to the person traveling in the car.

AQW 40693/11-15

48. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 37161/11-15 and AQW 38849/11-15 and the subsequent correspondence, to state the contents of the contract of conditions which the person in question signed prior to home leave release.

AQW 40696/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

49. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, in light of the recent budget cuts, what plans he has to cut senior posts within Translink.

AQW 40670/11-15

50. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) how many car parks the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHCO) own and operate; (ii) how much profit the car parks raise annually; and (iii) whether any senior members of NITHCO have any interest declared in any of these car parks.

AQW 40675/11-15

51. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) when his Department was first made aware of the proposal by Translink to increase fares; and when his Department approved these proposals.

AQW 40677/11-15

52. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) whether there are departmental protocols between the Consumer Council and himself in place relating to changes in public transport fares and services; (ii) if so, to provide a copy of these protocols; and (iii) in the case of the fare increases announced on 11 December 2014, whether these protocols were followed.

AQW 40686/11-15

53. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how Translink has promoted the use of the Dundonald Park and Ride.

AQW 40687/11-15

54. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what provision exists within his Department to support rural houses who wish to install mains water.

AQW 40719/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

55. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, as a result of departmental Housing Association audits, whether housing associations management costs and overheads have increased or decreased; and what is the number of additional housing association staff appointed as a result of audit recommendations.

AQW 40705/11-15

56. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what is the current position and timeline on the implementation of the reported policy decision to dissolve the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

AQW 40706/11-15

57. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what issues have emerged in the cladding and external refurbishment of Cuchulainn House in North Belfast.

AQW 40726/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 30 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what percentage of the Military Covenant their Department has adopted as policy; and what percentage has been implemented.

AQW 40772/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

2. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the figures supplied in her answer to AQW 31973/11-15.

AQW 40755/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

3. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of (i) primary school places available; and (ii) oversubscribed primary school places, in South Belfast, broken down by each primary school, over the last three years.

AQW 40739/11-15

4. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the action his Department is taking to alleviate the number of oversubscribed primary school places in South Belfast.

AQW 40740/11-15

5. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education how his Department's budget is greater per capita than in any other region of the UK and yet the expenditure per pupil is less than any other devolved region of the UK.

AQW 40745/11-15

6. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 39497/11-15, what support was given to the pupils at Ballee who were being supported by the Jigsaw worker after the school was closed on the 31 August 2014.

AQW 40753/11-15

7. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the (i) primary; and (ii) post-primary schools in Carrickfergus with surplus places in each year since 2011, broken down by sector.

AQW 40778/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

8. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how many fraud investigations have taken place in each university and regional colleges in each of the last three years.

AQW 40754/11-15

9. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for his assessment of the effectiveness of the Learner Access and Engagement Programme in addressing educational underachievement and social disadvantage.

AQW 40783/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

10. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for the percentage of her Department's overall Current Resource Expenditure allocated to staff wages in (i) 2013/14; and (ii) the 2014/15 draft budget.

AQW 40734/11-15

11. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of the savings to be made by her Department from the public sector voluntary exit scheme, over each of the four financial years commencing 2014/15.

AQW 40737/11-15

12. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to to AQW 39595/11-15, and the reference to restraint on Kilroot production from 2021, to correlate that to the reference in the 22 December 2014 paper from the Utility Regulator and her Department on Security of Electricity Supply in NI to restraint on Kilroot from 2016.

AQW 40765/11-15

13. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to explain and verify her claim that reducing Corporation Tax will enhance workers' earnings by £3000 per annum.

AQW 40766/11-15

14. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the financial support provided to each organisation by InvestNI in each of the last three years.

AQW 40776/11-15

15. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what was the cost of the investigation into the Northern Ireland Events Company.

AQW 40788/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

16. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for the percentage of his Department's overall Current Resource Expenditure allocated to staff wages in (i) 2013/14; and (ii) the 2014/15 draft budget.

AQW 40735/11-15

17. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for his assessment of the savings to be made by his Department from the public sector voluntary exit scheme, over each of the four financial years commencing 2014/15.

AQW 40738/11-15

18. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment (i) how many gifts, or offers, of hospitality have been received by staff in the Driver and Vehivle Agency Licencing Department and Enforcement Department, from companies or individuals, per year for the last three years; (ii) what the gifts or hospitality were; (iii) whether the gifts were properly declared; and (iv) who offered the gifts.

AQW 40746/11-15

19. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether the applicant is in full compliance with condition 14 of planning permission application K/2013/0072/F and planning condition 2 of planning permission application K/2014/0387/F; and what action his Department intends to take if these road safety conditions are being breached.

AQW 40779/11-15

20. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why the investigation into illegal landfilling at 91 Glenshane Road, Drumahoe was closed; and whether it is his Department's position that illegal landfilling at the site ceased prior to 1992.

AQW 40780/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

21. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for the percentage of his Department's overall Current Resource Expenditure allocated to staff wages in (i) 2013/14; and (ii) the 2014/15 draft budget.

AQW 40736/11-15

22. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the locations of the automatic teller machines that benefit from the rural area rates exemptions.

AQW 40757/11-15

23. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what is his Department's definition of a rural area for the purpose of qualification for the rates exemption of automatic teller machines.

AQW 40758/11-15

24. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how his Department's definition of a rural areas differs from the definitions used by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Department of the Environment; and what consideration has been given to the merits of standardising the definition against flexibility in rural retail rates.

AQW 40759/11-15

25. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel (i) what are the levels of employer and employee contributions applicable under the North/South Pension (Amendment No.5) Scheme; (ii) how does this compare with the Northern Ireland Civil Service Scheme; and (iii) whether the scheme now applies to all the North/South bodies.

AQW 40767/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

26. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the revenue and cost consequences for the (i) Downe; (ii) Lagan Valley; and (iii) Ulster Hospitals as a result of the bed reductions implemented on 1 December 2014.

AQW 40730/11-15

27. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average waiting time for GP appointments in South Belfast, broken down on a weekly basis in the last three years.

AQW 40741/11-15

28. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what measures are being taken by his Department to alleviate GP waiting times in South Belfast.

AQW 40742/11-15

29. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why it was decided not to include the Children’s Emergency Department at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children in the remit of the unscheduled care regional task group.

AQW 40752/11-15

30. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action his Department is taking to ensure that a joined up approach is taken for personality disorder support services, including in the voluntary sector, so that money is not being wasted on administration but focused on patient and clients.

AQW 40768/11-15

31. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of people over the age of 65 years who receive publicly funded care in their own homes.

AQW 40782/11-15

32. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the rationale for removing the bus provided for the visually impaired at the Blind Centre, Coleraine, in December 2014.

AQW 40786/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

33. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many convictions have been secured for fuel smuggling in each of the last two financial years.

AQW 40731/11-15

34. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many convictions have been secured for cigarette smuggling in each of the last two financial years.

AQW 40732/11-15

35. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice what cooperation exists between his Department, and it's arm's-length bodies, and the Irish Government to prevent fuel and cigarette smuggling.

AQW 40733/11-15

36. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many cars were parked in the Dungannon Courthouse car parks by 10.30am on Monday 12th January 2015; and how many of these were doubled-parked on pavements, at kerbs and outside parking bays.

AQW 40747/11-15

37. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice (i) to detail the (a) accommodation costs; (b) costs for flights; and (c) living expenses claimed to date by the Northern Ireland Prison Service Change Managers travelling to and from Northern Ireland since they were employed; (ii) from which budget these costs are met; and, (iii) who approves payment.

AQW 40748/11-15

38. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 37161/11-15 and AQW 38849/11-15, whether the establishment of the role of Reducing Reoffending Unit teams tasked with the monitoring of young people on unescorted home leave, is as a direct result of this particular case, or were there other cases of concern; and if so, to specify the number and nature of these cases.

AQW 40749/11-15

39. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to estimate the cost to date in legal aid in the case of Seamus Connery in case number 13/121205 at Magherafelt Magistrates Court, broken down by (i) law firm; (ii) counsel and (iii) any additional costs incurred.

AQW 40750/11-15

40. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice at what rate did prison officers, who left under the voluntary early retirement scheme and owed days of service to the Prison Service, pay back the days owed.

AQW 40760/11-15

41. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many prison officers, who left under the voluntary early retirement scheme, owed days of service to the Prison Service.

AQW 40761/11-15

42. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Justice what percentage of the Military Covenant his Department has adopted as policy; and what percentage has been implemented.

AQW 40771/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

43. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for a breakdown of the draft 2015/16 cycling budget.

AQW 40744/11-15

44. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many requests for grit boxes have been received from 2013, broken down by constituency; and how many have been provided.

AQW 40763/11-15

45. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether his Department had given consideration to providing established Community Groups with salt boxes or salt to cater for their own area's needs.

AQW 40764/11-15

46. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many incidents or complaints about potholes in roads have been reported or recorded since 1 January 2013.

AQW 40773/11-15

47. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, since January 1 2013, to list the 50 roads with the highest number of potholes; and the 50 roads with the highest number of complaints about potholes.

AQW 40774/11-15

48. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development why the Audit Office does not have access to Translink's accounts.

AQW 40781/11-15

49. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many (i) domestic; and (ii) non-domestic water meters were installed in Newry and Armagh between (a) May 2007 and May 2011; and (b) May 2011 and December 2014.

AQW 40787/11-15

50. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the (i) number; and (ii) grade fo the essential car users in Translink.

AQW 40789/11-15

51. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many company cars Translink operates; and; what was the annual cost of running these cars, in each of the last five years.

AQW 40790/11-15

52. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether Translink operates pool cars; and if so, what is the annual cost of running these cars, over the last five years.

AQW 40791/11-15

53. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much revenue Translink received from advertising in each of the last five years.

AQW 40792/11-15

54. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) how many employees of Translink are entitled to free transport; (ii) whether free transport is also available to their families; (iii) if so, how many families can access free transport; and (iv) what was the cost in each of the last five years.

AQW 40793/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

55. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 40284/11-15, whether he intends to resolve the anomaly that affect places such as Drumbo Park Greyhound Stadium and to include an amendment to the existing legislation so that general permitted hours for liquor licensing, in respect of a place of public entertainment, also extend to Sundays.

AQW 40762/11-15

56. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail local expenditure on (i) social security; and (ii) pensions for each year of the most recent consecutive five years for which information is available in comparison with Britain and the south of Ireland.

AQW 40769/11-15

57. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail local (i) social security; and (ii) pension spend per capita in comparison with Britain and the South of Ireland.

AQW 40770/11-15

58. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether the Northern Ireland Housing Executive has enough staff in place to work in partnership with the local councils when the Affordable Warmth Scheme is rolled out; and how many new staff have been employed, broken down by council area.

AQW 40775/11-15

59. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of homes that will be targeted by the Affordable Warmth Scheme; and the average annual savings this will generate for his Department.

AQW 40784/11-15

60. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of applications which have been submitted to the Warm Homes Scheme in each of the last three years; and how many have been successful.

AQW 40785/11-15

Questions to the Assembly Commission

61. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Assembly Commission (i) whether any record is taken of the amount of food which is disposed from the NI Assembly; (ii) if so, what is the average amount of waste food each day; and (iii) what measures are taken to ensure that excess fresh food from functions is not disposed off needlessly.

AQW 40777/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 2 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 38186/11-15, to detail which Department is co-ordinating a cross departmental action plan on Female Genital Mutilation to which they are contributing.

AQW 40811/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 38521/11-15, to detail the outcome of meetings with the local community association in Ballykelly.

AQW 40853/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 38521/11-15, what proportion of this site is likely to be designated for use by the community voluntary sector.

AQW 40856/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

4. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what is the level of sheep smuggling across the border reported to her Department.

AQW 40796/11-15

5. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what is the level of cattle smuggling across the border reported to her Department.

AQW 40797/11-15

6. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what checks are made on hedgerow cutting practices to ensure compliance with European commitments to halt biodiversity loss.

AQW 40813/11-15

7. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for the percentage of her Department's overall Current Resource Expenditure allocated to staff wages in (i) 2013/14; and (ii) the 2014/15 draft Budget.

AQW 40826/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

8. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on the Casement Park redevelopment project.

AQW 40808/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

9. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the percentage of pupils taking at least one STEM subject for GCSE at schools that are (i) single sex (a) male; and (b) female; and (ii) co-educational.

AQW 40814/11-15

10. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Education how many school crossing patrols have been (i) established; (ii) withdrawn; and (iii) reinstated in each Education and Library Board in each month of the last three years.

AQW 40818/11-15

11. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) North Eastern Education and Library Board Youth Centres in North Antrim; (ii) the level of funding each organisation received last financial year to operate programmes; and (iii) the number of nights each centre was open and utilised.

AQW 40822/11-15

12. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the affect the budget for 2015/16 will have on North Eastern Education and Library Board Youth Centres in North Antrim, including the services that will be reduced in each youth centre.

AQW 40823/11-15

13. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the (i) primary; and (ii) post-primary schools in Newtownards with surplus places in each year since 2011, broken down by sector

AQW 40832/11-15

14. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education what date the North Eastern Education and Library Board declared land at Knockenagh Avenue, Newtownabbey as surplus to requirement.

AQW 40838/11-15

15. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education to outline the public sector trawling process for the disposal of North Eastern Education and Library Board land at Knockenagh Avenue, Newtownabbey.

AQW 40839/11-15

16. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education to list the expressions of interest received following the public sector trawl process for the disposal of North Eastern Education and Library Board land at Knockenagh Avenue, Newtownabbey, including the dates on which any expressions of interest were received.

AQW 40840/11-15

17. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 40276/11-15, to detail any plans his Department has to fulfil the priorities for Education, as outlined in the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety led draft Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Strategy, by introducing an awareness programme for use in post-primary schools.

AQW 40855/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

18. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to list the organisations that received funding from the Collaboration and Innovation Fund, which is due to run out in March 2015.

AQW 40852/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

19. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how she is encouraging foreign direct investment by selling the attributes of areas outside of Belfast and Londonderry.

AQW 40854/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

20. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what role his Department or any of its agencies have in regulating hedge cutting.

AQW 40812/11-15

21. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what percentage of planning officers will (i) transfer to new councils; and (ii) be retained centrally.

AQW 40817/11-15

22. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in relation to Dalradian Resources' Curraghinalt Mine, what requirements are in place to notify local residents of underground mine explosions prior to detonation.

AQW 40833/11-15

23. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why Northern Planning Division withdrew its recommendations to approve planning applications (i) A/2007/0488/F; (ii) A/2007/0530/F; and (iii) A/2013/0400/F from the December 2013 Derry City Council schedule.

AQW 40834/11-15

24. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline his concerns over the Northern Planning Division presenting recommendations to approve planning applications (i) A/2007/0488/F; (ii) A/2007/0530/F; and (iii) A/2013/0400/F to Derry City Council in December 2013, without first having undertaken Environmental Impact Assessment determinations; and for his assessment of whether this is an indication of procedural inadequacies in the corporate decision making process, so close to the transfer of planning functions to the new council.

AQW 40835/11-15

25. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether planning approvals issued after 1 April 2015 without first having been subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment determination, where one was required by law, will become the responsibility, and liability of the new councils.

AQW 40836/11-15

26. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of listed church buildings in East Antrim.

AQW 40844/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

27. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 39507/11-15, to detail the occupants of the two units that are exempt from rates.

AQW 40827/11-15

28. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 40195/11-15, to detail (i) the latest financial year for which his Department has an estimate of revenue raised from Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland; and (ii) how his Department conducted informed negotiations with HM Treasury over the transfer of Corporation Tax powers without up-to-date data.

AQW 40828/11-15

29. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why (i) AQW 35425/11-15; (ii) AQW 35467/11-15; (iii) AQW 35468/11-15; and (iv) 35469/11-15 have not been answered.

AQW 40829/11-15

30. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why AQW 35935/11-15 has not been answered.

AQW 40830/11-15

31. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why (i) AQW 35938/11-15; and (ii) AQW 35939/11-15 have not been answered.

AQW 40831/11-15

32. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of the savings to be made by his Department from the public sector voluntary exit scheme, over each of the four financial years commencing 2014/15.

AQW 40841/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

33. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the number of neonatal beds in each Health and Social Care Trust area.

AQW 40809/11-15

34. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what plans he has to improve the response times for neurology appointments at the Ulster Hospital.

AQW 40810/11-15

35. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the process for systematic engagement with patients that was used during the recent consultation on the Individual Funding Requests process; and to detail who was invited to meet with officials or provide written submissions to the evaluation team.

AQW 40819/11-15

36. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline his Department’s guidance to hospitals in the event that a significant number of doctors are absent due to illness at the same time at the same hospital.

AQW 40820/11-15

37. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline (i) the number of staff within his Department and each Health and Social Care Trust that earn over £100,000 per year; and (ii) the operational areas in which these personnel are engaged.

AQW 40821/11-15

38. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the procedures in place when a medical emergency or other event requiring immediate air ambulance transfer occurs and the contracted air ambulances are unavailable due to other ongoing emergencies or being out of service.

AQW 40842/11-15

39. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many medical emergencies, or other events, required immediate air ambulance transfer in the last twelve months; and how many were subject to delay due to air ambulances being unavailable.

AQW 40843/11-15

40. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he has sought to have any discussions with the Secretary of State for Health regarding the Francis Report.

AQW 40845/11-15

41. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he has any plans to implement the findings of the Francis Report.

AQW 40846/11-15

42. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of people diagnosed with cancer in each of the last ten years, broken down by cancer type.

AQW 40847/11-15

43. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why the percentage of patients first treated for cancer within 62 days following an urgent GP referral for suspect cancer decreased from 72.6 per cent in July 2014 to 64.5 per cent in September 2014; and why this is short of the target of 95 per cent.

AQW 40848/11-15

44. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the differing rates of success of cancer treatment and diagnosis in each Health and Social Care Board.

AQW 40849/11-15

45. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of (i) beds; (ii) doctors; and (iii) nurses in each of Northern Ireland’s Type 1 Emergency Care Departments, in each of the last ten years.

AQW 40850/11-15

46. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether a shortage of staff or beds in Type 1 Emergency Care Departments has been identified as a problem in any hospital.

AQW 40851/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

47. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice what is the area of the Dungannon Courthouse site; and whether the site is owned or leased by the Northern Ireland Courts Service.

AQW 40798/11-15

48. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 39847/11-15, why this information would relate to a specific case, given that the alleged mistaken identity would remove the matter from Probation Board's remit.

AQW 40799/11-15

49. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 40234/11-15, whether this response, and others answered in a similar manner, amount to a ban on the public being permitted to know the facts and circumstances of an unlawfully at large individual; and if so, which precise section of the Data Protection Act applies under these circumstances.

AQW 40800/11-15

50. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 37161/11-15 and AQW 38849/11-15, and the subsequent correspondence, why the PSNI were not routinely notified of unescorted home leave as matter of course, particularly in instances of a categorisation of dangerous.

AQW 40801/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

51. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what plans he has to improve rush hour traffic flows for North Down commuters on the A2 Dual Carriageway from Bangor to Belfast.

AQW 40803/11-15

52. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what plans he has to repair street lights in North Down, following the additional funding from the January monitoring round.

AQW 40806/11-15

53. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the plans to upgrade the Sydenham Bypass dual carriageway to a three-lane carriageway.

AQW 40807/11-15

54. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many (i) domestic; and (ii) non-domestic water meters were installed in North Down between (a) May 2007 and May 2011; and (b) May 2011 and December 2014.

AQW 40815/11-15

55. Mr P Givan (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the status of the A5 project and the estimated associated costs.

AQW 40824/11-15

56. Mr P Givan (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether any funding has been ring-fenced by his Department for the A5 project.

AQW 40825/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

57. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for an update on the Area at Risk programme for Beechfield Estate, Donaghadee.

AQW 40804/11-15

58. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for an update on the disposal of Northern Ireland Housing Executive land at Knockenagh Avenue, Newtownabbey.

AQW 40857/11-15

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