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 8 December 2014

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
Wednesday 24 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
Friday 10 October 2014
Monday 13 October 2014
Tuesday 14 October 2014
Wednesday 15 October 2014
Thursday 16 October 2014
Friday 17 October 2014
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Thursday 23 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
Tuesday 11 November 2014
Friday 14 November 2014
Monday 17 November 2014
Tuesday 18 November 2014
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Thursday 20 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
Monday 1 December 2014
Tuesday 2 December 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

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 Wednesday 24 September 2014

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

1. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to list any potential new footpath resurfacing schemes planned for the Bangor area, that have no timetable or funding available to do the work.

AQW 35660/11-15

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 of Culture, Arts and Leisure

1. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the items and artefacts, which are of historical importance and originate in County Antrim, that are currently held outside County Antrim by National Museums NI and by other public bodies in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

AQW 36070/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

2. 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 to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail efficiencies that have been realised across the Executive since the creation of the Public Sector Reform Division.

AQW 36284/11-15

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 Friday 10 October 2014

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

1. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 35621/11-15 and AQW 35622/11-15, whether the organisations listed in AQW 35621/11-15 had staff who held the qualifications as stated in AQW 35622/11-15 when they were awarded the contract to deliver the Extractives and Minerals Processing apprenticeship frameworks.

AQW 36489/11-15

2. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 35621/11-15, whether the reason that "no apprentices are currently undertaking training aligned to these frameworks" is due to the institutions listed not employing staff who hold the qualifications to deliver the Extractives and Minerals Processing apprenticeship frameworks.

AQW 36490/11-15

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

2. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when they expect to be in a position to announce progress on further uses for the former army base at Ballykelly, in addition to the relocation of the headquarters of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

AQW 36627/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure why bibles have been removed from public libraries.

AQW 36614/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 15 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 detail (i) how much funding has been allocated to the Household Energy and Thermal Efficiency Programme; and (ii) whether a panel of technical experts has been established to advise on the nature and implementation of this programme.

AQW 36736/11-15

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 to the Minister of the Environment

3. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what progress the Executive has made in relocating Civil Service jobs to Coleraine to replace those lost when Driver and Vehicle Agency offices were moved to Swansea.

AQW 36871/11-15

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 J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what role the Head of the Civil Service had in initiating consideration of providing public funding for the Frampton/Martinez fight; and at whose direction or suggestion was any such action taken.

AQW 37000/11-15

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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 Thursday 23 October 2014

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the usage of the electric vehicle charging points in North Down in each of the last three years.

AQW 37131/11-15

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 to the Minister for Regional Development

3. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he will give consideration to further car parking concessionary measures in the month before Christmas to assist town centre traders.

AQW 37338/11-15

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 to the Minister for Regional Development

3. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether the plans for a cycleway, as part of the A2 Shore Road upgrade at Greenisland, have been altered during construction.

AQW 37464/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 3 November 2014

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

1. Ms R McCorley (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on the progress of the Irish Language and Ulster Scots Language, Culture and Heritage strategies.

AQO 6935/11-15

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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 to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

2. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the total number of days that staff at the Ulster Hospital were absent due to ill health the last twelve months, broken down by (a) number of days; and (b) grade.

AQW 37719/11-15

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 for Employment and Learning

2. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what monetary reserves are held by St. Mary's University College.

AQW 37904/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of occasions Planning Service has taken enforcement action in relation to paramilitary memorials erected without planning permission, in each of the last five years.

AQW 37927/11-15

4. 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

5. 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 to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

6. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what discussions he has had with his UK Government counterparts in relation to implementing the recommendations of the NHS Pay Review Body.

AQW 37922/11-15

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 to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

4. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the administrative costs incurred by his Department's arm's-length bodies in each of the last three years.

AQW 37975/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

5. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he has any plans to improve the greenway provision at the Giants Causeway.

AQW 37936/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

6. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what is the threshold number of applicants registered on the housing waiting list and considered to be in housing stress used by his Department to define a housing crisis; and what plans has his Department in place to address a housing crisis.

AQW 37996/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 11 November 2014

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

1. Mr A Maskey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, given recent flooding in the Balmoral area of South Belfast, for an updated timeframe for the (a) start; and (b) completion date of the Glenmachan Street Project.

AQW 38013/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 14 November 2014

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

1. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 38061/11-15, whether it is his understanding from the Northern Health and Social Care Trust that the services currently in place in Dalriada Hospital will be reinstated in full in 2015/16.

AQW 38499/11-15

2. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how the patient tested for Ebola at the Royal Victoria Hospital travelled from Sierra Leone to Northern Ireland; and once Ebola was suspected, whether the passengers who may have come into contact with the patient were notified and assessed.

AQW 38563/11-15

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 of the Environment

3. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether his Department plans to restrict the development of wind farms in areas of natural beauty.

AQW 38050/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

4. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, in light of the comments by the Royal Bank of Scotland's Northern Ireland Chief Executive that Ulster Bank branch closures are inevitable, what communication her Department has had with the Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank.

AQW 38116/11-15

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

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why proposals by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust to withdraw hospital and care services in Moyle district are not subject to public consultation.

AQW 38058/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

6. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) how many road upgrades have taken place in the last twelve months; (ii) how many of these upgrades feature mandatory cycle lanes; (iii) how many road upgrades will be undertaken over the next twelve months; and (iv) how many of these upgrades will feature mandatory cycle lanes.

AQW 38092/11-15

7. 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

8. 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 First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what steps are being taken by their Department to provide input on, and to co-ordinate, a cross departmental action plan to tackle Female Genital Mutilation.

AQW 38186/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. 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

3. 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

4. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how funding of local GP practices compares to the rest of the UK, shown (i) per capita; and (ii) as a percentage of the overall health budget.

AQW 38174/11-15

5. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he has any plans to increase the percentage share of the health budget awarded to GP practices.

AQW 38175/11-15

6. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many people waited more than 24 hours in type 1 Emergency Departments in each of the last three years, broken down by hospital.

AQW 38201/11-15

7. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the annual cost of electricity used by Bangor Hospital.

AQW 38130/11-15

8. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the cost of electricity for Bangor Health Centre in each of the last 3 years.

AQW 38131/11-15

9. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the cost of the new roof at Bangor Health Centre.

AQW 38132/11-15

10. 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

11. 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 to the Minister for Regional Development

12. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the consultation on the Craigantlet crossroads scheme.

AQW 38168/11-15

13. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the new cycle lanes and boxes planned in each council area for (i) the rest of 2014; (ii) 2015; and (iii) 2016.

AQW 38220/11-15

14. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what is his Department's response to complaints that the cycle lane on Upper Arthur Street, Belfast is being blocked by bins, delivery vehicles and road signs.

AQW 38221/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 20 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 how the North West Gateway Initiative has produced social and economic benefits for Limavady since its inception.

AQW 38283/11-15

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

2. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to domiciliary care packages in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, whether contracted services provide identical care provided directly by staff of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust; and who is responsible for calculating the timescale and level of care required in each package.

AQW 38243/11-15

3. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether adoption approvals allow for prospective parents to adopt children from the rest of the UK, or are they required to complete additional screening processes.

AQW 38289/11-15

4. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether his Department plans to bring adoption legislation into line with England and Wales by placing time limits on when children must return to their to birth parent.

AQW 38290/11-15

5. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to provide a detailed breakdown of the projected costs of relocating Multiple Sclerosis respite services from Dalriada Hospital in Ballycastle from December 2014.

AQW 38293/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

6. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) what is the current cost of Bond Charges from NI Water to the construction companies; (ii) how this cost has changed in the last five years; and (iii) how these costs compare to Great Britain.

AQW 38260/11-15

7. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what are the current laws relating to fixed speed detection cameras.

AQW 38265/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 21 November 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 to detail the amount of capital receipts the Asset Management Unit has delivered in the current budget period.

AQW 38348/11-15

2. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to provide a breakdown of staff within the Victims and Survivor Service, including the total number of staff, broken down by job title.

AQW 38364/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

3. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 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 to the Minister for Regional Development

4. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the extent and cost of vandalism to bus shelters in North Down in each of the last three years.

AQW 38358/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

5. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 36153/11-15, why management of The Appeals Service (TAS) have not implemented voluntary unpaid development opportunities for Administrative Assistants (AA) in TAS, given that it was identified by management as a way of increasing AA workloads in TAS.

AQW 38367/11-15

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 how much the Equality Commission has spent to date in their action against Ashers Bakery.

AQW 38424/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of whether the action brought by the Equality Commission against Ashers Bakery amounts to a prudent use of public funds.

AQW 38425/11-15

3. 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

4. Mr M Ó Muilleoir (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what proposals they have to work with the Child Poverty Alliance, in light of its recent "Beneath the Surface: Child Poverty in Northern Ireland" report.

AQO 7104/11-15

5. 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

6. 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

7. Mr S Douglas (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Urban Villages Regeneration Project.

AQO 7107/11-15

8. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when the Sexual Orientation Strategy will be published.

AQO 7108/11-15

9. 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

10. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the internet safety implications of the issues raised by the BBC NI Spotlight Programme broadcast on the 11 November 2014.

AQO 7110/11-15

11. 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

12. 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

13. Mr J Craig (Lagan Valley)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in light of the recent Spotlight programme highlighting the inappropriate and unauthorised use of local teenagers' photographs on pornographic websites, for an update on e-safety.

AQO 7114/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

14. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether it is incumbent on employers and business owners who use the services of a gangmaster to ensure there is full compliance with Gangmasters Licensing Authority.

AQW 38404/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

15. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he will ensure that Land and Property Service investigate urgently the rates liability of Sinn Féin offices in Gulladuff, Cookstown and Dunloy, in light of the facts exposed in the BBC Spotlight programme broadcast on 18 November 2014.

AQW 39009/11-15

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

16. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what consideration has been given to opening a new ward in the South West Acute Hospital to reduce waiting times in the Emergency Department.

AQW 38409/11-15

17. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the qualification criteria for meals on wheels has changed, or is being considered for change, in the Western Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 38410/11-15

18. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the current meals on wheels service is available for additional service users.

AQW 38411/11-15

19. Mr L Cree (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to list his diary commitments for 19 November 2014.

AQW 39026/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

20. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail (i) the commercial hire companies that have provided vehicles to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive; (ii) the total amount paid to each supplier; (iii) the nature and number of vehicles hired from each company; and (iv) how each contracted was tendered, in each of the last ten years.

AQW 38453/11-15

21. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for his assessment of how the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (i) tenders for; and (ii) obtains the services of commercial vehicle hire suppliers.

AQW 38455/11-15

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 to outline the long term vision for the Shackleton site at Ballykelly; and what interest has been received from the community voluntary sector.

AQW 38521/11-15

2. 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 to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mr L Cree (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure when the safety certificates, confirming compliance with legislation governing spectator safety at sports grounds, for (i) Ravenhill; (ii) Windsor Park; and (iii) Casement Park were signed off by the relevant authorities.

AQW 38895/11-15

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 to provide a breakdown for each Health and Social Care Trust of the proposed measures to ensure they are in budget for 2014/15, including how much each measure is projected to save.

AQW 38501/11-15

5. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether any options for savings submitted by Health and Social Care Trusts were not utilised; and if so, to detail the proposals.

AQW 38502/11-15

6. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to provide a breakdown of the projected net savings for 2014/15 for the temporary closure of twenty beds in Bangor Community Hospital.

AQW 38504/11-15

7. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the estimated operating cost of the Causeway Hospital when staffed by permanent employees compared to the current model of temporary and agency staff.

AQW 38833/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what policies are in place in the Equality Commission if an officer in charge of a case applies for an adjournment at tribunal due to personal circumstances, or is it a matter for the officer’s personal discretion.

AQW 38548/11-15

2. 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 Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mrs K McKevitt (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AWQ 38176/11-15, for a breakdown of the allocation of the £2.8 million that was allocated to her Department in the October Monitoring Round for City of Culture Legacy Projects.

AQW 38917/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

4. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for his assessment of the effectiveness of the Rats and Mice (Destruction) Act 1919 in preventing and addressing infestations.

AQW 38605/11-15

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

5. 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

6. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the role and scope of the Behaviour Support Team in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 38534/11-15

7. 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

8. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average length of stay for a patient in Bangor Community Hospital.

AQW 38571/11-15

9. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of beds available in each community/non-emergency hospital.

AQW 38572/11-15

10. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average bed occupancy percentage rate in Bangor Community Hospital, in each of the last five years.

AQW 38573/11-15

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 J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 38634/11-15

3. 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 Culture, Arts and Leisure

4. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

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

AQW 38699/11-15

5. Mrs K McKevitt (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how much funding her Department will allocate to assist athletes who wish to participate in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles with travel and accommodation costs.

AQW 39042/11-15

6. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 38648/11-15, (i) when Foras na Gaeilge decided to publish decisions taken at Board Meetings in English; (ii) when it started to publish decisions taken at Board Meetings in English; (iii) whether it considered a request to publish full minutes of meetings in English as well as Irish; (iv) if so, when it considered such a request; and (v) why it decided to refuse such a request.

AQW 39174/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

7. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education how many pupils in North Down do not use their school bus pass.

AQW 38623/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

8. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether he will hold a jobs fair in Limavady Borough, given the high level of job losses in recent years.

AQW 38659/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

9. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many planning applications under CTY 2 of Planning Policy Statement 21 have been approved for the development of clachans around focal points in County Fermanagh since the policy was introduced.

AQW 38679/11-15

10. 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 to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

11. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to outline the reasoning for the allocation of £50.5m of the Financial Transactions Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit to the Department of the Environment in the draft 2015/16 budget,.

AQW 39272/11-15

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

12. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average bed occupancy percentage rate in each community hospital, in each of the last three years.

AQW 38655/11-15

13. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average cost of a patient stay in a ward in an acute hospital with an Emergency Department.

AQW 38658/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

14. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for his assessment of the knock on effect on the services his Department provides in relation to the closure of The Addiction Service, Railway Street, Ballymena.

AQW 38631/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 28 November 2014

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

1. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether she was invited to attend the Armistice Day service on 11 November 2014 at St. Ann's Church in Dawson Street, Dublin.

AQW 38716/11-15

2. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether she was invited to attend the Annual Armistice Day Commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin on 11 November 2014.

AQW 38717/11-15

3. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what geographical area of the North West the Londonderry office will cover.

AQW 38727/11-15

4. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure (i) what percentage of Departmental Expenditure Limits is spent on salaries; and (ii) how she intends to reduce this spend in order to make efficiency savings.

AQW 38735/11-15

5. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on the events planned by her Department or its arm's-length bodies, including the arrangements in place to commemorate the 700th Anniversary of Edward the Bruce's arrival in Ulster.

AQW 38757/11-15

6. Ms R McCorley (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how much her Department has spent on interpreting services for people who are deaf or have a hearing loss, in the last five years.

AQW 38764/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

7. 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 to the Minister of the Environment

8. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 37257/11-15, particularly his response that the email "was part of an investigatory process and as such it is necessary to limit the disclosure of this information to protect the integrity of this and other investigatory processes” and AQW 37818/11-15, particularly his response that he does "not consider that an internal email summarising the observations of enforcement officers constitutes producing a formal report on the legalities of the taxi arrangements at Ravenhill rugby ground”, whether these answers are diametrically opposed given that one answer upholds the alleged necessity to withhold information whilst the other answer plays down the content and the format in which it was contained.

AQW 38711/11-15

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

9. Mr L Cree (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the savings expected from the proposed closure of hospitals, including Bangor Community Hospital.

AQW 38758/11-15

10. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the number of patients diagnosed with Vasculitis in each of the last three years; (ii) the training and information provided to General Practitioners and Consultants in relation to diagnosis; and (iii) the support provided to patients once diagnosed.

AQW 38770/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 1 December 2014

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

1. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, in relation to the business case presented as part of the application for funding for the Carl Frampton World Title Fight, how this event (i) promoted equality; and (ii) contributed to tackling poverty and social exclusion.

AQW 38792/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

2. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the number of (i) new jobs created; (ii) assistance offered; and (iii) total investment to and by (a) locally owned companies; and (b) externally owned companies in each of the 26 district council areas during (i) the 2013/14 financial year; and (ii) the first half of the 2014/15 financial year.

AQW 38775/11-15

3. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the number of new jobs created during (i) the 2013/14 financial year; and (ii) the first half of the 2014/15 financial year, in each of the 26 district council areas which pay (a) below the private sector median wage; and (b) above the private sector median wage.

AQW 38776/11-15

4. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (i) what percentage of Departmental Expenditure Limits is spent on salaries; and (ii) how she intends to reduce this spend in order to make efficiency savings.

AQW 38827/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

5. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the activities of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in North Belfast over the last three years.

AQW 38789/11-15

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

6. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he will issue a consultation on the proposed closure of Bangor Community Hospital Minor Injuries Unit and GP Ward; and if not, to outline the reasons for this, given that the precedent for public consultation on such decisions has already been established in relation to the Multiple Sclerosis Respite Centre in Dalriada Hospital.

AQW 39358/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 2 December 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 how much cultural awareness funding has been distributed in each year since 2011; and how much has been allocated to each recipient organisation in each year.

AQW 38884/11-15

2. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure when the next meeting of the Interdepartmental Charter Implementation Group is due to take place.

AQW 38885/11-15

3. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure (i) to detail the basis on which 22 miniatures by the Belfast artist Anne Marjorie Robinson were donated to the Belfast Municipal Museum and Art Gallery by her brother as a memorial to the artist; (ii) when they were donated; and (iii) any conditions that were attached to the donation.

AQW 38887/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

4. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the progress of transferring planning powers to local government.

AQO 7191/11-15

5. Mr I Milne (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether there is a presumption in favour of development in the countryside as part of the new Strategic Planning Policy Statement.

AQO 7188/11-15

6. Mr S Douglas (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for his assessment of the transition of the taxi and operator licensing unit from Belfast to Coleraine.

AQO 7196/11-15

7. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the implementation of Single Tier Licensing for Taxis.

AQO 7197/11-15

8. Mr A McQuillan (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what discussions he has had with local councils to ensure that they are prepared for severe weather this winter.

AQO 7198/11-15

9. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the proportion of road fatalities in 2014 that were drivers or passengers in cars or heavy goods vehicles compared to the last two calendar years.

AQO 7199/11-15

10. Mr A Attwood (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the ongoing cross-border co-operation between the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency.

AQO 7200/11-15

11. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether his Department has any plans to work with the Department for Social Development to standardise the definition of houses in multiple occupation, so that the Planning Service and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive work to the same definition.

AQO 7201/11-15

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

12. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the relocation of paediatric cardiac surgery to Dublin is based on the new build children's hospital being fully equipped.

AQW 38844/11-15

13. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the funding that will be provided to the Citizens Advice Bureau by Health and Social Care Trusts in 2015/16; and if funding remains to be determined, when he anticipates a decision being made.

AQW 38858/11-15

14. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how the funding provided to the Citizens Advice Bureau by Health and Social Care Trusts is determined.

AQW 38859/11-15

15. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much each Health and Social Care Trust will receive of the £18m allocated in the October Monitoring Round for contingency plans; and to detail how this will be spent, broken down by Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 39223/11-15

16. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety when he will reverse the decision and immediately reinstate the service at Dalriada Hospital, as agreed by the Assembly on 25 November 2014.

AQW 39366/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

17. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what degree of advertising will be undertaken to promote advantageous car parking charges for town centre shoppers in the run up to Christmas 2014.

AQW 38864/11-15

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 of Culture, Arts and Leisure

2. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what funding is available from her Department for the construction of new leisure centres.

AQW 38948/11-15

3. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the art pieces by Belfast artist Anne Marjorie Robinson which are currently in the possession of National Museums Northern Ireland; and which pieces are currently on display in the Ulster Museum.

AQW 38965/11-15

4. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure when she will provide the relative resourcing position of Ulster-Scots culture, heritage and language, in comparison with Irish culture, heritage and language in Northern Ireland, as requested by the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure in early 2014.

AQW 39435/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education, given that there is no legal definition or status for shared education, why the Education and Training Inspectorate is recruiting assessors for appointment to "the Shared Education sector"; and what is the definition of "shared education sector" that is being deployed and in respect of which criteria are being set.

AQW 38943/11-15

6. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education whether there are any schemes in place, or schemes he would consider, whereby school children required to walk to school or to buses, particularly along country roads, are supplied with high visibility jackets.

AQW 38946/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

7. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he will answer AQW 37099/11-15 and AQW 36284/11-15 or provide a reason for not doing so to date.

AQW 38930/11-15

8. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what steps his Department is taking to improve accessibility and transparency in the publishing of departmental spending and budgets.

AQW 38958/11-15

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

9. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 37425/11-15, how many hours self-employed translators were contracted by each Health and Social Care Trust in each of the last three years.

AQW 38922/11-15

10. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 37425/11-15, what steps are being taken to increase the efficiency of translation services across Health and Social Care Trusts; and why full time employees are not employed as a means of doing so.

AQW 38923/11-15

11. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to provide a breakdown of (i) redundancies; and (ii) redeployment of staff in each Health and Social Care Trust following the recent contingency plans.

AQW 38928/11-15

12. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the mechanisms, including timescale, by which he was made aware of the geographical remit, and specific nature, of the services provided by the Multiple Sclerosis Respite Unit in Dalriada Hospital.

AQW 38938/11-15

13. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what assurance he can give that other community hospitals will be allowed to continue to provide vital palliative and rehabilitation services in their communities.

AQW 38942/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

14. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to list the Waste Water Treatment Works in Co. Fermanagh that are at current capacity or will reach capacity in the coming years; and what plans are in place to upgrade these works.

AQW 38902/11-15

15. 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 Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether the (i) South Derry Cultural and Heritage Society; (ii) Tyrone Cultural Society; and (iii) North Antrim Historical Society have received any funding from her Department or its arm's-length bodies.

AQW 39013/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

4. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the number of students that graduated from the University of Ulster Business School, in each of the last three years, broken down by Campus.

AQW 39028/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

5. 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

6. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update, including the timescale, on any guarantee of assurance that he has received from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea that it will contribute to an early-exit scheme for employers which may provide previous Driver and Vehicle Agency workers from Coleraine with civil service employment in the North West.

AQW 39023/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

7. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail (i) the number and percentage of jobs created since 1 April 2008, broken down by (a) full time; (b) part time; and (c) self employed posts; (ii) the number and percentage of (a) full time; (b) part time; and (c) self employed people at 1 April 2008 and 1 April 2014; and (iii) the number of people that currently work part time but are seeking a full time job.

AQW 38993/11-15

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

8. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what financial support is available for families travelling outside of Northern Ireland for their child's heart surgery or treatment. [R]

AQW 38997/11-15

9. 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

10. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to provide a breakdown of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust's budget for the remainder of the current financial year and 2015/16 to (a) 'Save The Dal' campaign group; and (b) North Antrim MLAs to ensure that they can adequately respond to the consultation on the future of Dalriada Hospital.

AQW 39391/11-15

11. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety which organisations or elected representatives (i) wrote to him seeking a meeting; and (ii) made written representations to him on the issue of the minor injuries unit and in patient bed facility at Bangor Hospital.

AQW 39615/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

12. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) whether there are plans to sell off parts of the embankment along the Comber Greenway; (ii) if so, what process will be put in place to advertise this land; (iii) how much revenue is expected to be generated from such a sale; (iv) whether there will be a guaranteed minimum distance between the pathway and any fencing erected; and (v) what consultation will be undertaken with users of this public space.

AQW 39523/11-15

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

2. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail how much has been (i) spent; and (ii) allocated to projects from the Social Investment Fund, broken down by constituency, in each month since May 2011.

AQW 39110/11-15

3. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the accomplishments of the Social Investment Fund to date.

AQW 39111/11-15

4. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on REACH Across’ application to the Central Good Relations Fund Programme 2014/15.

AQW 39470/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

5. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the number of staff employed (i) directly by her Department; and (ii) by its agencies, who currently earn less than the living wage.

AQW 39061/11-15

6. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how much funding each boxing club has received in each of the last three years.

AQW 39075/11-15

7. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, in relation to the Newtownards Library, to detail (i) whether her Department measures how many people gained employment opportunities as a result of availing of computer courses offered by the library; (ii) her assessment of the impact of the library's work with the Alzheimer's Society group at St. Mark's Church; (iii) her assessment of the impact of the library's outreach programme in the community; and (iv) her assessment of the impact of Library NI's Health in Mind initiative in the Newtownards area.

AQW 39097/11-15

8. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the number of (i) pre-school children; (ii) primary school pupils; and (iii) parents who have availed of Newtownards Library formal Early Years initiatives in each of the last three years.

AQW 39098/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

9. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education why the promised funding for each of the twenty primary schools selected to trial nurture units is not paid upfront at the start of the academic year.

AQW 39069/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

10. 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

11. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the percentage of undergraduate students at Queen's University Belfast whose community background is (i) Protestant; (ii) Roman Catholic; and (iii) other or unknown; and in each case, how figures compare with (a) 2009; and (b) 2004.

AQW 39077/11-15

12. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the percentage of undergraduate students at the University of Ulster whose community background is (i) Protestant; (ii) Roman Catholic; and (iii) other or unknown; and in each case, how figures compare with (a) 2009; and (b) 2004.

AQW 39079/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

13. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what support his Department offers to local companies who wish to enhance the skills of their workers on the cultural intricacies of potential export markets.

AQW 39048/11-15

14. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the number of staff employed (i) directly by her Department; and (ii) by its agencies, who currently earn less than the living wage.

AQW 39063/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

15. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the number of staff employed (i) directly by his Department; and (ii) by its agencies, who currently earn less than the living wage.

AQW 39064/11-15

16. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail (i) the extent of the peace dividend promised by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown following the St Andrews Agreement negotiations; (ii) how much has been received; and (iii) what remains unspent.

AQW 39066/11-15

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

17. 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

18. 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

19. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail how much (i) his Department; and (ii) each arm’s-length body has spent on administration in each of the last five years; and to provide a breakdown of these costs.

AQW 39107/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

20. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the Craigantlet roundabout scheme.

AQW 39074/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 8 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in relation to the failed case brought by the Equality Commission against Mr Stuart Dawson and his business, (i) for a full breakdown of the costs, including legal advices and representation; (ii) whether Mr Dawson’s costs will be met by the Equality Commission as well as any potential damages for the stress caused by this ordeal; and (iii) if so, for an estimate of these costs.

AQW 39117/11-15

2. 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

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure (i) what training has been provided through the Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF); (ii) who provides the training; and (iii) how many people have been trained, in each year since the ILBF started.

AQW 39176/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

4. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Education how many pupils, who reside in Magherafelt District Council, travel to schools located in Cookstown District Council and receive transport assistance for travel by bus, broken down by school in (i) 2013/14; and (ii) 2014/15.

AQW 39168/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 37668/11-15, whether the hopes of claiming repair costs to the Moyle interconnector through insurance have not been realised.

AQW 39131/11-15

6. 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

7. 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

8. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many UK National Contact Points are available to Northern Ireland to support Horizon 2020 application and how many of these are based outside the Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster.

AQW 39165/11-15

9. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 37866/11-15, how many customers would (i) pay more; and (ii) pay less, for energy if the Warm Homes Discount Scheme was extended to Northern Ireland.

AQW 39167/11-15

10. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what action she took to ensure that First Flight Wind had the required confidence to enable it to progress with its proposed investment in Northern Ireland's renewable energy generation.

AQW 39688/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

11. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of public sector productivity; and to detail how it is (i) measured; and (ii) monitored.

AQW 39129/11-15

12. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether peace funding has been distributed to (i) South Derry Cultural and Heritage Society; (ii) Tyrone Cultural Society; and (iii) North Antrim Historical Society; and if so, to detail the extent and date it was distributed.

AQW 39132/11-15

13. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what measures are in place to support occupants of non-domestic properties in Coleraine that are facing rate increases of more than 100 per cent, due to Rate Revaluation from April 2015.

AQW 39175/11-15

14. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of the impact that rebalancing business rates will have on businesses investing in Coleraine, given that business properties on streets leading to the town centre are facing increases.

AQW 39177/11-15

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

15. 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

16. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what consideration his Department has given to the introduction of robotic assisted radical prostatectomy operations.

AQW 39123/11-15

17. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to the current round of proposed cuts, how many of the proposals, and to what extent, adversely affect (i) senior management; (ii) middle management; and (iii) other administrators.

AQW 39130/11-15

18. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the total payments made by Health and Care Trusts to private medical practices in each of the last eighteen months.

AQW 39134/11-15

19. 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

20. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the cost of inpatient treatment for alcoholism.

AQW 39169/11-15

21. 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 to the Minister of Justice

22. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice (i) whether he will instigate an enquiry into public protection arrangements following the release of Dwayne Mullan who has since been remanded back into custody; (ii) what rehabilitation he underwent in custody; (iii) why he was deemed fit for release; (iv) why the Dungannon Magistrates Court offences were not dealt with upon indictment; and (v) whether he will be categorised as dangerous under the 2008 (NI) Act.

AQW 39726/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

23. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how he intends to promote the offer of five hours parking for £1 in Enniskillen car parks in the run up to Christmas.

AQW 39119/11-15

24. Mr A McQuillan (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he has considered putting a bus lane on the hard shoulder of the M2 motorway from the Sandyknowles junction to Belfast city centre, at peak times, to help decrease travel time for commuters.

AQW 39166/11-15

25. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what action he will take to ensure that the lights at the entrance of the underpass at Madam’s Bank Road, Derry are repaired in the near future.

AQW 39483/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

26. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 38301/11-15 and AQW 38300/11-15, to detail (i) the role of the official involved in the Lurgan Golf Club Neighbourhood Renewal Project who failed to declare a conflict of interest; (ii) the nature of the conflict of interest; (iii) the disciplinary action under the Northern Ireland Civil Service Code of Ethics that has been taken as result of the discovery of the conflict of interest and the failure to declare it; and (iv) how many conflicts of interests have been declared subsequent to the issue of the reminder to staff regarding the need for such declarations.

AQW 39128/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 9 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether the Equality Commission has remit to test the law; and if so, to detail where this is contained within their constitution or guidelines.

AQW 39184/11-15

2. 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

3. 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

4. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the measures in place to raise awareness of public appointment opportunities amongst women and members of other under-represented groups, as a step towards encouraging these groups to apply.

AQW 39240/11-15

5. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how the two locations for the Urban Villages Projects were selected; and how they will deliver cross-community contact and reconciliation.

AQW 39242/11-15

6. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an annual breakdown of all costs incurred to date in relation to Shackleton Barracks, Ballykelly.

AQW 39270/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

7. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the development of mountain bike trails in Fermanagh.

AQW 39235/11-15

8. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how jobs currently located in Dundonald House will be relocated; and what is the total estimated cost of this proposal.

AQW 39251/11-15

9. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development whether her Department, or its arm's-length bodies, have any plans to develop Tievenadarragh Forest in Loughinisland, Co Down.

AQW 39252/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

10. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 37400/11-15, when the report will be published.

AQW 39221/11-15

11. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, in light of recent budget cuts announcement within her Department, whether the planned redevelopment work at the Brandywell Stadium will proceed.

AQW 39241/11-15

12. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether the Project Design Team for the Brandywell Project has been appointed.

AQW 39243/11-15

13. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 38379/11-15, how many projects in the East Londonderry area are currently being considered for allocation of funding, which was awarded to her Department through the October monitoring round.

AQW 39247/11-15

14. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 38381/11-15, when she will receive the outcome of Sport NI’s review of the business case for the development of sports and community facilities in Dungiven.

AQW 39248/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

15. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education whether he will place a copy in the Assembly Library of the reliability data provided by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to support his claim in a departmental press release that Pisa-based Test for Schools items are credible.

AQW 39210/11-15

16. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education what parts of his current 2014/15 budget is legally and contractually committed; and what remains unallocated.

AQW 39213/11-15

17. 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

18. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the impact of establishing regional criteria for assessing children with special educational needs.

AQW 39263/11-15

19. Mrs K McKevitt (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what is the appropriate timeframe for the Chairperson of a Board of Governors to respond to a letter of complaint from a parent of a pupil; and what action can be taken by a parent who does not receive a response within an appropriate timeframe.

AQW 39562/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

20. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how he ensures that private education providers, who are offering education and training from high-street locations and are in receipt of funding from his Department, are not causing economic displacement which is affecting local small businesses.

AQW 39212/11-15

21. 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

22. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the number of and average salary of (i) Chancellors; (ii) Pro-Chancellors; (iii) Vice Chancellors; (iv) Pro-Vice Chancellors; (v) Chief Officers; (vi) Directors; (vii) Registrars; (viii) professors; (ix) associate professors; (x) assistant professors; (xi) instructors; (xii) lecturers; (xiii) deans; (xiv) associate deans; (xv) assistant deans; (xvi) heads of department; and (xvii) heads of school, in (a) the University of Ulster; and (b) Queen's University, Belfast.

AQW 39232/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

23. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether any Shale Gas Regulators Forum meetings have taken place since February 2014; and if so when the minutes will be published on the departmental website.

AQW 39203/11-15

24. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, in light of the removal of the Shale Gas licence in Fermanagh, that other licensees insist they are not targeting unconventional gas and the recent budgetary cuts, whether she plans to disband the Shale Gas Regulators Forum.

AQW 39204/11-15

25. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether new exploration licences targeting Shale Gas, or other unconventional oil and gas, will be subject to a Strategic Environmental Assessment.

AQW 39205/11-15

26. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what action she has taken following the Assembly's endorsement of a motion by the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment on 25 February 2014 on the contribution of Credit Unions.

AQW 39224/11-15

27. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many innovation vouchers have been granted to increase participation in Horizon 2020; and how many companies have been offered project definition to pursue an application to Horizon 2020.

AQW 39256/11-15

28. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on InvestNI’s Transformative Power of Service Innovation programme.

AQW 39257/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

29. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 38207/11-15, whether the failure to enforce against unauthorised Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) development is a breach of the EIA Directive.

AQW 39217/11-15

30. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 38950/11-15, whether the deposition of waste on site was assessed as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment determination or Habitats Regulation Assessment prior to the approval of K/2013/0072/F.

AQW 39218/11-15

31. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, to detail the number of domestic properties and residents in the vicinity which were written to, and consulted on, the planning proposals (i) Z/2012/1387/F; and (ii) Z/2014/1473/F.

AQW 39803/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

32. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the contractors excluded from tender opportunities across all Departments due to a failure to comply with prompt payment of sub-contractors.

AQW 39182/11-15

33. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the contractors excluded from construction tender opportunities for payment related issues regarding sub-contractors.

AQW 39183/11-15

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

34. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the opening hours of the Minor Injuries Unit in (i) Bangor Community Hospital; and (ii) Ards Community Hospital in each of the last five years; and where opening times have changed, to detail the dates of change.

AQW 39191/11-15

35. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to the public consultation on 'Delivering High Quality Congenital Cardiac Services' held in Portadown on 19 November 2014, why those in attendance from his Department did not collect the contact details of attendees, which could have aided better consultation with parents and those attending regarding this consultation.

AQW 39220/11-15

36. 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

37. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether there are any plans to facilitate robotic-assisted keyhole laparoscopic surgery for prostate cancer patients.

AQW 39231/11-15

38. 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

39. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action his Department is taking to ensure recipients of organ donations have appropriate long term psychiatric support following surgery.

AQW 39237/11-15

40. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the review into bringing Health and Social Care Trust staff working arrangements into line with European Working Time Directives, namely the Williams Street Case, will be extended to include the Western Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 39244/11-15

41. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the back-dated pay for which Health and Social Care Trusts are liable.

AQW 39245/11-15

42. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the estimated cost to the Western Health and Social Care Trust of outstanding back-dated pay.

AQW 39246/11-15

43. Mr B McElduff (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, whether his Department, working in close partnership with local Health and Social Care Trusts, will proactively promote the free e-learning module which is endorsed by Royal College of General Practitioners and which will assist health professionals, including GPs, to refresh their awareness of the importance of early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

AQW 39260/11-15

44. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 38065/11-15, to outline the criteria for determining what is a (i) temporary closure; and (ii) permanent closure.

AQW 39262/11-15

45. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the end of year financial deficits or overspends recorded by each Health and Social Care Trust in each of the last five years.

AQW 39268/11-15

46. Mr D McIlveen (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much savings were envisaged by the closure of Acute Services at Bangor Hospital.

AQW 39563/11-15

47. 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

48. Mr L Cree (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the outcome of meetings he has had with (i) senior and middle management of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service; and (ii) the Fire Brigades Union regarding the potential negative impact that will arise as a result of budget cuts in 2015/16 and the resultant affect on the safety of the public and firefighters.

AQW 39833/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

49. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether an equality impact assessment was carried out on the decision to remove funding from Railway Street Addiction Services.

AQW 39189/11-15

50. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether his Department will no longer finance addiction services because these services are under the remit of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

AQW 39192/11-15

51. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in the absence of a discussion or assessment with a newly admitted prisoner’s GP, and until such occurs, whether a mechanism is in place by which the Northern Ireland Prison Service can clarify if the prisoner is an addict of any description, or had abused drugs at some stage, or had attempted suicide or self harmed.

AQW 39195/11-15

52. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice what consideration has been given to transferring responsibility for teaching staff at Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre, Bangor to the Department of Education.

AQW 39196/11-15

53. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice what access to, or provision of, educational courses or professionall development is available to teaching staff at Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre, Bangor.

AQW 39198/11-15

54. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice for an update on the issue of young shooters, following the meeting between his Department and relevant stakeholders on the 29 September 2014.

AQW 39219/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

55. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he has considered using temporary bike lanes for periods of one week to test whether a change in road infrastructure would work in certain areas.

AQW 39193/11-15

56. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the (i) number of streetlights which have been replaced by LED lighting in each council areas; (ii) cost of each of these schemes; and (iii) predicted annual energy saving of each scheme.

AQW 39233/11-15

57. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what plans he has to extend his Department’s scheme of five hours parking for one pound.

AQW 39249/11-15

58. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) to outline the rationale for the introduction of charges in off-street car parks on Sundays in the Coleraine area from December; (ii) what impact this will have on traders in the town centre; and (iii) how many town centre car parks will be included in this scheme.

AQW 39250/11-15

59. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 34741/11-15, for an update on the proposed work on aleviating flooding in the Newcastle area.

AQW 39253/11-15

60. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 38222/11-15, whether his Department has taken disability access into consideration when following the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, in particular the needs of blind and partially sighted people.

AQW 39259/11-15

61. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development where the material excavated during the construction of the Belfast Sewers Project was dumped.

AQW 39271/11-15

62. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what plans his Department has to offer free on-street parking in the run up to Christmas.

AQW 39584/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

63. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the cost of Employment and Support Allowance appeals in each of the last two financial years.

AQW 39200/11-15

64. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) appeal hearings have resulted in the original decision not to award ESA being overturned, in each of the last two years.

AQW 39201/11-15

65. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the cost of Disability Living Allowance appeals in the last two financial years.

AQW 39202/11-15

66. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQO 7073/11-15, to detail (i) the number of applicants; and (ii) the number of applicants deemed to be in housing stress in (a) 1 October 2013; and (b) 1 October 2012.

AQW 39225/11-15

67. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what steps can be taken to support the thirty staff currently employed in the Lisahally Processing Unit; and whether other duties from the Civil Service can be utilised to ensure jobs are retained.

AQW 39767/11-15

Questions to the Assembly Commission

68. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Assembly Commission how the questions and options included in the EQIA on the flying of the Union flag at Parliament Buildings were determined; and by whom.

AQW 39273/11-15

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 Agriculture and Rural Development

4. Mr A McQuillan (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what measures can be put in place to help the plight of dairy farmers whose production costs are higher than the price they receive from the sale of their milk.

AQW 39284/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

5. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, in light of the Audit of Inequalities and Equality Action Plan launched by the Ulster Scots Agency, whether there is a similar plan under the auspices of Foras na Gaeilge.

AQW 39289/11-15

6. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for a breakdown on the spend by her Department on investigating the NI Events Company, including the costs of accountancy investigations and the cost of the investigation by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment.

AQW 39307/11-15

7. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure when the Ulster-Scots Education Project commenced; and when it is planned to have teaching materials ready for use in schools.

AQW 39324/11-15

8. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure where the term ‘Ulster-Scots’ appears in the exhibits and displays in the Ulster Museum.

AQW 39325/11-15

9. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what post-project reviews and evaluations of the displays and exhibitions in the Ulster Museum were carried out after the reopening of the Ulster Museum in October 2009; and by whom these were carried out.

AQW 39326/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

10. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, given the recent report published by Barclays which estimated that local shoppers will buy £41m worth of goods online annually by 2018, what discussions he has had with the local Higher Education and Further Education providers on the provision of a dedicated qualification in eCommerce to help local businesses maximise the opportunities presented by the internet.

AQW 39279/11-15

11. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 38314/11-15, when a decision will be taken on whether to change the name of the Magee campus.

AQW 39281/11-15

12. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether the financial assistance for students, who have been in foster care or care of social services for a significant period of time, that this currently provided by the University of Ulster and Queen’s University, including Stranmillis University College, will be ring-fenced following budget cuts to his Department's budget.

AQW 39321/11-15

13. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what savings were envisaged by the previously proposed dissolution of his Department.

AQW 39834/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

14. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 37897/11-15, to outline the complex policy issues which are currently under consideration; and whether she will introduce an Energy Bill during the current mandate.

AQW 39280/11-15

15. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to list the inspections carried out by the Health and Safety Executive during its recent blitz on construction, including (i) the name of the company; (ii) the approximate location of the site; and (iii) the date of inspection.

AQW 39320/11-15

16. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether she will publish the report on the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment's investigation into the NI Events Company.

AQW 39322/11-15

17. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to outline the proposals for Financial Transaction Capital submitted by her Department.

AQW 39332/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

18. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to provide a geographical breakdown of cross-compliance inspections conducted by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, broken down by constituency, in each of the last three years.

AQW 39285/11-15

19. Mr C Boylan (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the programmes and grants that are under threat due to the recent proposed budget cuts; and the cost of each.

AQW 39669/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

20. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether HM Treasury has confirmed that the £100m loan may be repaid with Capital Receipts.

AQW 39328/11-15

21. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail each Department’s expenditure on professional consultancy services in last three years.

AQW 39329/11-15

22. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what steps he is taking to encourage Departments to submit proposals for Financial Transaction Capital funding.

AQW 39330/11-15

23. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the Assembly Commission's budget in each of the last three years; and why the Assembly Commission is not facing reductions in the 2015/16 Budget.

AQW 39331/11-15

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

24. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how the Western Health and Social Care Trust intends to achieve their approved savings of £6.9m.

AQW 39286/11-15

25. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the savings plans submitted by the Western Health and Social Care Trust totalling almost £16m, including the plans which were not approved by his Department or the Health and Social Care Board which total almost £8m.

AQW 39288/11-15

26. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how his Department will deal with the projected £8m deficit of the Western Health and Social Care Trust by the end of the 2014/15 financial year.

AQW 39290/11-15

27. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the time taken to process patient travel reimbursement claims from receipt of claim to payment, in each of the last three years; and what the target time is for payment.

AQW 39292/11-15

28. 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

29. 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

30. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, with budget reductions of 10.8 per cent, to detail the services he has identified as (i) 'ring fenced' from further cuts; and (ii) priorities in terms of proposed reduction of spending.

AQW 39300/11-15

31. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the most recent figures available for the amount spent by the Western Health and Social Care Trust on respite care for children with a disability, broken down by capita spend per head; and to detail how these costs compare with other Health and Social Care Trusts.

AQW 39301/11-15

32. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the total revenue generated by prescription charges, for each of the three years preceding the abolition of prescription charges.

AQW 39315/11-15

33. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the administrative cost of processing (i) a single NHS HS21 prescription; and (ii) a single NHS PV1 (pharmacist) prescription, excluding the cost of the item dispensed; and how many of each of these types of prescriptions have been processed since April 2013.

AQW 39316/11-15

34. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, given the High Court decision on the Northern Health and Social Care Trust's non-admission policy to Dalriada Hospital, whether he will now review other non-admissions policies within the Northern Heath and Social Care Trust, such as for Pinewood Residential Care Home.

AQW 39868/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

35. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice in the absence of a specialist independent investigatory body, and refusals by his Department to investigate, (i) to indicate where police officers can report, or seek an enquiry over, concerns in relation to the Police Federation for Northern Ireland and its relationship with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and its alleged failure to adhere to Police Association Regulations; (ii) whether he will review his Department’s previous refusal to investigate these concerns in the interests of parity, duty of care, and transparency; and (iii) why his Department has not addressed these concerns.

AQW 39310/11-15

36. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 38475/11-15, whether he intends to extend the criminal legal aid regulations to allow the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission to seek partial recovery of funds in magistrates court as well as crown courts.

AQW 39311/11-15

37. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 38475/11-15, whether he will raise this instance with the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission for investigation.

AQW 39312/11-15

38. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 38475/11-15, on how many occasions in each of the last four years the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission has (i) sought; and (ii) been granted an order seeking repayment of costs incurred under a legal aid certificate; and to detail the amount recouped in each instance.

AQW 39313/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

39. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how his Department and its arm's-length bodies are preparing for the winter weather in Co Fermanagh, including the stocking volumes of salt and grit; and how this compares with the last five years.

AQW 39282/11-15

40. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the change between 2008 and 2013 in the average number of vehicles per day using the M2 countrybound lane at the (i) Fortwilliam; (ii) Sandyknowes; (iii) Antrim; (iv) A26, and (v) Randalstown exits.

AQW 39287/11-15

41. Mrs B Hale (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the progress of the Knockmore Link, Lisburn.

AQW 39319/11-15

42. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, in relation to the reports that one city and 13 towns are set to lose their urban bus services next year, which towns will be affected; and how the removal of these services is likely to affect older people and people with disabilities who rely on these services.

AQW 39879/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

43. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of empty residential properties, broken down by local government area, including how long each property has been empty.

AQW 39869/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 11 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, pursuant to AQW 38282/11-15, to detail (i) the organisational structure of the North West Gateway Initiative; (ii) the number of officials from each Department contributing to its functioning; and (iii) any associated staffing costs.

AQW 39386/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 38282/11-15, when the findings of the stakeholder consultation on the review of North West Gateway Initiative will be available.

AQW 39389/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 38544/11-15, how the Together: Building a United Community Sports Connect Initiative will facilitate contact between young people from a different background and reconciliation.

AQW 39333/11-15

4. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 37342/11-15, to list the members of the Management Board of the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies.

AQW 39334/11-15

5. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 37342/11-15, to detail the members of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies, identifying which of them were appointed by the University of Ulster and which were appointed by the Ulster-Scots Agency.

AQW 39335/11-15

6. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the previous arrangement for translation services as referred to in paragraph 8.1 of the minutes of the Interdepartmental Charter Implementation Group meeting on 21 November 2013.

AQW 39337/11-15

7. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what impact the closure of the Ulster Orchestra would have on Northern Ireland's representatation and role in Proms in the Park.

AQW 39350/11-15

8. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to outline the role of the Ulster Orchestra in promoting youth orchestras and music education; and how this role would be fulfilled should the Ulster Orchestra close.

AQW 39351/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

9. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 38124/11-15, to detail (i) the criteria used in assessing development proposals prior to the approval of the new nursery schools and nursery units attached to primary schools; and (ii) any changes in criteria during that period.

AQW 39359/11-15

10. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education whether there are plans to replace the current school buildings at King's Park Primary School, Lurgan.

AQW 39363/11-15

11. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education 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

12. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education whether any current projects will be financed through bids to the unallocated £35m of Financial Transactions capital in 2014/15.

AQW 39371/11-15

13. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education what projects he is planning to finance from the £115.6m of Financial Transactions capital allocated for 2015/16.

AQW 39372/11-15

14. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the educational work for children provided by the Ulster Orchestra.

AQW 39378/11-15

15. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of current primary school teachers who graduated in the last ten years with specialism in a science subject from (i) Stranmillis University College; (ii) St. Mary's University College; and (iii) University of Ulster.

AQW 39403/11-15

16. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the date for the launch of the consultation relating to proposed legislation to permit flexibility for primary school starting age.

AQW 39875/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

17. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what provision is made by the University of Ulster, at each campus, for the study of the Irish language and associated literature; and how many staff members are employed at each campus in delivering that provision.

AQW 39336/11-15

18. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how his Department manages the Higher Education Funding Council for England recommendations in local higher education institutions.

AQW 39341/11-15

19. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to define the term international best practice as referred to in the Aspiring to Excellence report by the International Review Panel on Initial Teacher Education in Northern Ireland.

AQW 39368/11-15

20. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 38671/11-15, to detail the number of training (i) positions currently available within each of the eleven training suppliers; and (ii) suppliers in East Londonderry being used to capacity, as part of the Training for Success Programme.

AQW 39390/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

21. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to outline the contribution of the Ulster Orchestra to the local events sector and in attracting investment in the creative arts.

AQW 39349/11-15

22. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what was the outcome of the Utility Regulator's request of May 2013 to Mutual Energy to conduct a more in-depth analysis extending the examination to assess future costs and savings to consumers, in respect of its estimated £60m cost for the restoration of full and reliable capacity to the Moyle interconnector.

AQW 39369/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

23. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, further to the appearance of a departmental official at the Committee for the Environment on 20 November 2014, to provide or place in the Assembly Library, a copy of the full consultation document which he states is the source of the letter from Vehicle Policy Branch headed TAXI (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2008 PROPOSED NEW TAXI PLATES, as well as a list detailing who the doument was sent to and when.

AQW 39365/11-15

24. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether in planning applications (a) N/2011/0309/F; and (b) N/2012/0505/F any planning official, or official of any consultee, declared any relevant interest.

AQW 39381/11-15

25. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 38577/11-15, what assurance he can provide that a review of current fees for the processing of driver licences, which are currently not in parity with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, will be a priority objective during the development of a new driver licensing IT system.

AQW 39388/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

26. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 37644/11-15, for a breakdown by constituency of the total number of people who are employed in (i) accommodation and food service activities; and (ii) convention and trade show organisers.

AQW 39387/11-15

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

27. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, further to his recent public comments regarding engagement with the Minister of Health in the Republic of Ireland "on issues such as paediatric cardiac surgery, and I am strongly committed to maximising the amount of work we can secure for Northern Ireland, treating patients from the Irish Republic", to detail (i) the number of patients from the Republic of Ireland who have been treated in Northern Ireland; (ii) the number of patients from Northern Ireland who have been treated in the Republic of Ireland; (iii) the cost of these treatments; and (iv) all transactions completed between both Governments in relation to all patients concerned, in each of the last three years.

AQW 39393/11-15

28. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 38505/11-15, to detail the projected mileage payment that will be made to staff who are relocated from Dalriada Hospital (i) from 30 November 2015 to 31 March 2015; and (ii) in 2015/16.

AQW 39401/11-15

29. Mr L Cree (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the support provided by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust to Stewart Memorial House, in the last three years.

AQW 39408/11-15

30. Ms R McCorley (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) whether there will be a temporary Huntington's Disease Coordinator appointed; (ii) why the Huntington's Disease Band 6 post has not been filled; (iii) what actions have taken place to fill the Band 6 post; and (iv) the plans to address the needs of those affected by Huntington's Disease, in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 39409/11-15

31. Mr L Cree (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of public and firefighter safety should the proposed budget reductions planned for 2015/16 be implemented.

AQW 39839/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

32. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 38843/11-15, what the proposed new legislation will involve; and when it will become active.

AQW 39342/11-15

33. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice what assessment has been made of the costs to his Department of not funding the Railway Street addiction service due to increased demand for other services funded by his Department; and to provide details of these assessments.

AQW 39344/11-15

34. Mrs B Hale (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether a process is in place to recruit a Senior Education Officer for HMP Maghaberry.

AQW 39352/11-15

35. Mrs B Hale (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Justice who is responsible for educational staff at HMP Maghaberry in the absence of a Senior Education Officer.

AQW 39353/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

36. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) to detail (a) the number of ecar charging points in each of the last three years; (b) the number of times that service contractors have been called out to repair or service the ecar charges in each of the last three years; (ii) whether the cost incurred by the Department each year for the provision of repair works for the ecar charging infastructure was dependent on the number of call outs; (iii) to detail the total cost of repair and service call outs and works in each of the last three years; and (iv) for his assessment of the technical reliability of the ecar charging points.

AQW 39347/11-15

37. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what plans his Department has to increase the number of public ecar charging points; and what measures will be taken to ensure that future ecar charging points will be more reliable.

AQW 39348/11-15

38. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much has been spent on installing domestic water meters since May 2007; and to detail the reasons for the spend.

AQW 39380/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

39. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether his Department has any plans to ensure Winter Fuel Payments are extended to include people with a disability on a low income.

AQW 39345/11-15

40. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the annual cost of providing transport for (i) Disability Living Allowance; and (ii) Employment Support Allowance appeals.

AQW 39346/11-15

41. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 37446/11-15, who pays for the costs associated with skip emptying; and to detail the total paid to date.

AQW 39373/11-15

42. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 37446/11-15, who pays for the maintenance and service of portaloos; and to detail the total paid to date.

AQW 39374/11-15

43. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 37446/11-15, what power the Northern Ireland Housing Executive has to create temporary sites without planning permission.

AQW 39375/11-15

44. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 37446/11-15, when the Northern Ireland Housing Executive is seeking temporary sites, what consideration is given to the local homes and adjacent historic sites, dating back to the 1600’s.

AQW 39376/11-15

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 whether funding is guaranteed to ensure the completion of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry; and if so, to detail how much has been allocated for (i) the remainder of the current budget year; and (ii) 2015/16.

AQW 39424/11-15

2. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what is the estimated (i) resource; and (ii) capital Departmental Expenditure Limit required for 2015/16 in order to administer Delivering Social Change, broken down by project.

AQW 39425/11-15

3. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how much of the Social Investment Fund is (i) unspent; or (ii) unallocated; and whether it will be fully spent in the current financial year.

AQW 39426/11-15

4. 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

5. 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

6. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on discussions with the Minister for Justice and Equality regarding the alleged historical abuse of children from Northern Ireland at Bethany Home and Westbank Orphanage in the Republic of Ireland.

AQW 39450/11-15

7. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 36611/11-15, to detail the number of local social entrepreneurs and enterprises who have accessed and used the Social Enterprise Hub, which is operational in the Northern Social Investment Fund Zone through the Accelerating Social Enterprise Signature Programme.

AQW 39466/11-15

8. 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 Agriculture and Rural Development

9. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, pursuant to AQW 38551/11-15, to detail whether (i) there are plans to extend the number departmentally funded Gangmasters Licensing Authority officers, particularly during seasonal work periods; and (ii) any inspections or site visits by the current officers led to detections or reports of alleged unlicensed gangmastering and/or any associated concerns.

AQW 39430/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

10. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how she will measure ‘need’ when she prepares to negotiate for an extension of the Irish Language Broadcast Fund and the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund ‘on the basis of need’.

AQW 39436/11-15

11. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what role the Ulster Orchestra has in any bid for European City of Culture.

AQW 39458/11-15

12. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 38461/11-15, AQW 38481/11-15 and AQW 38459/11-15, to detail the capital projects in Derry City that will be funded by the recent £2.8m City of Culture Legacy allocation in the October Monitoring Round.

AQW 39479/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

13. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education when will he approve the advertisement for the appointment of the Interim Chief Executive of the Education Authority.

AQW 39420/11-15

14. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail ‘the previous arrangement’ for translation services as referred to in paragraph 8.1 of the minutes of the Interdepartmental Charter Implementation Group meeting on 21 November 2013.

AQW 39437/11-15

15. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the level of access to support class placement for children with autism in Key Stage 1 and 2 in mainstream schools, broken down by Education and Library Board area.

AQW 39477/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

16. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the number of students who are currently in receipt of an Education Maintenance Allowance; and what assurance he can give that money for this will be ringfenced in light of current budgetary pressures.

AQW 39463/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

17. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how much has been spent on advertising insolvency notices in each of the last three years.

AQW 39411/11-15

18. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of whether advertising insolvency notices in the press is good value for money, given that there are cheaper alternative methods to provide this information.

AQW 39412/11-15

19. Mr J Byrne (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the number of jobs that have been (i) created; and (ii) proposed by her Department and InvestNI in the (a) last; and (b) next twelve months, broken down by constituency.

AQW 39416/11-15

20. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what is the current expected commission date for the restoration of full and reliable capacity to the Moyle Interconnector.

AQW 39455/11-15

21. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to outline any plans to improve the cooperation and partnership between InvestNI and local councils.

AQW 39462/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

22. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) what plans he has to ban the burning of certain types of coal; (ii) how this policy would compare with the rest of the UK and Ireland; and (iii) any all-Ireland air quality reports which demonstrate that air quality is a problem in Northern Ireland.

AQW 39439/11-15

23. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether the Portavogie Harbour Authority have sought approval for dredging Portavogie Harbour and the disposal of any waste material.

AQW 39449/11-15

24. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline each step in the current planning enforcement process, providing details of the permitted timescales for every stage and any right of appeal which an applicant may have.

AQW 39469/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

25. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether the business case for the relocation of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's Headquarters was approved by the Department of Finance and Personnel's Permanent Secretary or approved by Ministerial Direction. [R]

AQW 39471/11-15

26. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 38713/11-15, to explain the increase in the full time equivalent number of staff in his Department in each of the five years.

AQW 39472/11-15

27. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the Peace IV funding programme.

AQW 39478/11-15

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

28. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for a breakdown of the current provision of Urology Services at the Causeway Hospital.

AQW 39413/11-15

29. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the current level of consultancy staff at Causeway Hospital.

AQW 39414/11-15

30. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the impact of the closure of Stewart Memorial House in Bangor.

AQW 39451/11-15

31. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on how many occasions in each of the last five years assistance has been provided by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service to calls in the Republic of Ireland; and what are the corresponding figures in respect of assistance provided from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland.

AQW 39453/11-15

32. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what are the financial arrangements in place to recompense the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service for services provided in the Republic of Ireland; and how much has been recovered for same in each of the last five years.

AQW 39454/11-15

33. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average cost of overtime for (i) administrative and non-medical staff; (ii) acute medical staff; and (iii) non-acute medical staff in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in the last twelve months.

AQW 39460/11-15

34. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to clarify the rationale behind the new ‘check-in’ service for appointments which is currently operating in Causeway Hospital, replacing the initial ‘patient to staff’ contact.

AQW 39464/11-15

35. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what contact he has had with staff and families of patients who are receiving care in Dalriada Community Hospital, for needs other than Multiple Sclerosis Respite care, in respect of (i) the nature and timescale of their treatment; and (ii) plans to provide an alternative to care in Dalriada Hospital.

AQW 39465/11-15

36. 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

37. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 38454/11-15, to explain the change in the numbers of staff in the (i) Health and Social Care Board; (ii) Business Services Organisation; and (iii) Public Health Agency in each of the five years.

AQW 39473/11-15

38. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the level of savings achieved following the establishment of the Business Services Organisation in each Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 39474/11-15

39. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of personnel who transferred from each Health and Social Care Trust to the Business Services Organisation, broken down by grade.

AQW 39475/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

40. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 38644/11-15 and in respect of the response “All offenders assessed, under PBNI’s Risk of Serious Harm Policy and Procedures, as posing a significant risk of serious harm to the public will have their risk level and their response to risk management interventions regularly reviewed throughout the licence period, until such time as they are assessed as no longer posing such a risk”, to clarify (i) how risk levels are assessed; and, (ii) what does risk management intervention entail.

AQW 39431/11-15

41. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 38781/11-15, in relation to the 64 staff who resigned, to detail (i) the shortest; (ii) the longest; and (iii) the average time between appointment and resignation.

AQW 39432/11-15

42. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the (i) role; and (ii) salaries within the Northern Ireland Prison Service of (a) a Custody Prisoner Officer; and (b) a Prisoner Custody Officer.

AQW 39433/11-15

43. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 38552/11-15, whether the figures apply exclusively to prison officers who were not part of the new intake.

AQW 39434/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

44. Mr J Byrne (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development why his Department informed NI Water that it must “comply with legislation” by installing water meters.

AQW 39417/11-15

45. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail (i) the breakdown of how the Executive intends to spend the £600,000 investment in the electric car infrastructure from the UK Government in January; (ii) the number of public ecar chargers which will be installed from this investment; and (iii) how much of that funding will be allocated to private organisations and individuals for ecar charging.

AQW 39440/11-15

46. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what funding will be available to local councils to support the roll out of the ecar charging network in off-street car parks when this transfers from the Department of the Environment.

AQW 39441/11-15

47. Mr P Girvan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he has any plans to change the Blue Badge Scheme to a scheme similar to that recently introduced in Scotland.

AQW 39825/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

48. Mr J Byrne (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what proactive steps his Department is taking in conjunction with the Housing Executive to create or find available housing for single men under the age of 30 in West Tyrone.

AQW 39418/11-15

49. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether there are plans to install gas in Housing Executive properties in Holywood.

AQW 39442/11-15

50. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether there are plans to install gas in Housing Executive properties in Kilcooley Estate, Bangor.

AQW 39443/11-15

51. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether there are plans to install gas in Housing Executive properties in Bloomfield Estate, Bangor.

AQW 39444/11-15

52. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether there are plans to install gas in Housing Executive properties in Rathgill Estate, Bangor.

AQW 39445/11-15

53. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether there are plans to install gas in Housing Executive properties in Breezemount Estate, Conlig.

AQW 39446/11-15

54. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to list all the projects assisted, and the extent of assistance, from the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund.

AQW 39456/11-15

55. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 38200/11-15, to provide a breakdown of each capital receipt including (i) a description of each individual asset; (ii) its location; (iii) when it was sold; (iv) who purchased it; and (v) for how much it was sold.

AQW 39476/11-15

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

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 37833/11-15, to detail (i) the programme of support which will be given to people in East Londonderry who are long term unemployed by the Community Work Programme; (ii) when this is expected to be delivered; and (iii) how the programme will be facilitated.

AQW 39539/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

3. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail (i) the total level of capital receipts generated by her 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 39499/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

4. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to outline the terms of reference and criteria under which the Sports Council will select capital build proposals in 2015/16, including the weighing that will be given for (i) performance or medal winning; and (ii) community capacity.

AQW 39535/11-15

5. 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 Education

6. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the benefits of Jigsaw support workers in secondary schools.

AQW 39492/11-15

7. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the post-primary schools in Ballymena that have used a 'Jigsaw Support Worker' since 2013.

AQW 39497/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

8. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for an update on the new build teachers block at the Magee campus of the University of Ulster.

AQW 39531/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

9. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail (i) the total level of capital receipts generated by her 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 39500/11-15

10. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 38574/11-15, how many (i) community engagement sessions; (ii) participants and groups progressing action planning; (iii) mentoring sessions with relevant groups; and (iv) promotional and information events have been in East Londonderry.

AQW 39534/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

11. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment 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 39496/11-15

12. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he sought legal advice from the Attorney General prior to issuing the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan.

AQW 39506/11-15

13. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what facility exists and criteria apply for a change of applicant whist still keeping a planning application live.

AQW 39513/11-15

14. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many referrals the Planning Service in Belfast has received from the Housing Executive, with regard to the failure to comply with the Houses in Multiple Occupation registration scheme in each of the last five years; and what action his Department has taken to address these failings.

AQW 39521/11-15

15. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether there is a protocol between the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) and the Planning Service whereby NIHE can report operating Houses in Multiple Occupation which do not have planning permission for enforcement or investigation.

AQW 39528/11-15

16. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether his Department has any plans to work with the Department for Social Development to standardise the definition of Houses in Multiple Occupation, so that the Planning Service and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive work to the same definition.

AQW 39529/11-15

17. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 38247/11-15, what research was undertaken to measure the effects on the construction industry of the consultation on developer contributions for affordable housing; and what ongoing research was conducted on the construction industry during the consultation period.

AQW 39538/11-15

18. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in light of budgetary pressures, what contingency measures are in place to ensure that the road safety strategy in his Department is not negatively impacted.

AQW 39540/11-15

19. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail, broken down by Department (i) the number of grievances lodged by staff of Craigavon Borough Council in the last three years; (ii) the number of grievances resolved; (iii) the number of grievances still outstanding; (iv) the cost of each resolution; and (v) how long it will take to resolve outstanding grievances.

AQW 39541/11-15

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether any exemptions in regard to rates exist in respect of non-domestic properties at 148-152 Springfield Road, Belfast; and, if so, to detail the properties and reasons for exemption.

AQW 39507/11-15

24. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the PEACE funding awarded in respect of the first floor of 148-152 Springfield Road, Belfast, including (i) the recipient of the funding; (ii) the purpose of the funding; and (iii) when the funding was provided.

AQW 39509/11-15

25. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, given the concerns expressed during a debate in the European Parliament on 24 November 2014 regarding delays adopting Operational Programmes for European Structural and Investment Programmes (2014-2020), for an update on how the process of adopting the PEACE IV draft Operational Programme is progressing.

AQW 39517/11-15

26. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, given the concerns expressed during a debate in the European Parliament on 24 November 2014 regarding delays adopting Operational Programmes for European Structural and Investment Programmes (2014-2020), to detail (i) when he anticipates that Northern Ireland’s Operational Programmes for European Structural and Investment Programmes (2014-2020) will be adopted; (ii) what delays are anticipated in terms of implementing EU Programmes (2014-2020); (iii) what steps are being taken to co-ordinate with other accountable Departments on this issue and the outcome of this engagement; (iv) what engagement he has had with the (a) European Commission; and (b) other stakeholders on this issue and the outcome; and (v) what steps are being taken to mitigate against any possible delays in the adoption of Operational Programmes for EU Programmes (2014-2020) and slippage in implementation of the Programmes.

AQW 39518/11-15

27. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQT 1606/11-15, when the promised correspondence will be issued.

AQW 39525/11-15

28. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 38620/11-15, given that the study has been commissioned, to provide the Terms of Reference?

AQW 39527/11-15

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

29. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average ambulance turnaround times for category A calls, broken down by hospital, in each of the last four years.

AQW 39502/11-15

30. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of incidences where ambulance turnaround times have exceeded (i) 30; (ii) 45 minutes; and (iii) 60 minutes for category A calls, broken down by hospital, in each of the last two years.

AQW 39503/11-15

31. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 38327/11-15, why the "commissioned levels of activity have been reducing over the past 10 years".

AQW 39524/11-15

32. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) how much the Northern Health and Social Care Trust has spent to date on the consultation process on Dalriada Hospital; (ii) the projected costs of the consultation from the 2 December 2014 to 27 January 2015; (iii) the projected costs of the consultation from 27 January 2015 to the end of the consultation and publication of the final report.

AQW 39874/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

33. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether any Northern Ireland Prison Service facilities are under-staffed; and if so, what impact this has on (i) health and safety regulations; (ii) prison governance; and (iii) liability or premium adjustments in the event of an insurance claim.

AQW 39487/11-15

34. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice (i) what were the terms of William Sloan’s temporary release; (ii) whether he has had similar releases in the past; (iii) if so, how many; and (iv) whether any breaches occurred.

AQW 39490/11-15

35. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 38781/11-15, in relation to the absences due to sickness, by how much does this deplete current on duty staff levels.

AQW 39493/11-15

36. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice why the Northern Ireland Prison Service chose to inform the public that William Sloan was unlawfully at large only by way of a post on its website.

AQW 39494/11-15

37. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice (i) when a person was transferred to Burren House in preparation for release from custody; (ii) what were the terms of this person's day release; (iii) whether a full risk assessment was carried out prior to their arrest and charging; (iv) whether there had been any issues prior to this alleged incident; and (v) whether this person has been returned to Maghaberry or remains on bail at Burren House.

AQW 39495/11-15

38. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the IT problems on the Policing Board website that prevented people applying to be independent members of the new Policing and Community Partnerships; and what steps have been taken to ensure that applicants were not disadvantaged.

AQW 39522/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

39. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether there are any planned road maintenance works for the Carnalea area of North Down.

AQW 39481/11-15

40. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many requests have been made in North Down to cut overgrown trees in 2014/15; and how many were acted upon.

AQW 39510/11-15

41. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what specifications or alterations are being considered, in the potential purchase of new train and bus stock, to accommodate passengers who wish to transport their bicycles by public transport.

AQW 39511/11-15

42. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he has any plans to alter the policy on bringing bicycles on public transport.

AQW 39514/11-15

43. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what proportion of Translink customers use Smartlink cards compared to those paying for journeys in cash.

AQW 39515/11-15

44. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what initiatives are in place to encourage the use of seat belts by pupils travelling on Translink services.

AQW 39516/11-15

45. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

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 (a) 2007; (b) 2008; (c) 2009; (d) 2010; and (e) 2011.

AQW 39533/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

46. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what propriety interest his Department has in the premises at 148-152 Springfield Road, Belfast where Clonard Residents' Association operates; and if it historically had such an interest, what is the history of his Department's involvement with the premises and any transfer of interest relating thereto.

AQW 39508/11-15

47. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what departmental records show as to Belfast Regeneration Office's (BRO) involvement with premises at 148-152 Springfield Road, Belfast, including (i) what assistance was afforded; (ii) to whom assistance was provided; and (ii) why assistance was provided in respect of the said premises, or any part thereof.

AQW 39512/11-15

48. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether he has any plans to introduce a statutory duty on landlords requiring them to register their properties as Houses in Multiple Occupation.

AQW 39519/11-15

49. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what action can be taken against landlords who fail to register properties as Houses in Multiple Occupation with the Housing Executive.

AQW 39520/11-15

50. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 38245/11-15, what research was undertaken to measure the effects on the construction industry of the consultation on developer contributions for affordable housing; and what ongoing research was conducted on the construction industry during the consultation period.

AQW 39537/11-15

51. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of people who have presented to the Housing Executive as homeless in East Londonderry, broken down by council, in each of the last three years.

AQW 39544/11-15

52. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many people currently on the waiting list for social housing in each constituency require ground floor accommodation (i) as applicants; and (ii) as transfers.

AQW 39548/11-15

Questions to the Assembly Commission

53. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Assembly Commission what is the estimated final cost of the Assembly roof project.

AQW 39482/11-15

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 Education

2. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education when his Department will be make a decision on The Randalstown Central Primary School Nursery School Unit.

AQW 39554/11-15

3. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education when his Department received, or will be receiving, the response from their Early Years team on the development proposal on Randalstown Central Primary School Nursery Unit.

AQW 39555/11-15

4. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to outline the reasons for the delay in his Department's decison on the development proposal for the Randalstown Central Primary School Nursery Unit.

AQW 39556/11-15

5. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education for an update on plans for a new school build for St Bronagh's Primary School in Rostrevor.

AQW 39587/11-15

6. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education 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 39596/11-15

7. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education whether his Department provides incentives to encourage science graduates to enter primary school teaching.

AQW 39597/11-15

8. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education what his Department is doing to encourage the uptake of continued professional development amongst primary school teachers.

AQW 39598/11-15

9. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education (i) how many pupils have dyslexia; (ii) what support is offered to these pupils; and (iii) what level of dyslexia screening occurs in schools.

AQW 39616/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

10. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how much it costs his Department each year to educate students from the Republic of Ireland; and how much is received from the Republic of Ireland for these students, for each of the last three years.

AQW 39611/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

11. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what plans are in place to access finance under the Joint European Resources for Micro and Medium Enterprises Programme under the new 2014-2020 programming period.

AQW 39589/11-15

12. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to question AQW 1338/11, for an update on any action taken, or proposed action, to recoup grant monies from Craigavon Borough Council for the provision of biomass boilers.

AQW 39590/11-15

13. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment why there has been a change of applicant in regard to the planning applications on the Tyrone to Cavan Interconnector Project.

AQW 39594/11-15

14. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether the additional generating capacity at Ballylumford and the full restoration of the Moyle interconnector will resolve the security of supply issue in Northern Ireland.

AQW 39595/11-15

15. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how she will ensure that InvestNI actively pursues the Enterprise Zone status announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in March 2014.

AQW 39602/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

16. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in relation to the issues of taxi-licensing at the Kingspan Stadium, formerly Ravenhill Rugby Ground, (i) to provide copies of the records around this matter contained within the taxi-licensing database; (ii) how many times these records have been inspected, or reports compiled on these issues, since the financial year beginning April 2012; and (iii) who, or what level of staff, has responsibility for updating and maintaining the information on the database.

AQW 39557/11-15

17. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment (i) when the Driver and Vehicle Agency commenced issuing Fixed Penalties; (ii) whether they were introduced in stages; (iii) if so, what were the dates of each stage; (iv) what infringements did they cover; and (v) what types of vehicles were covered, such as freight, buses and taxis.

AQW 39561/11-15

18. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what is the hare population of Rathlin Island.

AQW 39577/11-15

19. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what steps he is taking to protect the hare population of Rathlin Island.

AQW 39578/11-15

20. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment (i) what leisure, sports and well being premises or facilities were sold, or gifted, by Moyle District Council to private, voluntary or community organisations in the last ten years; (ii) to whom any such transfers took place; (iii) what facilities were involved; and (iv) what financial arrangements applied.

AQW 39592/11-15

21. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 38899/11-15, and given the alternative for people with a physical disability, whether the same alternative will be afforded to someone who does not have the physical strength to do this manually.

AQW 39604/11-15

22. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 37539/11-15 to detail the locations of each of the offences; and how his Department utilised the funds accrued from the penalties.

AQW 39610/11-15

23. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what is the total area covered by brownfield sites in each local council area.

AQW 39617/11-15

24. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the brownfield sites in each local council area identified for redevelopment.

AQW 39618/11-15

25. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he has identified any brownfield sites that could be used as housing zones, similar to the initiative introduced by the UK Government; and if so, to list the locations in each council area.

AQW 39619/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

26. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the range of borrowing powers available to the Executive; and the amount borrowed under each of these powers in each year since 2007.

AQW 39550/11-15

27. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the level of borrowed debt of the Executive in each year since 2007.

AQW 39551/11-15

28. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the total amount paid in interest on Executive borrowing in each year 2007, broken down by each of the borrowing powers available to the Executive.

AQW 39552/11-15

29. 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

30. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 38673/11-15, what provision exists for owners of properties that are not located in areas where district rates are relatively low and therefore do not automatically qualify for the rate subsidy scheme, yet who’s rates increase disparately to others in the area.

AQW 39605/11-15

31. 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

32. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much core funding his Department has allocated to each voluntary and community organisation in each year since 2007; and when he will communicate to these organisations a final decision of core grant funding for the remainder of 2014/15 and for 2015/16.

AQW 39553/11-15

33. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what contractual arrangements the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust have with the Northern Ireland Institute for the Disabled in regards to providing shelter and care for those placed by the Trust in Stewart Memorial House.

AQW 39565/11-15

34. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many residents currently reside at Stewart Memorial House in Bangor; and what was the average occupancy in each of the last three years.

AQW 39566/11-15

35. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what alternative facilities are available for the residents of Stewart Memorial House should the facility be closed in (i) North Down; (ii) South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust area; and (iii) Northern Ireland; and how many spaces are available at each facility.

AQW 39567/11-15

36. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much funding has the Northern Ireland Institute for the Disabled received from the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in each of the last three years for accommodation and services provided at Stewart Memorial House.

AQW 39568/11-15

37. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the decision to appoint Chief Medical Officer as Chief Executive of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust will lead to additional staffing costs; and if so, to detail these additional costs.

AQW 39569/11-15

38. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much annual funding the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust provides to the Stewart Memorial Nursing Home in Bangor.

AQW 39570/11-15

39. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much annual funding his Department provides to the Stewart Memorial Nursing Home in Bangor.

AQW 39571/11-15

40. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what can be done to protect the 18 residents that are living at Stewart Memorial Nursing Home in Bangor which is due for closure.

AQW 39572/11-15

41. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether his Department plan to investigate the reasons behind the proposed closure of the Stewart Memorial Nursing Home in Bangor.

AQW 39573/11-15

42. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what legal requirements does the Stewart Memorial Nursing Home in Bangor have to follow in order to close a privately run nursing home; and what are the rights of the residents.

AQW 39574/11-15

43. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the exact process, step by step, of how the cost savings recommendations from the Northern Health and Social Care Trust were processed; and to outline his involvement.

AQW 39576/11-15

44. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to list the location of the respite care facilities in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust; and the number of respite beds at each facility.

AQW 39579/11-15

45. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average bed usage at each respite care facility in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in each of the last three years.

AQW 39580/11-15

46. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the annual cost of operating each facility used for respite care in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust; and what proportion of this cost relates to respite care.

AQW 39581/11-15

47. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what plans he has to alter the number of beds available for respite care in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in 2015/16.

AQW 39582/11-15

48. 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

49. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 37840/11-15, to account for the difference in figures supplied in his response to this question, which indicated that the maximum wait for a review appointment for patients at the Ulster Hospital's Chronic Pain Clinic was 14 months, and figures supplied by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in a letter dated 17 November 2014, which indicate that the current waiting list time for a named consultant is 18-20 months.

AQW 39585/11-15

50. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he will consider condensing the six Health and Social Care Trusts into a single Trust as part of the ongoing review of health spending.

AQW 39586/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

51. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice for a breakdown of legal aid paid in the deportation proceedings in the case of Zouhair Maklouf, or in the absence of a complete total, an estimate of the costs.

AQW 39558/11-15

52. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether consideration has been given to a mandatory checklist for the judiciary, through the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission which must be completed and signed off, in addition to the current application form, when satisfying qualifying criteria for legal aid, which would then be audited centrally to ensure full compliance and relative proofs have been presented and verified; and if not, will he consider introducing such a scheme.

AQW 39559/11-15

53. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice for a breakdown of all the costs to date, including legal aid, in case 12/002192 and other prior proceedings connected to the charges in question at various courts in the Fermanagh and Tyrone division.

AQW 39560/11-15

54. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many people have applied to be independent members of the Policing and Community Safety Partnerships this year; and how this compares to the number of people who applied in 2011.

AQW 39588/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

55. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the costs incurred following the closures of the railway line in (i) Lurgan; and (ii) Upper Bann in the last three years, including the cost of the alternative forms of transport provided.

AQW 39549/11-15

56. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the estimated cost for the planned upgrades of the (i) M2 to Moneynick; and (ii) Dungiven to Londonderry dualling projects.

AQW 39600/11-15

57. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 33823/11-15, and following the experimental Traffic Regulation Order to provide a tidal urban clearway on three routes in south Belfast in November 2013, whether an assessment has been made if a similar scheme should be implemented for the Antrim Road in North Belfast.

AQW 39603/11-15

58. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AWQ 38732/11-15, what measures are in place to ensure that disability awareness and equality training is (i) available for; and (ii) attended by, all frontline public transport staff.

AQW 39609/11-15

59. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what criteria determines the location of salt bins.

AQW 39613/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

60. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what publicity will be utilised to encourage private sector landlords to enrol in the Landlord Registration Scheme by February 2015.

AQW 39601/11-15

61. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what measures are in place to protect housing tenants from eviction, as a result of their landlord facing financial difficulties, and which ensure that tenants are given sufficient notice of changes in circumstance by the property owner.

AQW 39606/11-15

62. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many people in each constituency were in receipt of Disability Living Allowance in each of the last three years.

AQW 39607/11-15

63. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 38729/11-15 for a breakdown of (i) the number of Disabled Facilities Grant applications received; and (ii) the number approved, by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in (a) Northern Ireland; and (b) East Londonderry in the 2013/2014 financial year.

AQW 39608/11-15

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 Agriculture and Rural Development

2. Mr L Cree (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development whether planned deforestation is taking place of the woods at Ballysallagh; and if so, to outline the reasons.

AQW 39661/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what progress is being made in offering further assistance to ensure the continuation of the work carried out by the Ulster Orchestra.

AQW 39664/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

4. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of children in East Antrim in receipt of free school transport in each post-primary school, broken down by (a) controlled; and (b) grammar, in each of the last three years.

AQW 39627/11-15

5. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education, given the changes to GCSE and A-level examinations in other parts of the UK, for his assessment of whether this will devalue local qualifications, particularly vocational examinations.

AQW 39643/11-15

6. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education whether schools will have discretion as to the subjects they offer at GCSE and A-level; or if there are any subjects they will be able to offer.

AQW 39648/11-15

7. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education, in order to assist schools in planning, to detail budgets that will be allocated to schools in the next three years.

AQW 39650/11-15

8. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Education what plans are in place to help with pupils requiring literacy and numeracy assistance in post-primary schools from September 2014.

AQW 39667/11-15

9. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what information he can provide to schools regarding budgets over the next three years.

AQW 39670/11-15

10. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education how schools can reasonably be expected to affect continuous improvement in the face of recent and anticipated budget cuts; and for his assessment of whether parents are being adequately prepared for the effect that cuts may have.

AQW 39671/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

11. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether the projections his Department is using for potential job creation associated with a reduction in Corporation Tax are premised on any assumptions relating to increased skills levels.

AQW 39649/11-15

12. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether higher education institutions have any plans to prioritise academic or vocational course as a response to the needs of the local economy.

AQW 39655/11-15

13. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how many students from the Republic of Ireland are currently availing of further and higher education in Northern Ireland Regional Colleges; and at what annual cost.

AQW 39663/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

14. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether InvestNI’s Access to Finance scheme can be supplemented by the Joint European Resources for Micro and Medium Enterprises Programme.

AQW 39622/11-15

15. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether the job creation projections used by the Northern Ireland Executive in relation to the potential reduction of Corporation Tax to 12.5 per cent are premised on any assumptions relating to increased skills levels.

AQW 39623/11-15

16. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the current job creation projections in relation to the potential reduction of Corporation Tax to 12.5 per cent.

AQW 39624/11-15

17. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of the latest Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings produced by the Office of National Statistics, which suggests that the median wage of employees in Northern Ireland aged between 18-21 years has almost halved between April 2008 and April 2014.

AQW 39634/11-15

18. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what actions her Department is taking to redress the decline in annual earnings experienced in Northern Ireland since 2008, especially amongst 18 to 21 year olds.

AQW 39635/11-15

19. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether his Department is working under the assumption that 58,000 jobs will be created by 2030 if the power to vary Corporation Tax is devolved and reduced to 12.5 per cent.

AQW 39647/11-15

20. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the measures in place to ensure the effective transfer of tourism powers to the new district councils.

AQW 39658/11-15

21. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the process of transferring functions for local economic development from InvestNI to new district councils.

AQW 39659/11-15

22. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, in light of the collapse of the First Flight Wind Consortium project for off shore windfarms, what plans she has to encourage other developers to avail of this opportunity.

AQW 39662/11-15

23. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment why profit margins for generators in the Single Electricity Market are consistently higher than in the Great Britain market; and what can be done to reduce the price differential with Great Britain.

AQW 39673/11-15

24. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (i) when the Single Electricity Market committee will publish an updated generator profitability report; (ii) when the last report was published; and (iii) for what period.

AQW 39674/11-15

25. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment when the Single Electricity Market committee will publish its annual report for 2013; and to outline the reasons for the delay in its publication.

AQW 39676/11-15

26. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how the programme to redesign the Single Electricity Market will provide confidence and transparency in the system and bring about a reduction in costs for customers.

AQW 39677/11-15

27. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether she has any plans to ask the utility regulator to review and investigate whether network and other charges and tariffs for electricity are reflective of cost.

AQW 39678/11-15

28. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many of the 11,000 jobs promoted by InvestNI in 2013/14 have been delivered in this financial year to date.

AQW 39684/11-15

29. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many of the 34,400 new jobs promoted by InvestNI over the duration of the current Programme for Government 11/15 have been delivered.

AQW 39685/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

30. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 37097/11-15, to detail (i) where the booking took place; and (ii) the observations communicated and to whom within the taxi operator/licensing/passenger transport division.

AQW 39620/11-15

31. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, since his Department started issuing Fixed Penalties, how many have been issued to bus operators; and of these, to detail the (i) infringements; and (ii) penalty levels.

AQW 39621/11-15

32. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) if; and (ii) when the "clarification booklet" referred to in the published Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan in relation to community greenways will be made available on his Department's website.

AQW 39636/11-15

33. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he will continue to fund Community Places and other voluntary organisations currently receiving funding to provide frontline services to people in local communities during 2014 and 2015.

AQW 39665/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

34. 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 to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

35. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what percentage of Health Service spending in Northern Ireland is allocated to GP practices.

AQW 39626/11-15

36. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in light of proposed budget reductions, whether he can provide an assurance that there will be continued Fire Service cover provided and service levels maintained in Larne.

AQW 39633/11-15

37. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what alternative arrangements are in place for Cruse Bereavement Care in North Down and Ards for evening and weekend appointments in the absence of Bangor Community Hospital.

AQW 39641/11-15

38. Mr T Buchanan (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what specific funding is available for the regional Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary surgical service.

AQW 39652/11-15

39. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the budgetary allocation provided to (i) children; and (ii) adult respite services, broken down by Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 39679/11-15

40. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the breakdown of the Western Health and Social Care Trust's expenditure on respite services.

AQW 39680/11-15

41. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the number of children receiving; and (ii) the cost of respite services in (a) Omagh; and (b) Derry City.

AQW 39681/11-15

42. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) his Department's; and (ii) the Health and Social Care Trust's statutory obligations to provide equal access to respite care for children living with a disability.

AQW 39682/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

43. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many firearms applications have been processed in each of the last five years.

AQW 39629/11-15

44. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many staff have been allocated to process firearm certificates in each of the last five years.

AQW 39630/11-15

45. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice what was the average time taken to process firearm certificate (i) applications; and (ii) renewals in each of the last five years.

AQW 39631/11-15

46. Mr S Wilson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice for his assessment of the time taken to process firearm certificate applications and renewals compared to the rest of the UK.

AQW 39632/11-15

47. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the achievements of the staff from England that have been retained, transported and accommodated by the public purse to implement the Northern Ireland Prison Service staff reduction programme; and to provide a copy of the reports on the progress of this programme.

AQW 39637/11-15

48. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice (i) whether it is routine for two prison officers to be in charge of fifty prisoners; if so (ii) how often this occurs; (iii) in which circumstances; and (iv) in which prison facilities.

AQW 39638/11-15

49. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many times has case number 12/002192 at various courts in the Fermanagh-Tyrone Division been listed for trial commencement and either aborted or halted prior to opening; and to outline the reasons for the delay on each occasion.

AQW 39639/11-15

50. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice what audit was conducted on the knock-on financial impact, in terms of increased reliance on the health service, of the decision to force the closure of Railway Street Addiction Centre in Ballymena by withdrawing its funding.

AQW 39654/11-15

51. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Chief Constable regarding the level of resources required to deal with the dissident republican threat between now and 1 January 2015.

AQW 39668/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

52. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the (i) cost; and (ii) location of the new water and sewage pumping stations planned for North Down.

AQW 39640/11-15

53. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the talks with North Down Borough Council on the purchase of Portavoe Reservoir.

AQW 39642/11-15

54. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the total mileage of cycle lanes in North Down; and to outline any future plans to create more cycle lanes.

AQW 39644/11-15

55. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the total cost of road bridge maintenance, in each of the last three financial years.

AQW 39645/11-15

56. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the total number of disused road bridges and any plans to demolish these bridges.

AQW 39646/11-15

57. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the effectiveness of services such as Door-2-Door, concessionary fares, and improvements to rural transport provision in enhancing access to public transportation for older people and people with disabilities in urban and rural areas.

AQW 39660/11-15

58. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the current reliability, and availability, of the ecar charging points across Northern Ireland.

AQW 39666/11-15

59. Mr M Ó Muilleoir (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the progress in commencing the provisions, within the Roads (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (NI) 2010, that would enable local councils, with the consent of his Department, to close roads for sporting, social or entertainment events and for the purposes of location filming.

AQW 39686/11-15

60. Mr M Ó Muilleoir (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what current procedures are in place that would enable local councils to request the closure of roads, or the restriction of motorised vehicles on certain roads, to facilitate their use by the community for purposes such as walking or cycling.

AQW 39687/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

61. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how his Department are working with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to ensure that the homes of older people are a priority target for fuel poverty assistance, in order to avoid ill-health during the winter months.

AQW 39656/11-15

62. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of homes considered to be in fuel poverty in East Londonderry; and to outline the measures being taken to ensure that these homes receive assistance this winter through fuel poverty schemes.

AQW 39657/11-15

63. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 37446/11-15, to detail (i) how much public money has been spent in relation to application T/2014/0223; and (ii) any other costs to date.

AQW 39672/11-15

Questions to the Assembly Commission

64. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Assembly Commission whether at any time since 1998 party or MLA staff were permitted to sign funding requests on behalf of any MLAs.

AQW 39651/11-15

65. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Assembly Commission what allegations in the recent BBC Spotlight programme on Assembly expenses is it inviting the PSNI to investigate.

AQW 39653/11-15

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 William Conor are held by National Museums Northern Ireland; and how many are currently on display in the Ulster Museum.

AQW 39697/11-15

3. 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

4. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure when the Ulster Past and Present mural by the artist William Conor was last on display in the Ulster Museum.

AQW 39701/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

5. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Education how many pupils, who reside in Cookstown District Council, travel to schools in the Dungannon District Council area and receive transport assistance for travel by bus, broken down by school in (i) 2013/14; and (ii) 2014/15.

AQW 39724/11-15

6. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Education how many pupils, who reside in Dungannon District Council, travel to schools in the Cookstown District Council area and receive transport assistance for travel by bus, broken down by school in (i) 2013/14; and (ii) 2014/15.

AQW 39725/11-15

7. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 35335/11-15, when he intends to publish the final report on the Review of Home to School Transport Policy.

AQW 39728/11-15

8. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education, in light of the apparent move in England to prioritise academic over vocational subjects as part of the review of GCSEs and A-levels, whether he is concerned that vocational subjects taken in Northern Ireland will not be deemed of equal value as academic subjects by English universities.

AQW 39746/11-15

9. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what impacts he foresees of the promotion of vocational subjects in the Entitlement Framework and the move away from vocational subjects in England under the review of GCSEs and A-levels; and whether the Entitlement Framework should be adapted in light of policy changes in England.

AQW 39747/11-15

10. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the impact on staffing levels in schools as a result of budgetary constraints within his Department.

AQW 39750/11-15

11. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of new teaching posts in (i) controlled; and (ii) voluntary sector primary and post-primary schools, in each of the last three years.

AQW 39752/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

12. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how many people in each constituency are enrolled in apprenticeships.

AQW 39694/11-15

13. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what impact the proposed cuts to higher education will have on young people of school leaving age and the availability of university places in Northern Ireland in their chosen course.

AQW 39696/11-15

14. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what action has been taken by the Belfast Metropolitan College to recover the John Luke mural that was formerly in the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education complex at Millfield up until 2003 and to ensure that it is back in public ownership and accessible to the public.

AQW 39702/11-15

15. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how the John Luke mural that was formerly in the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education complex at Millfield up until 2003 passed out of the ownership of the Institute.

AQW 39703/11-15

16. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether cuts to higher education funding will lead to a need for prioritisation of vocational or academic courses.

AQW 39748/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

17. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many jobs have been created in the last ten years in the Banbridge area.

AQW 39704/11-15

18. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to outline the benefits in real terms to Derry of the completion of Project Kelvin.

AQW 39711/11-15

19. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how much more departmental funding is expected to be invested in Project Kelvin; and what benefits these overheads will provide for (i) Derry; and (ii) Northern Ireland.

AQW 39712/11-15

20. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment on the new proposed Integrated Single Electricity Market; and its impact on (i) domestic; and (ii) business prices.

AQW 39713/11-15

21. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (i) for her assessment of the System Operator for Northern Ireland's (SONI) performance in managing the electricity network and market; (ii) how many people SONI employs; and (iii) what are the costs to the consumer.

AQW 39714/11-15

22. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the North South Interconnector; and what effect the interconnector will have on imperfection charges to the public.

AQW 39715/11-15

23. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (i) for an update on the Moyle Interconnector; (ii) what targets are in place for its full restoration; and (iii) what effect it will have on customers’ bills.

AQW 39716/11-15

24. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what evidence there is to suggest that smart metering of electricity provides an appropriate level of return on investment.

AQW 39717/11-15

25. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for the cumulative total of grant assistance received by all Seagate plants, including those which are now closed, since the 1992/93 financial year.

AQW 39740/11-15

26. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many people are currently employed by Seagate.

AQW 39742/11-15

27. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail (i) the total grants awarded by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board to events in the Mid-Ulster constituency, for each of the last five years; and (ii) the total estimated economic impact of the sponsored events.

AQW 39745/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

28. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant AQW 38413/11-15, if the application was granted correctly in line with all procedures, why it was removed on 1 October 2013.

AQW 39695/11-15

29. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether the new management structures for Local Government from April 2015 will be conducted internally or externally.

AQW 39749/11-15

30. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he will collate evidence from businesses which have been negatively affected by the road user levy for heavy goods vehicles; and if so, how his Department will collate.

AQW 39754/11-15

31. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what plan he has to ensure minority parties have equality on council committees and outside bodies, whether by nomination or election.

AQW 39755/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

32. 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

33. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what is the optimum number of grades in the Civil Service.

AQW 39736/11-15

34. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the number of properties benefiting from the current rates cap of £400,000.

AQW 39737/11-15

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

35. 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

36. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the expenditure for respite care spend per person in the Western Health and Social Care Trust; and how this compares to other Health and Social Care Trusts.

AQW 39705/11-15

37. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the (i) location; and (ii) number of in patient step down beds in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 39708/11-15

38. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety where patients that were previously referred to Bangor Community Hospital will be placed following the temporary closure of the hospital.

AQW 39709/11-15

39. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline his plans to provide alternative step down care for stroke patients in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust who has previously been placed in Bangor Community Hospital, including the bed provision that has been made available.

AQW 39710/11-15

40. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what discussions have taken place involving his Department or the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust with the Northern Ireland Institute for the Disabled (NIID) on the placement of residents following closure.

AQW 39718/11-15

41. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many children have received a diagnosis of autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome in each Health and Social Care Trust in the last five years; and whether funding allocations to meet this assessment process, post-diagnosis support and intervention have been proportionate to the trend identified from these figures.

AQW 39720/11-15

42. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many adults have received a diagnosis of autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome in each Health and Social Care Trust in the last five years; and whether funding allocations to meet this assessment process, post-diagnosis support and intervention have been proportionate to the trend identified from these figures.

AQW 39721/11-15

43. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how each Health and Social Care Trust spent its allocation of £250,000 provided recurrently for adult Autism Spectrum Disorder service development since 2013.

AQW 39722/11-15

44. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to provide details of the appointment in 2013 of a Clinical Lead for adult Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Western Health and Social Care Trust, including the rationale for the withdrawal of this post and information on how the funding for adult service development has been reallocated.

AQW 39723/11-15

45. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the rationale for the assessment tool for Translarna being put on hold; and for his assessment of the implications this will have for patients.

AQW 39727/11-15

46. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the work by his Department to combat drug addiction in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust; and the importance of the efforts of the Railway Street Community Addiction Service. [R]

AQW 39739/11-15

47. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, given the announcement by the Northern Ireland Institute for the Disabled of the closure of Stewart Memorial House, to detail the alternative provision in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust for non-elderly residents with a disability who require placement in residental care.

AQW 39743/11-15

48. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why the Health and Social Care Board has chosen not to commission the breast cancer diagnostic test Oncotype DX; and for his assessment of the effectiveness of this test in identifying early stage breast cancer.

AQW 39744/11-15

49. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what plans he has to ensure minority parties have equality of opportunity to be nominated or elected to outside bodies such as the Fire Service and local commissioning groups.

AQW 39756/11-15

50. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he will ensure that councillors cannot be nominated for a second term to the Northern Local Commissioning Group, therefore providing the opportunity for new councillors to be nominated.

AQW 39757/11-15

51. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the attendance record of all members of the Northern Local Commissioning Group at all official meetings in each year of the current term; and (ii) the total paid to each member, including expenses.

AQW 39758/11-15

52. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the potential provision of the drug Translarna as an effective means to treat sufferers with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

AQW 39759/11-15

53. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, given there is great concern over the future provision of kidney dialysis in the rest of the UK, whether there are any proposed changes planned for this provision locally.

AQW 39760/11-15

54. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the current provision of services by clinical pharmacologists and therapeutics.

AQW 39761/11-15

55. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, considering the findings in the British Pharmacological Society’s report “A prescription for the NHS: Recognising the value of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics”, whether he has any plans to increase the number of practising clinical pharmacologists and therapeutics.

AQW 39762/11-15

56. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 38812/11-15, whether The Cottages in Derry City will continue to offer respite care for children.

AQW 39763/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

57. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice when police widows who were widowed and then remarried prior to the 1 January 1989, will receive the recognition to which they are entitled.

AQW 39706/11-15

58. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice what risk assessments have been carried out for prisoners and prison officers, on circumstances where two prisoner guards were put in charge of fifty prisoners, particularly if a prisoner becomes ill and one officer has to remain with them whilst the other summons assistance, or any other similar instance; and what situations are deemed as priorities.

AQW 39729/11-15

59. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the costs to date associated with the continuing use of staff within the Northern Ireland Prison Service who are implementing the staff reduction programme, including (i) salary; (ii) travel; (iii) accommodation and (iv) other associated expenses.

AQW 39730/11-15

60. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 38850/11-15, how many people served a custodial sentence as a result of the committal warrant.

AQW 39731/11-15

61. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice for an update on his Department's funding for Railway Street Community Addiction Services, indicating the correlation between such preventative work with those suffering from drug addiction and the individual, community and the criminal justice system benefits in terms of reduced offending rates. [R]

AQW 39741/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

62. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the disposal of the Conlig reservoirs.

AQW 39689/11-15

63. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the disposal of the Craigantlet reservoirs.

AQW 39690/11-15

64. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the number of disused reservoirs.

AQW 39691/11-15

65. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the number of complaints lodged against NI Water in each of the last three years.

AQW 39692/11-15

66. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the grants available from his Department for community groups.

AQW 39693/11-15

67. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the current value of the Belfast Harbour Commissioners land and building portfolio.

AQW 39707/11-15

68. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what proposed investments the Belfast Harbour Commissioners plan to make in the next two years.

AQW 39732/11-15

69. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he is currently engaged in, or preparing to have, discussions with the new Chairman and Board of the Belfast Harbour Commissioners regarding the privatisation of Belfast Harbour Estate.

AQW 39733/11-15

70. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he is working on any proposal to sell the Belfast Harbour Estate, or part thereof, within the next two to five years.

AQW 39734/11-15

71. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the number of complaints received by Translink bus and rail services in the last year on the provision of transport services for users who have a disability.

AQW 39753/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

72. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how much funding has been supplied by his Department to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups since May 2011.

AQW 39719/11-15

73. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to his Department’s recent review of the allocation of social housing in Northern Ireland, for an update on the outcomes of this assessment.

AQW 39735/11-15

74. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what options he is pursuing for emergency provision of accommodation for newly homeless people.

AQW 39738/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 19 December 2014

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the grants available from her Department for community groups.

AQW 39775/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural 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 39796/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure 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 39797/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

4. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education what percentage of the Government’s Military Covenant his Department has adopted as a policy; and what percentage has been implemented.

AQW 39799/11-15

5. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education, given that the requirements he has placed for assessed content of some GCSE and A-level subjects, to detail (i) the GCSE and A-level subjects that meet his requirements, including the examinations board; and (ii) the courses that will no longer meet the requirements.

AQW 39804/11-15

6. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education, given that his assessment requirements for GCSEs and A-levels are resulting in schools' choices in some subject areas being limited to the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) examination board, for his assessment of CCEA standards; and what work has been undertaken to improve standards.

AQW 39805/11-15

7. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education what consideration has been given to a dedicated school bus for pupils in the Ards Peninsula travelling to schools in Bangor.

AQW 39806/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

8. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the grants available from his Department for community groups.

AQW 39776/11-15

9. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether the £10,000 loan for post-graduate students, announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement, will apply in Northern Ireland or to Northern Ireland students in Great Britain; and if not, whether he has any plans to introduce such a scheme.

AQW 39777/11-15

10. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning when the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education made an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £44,500 to remove the John Luke mural from the old Millfield site and donate it to the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

AQW 39779/11-15

11. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning when the John Luke mural was removed from the Millfield complex of the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education.

AQW 39780/11-15

12. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether he will work with the Belfast Metropolitan College to ensure that the John Luke mural, that was formerly in the Millfield complex of the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education, is recovered.

AQW 39781/11-15

13. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning who was the accounting officer in the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education when the Private Finance Initiative contract was drawn up for the redevelopment of the Millfield complex.

AQW 39782/11-15

14. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what role his Department had in the Private Finance Initiative contract for the redevelopment of the Millfield complex; and whether there were any discussions around the relocation of the John Luke mural.

AQW 39783/11-15

15. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what will replace the Employment Service Support programme from March 2015.

AQW 39788/11-15

16. 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

17. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how the United Youth Pilot Programmes will be delivered in the Foyle region.

AQW 39790/11-15

18. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning on how many quangos does each of his appointments to the Labour Relations Agency already serve.

AQW 39795/11-15

19. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what percentage of the Government’s Military Covenant his Department has adopted as a policy; and what percentage has been implemented.

AQW 39800/11-15

20. 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

21. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, in light of the budgetary constraints to his Department, how he will protect organisations who are funded by the European Social Fund, whose client groups include those with mental health needs, learning and physical disabilities, lone parents and disadvantaged young people.

AQW 39818/11-15

22. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, in light of budgetary constraints within his Department, which areas of his Department’s work, previously funded through the block grant, will he consider making applications under the European Social Fund to resource.

AQW 39821/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

23. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether her Department has held any discussions with Ulster Bank on its plans for additional branch closures.

AQW 39778/11-15

24. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether she has any plans to remove electricity network costs from business, similar to the initiative in Germany; and what effect this would have on domestic and industrial bills.

AQW 39786/11-15

25. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what reasons were given by the utility regulator for the publication of erronious figures in its energy cost report; and for her assessment of the impact of this error on public confidence in the office.

AQW 39787/11-15

26. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what precentage of the Government’s Military Covenant her Department has adopted as a policy; and what precentage has been implemented.

AQW 39801/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

27. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 37097/11-15, to detail the occasions when the Chief Enforcement Officer of the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) communicated observations to DVA or licensing colleagues while acting in a personal capacity in the last two years.

AQW 39764/11-15

28. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the grants available from his Department for community groups.

AQW 39774/11-15

29. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 39173/11-15, to detail the number of expressions of interest in the ‘restricted’ Northern Ireland Civil Service Voluntary Exit Scheme to generate vacancies for surplus Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency staff in Coleraine, which had been received by the December 3 2014 deadline.

AQW 39802/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

30. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what discussions his Department has had with the Ulster Bank on the recent announcement of further branch closures.

AQW 39768/11-15

31. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, in light of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement, what are financial implications for the Executive.

AQW 39769/11-15

32. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to your correspondence in relation to AQT 1606/11-15, to provide a breakdown of the employers of the 476 full time equivalents.

AQW 39827/11-15

33. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the number of deaths that occurred in a (i) home; and (ii) acute setting during 2013, of people who already had a terminal diagnosis; and to provide a breakdown of these figures by constituency.

AQW 39830/11-15

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

34. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether any adverse effects have been discovered following an organ transplant from donors with illnesses or contamination of the organ, excepting rejection under normal circumstances; and if so, to detail (i) the number of instances; (ii) whether recipient patients have been informed; and (iii) the consequences for recipient patients.

AQW 39765/11-15

35. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many looked-after children have been relocated by the Western Health and Social Care Trust to other regions of the UK or Ireland in the last five years; and to detail the (i) reasons for; and (ii) cost of the relocations.

AQW 39766/11-15

36. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to in patients based in Bangor Community Hospital, to detail the (i) number; and (ii) location of patients that have been relocated.

AQW 39770/11-15

37. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether any of the current councillors on the Northern Ireland Local Commissioning Group have been nominated, without completing an interview, for a further four year term.

AQW 39771/11-15

38. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 38879/11-15, what precise commitments were made in good faith at the time, and when.

AQW 39784/11-15

39. 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

40. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what impact the decision to no longer use independent health providers is having on hospital and treatment waiting lists, broken down by (a) speciality; and (b) Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 39807/11-15

41. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many patients, who had been previously been waiting for treatment by independent healthcare providers, have been referred to each Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 39808/11-15

42. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the Commissioning Framework for Alcohol and Drugs 2013-2016; and to detail the reasons for the delay in publication.

AQW 39809/11-15

43. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the ban of statutory residential care homes admitting permanent residents in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust; and to detail the financial impact of the ban on homes.

AQW 39810/11-15

44. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of vacancies, broken down by grade or title, in (i) his Department; and (ii) arm's-length bodes as of 1 March, in each of the last five years.

AQW 39812/11-15

45. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how vacancies in his Department and its arm's-length bodies are filled.

AQW 39813/11-15

46. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how vacancy controls have been administered in his Department since March 2011.

AQW 39814/11-15

47. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what elements of the Government’s Military Covenant his Department has designated funding to; and what elements have yet to be funded.

AQW 39816/11-15

48. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what support he is providing to the Western Health and Social Care Trust to provide palliative care in Tyrone County Hospital.

AQW 39819/11-15

49. 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

50. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety when he will be in a position to confirm that the mental health unit for the southern sector of the Western Health and Social Care Trust will be located in Omagh.

AQW 39822/11-15

51. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many GP practices are still using an 0844 number; and when he anticipates this practice will cease.

AQW 39824/11-15

52. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how he will (i) immediately abide by the interim relief judgement made in regard to the Dalriada Hospital in Ballycastle to bring the hospital back up to normal service levels; and (ii) ensure that details of the Multiple Sclerosis Respite Unit is immediately circulated to MS sufferers and their carers in all of Health and Social Care Trusts.

AQW 39826/11-15

53. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average number of times people with a diagnosed with a terminal illness were admitted to hospital during their last year of life between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2013.

AQW 39829/11-15

54. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the plans which his Department is making to increase provision of terminal care in light of figures provided by Marie Curie Cancer Care which suggest that death rates in Northern Ireland will have risen by 28 per cent by 2036.

AQW 39831/11-15

55. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 38422/11-15, (i) for an update on the initial findings of the evaluation which he expected to receive by the end of November 2014; and (ii) for clarification as to the procedure by which the views of patients are being sought during the consultation process.

AQW 39832/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

56. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the grants available from his Department for community groups.

AQW 39772/11-15

57. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in light of the Public Protection Arrangements in Northern Ireland website stating that violent offenders who meet the criteria for risk assessment under the public protection arrangements will be assessed to determine if the risk they pose requires multi-agency management and that at least three months prior to their release from custody, a Local Area Public Protection Panel meeting is held to assess the risk posed and to agree a risk management plan which begins as soon as the offender is released from custody, (i) whether this applied to Dwayne Mullan prior to his most recent release; (ii) if so, whether a structure or management plan was put in place; and (iii) if not, why it was not applied.

AQW 39791/11-15

58. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice why staff from England continue to be funded to implement staff reduction and changes within the Northern Ireland Prison Service.

AQW 39792/11-15

59. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, based on the date of sex-offender convictions resulting in a requirement to sign the Sex Offender’s register, (i) how many people have been convicted of a sexual offence in each of the last six years; (ii) how many had a previous record for sexual offences; and (iii) how many commited any further sexual offences.

AQW 39794/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

60. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what consideration has been given to a dedicated school bus for pupils in the Ards Peninsula travelling to schools in Bangor.

AQW 39823/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

61. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the grants available from his Department for community groups.

AQW 39773/11-15

62. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many clerks were recruited to the Appeals Service (Social Security Appeals) in each of the last three years.

AQW 39785/11-15

63. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether the Lifetime Home Standards have statutory force in Northern Ireland; and if not, what status they have for (i) private; and (ii) social housing.

AQW 39793/11-15

64. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether he intends to allow cost of living increases for staff in community voluntary sector organisations, in line with a 2.2 per cent cost of living increase agreed by the National Joint Council from January 2015.

AQW 39815/11-15

65. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 38631/11-15, with these services no longer being provided, whether any additional pressures will be placed on any of the services his Department or its arm's-length bodies provide.

AQW 39828/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 22 December 2014

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

1. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the grants available from her Department for community groups.

AQW 39848/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

2. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the grants available from his Department for community groups.

AQW 39835/11-15

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education 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 39836/11-15

4. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Education how many Education and Library Board members of staff are included in the 2,500 proposed redundancies; and to detail where they are located.

AQW 39852/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning 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 39841/11-15

6. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how recent budget constraints could affect the new capital builds his Department are planning in the next three years.

AQW 39856/11-15

7. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether he has any plans to introduce voluntary redundancy packages in the Further Education sector; and whether funding exists within his Department to cover the cost of voluntary redundancies within the sector. [R]

AQW 39876/11-15

8. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for his assessment of the geographical range of Northern Regional College campuses. [R]

AQW 39877/11-15

9. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how further education institutions will be impacted by cuts to his Department’s budget. [R]

AQW 39878/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

10. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment 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 39843/11-15

11. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many jobs her Department and its arm's-length bodies have created over the last two financial years.

AQW 39851/11-15

12. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how much foreign investment has been secured over the last two financial years.

AQW 39853/11-15

13. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what grants are available for business start ups.

AQW 39854/11-15

14. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the grants awarded by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board for events in North Down in each of the last five years; and what economic impact those events had on the area.

AQW 39866/11-15

15. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many people were economically inactive in each of the last twelve months.

AQW 39881/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

16. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment 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 39837/11-15

17. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 37881/11-15 and AQW 36783/11-15, why regulation 13 (I) of the PSV Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1985 feature in the legal position regarding taxi provision at Ravenhill Stadium if it has never been endorsed or enforced.

AQW 39849/11-15

18. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what steps his Department is taking to encourage councils to use e-sourcing for procurement.

AQW 39857/11-15

19. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update into the investigation of the illegal dump at Mobouy.

AQW 39870/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

20. 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

21. 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

22. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail (i) the capital Departmental Expenditure Limit, net of receipt; and (ii) the Financial Transactional Capital, for each Department and non-departmental public body in 2014/15.

AQW 39872/11-15

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

23. 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

24. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 39139/11-15, how many of the 5,310 news articles monitored were from (i) news websites; and (ii) other internet sites, as opposed to printed publications; and how many of the 24 instances of media contact expressing concerns related similarly to news websites and other internet sites.

AQW 39844/11-15

25. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the areas of the Health Service in which he intends to make redundancies.

AQW 39855/11-15

26. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what number of hours the average GP worked per week in (i) the 2002/03; and (ii) 2012/13.

AQW 39860/11-15

27. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average earnings of GPs in Northern Ireland for each financial year from 2002/03 to 2013/14 inclusive.

AQW 39861/11-15

28. 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

29. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many Specialist Parkinson's nurses are currently employed by the Northern Health and Social Services Trust; and how long this staff complement has been in place.

AQW 39864/11-15

30. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the total number of staff employed by his Department in (i) Human Resources; and (ii) Finance in each of the last ten years.

AQW 39871/11-15

31. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how cuts are likely to affect the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service in respect of (i) call out times; (ii) public safety; (iii) firefighter safety; (iv) support for animal rescue; and (v) the provision of services during flooding.

AQW 39873/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

32. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether the Local Government Auditor is fully appraised of the cost to the Northern Ireland Prison Service of staff travelling from England to implement the staff reduction programme; and whether he will order a full audit on these costs to examine if best practice and appropriate value for money is being achieved.

AQW 39846/11-15

33. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 39125/11-15, (i) to address point (i) (c) of the question and provide written clarification confirming a case of mistaken identity; (ii) why departmental agencies chose to state verbally this was mistaken identity and refused to supply this in writing when requested to do so; and (iii) how confirmation of mistaken identity could infringe the person in question’s rights or the Probation Board policy of not providing information on an individual’s location post-release, if this was not the person in question, but would significantly allay concerns in the community.

AQW 39847/11-15

34. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline his Department's commitment to the implementation of the recommendations of the Scoffield Report on police injury on duty awards.

AQW 39859/11-15

35. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice when the recommendations of the Scoffield report on police injury on duty awards will be implemented.

AQW 39863/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

36. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Social Development why people with disabilities from Mid Ulster, are being requested to go to Portadown for Employment and Support Allowance medical examinations.

AQW 39840/11-15

37. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the criteria used for access to a crisis loan.

AQW 39842/11-15

38. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, in conjunction with the Department of Justice, what progress has been made as to the introduction of audio recordings of benefit appeal tribunals.

AQW 39845/11-15

39. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many people claimed Jobseeker's allowance in each of the last twelve months.

AQW 39880/11-15

Questions to the Assembly Commission

40. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Assembly Commission to detail the number of staff, including staff that are employed by outside contractors, who are not paid the living wage; and whether there are any plans for the Assembly to become a living wage employer.

AQW 39867/11-15

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