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 16 March 2015

Friday 5 September 2014
Monday 8 September 2014
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Friday 12 September 2014
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Thursday 18 September 2014
Friday 19 September 2014
Monday 22 September 2014
Tuesday 23 September 2014
Thursday 25 September 2014
Friday 26 September 2014
Monday 29 September 2014
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Wednesday 1 October 2014
Thursday 2 October 2014
Monday 6 October 2014
Tuesday 7 October 2014
Wednesday 8 October 2014
Thursday 9 October 2014
Tuesday 14 October 2014
Thursday 16 October 2014
Friday 17 October 2014
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Friday 24 October 2014
Monday 27 October 2014
Wednesday 29 October 2014
Monday 3 November 2014
Tuesday 4 November 2014
Wednesday 5 November 2014
Thursday 6 November 2014
Friday 7 November 2014
Monday 10 November 2014
Monday 17 November 2014
Tuesday 18 November 2014
Monday 24 November 2014
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Thursday 27 November 2014
Friday 28 November 2014
Thursday 4 December 2014
Friday 5 December 2014
Monday 8 December 2014
Tuesday 9 December 2014
Wednesday 10 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
Tuesday 23 December 2014
Monday 5 January 2015
Tuesday 6 January 2015
Wednesday 7 January 2015
Thursday 8 January 2015
Monday 12 January 2015
Tuesday 13 January 2015
Friday 16 January 2015
Monday 19 January 2015
Wednesday 21 January 2015
Thursday 22 January 2015
Friday 23 January 2015
Monday 26 January 2015
Tuesday 27 January 2015
Wednesday 28 January 2015
Friday 30 January 2015
Monday 2 February 2015
Tuesday 3 February 2015
Wednesday 4 February 2015
Thursday 5 February 2015
Friday 6 February 2015
Monday 9 February 2015
Tuesday 10 February 2015
Wednesday 11 February 2015
Thursday 12 February 2015
Friday 13 February 2015
Monday 16 February 2015
Wednesday 18 February 2015
Thursday 19 February 2015
Friday 20 February 2015
Monday 23 February 2015
Tuesday 24 February 2015
Wednesday 25 February 2015
Thursday 26 February 2015
Friday 27 February 2015
Monday 2 March 2015
Tuesday 3 March 2015
Wednesday 4 March 2015
Thursday 5 March 2015
Friday 6 March 2015
Monday 9 March 2015
Tuesday 10 March 2015
Wednesday 11 March 2015
Thursday 12 March 2015
Friday 13 March 2015
Monday 16 March 2015
Wednesday 18 March 2015
Thursday 19 March 2015
Friday 20 March 2015
Monday 23 March 2015
Tuesday 24 March 2015
Wednesday 25 March 2015
Thursday 26 March 2015
Friday 27 March 2015
Monday 30 March 2015
Tuesday 31 March 2015

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 5 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

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

AQW 35254/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 8 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 35425/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

1. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

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

AQO 6505/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 12 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

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

AQW 35716/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 16 September 2014

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 35243/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

2. Dr A McDonnell (South Belfast)

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

AQO 6592/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 17 September 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

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

AQW 35327/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 18 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 35401/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 35429/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 19 September 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 35467/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 35468/11-15

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 35469/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 22 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Storey (North Antrim)

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

AQO 6627/11-15

2. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

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

AQO 6628/11-15

3. Mr W Irwin (Newry and Armagh)

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

AQO 6633/11-15

4. Mr T Buchanan (West Tyrone)

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

AQO 6634/11-15

5. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

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

AQO 6636/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 23 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

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

AQW 35628/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 25 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

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

AQW 36278/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 26 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

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

AQW 35850/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 29 September 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

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

AQW 35928/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 30 September 2014

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 35935/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 35938/11-15

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 35939/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 1 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 35993/11-15

2. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 36025/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 2 October 2014

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 36046/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 6 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

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

AQO 6749/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 7 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

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

AQW 36318/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 8 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 36354/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 9 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

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

AQW 36408/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

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

AQW 36606/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 16 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 36823/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 17 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

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

AQW 36853/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 36865/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 36999/11-15

2. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

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

AQW 37032/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 37001/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

4. Mr A Attwood (West Belfast)

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

AQO 6885/11-15

5. Mr B McElduff (West Tyrone)

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

AQO 6890/11-15

6. Mr A Ross (East Antrim)

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

AQO 6891/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 37427/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 24 October 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 37287/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 27 October 2014

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

1. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

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

AQW 37343/11-15

2. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

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

AQW 37344/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 29 October 2014

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

1. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 37437/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 3 November 2014

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

1. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

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

AQO 6929/11-15

2. Mr E Poots (Lagan Valley)

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

AQO 6930/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQO 6931/11-15

4. Mr A Easton (North Down)

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

AQO 6932/11-15

5. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

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

AQO 6933/11-15

6. Mrs P Cameron (South Antrim)

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

AQO 6934/11-15

7. Mr T Buchanan (West Tyrone)

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

AQO 6936/11-15

8. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

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

AQO 6937/11-15

9. Mr W Irwin (Newry and Armagh)

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

AQO 6938/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 37705/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

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

AQW 37783/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 6 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

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

AQW 37838/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 37846/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 7 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 37928/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 37926/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 10 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 37940/11-15

2. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

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

AQO 6977/11-15

3. Mr A Maskey (South Belfast)

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

AQO 6982/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 17 November 2014

Questions to the Minister of Justice

1. Mr C Boylan (Newry and Armagh)

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

AQO 7049/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 38055/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

2. 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

3. 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 Monday 24 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 38426/11-15

2. Mr D McIlveen (North Antrim)

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

AQO 7106/11-15

3. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

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

AQO 7112/11-15

4. Mr P 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

5. Mr J Spratt (South Belfast)

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

AQO 7113/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 38575/11-15

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

2. Mr P Weir (North Down)

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

AQW 38570/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 27 November 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 38633/11-15

2. Mr M Copeland (East Belfast)

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

AQW 38697/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

3. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

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

AQW 38686/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 28 November 2014

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

1. Ms R McCorley (West Belfast)

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

AQW 38766/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 4 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

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

AQW 39030/11-15

2. Mr A Attwood (West Belfast)

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

AQW 39530/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

3. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

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

AQW 39001/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 5 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 39102/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 8 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

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

AQW 39138/11-15

2. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

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

AQO 7220/11-15

3. Mr E Poots (Lagan Valley)

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

AQO 7221/11-15

4. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

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

AQO 7222/11-15

5. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQO 7224/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 9 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

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

AQW 39227/11-15

2. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

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

AQW 39229/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

3. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

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

AQW 39228/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

4. Mr D Hilditch (East Antrim)

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

AQO 7248/11-15

5. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

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

AQO 7256/11-15

6. Dr A McDonnell (South Belfast)

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

AQO 7257/11-15

7. Mr M Brady (Newry and Armagh)

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

AQO 7258/11-15

8. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

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

AQO 7259/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 10 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

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

AQW 39293/11-15

2. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

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

AQW 39675/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 12 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

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

AQW 39427/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 15 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

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

AQW 39504/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 16 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 39599/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 39593/11-15

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 for Written Answer
on Thursday 18 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 39751/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

2. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

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

AQW 39699/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 19 December 2014

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

1. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

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

AQW 39789/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 23 December 2014

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

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

AQW 39911/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 5 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

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

AQW 39960/11-15

2. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

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

AQW 39993/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 39998/11-15

4. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 40000/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

5. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

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

AQW 40036/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 6 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 40082/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 7 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

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

AQW 40124/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

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

AQW 40130/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 8 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

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

AQW 40200/11-15

2. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

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

AQW 40201/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 12 January 2015

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

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

AQO 7294/11-15

2. Ms M Fearon (Newry and Armagh)

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

AQO 7300/11-15

3. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

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

AQO 7301/11-15

4. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

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

AQO 7302/11-15

5. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

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

AQO 7303/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 13 January 2015

Questions to the Minister of Education

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

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

AQO 7327/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 16 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

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

AQW 40547/11-15

2. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

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

AQW 40551/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 19 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

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

AQO 7341/11-15

2. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they have considered their Department ceasing to be a service delivery department and instead becoming a co-ordinating office of the centre.

AQO 7342/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 21 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 40305/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 40306/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 40307/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 22 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 40389/11-15

2. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what allocation has been made from their budget towards the modernisation of Brandywell Stadium.

AQW 40900/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 23 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 40421/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 40424/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 40451/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

4. Mr P Weir (North Down)

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

AQW 40459/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

5. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 40452/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 26 January 2015

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

1. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

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

AQW 40816/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

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

AQW 40506/11-15

3. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

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

AQW 40508/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how much has been (i) spent; and (ii) allocated on the Social Investment Fund since 2011; and how much of the original £80m allocation remains available.

AQW 41166/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

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

AQW 40596/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

2. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

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

AQW 40628/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 30 January 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

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

AQW 40772/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 2 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on Urban Villages, as part of the Together: Building a United Community strategy.

AQO 7452/11-15

2. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what steps they have taken to work with the Department for Social Development to reduce fuel poverty, in line with their Department’s objective of tackling disadvantage and reducing poverty.

AQO 7456/11-15

3. Mr A McQuillan (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what action they are taking to address child poverty.

AQO 7458/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

4. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 40829/11-15

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 40830/11-15

6. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

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

AQW 40831/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

7. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what efforts are being made to tackle homelessness.

AQO 7466/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 3 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister who will fund the Independent Commission on Information Retrieval anticipated in the Stormont House Agreement.

AQW 40860/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether the job creation and additional Gross Value Added targets, as specified in the One Plan, are on schedule to be achieved.

AQW 40901/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how they are working with other Departments to address multiple deprivation in rural areas.

AQW 40903/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

4. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on the redevelopment of Belfast Central Library as the regional library for Northern Ireland.

AQW 40944/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

5. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education whether the proposed cut to SureStart in the draft Budget will be reversed as a result of the revised Budget 2015/16.

AQW 40914/11-15

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

6. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of whether changing the Meals on Wheels service from a daily chilled service to providing 14 days of frozen meals will be detrimental to the health of the older population.

AQW 40935/11-15

7. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the impact of the shortage in General Practitioners; and what steps he is taking to mitigate against the future impact on healthcare delivery to patients.

AQW 40941/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 4 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what is the relationship between the Implementation and Reconciliation Group anticipated in the Stormont House Agreement and the other bodies to be established in relation to dealing with the past and in particular in respect of the Oral History Archive and the Independent Commission on Information Retrieval.

AQW 40961/11-15

2. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

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

AQW 40982/11-15

3. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the benefits arising from connections developed by their Brussels Office with similar offices from other EU regions.

AQW 40983/11-15

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

4. Mr J Byrne (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the circumstances required and procedures followed when a paramedic car is dispatched.

AQW 40985/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

5. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many staff are deployed by his Department to fill grit boxes in North Belfast.

AQW 40956/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 5 February 2015

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

1. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many agency workers are employed by each council, broken down as a percentage of the total workforce.

AQW 41094/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel why AQW 35938/11-15 has not been answered.

AQW 41070/11-15

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

3. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the projected savings envisaged by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in relation to restricting the Meals on Wheels Service by providing a fourteen day supply of frozen food.

AQW 41048/11-15

4. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the projected total cost difference in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust providing fresh daily meals and fortnightly frozen meals.

AQW 41080/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 6 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what actions have been taken to increase the diversity of Public Boards since the publication in January 2014 of the Under-Representation and Lack of Diversity in Public Appointments in Northern Ireland report by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

AQW 41146/11-15

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

2. Mr P Weir (North Down)

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

AQW 41141/11-15

3. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average waiting time for GP appointments in North Down in each week of the last three years.

AQW 41143/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 9 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether the Minister of the Environment consulted the Executive regarding Northern Ireland driving licences not displaying the Union Flag.

AQW 41179/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 10 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether an evaluation has been completed on the Ethnic Minority Development Fund; and if so, whether it has been published.

AQW 41300/11-15

2. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the organisations that have (a) applied for; and (b) received funding as part of the Ethnic Minority Development Fund for Tier 1 and Tier 2, in each of the last three years.

AQW 41301/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

3. Mr A McQuillan (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the redeployment of DVA staff in Coleraine.

AQO 7551/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

4. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether he will contact HMRC to ensure they exercise their discretion in ensuring that where more than one child benefit book is issued, the allocation between separated parents is conducted in a fair and proportionate basis and not dependent on the goodwill or lack of the parent holding the child benefit book.

AQW 41241/11-15

5. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for his assessment of the current 'one parent takes all' approach taken by HMRC to the allocation of child benefit books.

AQW 41242/11-15

6. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for his assessment of whether all periods of care should be taken into consideration when calculating the level of care provided by a parent for child benefit purposes.

AQW 41243/11-15

7. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the neighbour renewal spend, including the largest project spend, broken down by council area, in each of the last five years.

AQW 41260/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 11 February 2015

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

1. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 40970/11-15, to detail (i) when the business case was made for this particular position; (ii) given there was a requirement for the position, how it will be filled in the future; and; (iii) when the position will be filled.

AQW 41903/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 12 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the urban regeneration projects of Together: Building a United Community, including the proposed timescale for completion.

AQW 41416/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 40783/11-15, for his assessment of the capacity of further education colleges to independently provide this type of intervention; and what impact falling enrolment figures will have on the future of this programme.

AQW 41426/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

3. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the current average cost of an appeal against a benefits related decision issued by the Social Security Agency.

AQW 41422/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 13 February 2015

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

1. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the cost of administering a two tier system for prescription charges.

AQW 41843/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 16 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether the text of the Stormont Castle Agreement will be placed as a matter of urgency in the Assembly Library.

AQW 42186/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the progress made on the Northern Ireland Investment Fund.

AQO 7588/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

3. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail speed restrictions at (i) primary; and (ii) post-primary schools in North Down.

AQW 41568/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 18 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how much has been paid in legal fees in respect of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

AQW 41687/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail (i) why AQW 33937/11-15 remains unanswered; (ii) when he was provided with a draft answer by officials; and (iii) when he will provide an answer to the question.

AQW 41691/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

3. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development when he will bring a paper on the A5 road project to the Executive.

AQW 42061/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 19 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure's Irish language Strategy was approved by the Executive; and if not, whether the Strategy should have been brought to the Executive.

AQW 41740/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail (i) why AQW 31865/11-15 remains unanswered; (ii) when they were provided with a draft answer by officials; and (iii) when they will provide an answer to the question.

AQW 41742/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether there are plans to include children and young people in the extension of age discrimination legislation to the provision of goods, facilities and services.

AQW 41763/11-15

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

4. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many patients (i) are currently waiting longer than one year; and (ii) are now on the waiting list and are expected to have to wait longer than one year for orthopaedic surgery, broken down by (a) District Council; and (b) Health Trust and Social Care Trust.

AQW 41739/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

5. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what assurances he has had from Translink that Limavady will continue to receive a town bus service adequate to the needs of its people.

AQW 41758/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 20 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister (i) why AQW 29444/11-15 remains unanswered; (ii) when they were provided with a draft answer by officials; and (iii) to provide an answer to the question.

AQW 41794/11-15

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister (i) why AQW 28365/11-15 remains unanswered; (ii) when they were provided with a draft answer by officials; and (iii) to provide an answer to the question.

AQW 41795/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

3. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 40716/11-15, and given the precautionary requirements of Article 6(3) of the Habitats Directive, (i) to specify the evidence which supports his contention that this material was (a) processed aggregate; (b) came from a regulated source; and (ii) to identify the source.

AQW 41841/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 23 February 2015

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

1. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

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

AQW 41865/11-15

2. Mr J Craig (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development if he, or his officials, have consulted with the Ulster Farmers' Union on the proposed weight restrictions on vehicles travelling through Hillsborough, Co. Down.

AQO 7622/11-15

3. Mr C Boylan (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the settlement between Northern Ireland Water and trade unions, following the recent industrial action.

AQO 7623/11-15

4. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the progress of the Belfast Rapid Transit System.

AQO 7624/11-15

5. Mr W Irwin (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether the investigation into fuel unsuitable for road use being found in the Transport NI Armagh depot, has been concluded.

AQO 7625/11-15

6. Mr C Ó hOisín (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the proposed public exhibitions relating to the A5 Western Transport Corridor.

AQO 7626/11-15

7. Ms B McGahan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the delivery plan for the Bicycle Strategy.

AQO 7627/11-15

8. Mr T Lunn (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, given that the A12 York Street Interchange and the A6 Randalstown - Castledawson upgrade projects are both part of the Trans-European Road Network, for an update on the potential EU funding available for these projects.

AQO 7628/11-15

9. Mr I Milne (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, following the recent £5 million budget allocation to his Department, to outline how he plans to retain frontline public transport services.

AQO 7629/11-15

10. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many street lights are awaiting repair in North Belfast.

AQO 7630/11-15

11. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he will replace the crash barrier at the location of a fatality on the Malone Road, Belfast.

AQO 7631/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

12. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how he ensures the quality and availability of advice to assist people to maximise the uptake of benefits.

AQO 7639/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of the imbalance in terms of community background and gender within the staff of the Equality Commission; and what steps are being taken to address same.

AQW 42027/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 25 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when (i) AQW 40551/11-15; (ii) AQW 40201/11-15; (iii) AQW 40200/11-15; and (iv) AQW 37838/11-15 will be answered.

AQW 42099/11-15

2. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what plans they have to extend the application of Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to all schools in Northern Ireland.

AQW 42101/11-15

3. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the number of quangos linked to their Department on (i) 8 May 2007; and (ii) 10 February 2015; and how many people served on the quangos on these respective dates.

AQW 42108/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

4. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the dial a lift community transport service.

AQW 42085/11-15

5. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much compensation has been paid for damage caused to vehicles by road defects in Upper Bann, within the last three years.

AQW 42115/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 26 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the progress being made on the United Youth programme of Together: Building a United Community, to ensure that it extends to Young People in rural areas.

AQW 42200/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, given that a domestic planning application for a farmer asks for proof that the applicant has been farming for six years, whether this criteria will change for young farmers.

AQW 42195/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

3. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the number of street lights in North Belfast awaiting repair.

AQW 42198/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 27 February 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether there is money ring-fenced to fulfil successful applications of the Social Investment Fund; and whether money was ring-fenced to fulfil successful applications when the Social Investment Fund was agreed by the NI Executive in May 2012.

AQW 42248/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether, as part of the Executive’s policy making and economic planning, he will provide NISRA with the requisite funding to take part in the Office for National Statistics' Wealth and Assets Survey.

AQW 42278/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

3. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail, broken down by claimaint, the overall sum of the total accumulated benefits paid the ten highest benefits claimants in Northern Ireland.

AQW 42728/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 2 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to list the minority ethnic and local community organisations who (i) submitted applications to the Minority Ethnic Development Fund 2013-2015; and (ii) who subsequently received funding.

AQW 42309/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what is the projected timeframe for the full implementation of the Social Investment Fund.

AQW 42310/11-15

3. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in relation to the Stormont House Agreement, for an update on the North West Gateway Initiative.

AQO 7680/11-15

4. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the future size and functions of their Department within the framework of the Stormont House Agreement.

AQO 7678/11-15

5. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what discussions they had with the community prior to publishing Together: Building a United Community.

AQO 7683/11-15

6. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their definition of who qualifies as a victim and survivor of the Troubles.

AQO 7685/11-15

7. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how much consideration their Department has given to reallocating junior minister and special advisor posts to the proposed new Department that will have responsibility for rebalancing the economy.

AQO 7686/11-15

8. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what consultation their Department had with community and voluntary sector groups before publishing Together: Building a United Community.

AQO 7687/11-15

9. Mr T Buchanan (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline the progress made on taking full ownership of the St Lucia Barracks site in Omagh.

AQO 7688/11-15

10. Mr C Ó hOisín (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Shackleton site.

AQO 7690/11-15

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

11. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, given that he has accepted in principle the concept of a specialist drugs fund which could grant access to life extending drugs, whether he will now suspend a prescription charges consultation which he has linked to that fund, given that sufficient funds through the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme are now available to immediately allow such access for people who need it now without the necessity for such charges.

AQW 42857/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 3 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many managers are employed on foot of Victims and Survivors Service funding in Wave Trauma Centre; and for their Department's assessment of the staff balance between managers and other staff.

AQW 42325/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

2. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether the Northern Ireland Environment Agency is planning to close Crawfordsburn Country Park on public holidays.

AQW 42936/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

3. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for an update on negotiations between the Social Security Agency and staff regarding the future of Lisahally Processing Unit in Derry.

AQW 42349/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 4 March 2015

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

1. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what evaluation was made of compulsory redundancy schemes to reduce the public sector.

AQW 42474/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

2. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development which body has jurisdiction over the naming of bridges.

AQW 42441/11-15

3. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the process by which a bridge can be renamed, including the criteria used.

AQW 42443/11-15

4. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what criteria is used to determine whether signage highlighting its name is used on a bridge.

AQW 42444/11-15

5. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what official status or recognition is given to the name of a bridge.

AQW 42446/11-15

6. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he will introduce legislation to place a 20mph speed limit in the vicinity of lit or operational school crossing signs which have been installed through the safer routes to school programme.

AQW 42469/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 5 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the funding which has been provided for research into sexual violence and abuse, including the strategies which address these directly, since 2011.

AQW 42484/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the date of the most recent meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Group on Domestic and Sexual Violence; and the number of times it has met since 2011.

AQW 42485/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Regional Strategy Action Plan as associated with the Inter-Ministerial Group on Domestic and Sexual Violence, including the resources allocated to implement such a strategy.

AQW 42488/11-15

4. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Inter-Ministerial Group on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

AQW 42489/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

5. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) whether his Department has, or intends to, enter into an agreement, with the Ulster Farmers Union that farmers will no longer be prosecuted or sanctioned for low level pollution incidents; (ii) whether this practice has been adopted in any other region of the UK; (iii) whether there are no adverse implications for achieving compliance with the stringent requirements of the Water Framework Directive as a result; and (iv) what expert advice he received before agreeing to enter into such an agreement.

AQW 42531/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

6. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what actions her Department has taken to highlight that the common practice in Northern Ireland whereby on the grant of a lease, or letting of land, a landlord may oblige their tenant to pay for the agent’s professional services, also referred to as letting fees, is illegal.

AQW 42962/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 6 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they will put the potential for UK wide promotion of road racing as an agenda item on a forthcoming British Irish Council meeting, particularly the Isle of Man TT and the North West 200.

AQW 42546/11-15

2. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the progress of the disability strategy.

AQW 42593/11-15

3. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the Department that will have responsibility for (i) the Children's Commission; and (ii) the Human Rights Commission, under the proposals to reduce the number of Departments.

AQW 43150/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

4. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how much funding the Ulster-Scots Agency received from the (i) Executive; and (ii) Irish Republic's government, in each of the last three years.

AQW 42554/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

5. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for a breakdown of the £70m recurring costs related to Ulster University's Magee campus expansion.

AQW 42910/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

6. Mr P Girvan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what action his Department is taking to ensure a fair and consistent rating for riding schools, equestrian centres and livery yards, so that they can operate economically and offer more people the experience of taking up horse riding as a sport.

AQW 42585/11-15

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

7. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the public consultation on the future of paediatric congenital cardiac services.

AQW 42567/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 9 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the introduction of age discrimination legislation.

AQW 42620/11-15

2. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when their Department will publish the Disability Strategy.

AQW 43203/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

3. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Education whether there are any schemes for adults contained within the Delivering Social Change Signature Programme of Improving Literacy and Numeracy.

AQW 42615/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

4. Mr J Byrne (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how the Strategic Planning Policy Statement will provide flexibility for councils in relation to planning in rural communities.

AQO 7742/11-15

5. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how much his Department, in conjunction with local councils, has spent on clearing toxic waste from illegal fuel laundering sites since 2010.

AQO 7734/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

6. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the progress of the Apartments Bill.

AQW 42613/11-15

7. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, in light of the Minister for Employment and Learning's decision not to ban zero hours contracts and given that contracted service providers to the Civil Service often use zero hours contracts, whether the current position within NI Civil Service and its stance against zero hours contracts will be affected; and if not, why this is the case,

AQW 42626/11-15

8. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel (i) for his assessment of the figures published by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland showing that the number of leavers in the public service in Northern Ireland has averaged over 20,000 per year for each of the last five years; and (ii) to detail the justification for borrowing £700m to fund an exit scheme to secure 20,000 leavers.

AQW 42633/11-15

9. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether claimants who had previously been awarded Disability Living Allowance and are not awarded Personal Independence Payments in the future will remain eligible for a rate rebate.

AQW 43110/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

10. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what changes will take place in his departmental operations in North Down from April 2015.

AQW 42621/11-15

11. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what is the current estimated daily traffic volume using the A26 at the Causeway Hospital location.

AQW 42656/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

12. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what specific schemes exists to address the issue of fuel poverty in the private rented sector.

AQW 42617/11-15

13. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for his Department’s position on the enforceability of legislation limiting or prohibiting up-front fees when renting homes.

AQW 42618/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 10 March 2015

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning (i) when applicants to the European Social Fund were informed that financial capability assessment had not been completed and that departmental officials would be contacting organisations for clarification on applications; (ii) how many applicants were (a) contacted; and (b) not contacted by officials; and (iii) how many of the applicants in each case proceeded to Stage 2.

AQW 42703/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the current average wage in Northern Ireland, broken down by constituency or other administrative unit.

AQW 42665/11-15

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

3. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of public health impact of unconventional drilling and use of chemicals in the shale layer at Ballinlea poses to the environment.

AQW 42697/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

4. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline any potential new road calming measures planned for the Bangor area.

AQW 42669/11-15

5. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what progress as been made in relation to dedicated taxi-ranks for public hire taxies in Belfast city centre.

AQW 42688/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

6. Mr D Hilditch (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether he has any plans to extend the Boiler Replacement Scheme.

AQO 7775/11-15

7. Mr M McGimpsey (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for an update on the number of applicants on the Common Waiting List in South Belfast.

AQO 7771/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 11 March 2015

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

1. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he will designate the area around, and including, the JTI/Gallaher site in Ballymena as an Enterprise Zone, under the authority given in the Enterprise Zones Northern Ireland Order 1981.

AQW 43320/11-15

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

2. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 42023/11-15, what is the origin of the cash reserves which have built up and why this has been allowed.

AQW 42744/11-15

3. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, to specify the availability of the £1 million announced by Mr John Compton as being available for paediatric cardiac services; and how it differs from the £1 million announced as being available through the Change Fund.

AQW 43153/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

4. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what consideration has been given to introducing a tracking system on Translink buses and trains to allow service users to access online the location of vehicles in real-time to improve the ability of passengers to find out if their service is running late.

AQW 42749/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 12 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what schemes or funding streams are available through their Department to assist with early years intervention.

AQW 42810/11-15

2. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail (i) the community and voluntary groups in South Belfast that were awarded funding by their Department, or its arm's-length bodies in each month of the last two years; (ii) the date that funding was awarded; (iii) who awarded the funding; (iv) the method by which funding was paid; (v) the amount of funding awarded in each case; and (vi) who was involved in any presentations.

AQW 42830/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the expected timeframe for the roll out of Age Discrimination legislation.

AQW 42845/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

4. Mr M Ó Muilleoir (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the funding that her Department, and its arm’s-length bodies, invested in South Belfast between May 2011 and May 2014.

AQW 42807/11-15

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the funding allocated to clubs affiliated to the (i) Gaelic Athletic Association; (ii) Irish Football Association; and (iii) Irish Rugby Football Union, in each year since 2010/11.

AQW 42811/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

6. Mr S Rogers (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what incentives have been put in place to encourage civil servants selected for redundancy under the Voluntary Exit Scheme to invest and become economically active within the private sector.

AQW 42831/11-15

7. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what plans he has to ensure staff availing of the Voluntary Exit Scheme will not leave employment having had no support to adjust to this major change at potentially an unexpected point in their lives.

AQW 42833/11-15

8. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to outline the rationale for the differing retirement ages for PSNI and Fire Service personnel.

AQW 43439/11-15

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

9. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of child sexual exploitation cases reported to relevant authorities, broken down by Health and Social Care Trust in the last three years.

AQW 42860/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 13 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how the Delivering Social Change Signature Programmes are preventing and addressing mental ill-health as a priority.

AQW 42921/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

2. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning whether legislative changes would be required to allow for the introduction of a loan scheme for postgraduate students.

AQW 42931/11-15

3. Ms B McGahan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning why First Steps Women’s Centre have had their European Social Fund application process delayed.

AQW 43509/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

4. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 42175/11-15, whether he will provide a copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment report.

AQW 42929/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

5. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel (i) how many applications were received from external organisations requesting permission to hold events in the grounds of the Stormont Estate, in each of the past twelve months; (ii) what organisations were behind each request; (iii) what type of events they were seeking to hold; (iv) what was the outcome of each request; and (v) what were the cost implications of each event.

AQW 42874/11-15

6. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what budget has been set aside for career support for civil service staff who avail of the Voluntary Exit Scheme.

AQW 42890/11-15

7. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the vacant space, with details including size, ownership and former occupier, which was formerly occupied by public sector organisations in the Fermanagh District Council area.

AQW 42933/11-15

8. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how he hopes to realise the aim of reducing 20,000 civil service jobs by way of a Voluntary Exit Scheme.

AQW 42937/11-15

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

9. Mr P Girvan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the uptake of residential respite in each of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust's locations; and whether more than one stay per month was granted to each adult with a learning disability, in the last three years.

AQW 42938/11-15

10. Mr P Girvan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what is the average frequency of residential respite that an adult with learning disabilities receives per year in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 42939/11-15

11. Mr P Girvan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether any adults with learning disabilities in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust get more frequent than monthly residential respite.

AQW 42940/11-15

12. Mr P Girvan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what is the most frequent residential respite any adult with a learning disability has received in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, over the last three years.

AQW 42941/11-15

13. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the current response time to a cardiac arrest in the Glens and Coast Road area.

AQW 43484/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

14. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many claims have been taken against his Department over the last three financial years, for damage to cars driving over road calming measures.

AQW 42897/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

15. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many claims have been made against the Housing Executive for substandard cavity wall insulation.

AQW 42899/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 16 March 2015

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 their discussions with the British government on transferring the responsibility for elections to the Executive.

AQW 42957/11-15

2. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when they will answer AQW 32003/11-15.

AQW 42958/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on plans to establish a compact civic advisory panel, as envisaged during the Stormont House Agreement discussions.

AQW 43004/11-15

4. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the outcome of the 2008 review of the Civic Forum, including any conclusions reached.

AQW 43005/11-15

5. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether powers of community planning, as transferred to the new council structures, will create space for a Civic Forum, as outlined in Strand One of the Good Friday Agreement.

AQW 43006/11-15

6. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether a report, including recommendations, was forthcoming following the review of the Civic Forum in 2008.

AQW 43007/11-15

7. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for their assessment of a Civic Forum as a realistic mechanism for promoting the views of, and engaging with, civic society.

AQW 43008/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

8. Mr A McQuillan (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how her Department has promoted the Williamite Heritage Trail, following the journey of King William III on route to the Boyne, 1690.

AQW 42985/11-15

9. Mr A McQuillan (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether her Department has sought to promote and invest in the clean-up of Orange Grove/Cranmore House, Malone, Belfast, where King William III stopped on route to the Boyne in 1690.

AQW 42986/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

10. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail, by employing authority, the number of (i) teaching; and (ii) other staff suspended on full pay in each of the last five years, including the costs associated with the action.

AQW 42964/11-15

11. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 43347/11-15, following his Department's meeting, to detail the funding allocation for 2015/16, including details of what date funding will end.

AQW 43561/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

12. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for an update on the assessment of First Steps Women’s Centre's application to the European Social Fund.

AQW 43589/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

13. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how he will work in conjunction with the Minister of Justice to ensure that there will be stronger enforcement action across all sections of the taxi industry.

AQW 42982/11-15

14. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the visitor numbers for Crawfordsburn Country Park on (i) Easter Monday; (ii) May Day; and (iii) August Bank holiday, in each of the last three years.

AQW 42994/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

15. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to provide a projected timeframe as to when the business case concerning the civil service equal pay dispute will be tabled before the Northern Ireland Executive.

AQW 43009/11-15

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

16. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the number of reports of suspicious fraud received by the Counter Fraud Service via (a) email; (b) the Health and Social Care Fraud Hotline; and (c) in writing; and (ii) the (a) number; and (b) result of investigations instigated in each month of the last three years.

AQW 42975/11-15

17. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to the new Omagh Hospital site, to detail (i) the methods of disposal of earth and excavation works materials from the site; and (ii) the location to which the material is taken.

AQW 43003/11-15

18. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the mechanisms in place whereby deaf children are provided support by social care teams; and to outline the eligibility criteria.

AQW 43010/11-15

19. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of deaf children who are receiving support from social care teams, broken down by Health and Social Care Trust, in the last three years.

AQW 43011/11-15

20. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for a breakdown of his Department's financial expenditure on outsourcing outpatient appointments to the private sector, in each of the last three years.

AQW 43012/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

21. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline his Department's policy for the installation and maintenance of crash barriers.

AQW 42952/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

22. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 40960/11-15, to confirm that any decision of his Department may be revised by a decision under Article 18 which includes a decision of an appeal tribunal on a referral under Article 28D(1)(b); and therefore that any person has a right of appeal, to an appeal tribunal, against this decision.

AQW 42976/11-15

23. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 40960/11-15, to confirm that a person has a right of appeal to a child support appeal tribunal on a referral decision.

AQW 42977/11-15

24. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 40960/11-15, to confirm that a decision on a referral is considered a decision made by the Department.

AQW 42978/11-15

25. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many child support referrals his Department has made to an Appeal Tribunal under Article 28D(1)(b) of the Child Support Order 1991; and how many of the decisions made by these Appeal Tribunals were subsequently appealed.

AQW 42979/11-15

26. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to confirm that Article 58 of the Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations (NI) 1999 does not apply to a determination on a referral from an Appeal Tribunal.

AQW 42980/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether a copy of the report presented on New Sectoral Priorities to the North South Ministerial Council institutional meeting on 25 February 2015 will be placed in the Assembly library.

AQW 43016/11-15

2. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what assessment is made of the levels of intimidation within communities where funding has been made available to community groups with a paramilitary background or historical connection.

AQW 43036/11-15

3. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what steps have been taken to ensure there is the highest level of financial scrutiny given to organisations receiving public funding for community-based projects and services.

AQW 43037/11-15

4. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the procedures and practices in place to ensure that public money made available to community groups is not for a duplication of services provided by the voluntary and volunteers sector.

AQW 43039/11-15

5. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the number of recommendations contained in the report produced by the Commissioner for Public Appointments entitled Guardian of the Public Appointment Process which have been deemed to be (i) short term; (ii) medium term; and (iii) long term in terms of priority for implementation.

AQW 43040/11-15

6. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the Racial Equality Strategy and a timescale for its publication.

AQW 43053/11-15

7. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 42333/11-15, whether there are plans to appoint a member, as representative of the Northern Ireland Executive, to the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

AQW 43067/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

8. Ms R McCorley (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the funding that her Department, and its arm’s-length bodies, has invested in West Belfast since May 2011.

AQW 43083/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

9. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 42410/11-15, how this definition would apply should the drilling pass through a shale layer.

AQW 43074/11-15

10. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what value of construction work, to be funded from the resource budget, her Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43078/11-15

11. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what value of construction work, to be funded from the capital budget, her Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43079/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

12. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the main causes of water pollution incidents across Northern Ireland in the 2014/15 financial year.

AQW 43026/11-15

13. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether the targeted carboniferous sandstone reservoir in planning application E/2013/0093/F has already been categorized by GSNI as tight sandstone, having porosities 5 per cent and permeabilities less than 0.1 millidarcies.

AQW 43028/11-15

14. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether, in planning application E/2013/0093/F, Rathlin Energy intend to use nitrogen rather than water in the proposed hydraulic fracturing of the carboniferous sandstone reservoir; and whether the volume of nitrogen to be injected in the proposed hydraulic fracturing of the carboniferous sandstone reservoir is such that, if water was to replace nitrogen, the 2014 EU recommendation definition of high volume hydraulic fracturing would be met.

AQW 43030/11-15

15. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment if the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency has any plans not to open public parks such as Crawfordsburn Country Park during public holidays due to the non-payment of overtime.

AQW 43038/11-15

16. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what training in planning is scheduled for councillors in 2015/16.

AQW 43058/11-15

17. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment (i) to hold an urgent investigation into how a political party was permitted to hold a political function, at Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council-owned property of The Hill of the O’Neill - Ranfurly Arts and Visitors Centre, in contravention of the local government policy about the use of council-owned and staffed facilities for use by individual political parties for launches, meetings, or similar; (ii) whether the original policy has been reviewed and amended; (iii) if so, what consultation was carried out prior to the amendments; and (iv) whether the policy is now void.

AQW 43675/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

18. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel if NISRA will continue to collate statistics using the 26 council model after 1 April 2015.

AQW 43013/11-15

19. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the savings made by using online payslips in the 2014/15 financial year compared to the previous system, shown by (i) amount; and (ii) as a percentage.

AQW 43050/11-15

20. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what value of construction work, to be funded from the resource budget, his Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43076/11-15

21. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what value of construction work, to be funded from the capital budget, his Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43077/11-15

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

22. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the potential future provision of VIMIZIM as an effective treatment for patients suffering from Morquio disease.

AQW 43052/11-15

23. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the number of appointments that Multiple Sclerosis Patients, in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, have had with a Consultant Neurologists MS Specialist, in the last two years.

AQW 43064/11-15

24. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in each Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 43065/11-15

25. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) nurses in each Health and Social Care Trust; and for his assessment of the regularity of appointments with an MS nurse.

AQW 43068/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

26. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, following the publication of the Criminal Justice Inspectorate NI report into the unannounced inspection of HMP Magilligan, what further representations or recommendations, and from which agencies and individuals, has he received calling for an overhaul or improvement of the Supporting Prisoners at Risk process.

AQW 43059/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

27. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether his Department has taken steps to sell the Belfast Harbour Commission into the private sector.

AQW 43081/11-15

28. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the rationale for the proposed Carrickmore Road, Ballycastle (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015.

AQW 43400/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

29. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development (i) what were the security concerns relating to the office of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland referred to in its 2013-14 annual report; (ii) whether information in that office was not held securely; and (iii) when is these concerns will be resolved.

AQW 43032/11-15

30. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what percentage increase in salary was approved for staff of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland in each year since its creation; and what was the highest individual percentage increase in each year.

AQW 43033/11-15

31. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what criteria the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland uses to determine which of its four approaches to investigation, as set out in its recent briefing paper presented to the Committee for Social Development, is appropriate in each individual case; and whether these criteria are different from the rest of the United Kingdom.

AQW 43034/11-15

32. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether the risk assessment process used by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has been accredited under ISO 3100; and if not, why the Commission recommends on its website a higher standard than it applies to itself.

AQW 43035/11-15

33. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 41824/11-15, what measures his Department will be taking to address the shortfall in crisis loans calls going unanswered in Shaftsbury Square; and whether additional funding will be allocated for this in 2015/16.

AQW 43051/11-15

Questions to the Assembly Commission

34. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Assembly Commission what savings are anticipated from the proposed reduction in the number of MLAs (i) directly from Salaries and Office Cost Expenses; and (ii) indirectly from reduced requirements on Assembly resources.

AQW 43082/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 19 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr M Nesbitt (Strangford)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AQW 42206/11-15, what discussions they have held with (a) the Special EU Programmes Body; and (b) other individuals or bodies representing the European Union regarding the use of Peace IV money to fund the comprehensive Mental Trauma Service referred to in paragraph 27 of the Stormont House Agreement; and what outcomes or conclusions have been reached.

AQW 43115/11-15

2. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the HEAT Scheme.

AQW 43165/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

3. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what steps her Department is taking to improve internet access availability in the Loughbrickland and Ballyward areas.

AQW 43093/11-15

4. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on funding for groups who assist the Protestant Unionist Loyalist community to access rural development funding.

AQW 43603/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

5. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure (i) how much funding her Department has provided to the Erne & Melvin Enhancement Company limited, in each of the last three financial years; (ii) what the funding was for; and (iii) how much funding will be provided in 2015/16.

AQW 43087/11-15

6. Ms R McCorley (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to outline her Department's total spend on soccer since May 2011, broken down by (i) club; and (ii) organisation or body.

AQW 43104/11-15

7. Mr C Ó hOisín (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what discussions she has had with the Irish Rugby Football Union on its all-Ireland bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023.

AQW 43139/11-15

8. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on her Department's support for MAGUS, given its current funding and remit comes to a conclusion on the 23 March 2015.

AQW 43159/11-15

9. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure (i) on what date salmon netting licences stopped being valid; (ii) what considerations were given to loss of earnings for local fisheries; and (iii) what considerations were given to the potential adverse impact on the ecosystem of Lough Neagh.

AQW 43161/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

10. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of primary school Principals, broken down by gender.

AQW 43103/11-15

11. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant AQW 41211/11-15, whether the results have been published; and if not, when he intends to do so.

AQW 43151/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

12. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how her Department is supporting employment creation in East Londonderry, through means other than Invest NI support; and to detail the number of jobs created over the last five years as a result.

AQW 43146/11-15

13. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 42410/11-15, whether the Carboniferous Visean Murlough Bay Formation, that Rathlin Energy Ltd proposes to drill into at Ballinlea 2, is an unconventional or a conventional reservoir.

AQW 43155/11-15

14. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 42410/11-15, whether the Carboniferous Wesphalian Coal Measures and Millstone Grits, that Rathlin Energy Ltd proposes to drill into at Ballinlea 2, is an unconventional or conventional reservoir.

AQW 43157/11-15

15. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether there are any plans to reinstate the Air Route Development Fund to attract new air routes and carriers.

AQW 43158/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

16. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether a letter has been, or will be, sent to all taxi drivers to inform them that Single Tier is not being introduced; and if so, whether he will provide a copy or place the letter in the Assembly Library.

AQW 43100/11-15

17. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, given that the report arising from the internal inquiry into the difficulties protecting Drumclay Crannog was passed to his predecessor on 23 October 2013 and given his predecessor’s commitment to distribute copies of this review to the Minister for Regional Development, the Committee for the Environment, the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure and elected representatives for this area, when this distribution will take place.

AQW 43121/11-15

18. Mr C Ó hOisín (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what input the Loughs Agency had as a statutory consultee in reference to in-river hydro-schemes on Loughs Agency rivers; and whether it opposed a number of these developments.

AQW 43143/11-15

19. Mr C Ó hOisín (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what is the position of NIEA in reference to bonfire material currently being accumulated at Mossley, Newtownabbey; and whether the NIEA will seek to remove the noxious materials at this, and other, sites.

AQW 43145/11-15

20. Mr S Anderson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, with respect to the planned merger with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, what future plans his Department has for the Water Management Unit premises on the Antrim Road, Lisburn.

AQW 43154/11-15

21. Mr S Anderson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, with respect to the planned merger with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, what future plans his Department has for the relocation of staff based at the Water Management Unit on the Antrim Road, Lisburn.

AQW 43156/11-15

22. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what habitats assessments have been carried out since 1995 to assess the effect of Northern Ireland Water discharges and abstractions on the ecosystem in Lough Neagh, particularly the effect on the wildlife protected under the Special Protection Area designation.

AQW 43164/11-15

23. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail whether (i) the capital investment allocation for Exploris, as agreed by the Executive, has been carried forward to 2015/16; and (ii) his officials have confirmed this capital investment position with the outgoing Ards Borough Council and the new North Down and Ards District Council.

AQW 43681/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

24. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what discussions have taken place with the new councils to explore the possibility of shared services between central and local government.

AQW 43105/11-15

25. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the legislative provisions which permit interdepartmental transfers ahead of in year monitoring rounds.

AQW 43162/11-15

26. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail how his Department will ensure that Civil Servants under the age of 40 will not be discriminated against under the Voluntary Exit Scheme.

AQW 43163/11-15

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

27. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what procedures are in place to protect staff in Muckamore Abbey Hospital from attack by forensic and other patients; and to outline how the employer's duty of care towards staff is being met, including, what protective clothing is provided.

AQW 43096/11-15

28. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many incidents of assault on staff by patients have been recorded at Muckamore Abbey Hospital in each of the last three years.

AQW 43097/11-15

29. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to his proposals to move to an all-island network for paediatric cardiac services, when Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin will have full capacity to provide surgery for all Northern Ireland patients.

AQW 43129/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

30. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, following the publication of the Criminal Justice Inspectorate NI report into the unannounced inspection of HMP Magilligan and in respect of the latest concerns over the management of Supporting Prisoners at Risk (SPARs), whether he will have the process reviewed with a view to keeping SPARs open on vulnerable prisoners, until they have worked through a system toward closure, particularly in respect of closures which are based on verbal assertions of improvement by the individuals subject to the SPARs.

AQW 43130/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

31. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) for an update on his Department’s proposals to introduce additional traffic calming measures in the village of Clabby, Co Fermanagh; (ii) how many responses were received in favour of the proposals; (iii) to detail the number of pedestrians crossing the road in the most recent survey of the village; (iv) how many vehicles passed through the village on a daily basis according to the most recent survey; (v) what is the estimated cost of introducing the measures; and (vi) what impact the measures would have on traffic travelling through the village.

AQW 43085/11-15

32. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what consideration his Department was given to reducing the maximum speed limit on ‘A’ class roads in Fermanagh.

AQW 43086/11-15

33. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many Penalty Charge Notices were issued in (i) Coleraine; (ii) Limavady; (iii) Portstewart; (iv) Portrush; and (v) Dungiven, in each of the last three years.

AQW 43088/11-15

34. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what measures are being put in place to reduce the impact of the closure of the junction at Mersey Street on North Down traffic travelling into Belfast in the mornings on the (i) A2 dual carriageway at Holywood; (ii) Sydenham bypass; and (iii) Parkway, Belfast.

AQW 43098/11-15

35. Mr G Dunne (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he will review the Department’s gritting procedures for the Craigantlet area following the recent snow fall on Monday 2 March 2015 which left dangerous driving conditions for motorists.

AQW 43101/11-15

36. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 41697/11-15, to detail the causes of these fires.

AQW 43108/11-15

37. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what funds are available to complete Phase II, including the passing loop, of the Derry to Belfast railway.

AQW 43111/11-15

38. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the amount of money paid into pension funds for senior management of Translink, in each of the last five years.

AQW 43114/11-15

39. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant AQW 41408/11-15, (i) for a breakdown of public costs involved in the approval and construction of the rank; and to detail any external funds that were secured, including the purpose for which they were secured.

AQW 43133/11-15

40. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what value of construction work, to be funded from the resource budget, his Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43134/11-15

41. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what value of construction work, to be funded from the capital budget, his Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43135/11-15

42. Mr C Ó hOisín (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what arrangements were in place for snow ploughing and gritting of the A6 Glenshane Road and the Coleraine to Limavady mountain road during the recent snowfalls.

AQW 43144/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

43. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of homes owned by the Housing Executive in North Down that have gas fired central heating systems, as well as those that are heated by other means.

AQW 43106/11-15

44. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what value of construction work, to be funded from the resource budget, his Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43136/11-15

45. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what value of construction work, to be funded from the capital budget, his Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43137/11-15

46. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to list the Public Sector Groups and Voluntary and Community Sector Groups that have participatory roles on the Joint Forum; and to detail the activity of Concordat Action Teams to date.

AQW 43141/11-15

47. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 42334/11-15, to detail the outcomes of these meetings, and whether the minutes are available for Voluntary Community Sector Groups.

AQW 43142/11-15

48. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of homes owned by the Housing Executive that have (i) oil fired central heating; (ii) gas fired central heating; (iii) heating by other means, broken down by constituency.

AQW 43166/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 20 March 2015

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development whether any consideration is being given to establishing a dedicated body with responsibility for coastal erosion.

AQW 43227/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

2. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 40461/11-15, when she expects the investigation into the death of elvers in Lough Erne in 2014 to be completed.

AQW 43179/11-15

3. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the amount of funding in the 2015/16 budget allocated to the City of Culture Legacy.

AQW 43221/11-15

4. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the (i) City of Culture Legacy projects that were funded by the £1m allocation in the October Monitoring Round in (a) Derry; (b) Dungiven; (c) Coleraine; (d) Limavady; and (e) Strabane; and (ii) funding allocated to each project.

AQW 43222/11-15

5. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 35970/11-15, when the company limited by guarantee to deliver City of Culture legacy programmes and activities will be established.

AQW 43223/11-15

6. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what value of construction work, to be funded from the capital budget, her Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43224/11-15

7. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what value of construction work, to be funded from the resource budget, her Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43225/11-15

8. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure when the lease on the Salmon Research Station in Bushmills will expire.

AQW 43576/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

9. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education what restrictions he intends to place on the new Education Authority in terms of funding decisions.

AQW 43232/11-15

10. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Education what impact the decision to cut the funding for the Early Years Fund will have in Upper Bann, specifically in relation to (i) places withdrawn and (ii) jobs threatened.

AQW 43688/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

11. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how he is promoting Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects in higher education.

AQW 43235/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

12. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the Common Arrangements for Gas Bill.

AQW 43180/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

13. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the budget allocated to the NGO Grant Scheme.

AQW 43205/11-15

14. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the budget allocated to the War Memorial Grant Scheme.

AQW 43206/11-15

15. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the historical sites currently owned and maintained by the NIEA.

AQW 43207/11-15

16. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the parks and open spaces currently owned and maintained by the NIEA.

AQW 43208/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

17. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the amount of money; (i) identified in dormant bank accounts; and (ii) allocated to the Executive in each of the last 3 years.

AQW 43181/11-15

18. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, on average, how many paid training and staff development days civil servants receive on an annual basis.

AQW 43183/11-15

19. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 41882/11-15, to detail (i) the criteria used to indicate locations and sectors which have not fared so well since 2001; and (ii) the changes in rate liability for these locations and sectors

AQW 43196/11-15

20. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 41948/11-15, to detail the expected timeline for the review of the current business rates system.

AQW 43197/11-15

21. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, in pursuant to, AQW 42391/11-15, how there can be a "standard" contract for an event of this nature.

AQW 43198/11-15

22. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 42391/11-15 did Red Bull have free use of the Stormont Estate for the hosting of the Downhill event and what resulting extra costs fell upon his Department, such as staff costs.

AQW 43199/11-15

23. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 42391/11-15, was there a promotion company or other third party with which the party negotiated in regard to this event.

AQW 43200/11-15

24. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether any consideration been given to flexi-working / touchdown type facilities being made available in Ballycastle, Ballymena, and Ballymoney.

AQW 43216/11-15

25. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many Civil Servants working in Belfast live in the Moyle, Ballymoney and Ballymena council areas.

AQW 43217/11-15

26. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, how many Civil Servants have been involved in working from home arrangements in each of the last 5 years; and what percentage this is of the overall workforce.

AQW 43218/11-15

27. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel (i) what savings can be made from Civil Servants working from home; and (ii) what costings his Department has calculated for Civil Servants working from home.

AQW 43219/11-15

28. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, how many Civil Servants could avail of the touchdown type facilities being introduced in Omagh and Coleraine.

AQW 43220/11-15

29. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the allocations of financial transactions capital for 2016/17.

AQW 43301/11-15

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

30. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average weekly cost of providing a bed for intermediate care in the independent sector.

AQW 43169/11-15

31. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much was spent on intermediate and respite care beds in the independent sector in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in each of the last three years.

AQW 43170/11-15

32. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much was spent on intermediate and respite bed provision in the independent sector in North Down and Ards in each of the last three years.

AQW 43171/11-15

33. Mr P Girvan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 42588/11-15, why the actual admission has to be completed by a family member and not via Day Care; and why clients can not be admitted via Day Care on the first day of their stay, as was previously permitted.

AQW 43182/11-15

34. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, on average, how many paid training and staff development days (i) nurses; and (ii) doctors receive on an annual basis.

AQW 43184/11-15

35. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, on average, how many paid training and staff development days fire fighters receive on an annual basis.

AQW 43185/11-15

36. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the fire stations that will be downgraded to meet the budgetary constraints being imposed on the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

AQW 43186/11-15

37. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the number of cardiac surgical operations on patients resident in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years in (a) Northern Ireland; (b) the Republic of Ireland; and (c) Great Britain; and (ii) the current total and average cost to the Health Service of these cardiac surgical operations.

AQW 43187/11-15

38. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of referrals for heart surgery to (i) Mater Private Hospital, Dublin; (ii) Blackrock Hospital, Dublin; (iii) Guys Hospital, London; (iv) HCI International Medical Centre, Glasgow; and (v) any other hospital, in each of the last four years.

AQW 43188/11-15

39. Mr J McCallister (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many heart surgery operations have been carried out in Northern Ireland in each of the last four years.

AQW 43189/11-15

40. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 42486/11-15, for his assessment of the effectiveness of these measures, including in encouraging victims of sexual violence and abuse to report these crimes.

AQW 43193/11-15

41. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to explain the reference in his statement to the Assembly on 3 March 2015 to "the implementation of an all-island model...progressing to adults with Congenital Heart Disease", and the intended consequences in respect of future acute surgery for adults.

AQW 43195/11-15

42. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the amount spent on agency nurses in each of the last five years.

AQW 43571/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

43. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 42370/11-15, how these change managers are expected to deal with the unique challenges with no experience of these issues.

AQW 43175/11-15

44. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the finance committed by the Northern Ireland Executive to the Northern Ireland Community Safety College project at Desertcreat.

AQW 43190/11-15

45. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Justice who has responsibility for the investigation into the incident at the Extern gate of HMP Maghaberry on 2 February 2015.

AQW 43191/11-15

46. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Justice how long the investigation into the incident at HMP Maghaberry on the 2 February 2015 will last.

AQW 43192/11-15

47. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Justice who will receive the findings of the investigation into the incident at HMP Maghaberry on the 2 February 2015.

AQW 43201/11-15

48. Mr S Moutray (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether the prison officers, who were on duty at HMP Maghaberry on 2 February 2015, will be privy to the findings of the report into the incidents that occurred on that night.

AQW 43209/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

49. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 42436/11-15, (i) whether there are any other methods of advertising the services of the taxi firm in place; (ii) whether these methods are within the remit of the contract; and (ii) whether the handing over of the taxi firm's business card constitutes the booking procedure as required by law for private hire.

AQW 43177/11-15

50. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the works in the Fermanagh District Council area that are approved under NI Water’s PC15 Business Plan.

AQW 43178/11-15

51. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) how much has been spent to date on residents' parking schemes; (ii) to list the schemes and how each scheme is progressing; and (iii) for his Department's forecast of the net cost of establishing a new residents' parking scheme.

AQW 43214/11-15

52. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what is his Department's target timeframe for the establishment of a residents' parking scheme; and how long it has taken to progress each scheme currently under consideration by his Department.

AQW 43215/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

53. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the cost to the Housing Executive of grass cutting and general garden maintenance in Breezemount Estate, Bangor in 2013/14.

AQW 43204/11-15

54. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many households are considered to be in (i) fuel poverty, spending at least 10 per cent of income on energy; (ii) extreme fuel poverty, spending at least 25 per cent of income on energy, broken down by constituency.

AQW 43226/11-15

55. Mr A Maginness (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development when the North Belfast Advice Partnership can expect to receive a response to their funding application to the Belfast Regeneration Office for four advice posts and outreach services, as their existing funding expires on 31 March 2015.

AQW 43560/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 23 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what steps are being taken to extend the Delivering Social Change Signature Project to improve literacy and numeracy in schools, that was launched in 2013.

AQW 43247/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

2. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how the funding originally earmarked for the redevelopment of Casement Park will be allocated, should the issues surrounding the site remain unresolved by April 2015.

AQW 43263/11-15

3. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to list the grass football pitches in the (i) Antrim town; and (ii) Antrim District area which are (a) fit for use; and (b) not fit for use.

AQW 43276/11-15

4. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how many disabled sports clubs have received funding from her Department, in each of the last three financial years, broken down by constituency.

AQW 43302/11-15

5. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what steps she is taking to protect arts festivals aimed at working class communities, given the significant cuts to the Arts Council budget.

AQW 43303/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

6. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education what level of contingency funding his Department is holding at the centre; and what plans are in place to distribute this funding to mitigate the impact of reductions to his budget.

AQW 43254/11-15

7. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the business plans submitted to his Department by the five Education and Library Boards in respect of a 1 per cent pay rise.

AQW 43274/11-15

8. Mr D Bradley (Newry and Armagh)

To ask the Minister of Education what measures will be taken to address the governance issues in controlled schools within the Southern Education and Library Board, as identified by the Northern Ireland Audit Office, and the resulting Data Protection Breaches relating to personal information of pupils and staff.

AQW 43275/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

9. Dr A McDonnell (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how much Invest NI has awarded in grant aid since 2010 to firms based in South Belfast.

AQW 43312/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

10. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what buildings in Holywood are listed.

AQW 43238/11-15

11. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what buildings in Donaghadee are listed.

AQW 43239/11-15

12. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what buildings in Millisle are listed.

AQW 43240/11-15

13. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the change in the number of cases dealt with by the NI Environment Agency in each year since its inception.

AQW 43262/11-15

14. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what measures are in place to claw back proportionately public 'handshake' payments to retiring Council Chief Executives who are then given other paid public appointments.

AQW 43269/11-15

15. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many civil servants are employed in his Department.

AQW 43293/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

16. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many agency staff are employed within the (i) Civil Service; and (ii) Public Sector.

AQW 43248/11-15

17. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel (i) whether a review of the effectiveness of the Commission on Disposals of Land (NI) Order has been conducted: and (ii) if so, what was the outcome.

AQW 43277/11-15

18. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel pursuant to AQW 42391/11-15, whether a promotion company or other third party was negotiated with in regard to this event or that managed the event on behalf of Red Bull.

AQW 43279/11-15

19. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether there are any grants or funding available to assist in converting commercial property into residential property in urban areas.

AQW 43285/11-15

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

20. Mr C Hazzard (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much has been spent by patients on television facilities in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust in the last twelve months; and whether all hospitals charge patients for television facilities.

AQW 43241/11-15

21. Mr P Ramsey (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many times he has met with Trade Unions representing the blue light service employees who are planning industrial action on 13 March 2015.

AQW 43273/11-15

22. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 41412/11-15, (i) whether the private sector adheres to the adult ASD care pathway and the NICE guidelines, and if that assessment will therefore be accepted or the Health and Social Care Trust team reassess even if the private sector adheres to the above; and (ii) whether this refers to the original assessment and assessment for services.

AQW 43278/11-15

23. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many contracts have been (i) awarded; and (ii) advertised to provide ambulance or patient and client transport services to providers other than the NI Ambulance service, in each area and in each of the last three financial years; and to detail the value of each contract awarded.

AQW 43290/11-15

24. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the number of ambulances available in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust; (ii) the location of the ambulances; and (iii) whether there are sufficient staffing levels to provide response.

AQW 43291/11-15

25. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many people are on a waiting list for a first assessment by each Allied Health Profession, in each programme of care in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 43292/11-15

26. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many patients have been treated in beds in hospital corridors in the last month; and what his Department is doing to avoid the use of such beds.

AQW 43296/11-15

27. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether beds in hospital corridors are counted towards the capacity of a hospital; and if so, how many such beds are in each hospital

AQW 43297/11-15

28. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what additional work pressures on staff his Department has considered in relation to patients treated on beds in hospital corridors.

AQW 43298/11-15

29. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what steps he is taking to manage the pressure on resources from an increasing ageing population.

AQW 43299/11-15

30. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety when each Health and Social Care Trust will publish their efficiency savings for 2015/16.

AQW 43309/11-15

31. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to domiciliary care provision, to detail the costing model attached to services put out for tender in the Western Health and Social Care Trust; and whether this model enables appropriate standards of care for recipients of care packages.

AQW 43310/11-15

32. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what consideration has been given to funding the drug Vimizin for sufferers of Morquio Syndrome; and what other treatments are in place for people with this disease.

AQW 43671/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

33. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice to outline the process and current governing rules on the statutory discount charge.

AQW 43250/11-15

34. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice how the recent proposal to introduce a levy of up to 15 per cent on all legal work completed is related to the current statutory charge scheme.

AQW 43251/11-15

35. Mr T Elliott (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice how the reduction in the scope of legal aid will affect a member of the public who has been injured through no fault of their own in their quest to access justice.

AQW 43252/11-15

36. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice what options are open to victims if agencies fail to abide by any specific aspects contained in the Victims' Charter, following failed representations with the service provider in question; and why an independent body is the next option and not his Department as the creator of the charter.

AQW 43260/11-15

37. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice how many fine defaults are currently under summons within the court system, broken down by court division.

AQW 43261/11-15

38. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 42558/11-15, as opposed to, or in conjunction with, briefings from agencies within his departmental remit, what engagement has he or his Department held with non-government agencies, including the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and various victims groups, in respect of Sarah’s Law and its potential introduction.

AQW 43294/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

39. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much compensation has been paid for damage caused to vehicles by road defects in North Down, in each of the last three years.

AQW 43265/11-15

40. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the timeframe for the replacement of broken street lights in North Down.

AQW 43267/11-15

41. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development at what stage Transport NI can penalize a contractor for failure to meet its contractual obligations.

AQW 43304/11-15

42. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what type of penalties Transport NI can include in contracts for major road work schemes.

AQW 43305/11-15

43. Dr A McDonnell (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the amount allocated to the (i) road network; and (ii) road and foot way repairs in South Belfast since 2010.

AQW 43313/11-15

44. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the impact that cuts to core funding for community transport services will have on the most vulnerable in society.

AQW 43696/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

45. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what was the cost to the Housing Executive of grass cutting and general gardening maintenance in the Whitehill Estate, Bangor, in the last financial year.

AQW 43236/11-15

46. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what was the cost to the Housing Executive of grass cutting and general gardening maintenance in the Loughview and Redburn Estate, Holywood, in the last financial year.

AQW 43237/11-15

47. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the (i) number of (a) successful; (b) unsuccessful community care grant applications in North Down in each of the last three years; and (ii) amount awarded in each case.

AQW 43264/11-15

48. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what regulation exists in respect of letting agents; and whether further regulation is required or planned.

AQW 43270/11-15

49. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how he is supporting organisations and their employees who are put on protective notice pending the outcome of the Neighbourhood Renewal 2015/16 Application Process. [R]

AQW 43281/11-15

50. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many employees of Neighbourhood Renewal funded projects in East Londonderry are currently on protective notice pending the outcome of the Neighbourhood Renewal 2015/16 Application Process. [R]

AQW 43282/11-15

51. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for his assessment of the outcomes of the Neighbourhood Renewal projects in East Londonderry. [R]

AQW 43283/11-15

52. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for the commencement date of legislative changes on higher levels of pension for those with 35 years of National Insurance contributions, scheduled for 6 April 2016.

AQW 43289/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to list the community and voluntary groups in North Down that have received funding from their Department or its arm's-length bodies since 2011; and to detail the amount received in each case.

AQW 43369/11-15

2. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to explain the delay in answering AQW 41166/11-15 and when they will answer the question.

AQW 43373/11-15

3. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what proportion of Assembly Written Questions have been answered on time by their Department in each of the last four years.

AQW 43374/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

4. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, pursuant to AQW 43043/11-15, for a breakdown of these figures by individual slaughter house.

AQW 43329/11-15

5. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what support is in place for students who are completing the Veterinary Nurse course through the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise.

AQW 43332/11-15

6. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the contract with the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, including its value per annum; and the work they carry out on behalf of her Department.

AQW 43334/11-15

7. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development why the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Hillsborough has not provided verification and feedback on samples taken by the Agri-food Inspection branch since August 2014; whether there is a stipulation in the contract to recover costs.

AQW 43336/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

8. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to outline the process by which the public can donate books to their local library.

AQW 43363/11-15

9. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what plans she has to improve and expand the provision of library services in (i) Banbridge; (ii) Portadown; and (iii) Lurgan.

AQW 43380/11-15

10. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for her assessment of the contribution of libraries in improving the computer literacy of rural dwellers and farmers.

AQW 43381/11-15

11. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how much the Department received via in-year monitoring rounds in the last financial year; and how much of this was given to the Derry City of Culture Legacy fund.

AQW 43382/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

12. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the High Court judgement of Mr Justice Horner against the Northern Education and Library Board in relation to their repeated failure to carry out a statutory assessment of a child with Special Educational Needs.

AQW 43338/11-15

13. Mrs S Overend (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 42316/11-15, to outline the exact number of female Principals as a proportion to the total number of Principals in schools with more than 700 pupils.

AQW 43346/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

14. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether the tidal and wave energy proposals at Ballycastle are not able to proceed due to a lack of appropriate infrastructure.

AQW 43331/11-15

15. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQO 7725/11-15, whether the tax system in Japan precludes any Japenese company investing in Northern Ireland from benefitting from the suggested lower rate of corporation tax; and if not, why this does not apply to JTI.

AQW 43342/11-15

16. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to list the community and voluntary groups in North Down that have received funding from her Department or its arm's-length bodies since 2011; and the amount received in each case.

AQW 43377/11-15

17. Mr R Beggs (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how much land InvestNI has available for industrial development in (i) Carrickfergus; (ii) Larne; and (iii) Newtownabbey.

AQW 43378/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

18. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the planning budget that will be provided to Ards and North Down District Council.

AQW 43317/11-15

19. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to list the buildings in Bangor with listed status.

AQW 43318/11-15

20. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many agricultural regulations are currently in force.

AQW 43319/11-15

21. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) the historical significance of Crevenish Castle near Kesh, Co. Fermanagh; (ii) the investments made by the NIEA to protect the castle; (iii) the protection in place; (iv) what responsibility the NIEA have for the upkeep and promotion of the castle; (v) whether this facility is open and accessible to members of the public; (vi) what efforts his Department intends to make to increase public awareness of the castle through directional signage; and (vii) what efforts his Department intends to make to increase public understanding of the historical significance of the castle through interpretive panels and signage at the castle.

AQW 43335/11-15

22. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) what factors are taken into consideration by Enforcement Officers within Planning Service on whether or not action is expedient; (ii) the number of investigations by the Enforcement Section since 01/04/2011 where it was found that development was carried out without planning permission or where there was a failure to comply with any condition or limitation subject to which planning permission has been granted; and (iii) the number of these which were found not to be expedient to progress

AQW 43337/11-15

23. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) the total number of Assembly questions answered by his Department in relation to all aspects of the taxi industry; (ii) a breakdown by constituency of the questions tabled in relation to all aspects of the taxi industry; and (iii) the financial cost incurred by the Department in answering these questions, in each of the last four years.

AQW 43340/11-15

24. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what discussions he has had with the Minister for Regional Development regarding whether an ‘all in or all out’ policy for taxis in bus lanes is necessary to avoid confusion amongst consumers, visitors, tourists and enforcement agencies.

AQW 43341/11-15

25. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what discussions he has had with the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment regarding whether an ‘all in or all out’ policy for taxis in bus lanes is necessary to avoid confusion amongst consumers, visitors, tourists and enforcement agencies.

AQW 43343/11-15

26. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what discussions he has had with the Minister of Justice regarding whether an ‘all in or all out’ policy for taxis in bus lanes is necessary to avoid confusion amongst consumers, visitors, tourists and enforcement agencies.

AQW 43344/11-15

27. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to list the community and voluntary groups in North Down that have received funding from his Department or its arm's-length bodies since 2011; and to detail the amount received in each case.

AQW 43370/11-15

28. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of the Environment why there have been no refurbishment grants approved by the Historic Monuments Branch for listed buildings in Northern Ireland in the last twelve months; and to detail when they will be resumed.

AQW 43375/11-15

29. Mr S Gardiner (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he will consider reviewing the policy of the Historic Monuments Branch that prevents owners from starting refurbishments projects until a grant has been agreed.

AQW 43376/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

30. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what facilities are available in Omagh and Coleraine for touchdown type working.

AQW 43316/11-15

31. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail (i) the Community and Voluntary Groups in North Down that have received funding from his Department or its arms length bodies since 2011: and (ii) the amount received in each case.

AQW 43372/11-15

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

32. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the engagement he has had with the Fire Brigades Union regarding the Fire Service budget; and what risks were outlined to him regarding a budget cut.

AQW 43321/11-15

33. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how the proposed cuts to the Fire Service will affect public safety.

AQW 43322/11-15

34. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether his Department considers minimum staffing levels to be acceptable for the everyday running of the Health Service.

AQW 43333/11-15

35. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, given that the cost of meals provided to patients in hospital is constantly coming down, especially in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust area, what assurances can he provide that patients will receive nutritious and quality meals.

AQW 43353/11-15

36. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, against the backdrop of increasing budgetary demands, for his assessment of the role the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority plays in ensuring that appropriate standards of care are given to recipients of domiciliary care packages across each Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 43354/11-15

37. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether Health and Social Care Trusts have plans to reduce the duration of homecare visits from fifteen minutes to eight minutes, for recipients of domiciliary care packages.

AQW 43355/11-15

38. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of whether the reduction in hourly rates for domiciliary care providers is conducive to (i) the Transforming Your Care plan, which emphasises prevention as a way of helping people remain at home; and (ii) in enabling sustainability for domiciliary care sector.

AQW 43356/11-15

39. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the need to further invest in mental health services as a means to tackle both the prevalence of mental health issues amongst the population and inter-generational mental health issues, following the publication of the ‘Towards A Better Future: The Trans-generational impact of the Troubles on Mental Health’ Report by the Commission for Victims and Survivors.

AQW 43357/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

40. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether there is a stipulated time frame in law or adopted best practice guidance by which an arrested person in custody is to have contact with a solicitor; and if so, to provide copy of said legislation or guidance.

AQW 43326/11-15

41. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW/42558/11-15, what action has been taken in respect of Francis Mitchell being permitted to return to a neighbourhood in Omagh with children and young people nearby; and what occurred in respect of Vidmantas Jokubauskis in Fivemiletown whilst they awaited sentencing and were permitted to reside close to the victim and other children.

AQW 43327/11-15

42. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether he will order an audit or enquiry into the (i) justification of the expenditure on the drop-down security bollards; and (ii) viability of the bollards and financial outlay.

AQW 43328/11-15

43. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether he will meet with the PSNI to discuss what additional support his Department can offer to ensure that support for neighbourhood watch volunteer co-ordinators is maintained.

AQW 43383/11-15

44. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice (i) who is responsible for the co-ordination of neighbourhood watch schemes and the volunteer co-ordinators; (ii) what measures are taken to ensure that information about crime and suspect activity is appropriately communicated to the co-ordinators; and (iii) what measures are taken to ensure that the contribution of volunteer co-ordinators is valued.

AQW 43384/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

45. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the actions taken by his Department during this financial year to bring unadopted developments in Fermanagh up to adoption standards; and what unadopted developments in Fermanagh his Department intends to bring up to adoption standard in 2015/16.

AQW 43323/11-15

46. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what action his Department is taking to deal with the sewage problems in the unadopted development of Galliagh Shore, Enniskillen.

AQW 43324/11-15

47. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 42371/11-15, whether the exclusivity of the rank was part of the original contract or was this added following the approval and construction of the rank.

AQW 43325/11-15

48. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 42737/11-15, to list each park in Ballycastle in which Transport NI has agreed to introduce a 20mph zone; and when it is planned that each of these will be introduced.

AQW 43330/11-15

49. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether the Disabled Persons Badge application form DB1 on the departmental website is the most up to date application form.

AQW 43339/11-15

50. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the criteria used when assessing the need for a reduction in the speed limit on a road.

AQW 43360/11-15

51. Mr P Frew (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what consideration his Department has given to reducing the speed limit at schools in rural locations.

AQW 43361/11-15

52. Mr S Lynch (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) to detail the funding provided by his Department to each of the eleven Rural Community Transport Partnerships during the 2013/14 financial year to provide Dial a Lift services; (ii) for a breakdown of the eleven Rural Community Transport Partnerships expenditure on (a) office staffing and administration; (b) rent; (c) overheads; and (d) operational costs such as drivers; (iii) to detail the number of Dial a Lift passenger trips provided by each partnership during the year; and (iv) how funding is apportioned between the partnerships.

AQW 43362/11-15

53. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what action he intends to take to stop illegal parking by public hire taxis in the 24 hour bus lane on the Albert Bridge Road outside Central Station.

AQW 43379/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

54. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the cost to the Housing Executive of grass cutting and general garden maintenance in Kilcooley Estate, Bangor in 2013/14.

AQW 43314/11-15

55. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the cost to the Housing Executive of grass cutting and general garden maintenance in Beechfield Estate, Donaghadee in 2013/14.

AQW 43315/11-15

56. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 42574/11-15, if the Savills' appraisal was submitted to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive Board at its meeting on 15 December 2010, to detail the content of the report relating to Rinmore that was submitted to the meeting on 16 December 2009; and what action was taken on foot of same.

AQW 43345/11-15

57. Ms R McCorley (West Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how much money has been spent on the three blocks of flats in Corrib Avenue, West Belfast over the last ten years, in terms of (a) maintenance; (b) general upkeep; (c) planned schemes; and (d) environmental schemes.

AQW 43359/11-15

58. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to list the community and voluntary groups in North Down that have received funding from his Department or its arm's-length bodies since 2011; and to detail the amount received in each case.

AQW 43371/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister pursuant of AQW 42101/11-15 and AQW 42102/11-15, what action has been taken to initiate a full public consultation on removing the current teacher exception 15, permitted under Article 71 of the Fair Employment and treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

AQW 43428/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the rationale behind the reallocation of policy responsibility for Older People to the new Health Department, given the breadth of non-health related issues which affect Older People.

AQW 43429/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the children's budgeting pilot.

AQW 43430/11-15

4. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when the child poverty strategy will be published.

AQW 43431/11-15

5. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when the annual report on the delivery of the Disability Strategy for 2013/2014 will be made available.

AQW 43432/11-15

6. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to provide an update on the work undertaken by UNESCO in relation to the child rights indicators.

AQW 43433/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

7. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what value of construction work, to be funded from the resource budget, her Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43416/11-15

8. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what value of construction work, to be funded from the capital budget, her Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43417/11-15

9. Mr C Ó hOisín (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how much has been invested since 2007 in the East Derry constituency (i) in single farm payments; (ii) for rural development; (iii) in forestry grants; and (iv) in other funding.

AQW 43438/11-15

10. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, pursuant to AQW 42784/11-15, what is the longest time taken to remove a reactor.

AQW 43449/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

11. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail her Department's investment in Upper Bann in each year since 2011, including (i) the organisations who have received funding and (ii) the level of investment received.

AQW 43427/11-15

12. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what discussions she has had with NI Screen and the BBC in the last 12 months about future collaboration.

AQW 43443/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

13. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Education how he intends to address the concerns of Principals and teachers following the issuing of Department of Education Circular 2015/08 - Key Stage Assessment Arrangements Moving Forward in 2014/15.

AQW 43386/11-15

14. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Education what value of construction work, to be funded from the resource budget, his Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43410/11-15

15. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Education what value of construction work, to be funded from the capital budget, his Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43411/11-15

16. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Education whether (i) all school buildings have been inspected in relation to asbestos: and (ii) remedial action has been implemented where asbestos has been discovered.

AQW 43422/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

17. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, in light of the recent announcement by EirGrid of its sponsorship of the GAA Football U21 Championship, whether the sponsorship is by EirGrid TSO or EirGrid Group.

AQW 43420/11-15

18. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how much EirGrid and SONI are expending on sponsorship; and to which groups.

AQW 43421/11-15

19. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the progress of the Moyle Interconnector.

AQW 43457/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

20. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to list the invasive alien animal and plant species recorded in Northern Ireland.

AQW 43388/11-15

21. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what his Department is doing to control invasive alien animal and plant species.

AQW 43389/11-15

22. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to list the Areas of Special Scientific Interest.

AQW 43390/11-15

23. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to list the Protected Peatlands sites.

AQW 43391/11-15

24. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to outline the legislation that protects archaeological sites.

AQW 43393/11-15

25. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether Planning Service classifies tight sandstone and shale layers as unconventional resources in the consideration of drilling applications, such as the one at Ballinlea.

AQW 43402/11-15

26. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether Planning Service defines that unconventional gas includes shale gas, coal bed methane and underground coal gasification.

AQW 43403/11-15

27. Mr R Newton (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the environmental impact of illegal fuel laundering plants toxic waste pollution; and the cost to the public purse of cleaning up the polluted areas.

AQW 43413/11-15

28. Mr R Newton (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the discussions, including the outcomes, he has had with the Minister of Justice regarding illegal fuel laundering plants.

AQW 43414/11-15

29. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what is the cost of a PSV test for a (i) taxi; and (ii) bus.

AQW 43434/11-15

30. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 38686/11-15, (i) whether Mid and East Antrim Council is also taking on responsibility to carry out the reviews of all extant permissions as required by the Habitats Regulations; (ii) what percentage of habitats assessments will be undertaken by this new shared service; and (iii) what assurances he give that the Department will allocate the appropriate budget and resources.

AQW 43440/11-15

31. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what is the purpose of the Unconventional Gas Exploration and Extraction research project; and what benefits this project will bring the public.

AQW 43441/11-15

32. Mr B McElduff (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether his Department is collating evidence around the negative impact of the HGV Road User Levy on cross border trade and business within the island of Ireland; and to list the businesses his Department is consulting.

AQW 43451/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

33. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for each calendar year from 2011 to 2014 to detail (i) the number of overseas visitors; (ii) the number of overseas visitors who visited Fermanagh; (iii) the number of overseas holidaymakers: (iv) the number of overseas holidaymakers who visited Fermanagh; (v) the estimated expenditure of overseas visitors in Fermanagh.

AQW 43423/11-15

34. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel will the Voluntary Exit Scheme apply to General Practitioners.

AQW 43526/11-15

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

35. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what procedures are in place should a patient wish to complain about treatment received in a hospital.

AQW 43387/11-15

36. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (i) for a breakdown of the number of nurses employed currently in the palliative care ward of Tyrone County Hospital; (ii) to detail the numbers employed in this ward in the last four years; (iii) for confirmation that no nurse currently employed in the palliative ward will be redeployed to other duties; and (iv) that no nurse has been redeployed during the current financial year.

AQW 43401/11-15

37. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) how many Occupational Therapists are employed in each Health and Social Care Trust; (ii) how many Occupational Therapists are specifically trained to deal with children in the 0 - 5 age group; and (iii) the waiting times for Occupational Therapy appointments in each Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 43404/11-15

38. Ms M McLaughlin (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline the impact of the proposed 5.5 per cent cut in the Fire and Rescue Service budget; and whether this proposed cut can be reversed through the additional £200m being allocated to his Department in 2015/16.

AQW 43406/11-15

39. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the introduction of a Health and Social Care feedback system similar to that which already exists elsewhere in the National Health Service.

AQW 43425/11-15

40. Ms P Bradley (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the development and introduction of an advice and information portal.

AQW 43426/11-15

41. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail whether the temporary measures taken by each Health and Social Care Trust's contingency plan in 2014/15 will be made permanent for 2015/16.

AQW 43442/11-15

42. Mr T Clarke (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to his recent statement on Paediatric Cardiac Services, whether the investment set aside for more diagnostic centres will go ahead.

AQW 43453/11-15

43. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the benefits of creating a cancer drugs fund.

AQW 43454/11-15

44. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 42361/11-15, whether the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme rebate for 2014/15 has been exclusively spent on drugs; and what mechanism his Department employs to ensure this is the case.

AQW 43455/11-15

45. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the implications of working overtime on personal indemnity insurance for doctors who work in hospitals; and whether this is compensated for in doctors' pay.

AQW 43456/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

46. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether he has received a request to set up an alternative staff association for PSNI.

AQW 43436/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

47. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many single carriage rural roads have had their maximum speed limits reduced in each of the last three years.

AQW 43392/11-15

48. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what plans his Department has to reduce maximum speed limits on single carriage rural roads.

AQW 43394/11-15

49. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many street lights in North Down have been repaired or replaced since 1 January 2015.

AQW 43395/11-15

50. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how the additional funding awarded to his Department in the Monitoring Round for street light repairs has been distributed; and how much has been spent to date.

AQW 43396/11-15

51. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development which roads in North Down have had their maximum speed limit reduced in the last three years.

AQW 43397/11-15

52. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what position his Department takes on Public Hire Taxis parking outside official ranks in Belfast; and how ‘over-ranking’ is policed.

AQW 43398/11-15

53. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether an ‘all in or all out’ policy for taxis in bus lanes is necessary to avoid confusion amongst consumers.

AQW 43399/11-15

54. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development why some staff at Transport NI’s Limavady depot have been placed on restricted duties.

AQW 43419/11-15

55. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development (i) how many traffic wardens were on duty on Wednesday 4 March 2015 in Fivemiletown; (ii) how many are usually on duty mid-week in Fivemiletown; and (iii) if there is a difference, to outline the reasons.

AQW 43437/11-15

56. Mr S Lynch (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what budget has been set aside in the next financial year for (i) gully cleaning; (ii) road marking; and (iii) street lighting in each TransportNI division.

AQW 43452/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

57. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 41798/11-15, when the Savills appraisal commissioned.

AQW 43407/11-15

58. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether the Rinmore Pilot was actively pursued before the pilot scheme was approved by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive Board.

AQW 43408/11-15

59. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether the Northern Ireland House Executive Board deferred the Rinmore Pilot in December 2009 until specific areas of concern were addressed; and if so, to detail how and when they were addressed.

AQW 43409/11-15

60. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to outline, the number of (i) families and (ii) individuals on the waiting list for social housing in the Fermanagh District Council area.

AQW 43424/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Thursday 26 March 2015

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

1. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how many trees were lost to Ash Dieback disease in each of the last five years.

AQW 43463/11-15

2. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what liaison has taken place with the Department of the Environment to link combating coastal erosion and marine conservation.

AQW 43464/11-15

3. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what consideration was given to ensuring that Social Partner Composition of the new Local Action Group Boards reflected the community background of the respective council areas.

AQW 43466/11-15

4. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline her Department's reasons for the mooted closure of Crossnacrevy Plant Testing Station.

AQW 43491/11-15

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what assessment or business case has been completed on the future of the Crossnacreevy Plant Testing Station.

AQW 43492/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

6. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education to list the areas of work where his Department is actively collaborating with the Department for Employment and Learning.

AQW 43476/11-15

7. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education for an update on discussions which the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment has undertaken with universities in England and the Irish Republic in relation to the portability of GCSEs and A-levels.

AQW 43477/11-15

8. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education what procedures are in place in each Education and Library Board to consider private assessments provided by parents of children who may require a statutory assessment of their Special Educational Needs.

AQW 43478/11-15

9. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 42825/11-15, to detail the financial and contractual implications of this decision.

AQW 43479/11-15

10. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the schools in the North Eastern Education and Library Board that have cardiopulmonary resuscitation and peripheral artery disease awareness training as a compulsory part of their curriculum.

AQW 43483/11-15

11. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Education how he intends to ring fence the Early Years Fund to ensure vital support continues to be available to children from socially disadvantaged families.

AQW 43497/11-15

12. Mrs K McKevitt (South Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) the budget for each school in South Down for 2015/16; (ii) the percentage cut this represents in comparison to the budget of 2014/15; and (iii) when school Principals and Board of Governors will be informed of new budgets.

AQW 43511/11-15

13. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Education how cuts will affect the budget of the North Eastern Education and Library Board and Southern Education and Library Board; and whether school transport provision will be affected adversely.

AQW 43520/11-15

14. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Education what discussions he has had with Sentinus about the impact of their budget reduction.

AQW 43522/11-15

15. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the bodies in place to identify pupils with Special Educational Needs; and how many of these bodies are facing cuts to their budgets.

AQW 43523/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

16. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what opportunities exist for adults with learning difficulties who want to engage in further education courses.

AQW 43504/11-15

17. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for an update on his Department’s strategy for people not in education, employment or training.

AQW 43514/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

18. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, in light of the use of the Roe Valley Country Park, Benone and Benevenagh for the Game of Thrones television series, whether these areas feature in tourism promotional material for the forthcoming season.

AQW 43468/11-15

19. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Superfast Rollout Programme will target rural areas where businesses have poor access to broadband provision, during the survey and design process.

AQW 43494/11-15

20. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 42624/11-15, to detail the expected timeframe for extending the Super-connected Cities Programme to council areas outside of Belfast and Londonderry.

AQW 43495/11-15

21. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the progress of the North/South Interconnector.

AQW 43515/11-15

22. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how her Department and InvestNI have supported businesses in (i) Magherafelt; (ii) Cookstown; and (iii) Dungannon District Council area, in the last three years.

AQW 43517/11-15

23. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the expenditure and progress on the rollout of broadband connectivity in the rural areas of Mid Ulster.

AQW 43519/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

24. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the number of (i) authorised; and (ii) unauthorised Traveller sites that have been set up in each council in each of the last three years.

AQW 43465/11-15

25. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what steps he will be taking to advise local councils of the recent ruling by the English High Court in favour of Harlow Council and Essex County Council protecting 454 pieces of land across their area from illegal encampments, the first multiple injunction of this type granted.

AQW 43467/11-15

26. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether he will collaborate with the Department of Finance and Personnel to provide advice and assistance to applicants to ensure Sustainable Development will be adequately addressed in the application and project delivery stage within the Peace IV and INTERREG VA programmes.

AQW 43473/11-15

27. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how closing times or dates will change for Crawfordsburn Country Park for 2015 compared to 2014.

AQW 43481/11-15

28. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 42530/11-15, and in the interest of clarity, to confirm (i) that planning applications A/2007/0488/F, A/2007/0530/F and A/2013/0400/F meet the relevant thresholds/criteria of an urban development project as specified in Schedule 2.10(b) of the Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 and 2012, and as such, require Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) screening; (ii) his Department has no discretion to negate the need for EIA screening if the thresholds set out in Schedule 2.10(b) are met; and (iii) why he previously advised under AQW 40835/11-15 that these applications do not fall within Schedule 2 of the EIA Regulations.

AQW 43505/11-15

29. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail the cost of protecting archaeological sites.

AQW 43506/11-15

30. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to list all conservation sites.

AQW 43508/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

31. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many Civil Servants work in Belfast and live in North Down.

AQW 43459/11-15

32. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to ask whether he will collaborate with the Department of the Environment to provide advice and assistance to applicants to ensure Sustainable Development will be adequately addressed in the application and project delivery stage within the Peace IV and INTERREG VA programmes.

AQW 43482/11-15

33. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what are the financial implications in the form of penalties imposed by Westminster as a result of the decision not to proceed with the Welfare Reform Bill (NIA13/11-15) on Monday 9th March 2015.

AQW 43485/11-15

34. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel how many Civil Servants (i) have submitted their names for consideration under the Voluntary Exit Scheme, and (ii) what implications will there be for the Scheme if the Stormont House Agreement does not proceed.

AQW 43486/11-15

35. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to outline (i) the financial implication of 'changes in claimant behaviour and further administrative costs' as referred to in the financial annex to the Stormont House Agreement: and (ii) any discussions with the Treasury on the implications of same.

AQW 43488/11-15

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

36. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the (i) average; (ii) minimum; and (iii) maximum duration of home help care visits to sick and elderly patients in each Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 43470/11-15

37. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what steps he is taking to ensure the recently issued National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines on a minimum duration of 30 minutes for home help care visits to elderly and sick patients is followed uniformly across Northern Ireland.

AQW 43471/11-15

38. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many people have received home care visits in each Health and Social Care Trust, in each of the last three years.

AQW 43472/11-15

39. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the neurosurgery waiting targets at the Royal Victoria Hospital; and how many patients the Consultant Neurosurgeon has appointments with each week.

AQW 43475/11-15

40. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the future of the Causeway Hospital, following the publication of the Donaldson Report.

AQW 43489/11-15

41. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 37462/11-15, to detail how services to increase (i) awareness raising, information and support; (ii) training; and (iii) short-breaks, respite and support to carers, are being developed through the Dementia Strategy Implementation Group.

AQW 43490/11-15

42. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what additions have been made to the provision of health services in the Causeway Hospital, Coleraine to enhance delivery and sustain its future.

AQW 43498/11-15

43. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) how much has been budgeted for the redevelopment of the Ravara Training and Resource Centre in Bangor (ii) if this budget is ring-fenced; and (iii) the timeline for the completion of the project.

AQW 43502/11-15

44. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) how much has been budgeted for the redevelopment of the Balloo Training and Resource Centre in Bangor (ii) if this budget is ring-fenced; and (iii) the timeline for the completion of the project.

AQW 43503/11-15

45. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the fine received by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust for the illegal closure of Bangor GP Ward.

AQW 43510/11-15

46. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether any consideration has been given to amending abdominoplasty/apronectomy policy to make criteria more realistic and attainable.

AQW 43518/11-15

47. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 43230/11-15, what steps he is taking to address the increasing numbers of patients diagnosed with dementia.

AQW 43524/11-15

48. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 42947/11-15, when he intends to schedule the review of Support for Undergraduate Medical and Dental Education; and whether it is being scheduled as a priority.

AQW 43527/11-15

49. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for a breakdown on the number of district nurses employed in each Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 43528/11-15

50. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in relation to the proposed pharmaceutical clinical effectiveness plan, what assurances his Department can give that safeguards will be in place to ensure that patients will not be adversely affected in the prescription of generic drugs or switching to other therapeutic medicines.

AQW 43529/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

51. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 42558/11-15 which agency supplies the information when a parent or guardian makes a request under the current disclosure system.

AQW 43435/11-15

52. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, in relation to the recently released figures of missing sex offenders, (i) how many offenders are missing in Northern Ireland; (ii) for how long has each offender been missing; and (iii) to list the category of each offender.

AQW 43458/11-15

53. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 42764/11-15, whether other agencies, within his departmental remit and that are part of the multi-agency Public Protection Arrangements Northern Ireland, can provide information on this case.

AQW 43460/11-15

54. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 42558/11-15, whether any challenges or difficulties would be faced in introducing and enforcing Sarah’s Law.

AQW 43461/11-15

55. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 42558/11-15, to provide, or place in the Assembly Library, a copy of the policy on the existing disclosure process.

AQW 43462/11-15

56. Mr O McMullan (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice whether he will intoduce the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill, that currently exists in England and Wales.

AQW 43493/11-15

57. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the legal costs of the recent court case involving Jamie Bryson.

AQW 43500/11-15

58. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 42558/11-15, given that residents and parents in Dromore, County Down made enquiries under the existing disclosure procedures and were not notified or had verification of an alleged convicted paedophile being resident in the area, how these existing procedures are sufficient.

AQW 43512/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

59. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the A8 upgrade scheme, including an expected date for completion.

AQW 43496/11-15

60. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he has had any discussions on the designating of the hard shoulder of the M2, from Sandyknowes to Greencastle, as a bus lane with traffic merging at Bellevue Bridge for 100 yards to accommodate the lower part of the bridge structure.

AQW 43499/11-15

61. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail (i) the total receipts from Penalty Charge Notices; and (ii) the number and value of Penalty Charge Notices unpaid, in each of the last three years.

AQW 43501/11-15

62. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what will be the impact on Translink passenger numbers of the increase in fares.

AQW 43507/11-15

63. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 29985/11-15, AQW 37272/11-15, AQW 42595/11-15, why a pilot parking scheme for residents at Rossville Street in Derry has not been introduced as initially anticipated.

AQW 43513/11-15

64. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the expenditure on capital projects and maintenance in (i) Magherafelt; (ii) Cookstown; and (iii) Dungannon District Council area, in the last three years.

AQW 43516/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

65. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what budget is available for the Affordable Warmth Scheme.

AQW 43480/11-15

66. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQO 7278/11-15 when he said his proposals to the Executive would ensure "that no one in Northern Ireland is adversely affected as a result of the changes", why he gave that assurance and whether this is still his position.

AQW 43487/11-15

67. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to outline any plans for new build social housing in each of district council area of Magherafelt, Cookstown and Dungannon over the next five years; and to detail how many have been built in the same areas over the last five years.

AQW 43521/11-15

68. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 42926/11-15, whether any energy efficiency measures have been installed under the Affordable Warmth Scheme.

AQW 43525/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Friday 27 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many children with a disability have benefited from departmental Signature Projects, particularly parenting programmes.

AQW 43542/11-15

2. Mr C Lyttle (East Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what responsibilities they will have for the Childcare Strategy and the Children and Young People's Unit under the new Executive Departments arrangement; and to outline precisely what children's services will be transferring to the new Department of Education.

AQW 43544/11-15

3. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when Northern Ireland will be included as a signatory to the European Convention on Local Self Government.

AQW 43573/11-15

4. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the expected publication date of the Sexual Orientation Strategy.

AQW 43574/11-15

5. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what value of construction work, to be funded from the capital budget, their Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43587/11-15

6. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what value of construction work, to be funded from the resource budget, their Department will start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43588/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

7. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what steps her Department takes to ensure that all animals slaughtered using halal methods are stunned prior to slaughter.

AQW 43536/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

8. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to outline the rationale for the ban on draught netting on Lough Neagh; and what conditions would have to be in place to rescind the ban.

AQW 43538/11-15

9. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail her long term funding and support plan for the Salmon Research Station in Bushmills.

AQW 43577/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

10. Mr J Dallat (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) the budget for each school in East Derry for 2015/16; (ii) the percentage of cut this represents in comparison to the budget of 2014/15; and (iii) when school Principals and Boards of Governors will be informed of new budgets.

AQW 43530/11-15

11. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the schools to which the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools nominated Governors.

AQW 43551/11-15

12. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education how many schools do not have fully trained Special Educational Needs Coordinators amongst their teachers, broken down by (a) sector; and (b) Education and Library Board.

AQW 43552/11-15

13. Mr D Kinahan (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education what actions he took to inform those employed in the Primary Languages Programme of the cut to its budget; and what resources and help he is putting in place to help with redundancies.

AQW 43553/11-15

14. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 43001/11-15, how many contracts have been terminated due to persisted and/or serious non-compliance with the PSV Construction and Use Regulations.

AQW 43570/11-15

15. Mrs P Cameron (South Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education for an update on the proposed cuts to the Primary Languages Programme.

AQW 43586/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

16. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail (i) the community and voluntary groups in North Down that have received funding from his Department, or its arm's-length bodies, since 2011; and (ii) the amount of funding received in each case.

AQW 43558/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

17. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, in light of previous inaccuracies and discrepancies, and following the collapse of proposed initiatives with the Single Tier Taxi Act, whether he will now review the legal position on taxi provision at Kingspan Stadium.

AQW 43554/11-15

18. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what performance indicator controls have been agreed for the new councils.

AQW 43555/11-15

19. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 43001/11-15, how many vehicles used for school transport services have been found to be in use, despite being prohibited due to not being roadworthy.

AQW 43569/11-15

20. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 42492/11-15, to detail the rationale behind the decision to make staff from the Driver and Vehicle Agency exempt from applying to the Northern Ireland Civil Service Voluntary Exit Scheme.

AQW 43575/11-15

21. Mr R McCartney (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 36325/11-15 to, to detail (i) how restoration could have taken place in the absence of any approved restoration schemes; (ii) whether such practice is consistent with minerals planning policy; and (iii) the checks his Department carried out to establish if the submission given by the applicant/agent was accurate.

AQW 43579/11-15

22. Mr R McCartney (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 36324/11-15, whether he has any concerns as to the accuracy of the independent environmental audit reports given that these sites now form part of the Mobouy Road illegal landfill; and whether his Department undertook any checks on the accuracy of these independent environmental audit reports.

AQW 43580/11-15

23. Mr R McCartney (Foyle)

To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 36323/11-15, to confirm that the Aggregates Levy Credit Scheme certificate granted for the Mobouy Road extraction was limited to planning approvals A/1993/0302 and A/1998/0662 and did not relate to, or facilitate, the claiming of tax rebates for unauthorised extraction from any of the retrospective planning applications which have recently been refused planning permission.

AQW 43581/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

24. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the total number of Civil Servants who have applied to the Voluntary Exit Scheme.

AQW 43559/11-15

25. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 39173/11-15 and AQW 42846/11-15, to clarify his response to an oral supplementary question on 9 March 2015 regarding the restricted Voluntary Exit Scheme to generate vacancies for those who lost their jobs in the Driver and Vehicle Agency, Coleraine.

AQW 43578/11-15

26. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the financial implications in any delay in implementing the Welfare Reform Bill.

AQW 43583/11-15

27. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail (i) the predicted cost of lowering corporation tax to 12.5 per cent and (ii) how he would make up this shortfall.

AQW 43585/11-15

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

28. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 42800/11-15, to detail the number of district nurses in each of the four Agenda for Change bands referred to hold a post-registration specialist practice district nursing qualification.

AQW 43546/11-15

29. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 42800/11-15, to detail (i) the number of district nurses each Health and Social Care Trust has employed at each of four Agenda for Change Bands; and (ii) how many in each Trust area hold a post-registration specialist practice district nursing qualification.

AQW 43547/11-15

30. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of hours of domiciliary care for the 2014/15 financial year that (i) each Health and Social Care Trust predicted they would need; and (ii) were commissioned by each Local Commissioning Group.

AQW 43548/11-15

31. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether Health Service patients can avail of early embryo visibility assessment; and to provide a rationale for this policy.

AQW 43549/11-15

32. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 43014/11-15 and given his statement that “There is no reason to provide access to student loan arrangements for nursing and midwifery students”, to outline what level of income a nursing or midwifery student receives through (i) non-means tested bursaries; and (ii) means tested allowances and to detail the qualification criteria.

AQW 43550/11-15

33. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to list the community and voluntary groups in North Down that have received funding from his Department or its arm's-length bodies since 2011; and the amount received in each case.

AQW 43557/11-15

34. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 42847/11-15, whether this funding will be ring-fenced for the financial year 2015/16.

AQW 43562/11-15

35. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how his Department will be effected by a two thirds reduction in funding for Early Years services which include initiatives to address physical and emotional health of children and their families.

AQW 43563/11-15

36. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why the individual who is awaiting trial for alleged assault on a patient in Muckamore Hospital and ill-treatment of the patient, is back at work and not under suspension.

AQW 43565/11-15

37. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why were internal disciplinary proceedings against the individual, in respect of alleged assault on and ill-treatment of a patient in Muckamore Hospital, concluded in advance of the outcome of pending criminal proceedings.

AQW 43566/11-15

38. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 42882/11-15, if he will now address the question of whether he acknowledges that any proposed closure, even temporary, requires consultation; and whether his Department is now committed to respecting this practice.

AQW 43568/11-15

39. Mr S Dickson (East Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the average hourly cost of an agency nurse, compared with a nurse employed by the Health Service.

AQW 43572/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

40. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 42558/11-15, to outline the services provided and available under current sex offender disclosure procedures and the agencies responsible for the service provision.

AQW 43540/11-15

41. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 42764/11-15, how this complies with sex offender disclosure.

AQW 43541/11-15

42. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 42558/11-15, how long has the existing disclosure process been in place; and to detail any amendments that have been made, including the year of amendment.

AQW 43543/11-15

43. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice what consideration has been given to the introduction of measures to prevent the creation of monopolies in legal representation through the payment of legal aid.

AQW 43545/11-15

44. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the community and voluntary groups in North Down that have received funding from his Department, or its arm's-length bodies, since 2011; and the amount of funding received in each case.

AQW 43556/11-15

45. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQO 7785/11-15, what correspondence he has had with his counterparts in Westminster and Dail Eireann about setting up a cross border inquiry.

AQW 43582/11-15

46. Mr B McCrea (Lagan Valley)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQO 7785/11-15, what are the complex issues surrounding conducting a cross border inquiry.

AQW 43584/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

47. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what impact the increase in rail fares will have on passenger numbers.

AQW 43531/11-15

48. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many passengers used Translink bus services over the last three financial years.

AQW 43532/11-15

49. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much revenue was generated by passengers using Translink bus services over the last three financial years.

AQW 43533/11-15

50. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how much revenue was generated by passengers using Translink rail services over the last three financial years.

AQW 43534/11-15

51. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what are the projected savings that Translink will make as a result of falling fuel prices.

AQW 43535/11-15

52. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the (i) organisations that have received sponsorship from Translink in each of the last three years; and (ii) amount of cash, or other, sponsorship allocated to each organisation in each year.

AQW 43537/11-15

53. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 42814/11-15, whether two thirds of staff surveyed felt that the systems for promotion and development are not fair to all employees; and to provide the information on survey satisfaction in relation to internal vacancies filled exclusively on ability and qualification.

AQW 43564/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

54. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the anticipated impact of budgetary cuts in 2015/16 on his Department's Small Grants Volunteering Scheme and Laganside/Belfast City Centre Events Grant.

AQW 43567/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Monday 30 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many wind farm planning applications for output of 5KW and above have been determined by the Planning Appeals Commission; and with what outcomes, in each year since 2007.

AQW 43629/11-15

2. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, pursuant to AWQ 42082/11-15, to detail the reasons for the delay in adopting a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

AQW 43657/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

3. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what stage the proposal for a new entrance to the new departmental headquarters on the main Limavady to Londonderry road has reached.

AQW 43635/11-15

4. Mr G Robinson (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what discussions she has had with TransportNI regarding the proposal for a new entrance for her departmental headquarters on the main Limavady to Londonderry road.

AQW 43636/11-15

5. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what is the estimated current commercial value of the largest Public Forest in Northern Ireland.

AQW 43644/11-15

6. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the community and voluntary groups in North Down that have received funding from her Department, or its arm's-length bodies, since 2011; and the amount of funding received in each case.

AQW 43648/11-15

7. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what records are kept of the number of dog breeders; and how are breeders regulated.

AQW 43672/11-15

8. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what efforts are being made to prevent unlicensed puppy farming.

AQW 43673/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

9. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the community and voluntary groups in North Down that have received funding from her Department, or its arm's-length bodies, since 2011; and the amount of funding received in each case.

AQW 43647/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

10. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Education what steps he is taking to increase funded pre-school places for children who live in the Bleary area of Craigavon.

AQW 43605/11-15

11. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education (i) when the Primary Languages Programme started; (ii) what languages were included in the programme; and (iii) what was the cost of the programme in each year.

AQW 43606/11-15

12. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education which Roman Catholic maintained schools participated in the Primary Languages Programme; and which languages were taught in each school through the programme.

AQW 43607/11-15

13. Mr N McCausland (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education which controlled primary schools participated in the programme; and which languages were taught in each school through the programme.

AQW 43608/11-15

14. Mr J Spratt (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the Primary Languages Programme.

AQW 43630/11-15

15. Mr J Spratt (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Education what assurances he can give that funding will be made available for the Primary Languages Programme, in the next financial year.

AQW 43631/11-15

16. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education why he has decided to remove support by C2K for the ALICE system in schools.

AQW 43637/11-15

17. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education what options have been offered to schools when the C2K support contract for ALICE ends on 31 March 2015.

AQW 43638/11-15

18. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education how many schools currently use the ALICE system to run their school library services.

AQW 43639/11-15

19. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the role that school libraries play in the school improvement process.

AQW 43640/11-15

20. Miss M McIlveen (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Education what discussions took place with the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure prior to his decision to remove the support for the ALICE system.

AQW 43641/11-15

21. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the community and voluntary groups in North Down that have received funding from his Department, or its arm's-length bodies, since 2011; and the amount of funding received in each case.

AQW 43645/11-15

22. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail the attendance rates of pupils in each primary school in North Down, in each of the last three years.

AQW 43654/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

23. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail what value of construction work, funded from the resource budget, does he intend to start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43610/11-15

24. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail what actual value of construction work, funded from the capital budget, does he intend to start in the 2015/16 financial year.

AQW 43613/11-15

25. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 42459/11-15, to detail why the practice of digitally recording substantive hearings began.

AQW 43615/11-15

26. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 42460/11-15, why there is no formal requirement to digitally record all hearings.

AQW 43616/11-15

27. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 42461/11-15, why records are not maintained for the information requested.

AQW 43618/11-15

28. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, pursuant to AQW 42496/11-15, why the administration fee of £25 for transcripts is included in this waiver.

AQW 43619/11-15

29. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, whether he is aware of (i) concerns raised by former Civil Servants who have transferred to ISS under the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations, who did not receive redundancy payments under the Civil Service Compensation Scheme 2010; and (ii) what action he will take to investigate these claims.

AQW 43669/11-15

30. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning, whether his Department is responsible for the regulations under the Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) for former Civil Service Cleaners who transferred to contract cleaning companies such as ISS; and whether these former Civil Servants are entitled to the Terms and Conditions of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme 2010.

AQW 43670/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

31. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how much investment has been made by her Department, and its arm's-length bodies, in North Belfast since May 2011.

AQW 43661/11-15

32. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many small and medium sized enterprises in North Belfast her Department has supported through investment since 2011.

AQW 43662/11-15

33. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether she will ask the Health and Safety Executive to investigate concerns raised by ISS employees at HMRC buildings in Belfast about recently completed risk assessments, which indicated increased risks for employees and the failure of their employer to take these concerns seriously.

AQW 43667/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

34. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to provide, or place in the Assembly library, a copy of the local government policy against the use of council-owned and staffed facilities for use by individual political parties for launches, meetings, or any similar purposes; and whether this policy will transfer verbatim to the new council structures.

AQW 43617/11-15

35. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment whether the local government policy against the use of council-owned and staffed facilities for use by individual political parties for launches, meetings, or any similar purposes, can be superseded or voided by Section 75; and if so, who has responsibility for making the decision to go against council policy in these instances.

AQW 43622/11-15

36. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many wind farm planning applications, considered centrally, have been determined by his Department (i) between May 2007-May 2011; (ii) between May 2011-July 2013; and (iii) from July 2013 to date; and with what outcomes.

AQW 43626/11-15

37. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many wind farm planning applications, considered centrally, were referred to the Planning Appeals Commission on the grounds of non determination (i) between May 2007-May 2011; (ii) between May 2011-July 2013; and (iii) from July 2013 to date.

AQW 43627/11-15

38. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of the Environment what is the longest period for which his Department has centrally considered a wind farm planning application; and what has been the average period taken by his Department in making determinations over the last three years.

AQW 43628/11-15

39. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment (i) to list the Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) in the Fermanagh District Council area; (ii) how often the Environment Agency inspect each WWTW; (iii) the number of times each WWTW has been inspected and found (a) compliant; and (b) non-compliant since 2007; (iv) to outline the reasons for non-compliance on each occasion; and (v) to outline the action taken against NI Water on each occasion for non-compliance.

AQW 43666/11-15

40. Mr S Agnew (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) the undetermined planning applications affecting the River Faughan Special Area of Conservation which are to be retained for processing within Strategic Planning Division (SPD) after the transfer of the majority of planning functions on 1 April 2015; (ii) why those cases are being retained; and (iii) all undetermined planning applications that are currently being dealt with by SPD but will become the responsibility of the new Derry and Strabane council.

AQW 43674/11-15

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

41. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what are the projected savings that the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust will make as a result of falling fuel prices in 2015/16.

AQW 43593/11-15

42. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of (i) ward kitchens; and (ii) departmental kitchens in each Southern Health and Social Care Trust Hospital.

AQW 43623/11-15

43. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, following his announcement that smoking will not be permitted in the grounds of any hospital from March 2016, what affect this announcement will have on in-patients at mental health facilities.

AQW 43624/11-15

44. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the ambulance response times in Magherafelt District Council Area within the last three years.

AQW 43632/11-15

45. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the ambulance response times in Cookstown District Council area within the last three years.

AQW 43633/11-15

46. Mr P McGlone (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the (a) number; and (b) cost of care packages within the Northern Health and Social Trust; and (ii) the ambulance cover in Mid Ulster, including (a) the number of ambulances; and (b) personnel available in the area over the last five years as well as the cumulative number of on duty hours in each year since 2010.

AQW 43642/11-15

47. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of outstanding direct payments for care which currently exist within the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

AQW 43650/11-15

48. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the process by which Health and Social Care Trusts administer direct payments to (i) disabled people aged 16 or over; (ii) carers; (iii) people with parental responsibility for a child with a disability; and (iv) 16 and 17 year old children with disabilities.

AQW 43651/11-15

49. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the process, within the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, by which a Social Worker assesses and determines the care needs of individuals; and for his assessment of the efficiency of administering these assessments.

AQW 43652/11-15

50. Mr S Lynch (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what professional bodies in the science of applied behavioural analysis have been consulted by his Department; and what assessment his Department has made of international standards of training in Applied Behavioural Analysis.

AQW 43655/11-15

51. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AWQ 43308/11-15, to detail the current Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme estimate for 2015/16; and how this figure was arrived at.

AQW 43656/11-15

52. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on the reviews into Workforce Planning, including their respective stages and expectant completion date.

AQW 43658/11-15

53. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for an update on his Permanent Secretary’s review into the administrative structures within the Health and Social Care system.

AQW 43659/11-15

54. Mr F McKinney (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to what extent the recommendations put forward by the Transforming Your Care plan have been taken into consideration within the on-going reviews into Workforce Planning.

AQW 43660/11-15

55. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how the Public Health Agency procures services for suicide prevention within the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust area.

AQW 43663/11-15

56. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail his Department's plans to tackle obesity, particularly in areas of multiple deprivation.

AQW 43664/11-15

57. Mr G Kelly (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how his Department is trying to reduce (i) prescribed medication for depression and anxiety in North and West Belfast; (ii) what alternatives his Department is using; and (iii) which constituencies have the highest figures for GP’s prescribing medication for depression and anxiety.

AQW 43665/11-15

58. Mr P Flanagan (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what professional bodies in the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis have been consulted by his Department; and what assessment his Department has made of international standards of training in Applied Behavioural Analysis.

AQW 43668/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

59. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 43175/11-15 in relation to the safety recommendations contained within the Steele Report and the requirement for the separation of paramilitary prisoners as necessary in the interest of safety, whether separated prisoners are identified as political prisoners or of elevated status, or anything else other than prisoners either sentenced or remand, within the penal system.

AQW 43620/11-15

60. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 43061/11-15 (i) when the review is due to commence; (ii) whether there will be terms of reference; and (iii) whether the current risk assessment will be included with a view to strengthening criteria therein.

AQW 43621/11-15

61. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice what impact the cuts to legal aid will have on Voluntary Sector Organisations who may now face an increase in clients seeking their services.

AQW 43649/11-15

62. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the number of individual cases in the Londonderry area, which required support through legal aid in order to access justice, in each of the last five years.

AQW 43653/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

63. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development why the agreed protocols, on obtaining information between his Department and the Consumer Council, failed over the recent fare increases for Translink.

AQW 43594/11-15

64. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what capital projects are proposed by Translink for the next financial year.

AQW 43595/11-15

65. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what capital projects are proposed by NI Railways for the next financial year.

AQW 43596/11-15

66. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 41963/11-15, (i) when NI Water decided to plan and manage embedded contractors using work instructions; (ii) why this decision was taken; (iii) who recommended this course of action; and (iv) by whom was it approved.

AQW 43598/11-15

67. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 41960/11-15 and AQW 41963/11-15, to detail the differences between provision of work instruction and provision of direct instruction.

AQW 43599/11-15

68. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 42058/11-15, whether any of the companies involved in the CO71 and CO58 contracts breached any of the terms and conditions of the contracts; and if so, what was the nature of the breach and the impact on the contract.

AQW 43600/11-15

69. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 42142/11-15, (i) how many embedded contractors engaged under contract CO71 did NI Water in-source under the TUPE regulations 1981 during the duration, or at the end, of that contract; (ii) what were the reasons for this TUPE transfer; (iii) who recommended this transfer; and (iv) who approved this transfer.

AQW 43601/11-15

70. Mr W Humphrey (North Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 41960/11-15, (i) how many people were engaged for 12 consecutive months or more under CO58; (ii) what companies were involved; and (iii) why this was deemed necessary.

AQW 43602/11-15

71. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether the head of his Department's Shareholder Unit is currently in post; and if not, why this is the case.

AQW 43625/11-15

72. Mr I McCrea (Mid Ulster)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development when the survey was carried out for the crossing on the Cookstown Road, Moneymore close to the junction with Ministers Walk.

AQW 43634/11-15

73. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what plans there are to assess the roads infrastructure in the Portrush area in advance of the anticipated 2019 Open Golf Championship being held in the area.

AQW 43643/11-15

74. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail the community and voluntary groups in North Down that have received funding from his Department, or its arm's-length bodies, since 2011; and the amount of funding received in each case.

AQW 43646/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

75. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether the Capital Build project for Coleraine Rural Urban Network in Coleraine Town Centre will be completed by August 2015.

AQW 43590/11-15

76. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development what plans there are for the promotion of the Affordable Warmth Scheme to potential beneficiaries after 1 April 2015.

AQW 43591/11-15

77. Mr G Campbell (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Social Development whether all 575 Housing Executive homes listed in East Londonderry for double glazing will have installation completed by 31 March 2015.

AQW 43592/11-15

78. Mr A Easton (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how he will emphasis to councils the importance of Neighbourhood Renewal, Areas at Risk and Small Pockets of Deprivation funding when responsibility transfers to councils.

AQW 43597/11-15

79. Mrs J Cochrane (East Belfast)

To ask the Minister for Social Development, given that disability benefits, such as Disability Living Allowance, are not means-tested, to explain the rationale behind the Test of Resources for Disabled Facilities Grants.

AQW 43604/11-15

80. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many people were listed on the housing waiting list, in each of the last twelve months, with Rathcoole, North Belfast as an area of choice.

AQW 43609/11-15

81. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of properties in Rathcoole, North Belfast which are owned by (i) the Northern Ireland Housing Executive; and (ii) a registered Housing Association.

AQW 43611/11-15

82. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the number of lettable voids in Rathcoole, North Belfast on a month by month basis over the last twelve months.

AQW 43612/11-15

83. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how much money has been spent by his Department on maintenance and improvements in Rathcoole, North Belfast in each year since May 2011.

AQW 43614/11-15

Questions for Written Answer
on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Questions to the First Minister and deputy First Minister

1. Mr R Hussey (West Tyrone)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what progress has been made in appointing a representative from the Executive to the Military Covenant Reference Group, as recommended by the NI Affairs Committee in July 2013.

AQW 43676/11-15

2. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether the relevant contact details of the stakeholders who contribute to the Northern Steering Group of the Social Investment Fund are detailed on their departmental website.

AQW 43697/11-15

3. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to detail the funding allocated to the Minority Ethnic Development Fund in 2013/14; and for a breakdown of its distribution.

AQW 43700/11-15

4. Mr C Eastwood (Foyle)

To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in relation to the Programme for Government 2011/15 commitment to develop the One Plan, to detail the job promotion targets for 2015/16.

AQW 43717/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

5. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how many dairy farmers have left the industry in each of the last three years.

AQW 43685/11-15

6. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how many employees in her Department have retired since April 2010; and how many are due to retire by April 2018.

AQW 43694/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure

7. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure why (i) no consultation was held with the holders of salmon draft net licences on Lough Neagh; and (ii) a period of notice was not given before the licences were withdrawn.

AQW 43682/11-15

8. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the scientific data to support the withdrawal of the salmon draft net licences on Lough Neagh.

AQW 43683/11-15

9. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how long it is envisaged that the salmon draft net licences on Lough Neagh will remain withdrawn.

AQW 43684/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Education

10. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Education how many (i) Early Years groups and (ii) children will be affected by his decision to cut the funding for the Early Years Fund.

AQW 43690/11-15

11. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) how much his Department has spent on catering equipment contracts; and (ii) the top five companies, broken down by funds received from his Department for this work, in each of the last five years.

AQW 43713/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Employment and Learning

12. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail (i) the employers that have participated in the ESS First Start Programme in East Londonderry; and (ii) the number of 18-24 year olds gaining (a) temporary and (b) permanent employment as a result.

AQW 43699/11-15

13. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning what steps can be taken to review or remove the Non-Departmental Public Body status of Stranmillis University College

AQW 43703/11-15

14. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail the rationale that allows the Catholic Certificate of Religious Education to be delivered at Ulster University but not at Stranmillis University College.

AQW 43704/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

15. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many employees in her Department have retired since April 2010; and how many are due to retire by April 2018.

AQW 43695/11-15

Questions to the Minister of the Environment

16. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of the Environment which of the existing councils have, and have not, adopted the local government policy regarding the use by individual political parties of council owned and staffed facilities for launches, meetings or any similar purposes.

AQW 43679/11-15

17. Ms A Lo (South Belfast)

To ask the Minister of the Environment when Letters of Offer will be issued to organisations, such as the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust and other AONB management bodies established by NIEA, that are facing closure on 1 April 2015 and are at risk of losing a number of match funding commitments should NIEA remove its support.

AQW 43687/11-15

18. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many employees in his Department have retired since April 2010; and how many are due to retire by April 2018.

AQW 43693/11-15

19. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of the Environment how many staff in Planning Service are due to be transferred to each of the new local councils.

AQW 43712/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Finance and Personnel

20. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the average local annual income.

AQW 43705/11-15

21. Ms M Boyle (West Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail what proportion of adults earn below the average local annual income.

AQW 43706/11-15

22. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the number of agency staff currently employed in each Department.

AQW 43709/11-15

23. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what steps he is taking to improve the co-operation between Land and Property Services and the new local councils to increase the collection of rates and reduce rates arrears.

AQW 43711/11-15

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

24. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, following the concerns expressed in the Criminal Justice Inspection Report An Unannounced Inspection of Magilligan Prison 27 May to 5 June that supervised swallowed medication was being regurgitated by prisoners, to detail why liquid medication is not being used in conjunction with supervised swallowing.

AQW 43677/11-15

25. Mrs J Dobson (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the impact the Minister of Education's decision to withdraw the funding for the Early Years Fund will have on the health and well-being of the children affected.

AQW 43689/11-15

26. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) how much his Department has spent on catering equipment contracts; and (ii) the top five companies, broken down by funds received from his Department for this work, in each of the last five years.

AQW 43714/11-15

Questions to the Minister of Justice

27. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 42286/11-15, why on 30 January 2014, a member of departmental staff, parking in a disabled parking bay at Dungannon courthouse with no blue badge displayed, refused to move following challenge from several G4S employees; and whether he will conduct an investigation into this matter.

AQW 43678/11-15

28. Mr J Allister (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice when he will publish the new draft regulations for injury on duty payments.

AQW 43686/11-15

29. Mr D McKay (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister of Justice to detail (i) how much his Department has spent on catering equipment contracts; and (ii) the top five companies, broken down by funds received from his Department for this work, in each of the last five years.

AQW 43715/11-15

30. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 43173/11-15 and from the figures provided, to detail (i) how many individual breaches does each case equate to; and (ii) which cases are before (a) Magistrates and (b) Crown Courts.

AQW 43716/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Regional Development

31. Lord Morrow (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 43062/11-15, whether these announcements were (a) part of the original terms of the contract or (b) added at a later a date; and if added later, to detail (i) whether this was at the suggestion of Translink or the taxi operator, (ii) whether this is now a Translink endorsed or preferred service; and (iii) whether contracts such as these can be altered, following award, to encompass additional advertising features.

AQW 43680/11-15

32. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many employees in his Department have retired since April 2010; and how many are due to retire by April 2018.

AQW 43691/11-15

33. Ms C Sugden (East Londonderry)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development for a breakdown, by organisation, of the funding for community transport in each of the last three years; and for his assessment of how this funding has been distributed.

AQW 43698/11-15

34. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development the amount of funding allocated to (i) the road network; and (ii) road and footways repairs in North Down since 2010.

AQW 43708/11-15

35. Mr P Weir (North Down)

To ask the Minister for Regional Development, pursuant to AQW 42445/11-15, to detail the bridges in Bangor that are designated or recognised by his Department.

AQW 43710/11-15

Questions to the Minister for Social Development

36. Mr D McNarry (Strangford)

To ask the Minister for Social Development how many employees in his Department have retired since April 2010; and how many are due to retire by April 2018.

AQW 43692/11-15

37. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail any departmental plans for the regeneration of Linenhall Street, Ballymoney.

AQW 43701/11-15

38. Mr R Swann (North Antrim)

To ask the Minister for Social Development for an update on his Department's future funding proposals for Small Pockets of Deprivation.

AQW 43702/11-15

39. Mrs D Kelly (Upper Bann)

To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the average number of points required to be allocated social housing in the Lurgan area.

AQW 43707/11-15

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