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Deposited Papers 2020

Deposited Papers are unpublished Papers placed in the Library at the direction of the Speaker or a Minister in the Executive. In most cases they provide information requested in an Assembly Question. Guidance on the laying, presenting and depositing of papers in the Northern Ireland Assembly (as outlined at Standing Order 23 of the Assembly's Standing Orders) has been published by NICS.

The following list contains details of documents which have been deposited in the Library in 2020. Copies of these and all other Deposited Papers are currently available in the Assembly Library for consultation. Where possible, they have been made available as pdfs. The list is in reverse chronological order.  Deposited Papers from previous years can still be accessed;  
 [2021] [2019] [2018] [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013] [2012] [2011] [2010] [2009] [2008] [2007]

 

Number: 1648           Issuing Office: NSMC                                                  Date Received: 18/12/20
North South Ministerial Council Twenty Fifth Plenary Meeting.  NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by Videoconference, 18 December 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515002 (33002), Email: NSMC.Admin@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1647           Issuing Office: NSMC                                                  Date Received: 16/12/20
North South Ministerial Council Twelfth Institutional Meeting.  NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh, 16 December 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515002 (33002), Email: NSMC.Admin@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1646          Issuing Office: Department for Communities                   Date Received: 02/12/20
Information provided by the Minister for Communities Ms Carál Ní Chuilín, in response to Assembly Question AQW 10839/17-22 from Mr Justin McNulty MLA in which he asked the Minister to to detail any COVID-19-related payments made to individual sports organisations and clubs since March 2020 by her Department or Sport NI.  [pdf]
Contact: Minister's Private Office, Department for Communities, Level 9, Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street,  Belfast BT2 7EG. Tel. 02890515075 DD 75075. Email: assembly.section@communities-ni.gov.uk 

 

Number: 1645          Issuing Office: Department of Education                           Date Received: 01/12/20
Information provided by the Minister of Education Mr Peter Weir, in response to Assembly Question AQW 10762/17-22 from Mr Daniel McCrossan MLA in which he asked the Minister to detail all pupil enrolment numbers in (i) primary; and (ii) post-primary schools, broken down in each of the last three years.  [pdf]
Contact: Private Office, Department of Education, Rathgael House, 43 Balloo Road, Bangor, BT19 7PR. Tel : 028 91858161 (Network: 68161) Email: AQs@education-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1644         Issuing Office: Department for Infrastructure                      Date Received: 30/11/20
Information provided by the Minister for Infrastructure Ms Nichola Mallon, to the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, with regard to a conservation area consent application for a location in Rostrevor. [pdf]
Contact:  Private Office, Department for Infrastructure, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street, Belfast  BT2 8GB  Email: Private.Office@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1643            Issuing Office: DAERA                                                  Date Received: 30/11/20
Information provided by the Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Mr Edwin Poots, in response to an Assembly Question AQW 7916/17-22  from Mr Jim Allister MLA, in which he asked the Minister whether he would lay in the Assembly Library a copy of all documentation for a proposed Certificate of Lawful Use or Development at Larne Port in connection with his Department’s application to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, on or about 15 September 2020. 
Please Note: Due to the large volume of information supplied, this answer has been split up into the following sections;

Contact:  Brexit Operational Readiness Branch, Programme Management Office, Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs. Tel: 028 3025 3289  ( DD: 32289).

  

Number: 1642           Issuing Office: NSMC                                                  Date Received: 27/11/20
North South Ministerial Council  North South Language Body Meeting.  NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by videoconference, 27 November 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515002 (33002), Email: NSMC.Admin@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1641         Issuing Office: Department for Communities               Date Received: 26/11/20
Follow up information provided by the Minister for Communities  in response to Assembly Question AQO 891/17-22  from Ms Kellie Armstrong MLA in which she asked the Minister for an update on the Strategic Investment Board's evaluation of the Social Supermarkets Pilot Programme.  [pdf]
Contact:
 James Elliott, Communities Empowerment Division, Department for Communities, Level 9,  Causeway Exchange,  1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7EG. email: james.elliott@communities-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1640        Issuing Office: NSMC                                                  Date Received: 25/11/20
North South Ministerial Council Tourism Meeting.  NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by videoconference, 25 November 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515002 (33002), Email: NSMC.Admin@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1639        Issuing Office: NSMC                                                  Date Received: 25/11/20
North South Ministerial Council Trade and Business Development Meeting.  NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by videoconference, 25 November 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515002 (33002), Email: NSMC.Admin@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1638        Issuing Office: Department for Infrastructure               Date Received: 24/11/20
Information provided by the Minister for Infrastructure Ms Nichola Mallon, in response to Assembly Question AQW 10021/17-22 from Mr Jim Allister MLA, in which he asked the Minister  (i) whether her Department holds a copy of an archaeological evaluation of the Boyne Bridge, South Belfast; and (ii) if so, whether she would lay a copy of the same in the Assembly Library. [pdf]
Contact:  Assembly Business Unit, Department for Infrastructure, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street, Belfast  BT2 8GB  Email: AQs@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk

  

Number: 1637        Issuing Office: NSMC                                                  Date Received: 18/11/20
North South Ministerial Council  Agriculture Meeting.  NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by videoconference, 18 November 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515002 (33002), Email: NSMC.Admin@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1636          Issuing Office: Department of Justice                        Date Received: 17/11/20
Information provided by the Justice Minister in correction to a response given to an Oral Assembly Question  (AQO 569/17-22) on 7 September 2020 from Mr Colm Gildernew MLA, in which he asked whether the Minister intended to extend abuse of trust laws to include any adult who holds a position of trust, power or authority over 16 or 17 year olds. [pdf]
Contact: Department of Justice, Minister's Office, Block B, Castle Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Belfast BT4 3SG.  Email: DoJ.MinistersOffice@justice-ni.x.gsi.gov.uk 

 

Number: 1635         Issuing Office: Department for Communities               Date Received: 12/11/20
Information provided by the Minister for Communities in response to questions raised by Mr Matthew O'Toole MLA and Mr Mark Durkan MLA during a Legislative Consent Motion debate on the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, 28 September 2020. [pdf]
Contact:
 Work and Health Director, Minister's Private Office, Department for Communities, Level 9,  Causeway Exchange,  1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7EG. Tel. (028) 028 9051 5046  email: private.office@communities-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1634        Issuing Office: NSMC                                                  Date Received: 11/11/20
North South Ministerial Council  Inland Waterways Meeting.  NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by videoconference, 11 November 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515004 (33004) Email: NSMC.Admin@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1633        Issuing Office: NSMC                                                   Date Received: 09/11/20
North South Ministerial Council  Education Meeting.  NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by videoconference, 6 November 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515004 (33004)

 

Number: 1632        Issuing Office: NSMC                                                    Date Received: 30/10/20
North South Ministerial Council  Special EU Programmes Meeting.  NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by videoconference, 30 October 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515004 (33004) Email: NSMC.Admin@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1631        Issuing Office: Department of Health                                 Date Received: 29/10/20 
Information provided by the Minister of Health in correction to his previous response to Assembly Question  AQW  8367/22-17 from Mr Colm Gildernew MLA,  in  which  the Minister was  asked to detail each occasion on which he had formally agreed that the Westminster government would introduce a statutory instrument since taking up office. [pdf]
Contact:  Private Office, Department of Health, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast, BT4 3SQ. Tel: 028 9052 2556
Email: private.office@health-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1630        Issuing Office: NSMC                                                  Date Received: 22/10/20
North South Ministerial Council.  Environment Meeting.  NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by videoconference, 21 October 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515004 (33004)

 

Number: 1629         Issuing Office: NSMC                                                  Date Received: 22/10/20
North South Ministerial Council.  Aquaculture and Marine Meeting. Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission (FCILC). NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by videoconference, 21 October 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515004 (33004) Email: NSMC.Admin@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1628         Issuing Office: The Executive Office                           Date Received: 13/10/20
Information provided by the First and deputy First Minister in clarification of a response to Assembly Question AQO 741/17-22 from Mr Gerry Kelly MLA,  in which he asked the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they intend to bring forward legislation that recognises sectarianism as a hate crime.  [pdf]
Contact: The Executive Office, Stormont Castle, Belfast, BT4 3ST  Tel. 028 90 256807

 

Number: 1627         Issuing Office: NSMC                                                  Date Received: 08/10/20
North South Ministerial Council.  Transport Meeting. NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by videoconference, 7 October 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515004 (33004) Email: NSMC.Admin@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1626         Issuing Office: NSMC                                                   Date Received: 06/10/20
North South Ministerial Council.  Health and Food Safety Meeting. NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by videoconference, 2 October 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515004 (33004) Email: NSMC.Admin@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1625         Issuing Office: Department for Communities               Date Received: 29/09/20
Information provided by the Minister for Communities in response to Assembly Question AQW 7035/17-22 from Mr Jim Allister MLA, in which he asked the Minister to detail the funding her Department has provided to the GAA in each of the last three years; and to outline the projects on which the funding was spent.  [pdf]
Contact: 
Minister's Private Office,  Department for Communities, Level 9,  Causeway Exchange,  1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7EG. Tel. (028) 9051 5690 email: private.office@communities-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1624         Issuing Office: Department of Education                     Date Received: 04/08/20
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW 5968/17-22 from Mr Robin Newton MLA, in which he asked the Minister to detail (i) the number of youth groups in the Belfast East constituency registered with the Education Authority; (ii) the level of funding awarded to each of the groups; and (iii) whether he has any plans to increase the level of funding.  [pdf]
Contact: 
Private Office, Department of Education, Rathgael House, 43 Balloo Road, Bangor, BT19 7PR. Tel : 028 91858161 (Network: 68161)

 

Number: 1623         Issuing Office: NSMC                                          Date Received: 31/07/20
North South Ministerial Council. Twenty-Fourth Plenary Meeting, Dublin Castle, 31 July 2020. Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG. Tel: 02837 515004 (33004)

 

Number: 1622         Issuing Office: Office of The Speaker             Date Received: 22/07/20
Information provided by The Speaker on behalf of the Assembly Commission, in response to Assembly Question AQW 5514/17-22 from Ms Rachel Woods MLA, in which she asked the Assembly Commission (i) for an update on its model of a youth assembly; (ii) whether the detailed paper on the youth assembly has been completed; (iii) whether the youth assembly has been discussed by the Assembly Commission this year; and (iv) to lay in the Assembly Library any reports the Commission has written or commissioned in relation to the establishment of a youth assembly.  [pdf
Contact: Office of The Speaker, Parliament Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Stormont, Belfast, BT4 3XX. Tel: +44 (0) 28 9052 1130 email: speakersoffice@niassembly.gov.uk

 

Number: 1621          Issuing Office: Department of Education              Date Received: 02/07/20
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW 5123/17-22  from Mr Chris Lyttle, in which he asked the Minister what outreach services are in place for children with special educational needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, in relation to the Position on 12 May 2020, highlighted in the Executive’s Coronavirus Recovery Plan.  [pdf]
Contact: 
Private Office, Department of Education, Rathgael House, 43 Balloo Road, Bangor, BT19 7PR. Tel : 028 91279546

 

Number: 1620          Issuing Office: Department of Education              Date Received: 02/07/20
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW 5170/17-22 from Ms Pam Cameron, in which she asked the Minister for a breakdown of all schools selected for the School Enhancement Programme since it began including (i) the original date on which each individual school was announced as part of the scheme; and (ii) what stage of design, construction or completion each school is at as of June 2020. [pdf]
Contact: 
Private Office, Department of Education, Rathgael House, 43 Balloo Road, Bangor, BT19 7PR. Tel : 028 91279546

 

Number: 1619          Issuing Office: Department of Health              Date Received: 04/06/20
Information provided by the Minister of Health to all MLAs in response to a query raised by Mr Daniel McCrossan MLA, during the Ad-hoc Committee on COVID-19 on Thursday 14 May 2020 on the inclusion of COVID-19 on a death certificate and the process to challenge this decision. [pdf]
Contact: Private Office, Department of Health, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast, BT4 3SQ. Tel: 028 9052 2556
Email: private.office@health-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1618          Issuing Office: Department of Justice              Date Received: 30/04/20
Information provided by the Justice Minister in correction to a statement made during the second stage of the Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill on 28 April 2020 in which she referred to the number of domestic homicides during the COVID-19 lockdown period to date.  [pdf]
Contact: Department of Justice, Minister's Office, Block B, Castle Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Belfast BT4 3SG.  Email: DoJ.MinistersOffice@justice-ni.x.gsi.gov.uk 

 

Number: 1617          Issuing Office: Department of Education              Date Received: 16/03/20
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW 3065/17-22 from Mr Doug Beattie MLA in which he asked the Minister to outline (i) how many children in the Upper Bann constituency were suspended or expelled from school, in each of the last five years, broken down by primary and post-primary school; and (ii) the reasons for these suspensions and expulsions. [pdf]
Contact: Private Office, Department of Education, Rathgael House, 43 Balloo Road, Bangor, BT19 7PR. Tel : 028 91279546

 

Number: 1616          Issuing Office: Department for Communities       Date Received: 13/03/20
Information provided by the Minister for Communities in response to Assembly Question AQW 2259/17-22 from Mr Doug Beattie MLA in which he asked the Minster whether the Chairperson of the Historical Monuments Council wrote to the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure on 30 October 2017 requesting that planning permission for a wind turbine at Knock Iveagh be revoked; and, if so, whether she will make that letter public.  [pdf]
Contact: Minister's Private Office, Department for Communities, Level 9, Causeway Exchange,  1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7EG. Tel.  02890515075

  

Number: 1615         Issuing Office: NSMC                                          Date Received: 11/03/20
North South Ministerial Council.  Eleventh Institutional Meeting. NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh, 11 March 2020.  Joint Communiqué [pdf]
Contact:  North South Ministerial Council, 58 Upper English Street, Armagh, BT61 7LG, Tel: 02837 515004 (33004)

 

Number: 1614        Issuing Office: Department of Education              Date Received: 09/03/20
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW 2735/17-22 from Mr Doug Beattie MLA in which he asked the Minister whether he has seen a formal constitution of the Dickson plan system of academic selection; (i) will he make that constitution publicly available; and (ii) if there is no formal constitution can he begin the process of establishing one in consultation with stakeholders. [pdf]
Contact: 
Private Office, Department of Education, Rathgael House, 43 Balloo Road, Bangor, BT19 7PR. Tel : 028 91279879
 

Number: 1613        Issuing Office: Department of Education             Date Received: 04/02/20
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW 833/17-22 from Mr Roy Beggs in which he asked the Minister to detail (i) the rate per thousand of post-primary school pupils with a less than 85 percent attendance in 2018/19, broken down by (a) constituency; (b) electoral ward by constituency; and (ii) any action being taken to reduce the levels of absenteeism. [pdf]
Contact:  Department of Education Private Office, Rathgael House, 43 Balloo Road, Bangor, BT19 7PR. Tel : 028 91279879

 

Number: 1612        Issuing Office: Department of Education             Date Received: 04/02/20
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW 832/17-22 from Mr Roy Beggs MLA in which he asked the Minister to detail (i) the rate per thousand of fifteen to seventeen year old pupils with a less than 85 percent attendance in 2018/19, broken down by (a) constituency; (b) electoral ward by constituency; and (ii) any action being taken to reduce the levels of absenteeism. [pdf]
Contact:  Department of Education Private Office, Rathgael House, 43 Balloo Road, Bangor, BT19 7PR. Tel : 028 91279879

 

Number: 1611        Issuing Office: Department of Education             Date Received: 04/02/20
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW 831/17-22 from Mr Roy Beggs MLA in which he asked the Minister to detail (i) the rate per thousand of primary school pupils with a less than 85 percent attendance in 2018/19, broken down by (a) constituency; (b) electoral ward by constituency; and (ii) any action being taken to reduce the levels of absenteeism.  [pdf]
Contact:
Department of Education Private Office, Rathgael House, 43 Balloo Road, Bangor, BT19 7PR. Tel : 028 91279879

 

Number: 1610       Issuing Office: The Executive Office                    Date Received: 20/01/20
Information provided by the First and deputy First Minister in relation to the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, Motion on Legislative Consent, 20 January 2020.  [pdf]  
Contact: EU Future Relations, The Executive Office, Stormont Castle, Belfast, BT4 3ST  Tel. 028 90 256807

 

 

 

 

 

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