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Deposited Papers 2021

Deposited Papers are unpublished Papers placed in the Library at the direction of the Speaker or a Minister in the Executive.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;  
[2020] [2019] [2018] [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013] [2012] [2011] [2010] [2009] [2008] [2007]

 

Number: 1673         Issuing Office: The Executive Office                                        Date Received: 19/04/21
Copy of the First and deputy First Ministers’ letter to The Rt Hon Alok Sharma, MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy entitled 'Response by the Northern Ireland Executive to the Internal Market White Paper Consultation'. [pdf]
Contact: The Executive Office, Assembly Section, Stormont Castle, Belfast, BT4 3ST  Email: Assembly.Section@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1672         Issuing Office: DAERA                                                           Date Received: 15/04/21
Information provided by the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in response to Assembly Question AQW 16822/17-22 from Mr John Blair MLA, in which he asked the Minister for his assessment on the potential merits of introducing seaweed into cows’ diets to cut methane emissions.  [pdf]
Contact: DAERA Private Office, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road, Ballymiscaw, Belfast BT4 3SB. Email: Private.Office@daera-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1671           Issuing Office: Department of Health                                         Date Received: 12/04/21
Information provided by the Minister for Health in correction to a response given previously to Assembly Question AQW 15365/17-22  from Ms Sinead McLaughlin MLA in which she asked the Minister to detail which dates have hairdressing businesses in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area been required not to trade as a result of COVID-19 regulations.  [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: 1670           Issuing Office: Department for Communities                             Date Received: 02/04/21
Information provided by the Minister for Communities in response to Assembly Question AQW 16449/17-22  from Ms Pam Cameron MLA in which she asked the Minister to detail the number of social housing units (i) built in the last two years; and (ii) planned to be built over the next five years, broken down by constituency.  [pdf]
Contact:  Minister's Private Office, Department for Communities, Level 9, Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast  BT2 7EG. Tel  02890515045 DD 75045  Email:  assembly.section@communities-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1669           Issuing Office: Department for Communities                             Date Received: 30/03/21
Information provided by the Minister for Communities in correction to response given previously to Assembly Question AQW 12155/17-22  from Mr Mark Durkan MLA in which he asked the Minister for Communities to detail the public libraries managed by Libraries NI in each constituency; and to detail the number of hours each library is open per week.  [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: 1668           Issuing Office: Department for Communities                             Date Received: 30/03/21
Information provided by the Minister for Communities in response to Assembly Question AQW 14720/17-22  from Mr Maolíosa McHugh MLA in which he asked the Minister for a breakdown of the financial support received in the Strabane district from her Department for the year 2020/21. [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: 1667             Issuing Office: NSMC                                                              Date Received: 29/03/21 
North South Ministerial Council Health and Food Safety Meeting. NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by Videoconference, 26 March 2021. 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: 1666           Issuing Office: Department for Communities                             Date Received: 24/03/21
Information provided by the Minister for Communities in response to Assembly Question AQW 16233/17-22  from Mr Christopher Stalford MLA in which he asked the Minister to list the social housing developments scheduled for the next three years, broken down by constituency. [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: 1665          Issuing Office: Department of Education                                 Date Received: 24/03/21
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW16348/17-22 from Mr Justin McNulty MLA, in which he asked the Minister to detail the status of each of the 22 New School Build Projects announced by then Minister of Education John O’Dowd on 22 January 2013, including the amount spent on each project to date. [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: 1664          Issuing Office: Department for Communities                             Date Received: 19/03/21
Information provided by the Minister for Communities in response to Assembly Question AQW 15634/17-22 from Mr Mark Durkan MLA in which he asked the Minister to detail (i) the current or planned Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) maintenance schemes in each constituency for which financial contributions are being sought from owners or leaseholders of former NIHE properties; (ii) the level of compliance among owners and leaseholders; and (iii) for each scheme, (a) from how many leaseholders or owners payment has been sought; (b) the average amount of payment sought; and (c) the amount recouped.  [pdf]
Contact:  Minister's Private Office, Department for Communities, Level 9, Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast  BT2 7EG. Tel  90 512664 DD 75664
  Email:  assembly.section@communities-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1663        Issuing Office: Department of Education                                 Date Received: 11/03/21
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW 15713/17-22 from Mr Justin McNulty MLA in which he asked the Minister to detail how much has been allocated per school to help with the implementation of new special educational needs legislation.  [pdf] [xls file]
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: 1662         Issuing Office: Department for Communities                             Date Received: 04/03/21
Information provided by the Minister for Communities in response to Assembly Question AQW 15179/17-22 from Mr Alex Easton MLA in which he asked the Minister to detail all listed buildings in North Down.  [pdf]
Contact:  Minister's Private Office, Department for Communities, Level 9, Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast  BT2 7EG. Tel  02890515045 DD 75045
 Email:  assembly.section@communities-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1661          Issuing Office: DAERA                                                           Date Received: 26/02/21
Information provided by the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in response to Assembly Question AQW 14476/17-22 from Ms Claire Sugden MLA, in which she asked the Minister to detail (i) the expected timeframe for the implementation of the 25 recommendations made by the Rural Needs Working Group; and (ii) any planned initiatives that may directly affect people living in rural areas of East Londonderry.  [pdf]
Contact: DAERA Private Office, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road, Ballymiscaw, Belfast BT4 3SB. Email: Private.Office@daera-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1660         Issuing Office: Department for Communities                             Date Received: 16/02/21
Information provided by the Minister for Communities in response to Assembly Question AQW 13717/17-22 from Mr Colin McGrath MLA in which he asked the Minister  (i) for a breakdown of all vacant properties and land owned by her Department; (ii) how long each property has been vacant; (iii) how much has been spent on rates in each of the last five years, per property; and (iv) how much has been spent on maintenance in each of the last five years, per property.  [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: 1659         Issuing Office: Department of Education                                 Date Received: 11/02/21
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW 14314/17-22 from Mr Gerry Carroll MLA in which he asked the Minister whether he has powers under the Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 to remove individuals from the Education Authority Board if they act in a manner that shows prejudice.  [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: 1658         Issuing Office: Department of Education                                 Date Received: 08/02/21
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW 13466/17-22 from Ms Rachel Woods MLA in which she asked the Minister what investigations or complaints procedure exists with regard to conduct of members of the Board of the Education Authority Northern Ireland.  [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 

 

Department of Finance  Number: 1657        Issuing Office: Department of Education                                 Date Received: 03/02/21
Information provided by the Minister of Education in response to Assembly Question AQW 13209/17-22 from Mr Colin McGrath MLA in which he asked the Minister, pursuant to AQW 11801/17-22 and AQW 12524/17-22,  relating to vacant properties which the Education Authority has responsibility for; (i) to provide a breakdown of the 50 individual properties listed; and (ii) to detail how much has been spent on rates per annum for the last five years, per property.  [pdf] [xls file]
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: 1656        Issuing Office: NSMC                                                         Date Received: 04/02/21 
North South Ministerial Council Inland Waterways Meeting. NSMC Joint Secretariat Offices, Armagh and by Videoconference, 3 February 2021. 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: 1655        Issuing Office: Department of Finance                                 Date Received: 03/02/21
Information provided by the Minister of Finance in response to Assembly Question AQW 13065/17-22 from Ms Rachel Woods MLA in which she asked the Minister, pursuant to AQW 12467/17-22, and with regard to Construction and Procurement Delivery within his Department, (i) when environmental statements within contracts and tenders around addressing unnecessary single use plastic were amended; (ii) the details of the amendments made; and (iii) to lay a copy of the environmental statements within contracts and tenders in the Assembly Library.  [pdf]
Contact: Department of Finance Private Office, Clare House, 303 Airport Road Belfast. Tel. 028 9081 6338 (ext. 76338)  Email: Private.Office@finance-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1654        Issuing Office: Department of Finance                                 Date Received: 01/02/21
Information provided by the Minister of Finance in clarification of a response given to a question from Mr Jim Allister MLA on 19th January 2021, during the Minister's oral statement on the 2021-22 Draft Budget, in which Mr Allister asked how much the Executive intends to spend on the centenary.  [pdf]
Contact: Department of Finance Private Office, Clare House, 303 Airport Road Belfast. Tel. 028 9081 6338 (ext. 76338)  Email: Private.Office@finance-ni.gov.uk

  

Number: 1653         Issuing Office: Department of Justice                                 Date Received: 28/01/21
Information provided by the Minister of Justice in clarification of a response given to a supplementary question from Mr Matthew O'Toole MLA in relation to Assembly Question AQO 1394/17-22 in which he asked the Minister to outline the post-Brexit challenges identified by the Cross Border Joint Agency Task Force with regard to organised crime.  [pdf]
Contact: DOJ Assembly Section, Minister’s Office,  5th Floor, Castle Buildings.  Email:  DOJ.AssemblySection@justice-ni.x.gsi.gov.uk

 

Number: 1652         Issuing Office: Department for Communities                      Date Received: 19/01/21
Information provided by the Minister for Communities in response to Assembly Question AQW 11687/17-22 from Mr Alex Easton MLA, in which he asked the Minister to detail the land that can be used for new build housing currently owned by the Housing Executive.  [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: 1651         Issuing Office: Department of Health                                      Date Received: 12/01/21
A copy of a letter to health care professionals from the UK Chief Medical Officers, regarding the UK COVID-19 vaccination programmes. This letter has been deposited in the Assembly Library at the direction of the Minister of Health. [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: 1650          Issuing Office: DAERA                                                           Date Received: 11/01/21
Information provided by the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in response to Assembly Question AQW 10977/17-22 from Mr Declan McAleer MLA, in which he asked the Minister to detail which geographical areas were zoned for Basic Payment Scheme inpection by satellite in the years (i) 2020; (ii) 2019; (iii) 2018; (iv) 2017; (v) 2016; and (vi) 2015.   [pdf]
Contact: DAERA Private Office, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road, Ballymiscaw, Belfast BT4 3SB. Email: Private.Office@daera-ni.gov.uk

 

Number: 1649          Issuing Office: Department of Finance                                      Date Received: 07/01/21
Information provided by the Minister of Finance, Mr Conor Murphy, in response to Assembly Question AQW 12165/17-22 from Mr Jim Allister MLA in which he asked the Minister to place in the Assembly library copies of the slides and material used in unconscious bias training in the Civil Service.  [pdf]
Contact: Digital Learning and Programme Delivery, NICSHR Learning & Development, Department of Finance, 2nd Floor, Goodwood House, 44-58 May Street, Belfast.  BT1 4NN Tel: (028) 90254916

 

 

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