Research Publications 2008

Synopsis: The Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service produces a number of Research publications. These cover a variety of topics of interest to Members, Committees and the general public. 2008 papers are published below.

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133/08 The 'Supporting People' Programme
132/08 Urban Regeneration in Northern Ireland
131/08 The Charities Bill
130/08 Procurement and Social Housing
129/08 Developer Contributions in the Delivery of Social and Affordable Housing
128/08 Town Centre Regeneration Inquiry
127/08 The EU 'Pesticides Package'
126/08 The Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Biofuel Production
125/08 Strategic Business Review of the Social Security Agency
124/08 People and Place: A Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal
123/08 Social and Affordable Housing in Europe
122/08 The Status of Scottish and Northern Irish Banknotes
121/08 EU Sub-National Governments
120/08 Parliamentary Funding – A Comparative Analysis
119/08 Public Procurement and SMEs
118/08 Financial Inclusion, Credit Unions & HM Treasury Latest Proposals for Credit Union Reform
117/08 Debt Relief Orders
116/08 The Role of Credit unions in Community Enterprise Initiatives in the Republic of Ireland
115/08 The Role and Contribution of Credit Unions in Great Britain
114/08 Gender Equality
113/08 Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector in Northern Ireland: Timeline of Key Developments
112/08 Latest Developments in the Regulation of the Private Rented Sector in England
111/08 Community Use of School Premises
110/08 Community Use of School Premises Bill
109/08 The Common Funding Formula
108/08 The New Housing Agenda for Northern Ireland
106/08 Planning for Flooding and the Impact of Climate Change
105/08 Review of the House of Commons Business and Enterprise Committee Report "Energy Prices, Fuel Poverty and Ofgem" and its Implications for Northern Ireland
104/08 Northern Ireland Economic Downturn
103/08 Procedures Governing Private Legislation in Other Legislatures
102/08 Public Transport Reform - Process To Date
101/08 Public Transport Reform - Best Practice
100/08 Public Transport Reform - Analysis of Strategic Business plan Options
99/08 Improving Services for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
98/08 Presumption of Death Bill
97/08 Briefing Note: Flooding in Northern Ireland
96/08 Health Effects of Electric Fields and Interconnectors
95/08 Synopsis of ROI Regulatory Assessment and Mandatory Renewables in Scotland
94/08 The Reliability and Costs of Renewable Technology
93/08 Museum Policy in Northern Ireland
92/08 The Public Authorities (Reform) Bill 2008
91/08 Health and Social Care (Reform) Bill
90/08 Definition of Vocational Education and Training
89/08 Scale of the Education and Skills Authority
88/08 Europe's Innovation Landscape
87/08 Residents' Parking Schemes - A Comparative Study
86/08 Civil Registration Bill
85/08 Implementation of the UNCRC by the UK: NGO Alternative Report
84/08 Aid for Pigmeat Industry
83/08 Poultry Waste Incineration
82/08 Early Retirement Scheme for Farmers
81/08 Background Information for the Red Meat Seminar being held on 13th March 2008
80/08 An Overview of Innovation in Northern Ireland
79/08 Economic Development Agency Performance - A Comparison
78/08 ETI Committee Motion on Rising Energy Costs
77/08 Nova Scotia Business Inc
76/08 Primary School Funding
75/08 Committee System and Structures Survey
74/08 United Nations Committee on the rights of the child: Northern Ireland's report on the implementation of the UNCRC
73/08 Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
72/08 The Draft Criminal Justice (NI) Order 2007
71/08 The Northern Ireland Court Service
70/08 A Rapid Transit Network for Belfast metropolitan area - Summary of key findings
69/08 Vocational Education and Training in Finland and Germany
68/08 Speed Management in Northern Ireland
67/08 Planning Policies relevant to Rural Waste Management Developments: Draft Planning Policy Statement 18 - Renewable Energy
66/08 Planning Policies relevant to Rural Waste Management Developments: Draft Planning Policy Statement 14 - Sustainable Development in the Countryside
65/08 Planning Policies relevant to Rural Waste Management Developments: Planning Policy Statement 11 - Planning and Waste Management
64/08 Planning Policies relevant to Rural Waste Management Developments: Major Planning Applications
63/08 Overview of Planning Policies relevant to Rural Waste Management Developments
62/08 The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
61/08 The National Qualifications Framework
59/08 Training in Tourism and Hospitality in Northern Ireland
58/08 Policy responsibilities of the Court Services in Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland
57/08 Comparative analysis of procedures governing The Right of Reply and Prior Notification in Legislative Chambers
56/08 Comparative analysis of procedures governing Amendments to Amendments on Legislation
55/08 Post-Conflict Northern Ireland: Dealing with the Past
54/08 The Children and Young Persons Commissioner for Northern Ireland
53/08 Best Practice with regard to Employment Schemes for People with a Disability
52/08 Disability: Current Protection, Comparative Analyses and Options for Enhanced Protection
51/08 Disability and Transport
50/08 Comparative Analysis: Experiences in Dealing with Post Office Closures
49/08 Comparative Analysis of Draft Budget 2008-11
48/08 Partial Selection and Banding in Schools in England and Northern Ireland
47/08 The Lisbon Treaty - Application of the Principle of Subsidiarity
46/08 Finnish Education System
45/08 Utility Regulation and Sustainable Development
44/08 Mesothelioma, Etc. Bill
43/08 The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Bill
42/08 "Twenty's Plenty" Schemes
41/08 Variable Speed Limits Outside Schools: Pilot Schemes in the Republic of Ireland
40/08

Variable Speed Limits Outside Schools: A Scottish Case Study

39/08 Improving Stroke Services in Northern Ireland
38/08 Review of Public Administration

37/08

Irish Hare
36/08 All-Ireland Species Action Plan for the Red Squirrel (Sciurus Vulgaris)
35/08 Article 31 Planning Decisions in Northern Ireland - Legislative Background and Process
34/08 Potential Impacts of National Parks Designation with Particular Reference to the Proposed Mournes National Park
33/08 Tyrone to Cavan Interconnector
32/08 Climate Change Bill
31/08 The Carer's Allowance Bill 2008
30/08 Briefing Series on the Eurpoean Union:
Diagrams of Key Decision-Making Processes/Procedures used in European Union Institutions
29/08 Briefing Series on the European Union:
Supplemental Briefing Note: Key Aspects of Legislative Scrutiny Arrangements for European Union Matters in the Republic of Ireland
28/08 Briefing Series of the European Union: The Current Position of the EU Reform Treaty
27/08 Briefing Series on the European Union:
Briefing 3 - Legislative Scrutiny Arrangements for European Union Matters in the United Kingdom and Other Member States
26/08 Briefing Series on the European Union:
Briefing 2 - Relevancy of the European Union Law and Policy to Northern Ireland Devolved Governance
25/08 Briefing Series on the European Union:
Briefing 1 - European Institutions and Decision-Making Processes
24/08 Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister:
Inquiry into Child Poverty
The Measurement of Severe and Persistent Childhood Poverty
23/08 Comparing Child Poverty in Northern Ireland with Other Regions
22/08 Reducing Childhood Poverty Comparative Research
21/08

Conflicts Of Interests

20/08

Sustainable Development

19/08

Comparative Planning Systems

18/08

School Transfer At Age 14

17/08

Strand One Report – Technical Annexes

16/08

Childcare Provision In The UK And Republic Of Ireland

15/08

Strand Two Recommendations And Water Framework Directive Compliance

14/08

Northern Ireland Water 6 Month Interim Report Of Strategic Business Plan

13/08

The Building Regulations (Amendment) Bill (Northern Ireland) 2008

12/08

Proposals For Health And Social Care Reform In Northern Ireland:
A Comparative Perspective

11/08

Water Reform And The Affordability Of The Affordability Tariff

10/08

UK Marine Bill White Paper

09/08

Committee For The Office For The First Minister And Deputy First Minister
Child Poverty Inquiry
Tackling Severe Childhood Poverty

08/08

Health Outcomes/Benefits Of Sport And Physical Recreation

07/08

An Overview Of Innovation In Northern Ireland

06/08

Follow up Research to Committee Meeting 30/01/08
The Location of Public Sector Jobs

05/08

The Relocation Of Public Sector Jobs In England, Scotland And The Republic Of Ireland

04/08

Child Health Inequalities And The Links To Child Poverty

03/08

The Phasing Out Of Industrial De-Rating In Northern Ireland

02/08

Charities Bill Briefing Note On Designated Religious Status

01/08

A Comparison Of International Tax Varying Powers

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