Press Releases 2012 - 2013

Synopsis: Below you will find all press releases published by the Northern Ireland Assembly during the 2012-2013 session.


Branding Will Help the Creative Industries Move Forward, says Committee

Clear branding, leadership and collaboration will help to provide a boost to the Creative Industries in Northern Ireland. That is the message from the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure in its report published today on maximising the potential of the Creative Industries.

Reference: CAL 03/12/13



Crannog Site Provides Real Insight into Our Past, Says Committee

Following a visit to The Drumclay Crannog earlier this week, the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for the Environment recognised the need for the project’s extension and emphasized the importance of the project to future generations.

Reference: ENV 08/12/13



Committee launches Welfare Reform Bill Report

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Social Development today launched its report on the Welfare Reform Bill. The Bill, which is acknowledged as the most radical reform of the welfare system in a generation, is set to be debated in the Assembly in early April 2013.

Reference: SD 01/12/13



Committee Welcomes Clearway Consultation

The Committee for Regional Development welcomes public consultation on experimental changes to urban clearway restrictions on three main roads in South Belfast.

Reference: CRD 04/12/13



Committee Calls on Executive Action to Promote “Green” Economy

The ETI Committee put forward a motion today calling on the Executive to encourage and support growth in the sustainable and renewable energy sector.

Reference: ETI 06/12/13



Committee Launches New Investigation into Tree Disease

The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development today launched an Investigation into Tree Disease.

Reference: AGR 04/12/13



Beef produced in Northern Ireland is of the highest standard says Committee

The Committee is extremely proud of the Northern Ireland beef industry, as it has one of the highest standards in the world in relation to the traceability of meat.

Reference: AGR 03/12/13



Committee Investigates Payday Lending Schemes

The ETI Committee hosted an event in Parliament Buildings to investigate payday lending and specifically, regulation of payday lending schemes.

Reference: ETI 05/12/13



Committee Celebrates Chinese New Year with Launch of Chinese Art Exhibition

The Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure launched a Chinese art exhibition in Parliament Buildings.

Reference: CAL 02/12/13



Young People and School Governors to Have Their Say on the Education Bill

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education will host an event this week - facilitated by PTA-NI and The Youth Forum - to ask school governors and young people for their views on the Education Bill.

Reference: EDUC 06/12/13


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