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Press Releases 2013-2014

Synopsis: Below you will find all press releases published by the Northern Ireland Assembly during the 2013-2014 session.


Environment Committee Proposes Changes to Local Government Bill

The Committee for the Environment has today published its report on the Local Government Bill, which will make significant changes to how local government will operate, including the introduction of new governance arrangements.

Reference: ENV 04/13/14



Committee Urges Communities to Have Their Say on Anti-social Behaviour

The Assembly Committee for Social Development has welcomed Minister McCausland’s decision to give the public more time to comment on tackling anti-social behaviour in housing.

Reference: SD 03/13/14



Committee to Seek Views of Private Reservoir Owners

The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has announced that it will hold a special event for private reservoir owners.

Reference: AGR 07/13/14



Employment and Learning Committee Welcomes Joint Review into Careers Education

The Committee for Employment and Learning has today welcomed departmental plans to review existing careers education policy.

Reference: E&L 06/13/14



Committee proposes expanded role for credit unions

The Assembly’s Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment today put forward a Motion in the Assembly to expand the number and services of credit unions. The Motion follows proposals made by the Irish League of Credit Unions and the Ulster Federation of Credit Unions to the Committee.

Reference: CETI 08/13/14



Department Obstructing Housing Executive Inquiry Says Committee

The Committee for Social Development has voiced concern at departmental delays in providing information for the inquiry into allegations made against Minister Nelson McCausland MLA in a BBC Spotlight programme.

Reference: SD 02/13/14



Committee to Scrutinise Reservoirs Bill

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has announced that it is to begin its scrutiny of the Reservoirs Bill.

Reference: AGR 06/13/14



Assembly Celebrates Chinese New Year

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, hosted an event in Parliament Buildings to mark the Chinese New Year.

Reference: SO 05/13/14



Committee addresses issue of roaming charges

The Assembly’s Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment today questioned EU officials on abolishing roaming charges, an issue that is of particular concern to Northern Ireland.

Reference: CETI 07/13/14



Assembly Committees Agree STEM is Cool

An event to highlight the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, involving over 60 organisations, was held today in Parliament Buildings.

Reference: EDUC 01/13/14


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