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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.


Committee welcomes major investment in pipeline

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Regional Development has welcomed the announcement of £14million investment in the Castor Bay to Belfast Water Trunk Main.

Reference: CRD 5/13/14



Committee Welcomes Consultation on Proposed Lagan Footbridge

The Assembly Committee for Regional Development has today welcomed the launch of a consultation on the new proposed Lagan Footbridge.

Reference: CRD 04/13/14



New Inspection Process Delays Farm Payments Says Committee

Reference: AGR 05/13/14



Committee to Examine Support Available for School Leavers with Learning Disabilities

The Committee for Employment and Learning has just launched an inquiry that will examine the level and quality of support available to young people with learning disabilities leaving full-time education.

Reference: E&L 05/13/14



Committee calls for review of current procurement structures

An Assembly report on collaborative procurement, published today by the Public Accounts Committee, has called for a review of the current procurement structures. Local public procurement accounts for around £2,700,000,000 (£2.7 billion) of expenditure each year.

Reference: PAC 03/13/14



Committee to Investigate Inclusion in the Arts

The Assembly Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure has announced today that it will carry out an Inquiry into the inclusion of working class communities in the arts.

Reference: CAL 03/13/14



Agriculture Committee Deliberates Key Issues with Westminster Committee

The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development today met with the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee in London to discuss a range of significant agricultural issues common to both Committees, including reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP), plant health, food security and bovine TB.

Reference: AGR 04/13/14



Committee Secures Delay to Extension of Carrier Bag Levy

The Committee for the Environment has secured a delay to the introduction of new charging arrangements for carrier bags to allow more time to communicate the changes to the public.

Reference: ENV 03/13/14



'Lights Out' For Northern Ireland is a Real Possibility, Says Committee

The Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment today put forward a motion in the Assembly on its review into the security of electricity supply.

Reference: ETI 06/13/14



Committee Voices Frustration at Department Delays

The Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister has expressed its frustration at the cancellation of a planned briefing to be provided by the Department at today’s meeting.

Reference: COFMDFM 02/13/14


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