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Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Block Grant (14 April 2015)

Judith Cochrane: ...efficiency agenda. That is particularly clear in education, where we are diverting almost £300 million per year to resource a largely segregated education system. Of course, that is not the only area that is costing us more to run due to our failure to address division in Northern Ireland. If we are to lobby the UK Government effectively on any changes to the block grant, we must...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Wind Turbines: Planning Approval (14 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Ian Milne: ...237;ochas leis an Aire go dtí seo. Thanks, Deputy Speaker, and I thank the Minister for his answer thus far. Minister, do you propose to set a threshold for single wind turbines in, say, each council area, or what means do you imagine you will set to control, if you like, the blight of single wind turbines in the countryside?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Climate Change: Prosperity Agreements (14 April 2015)

Mark Durkan: ...reduce emissions from transport, including in its haulage supply chain and staff. There will also be improved public access to the key European geological features that are found in the Ballysudden area of special scientific interest (ASSI), which is in the Cookstown quarry. It is also worth noting that Lafarge has undertaken to work with key stakeholders to develop a renewable energy...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: JTI Gallaher: Future (14 April 2015)

Robin Swann: I thank the Minister and apologise for using the term "task force": it was incorrect. The Minister will be aware that I have sort of explored the possibility of creating the area as an enterprise zone. I know that in the past the Minister has said that it is not her responsibility but that of Westminster. Matthew Hancock MP from the Department for Business said that it is up to the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Antrim Coast and Glens: Promotion (14 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Arlene Foster: I could give a very short answer to that, but, absolutely, it will be. It is one of the nine tourism destinations and one that Members from his area should be very proud of. I had the opportunity to visit Whiterocks recently to see the new facilities there, and I encourage all Members who have not been to visit that new facility to do so.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Broadband: Superfast Uptake (14 April 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...apply for a £3,000 voucher. It was then rolled out to our second city, Londonderry, and now it will be available for councils across Northern Ireland to bid into. I encourage councils in the Member's area, or in the area of any other Member, to apply to the SuperConnected Cities programme. That name is a misnomer: it started life as a cities' programme, but it will now be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Councillors: Training (14 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Arlene Foster: ...programme. They will have to procure a new contract in relation to that, as it ends, I think, in October this year. They may want to do things in a different way that will suit their agenda and their rural area, but we stand ready to help in any way we can from a strategic point of view.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Businesses: South Antrim (14 April 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...year end. Therefore, the most up-to-date figures available show that, between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2014, Invest NI offered support to 428 start-up projects in the South Antrim constituency area. Of those projects, 400 were supported indirectly by Invest NI through the regional start initiative, formerly known as the enterprise development programme.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Inward Investment: Derry/Strabane (14 April 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Michaela Boyle: ...Ms Boyle asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how her Department intends to work with Derry City and Strabane District Council to attract greater levels of inward investment to the area. (AQO 7920/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: UDR Four (14 April 2015)

Sean Lynch: ...miscarriages of justice has raised serious concerns about the judicial system, with the quashing of many convictions from that period. An article in a modern law review recently explored the neglected area of miscarriages of justice and suggested that they may be much more extensive than previously realised and that the level of appeals for wrongful convictions is low. However, it said...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Teacher Employment: Inequality (13 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Sandra Overend: ...— school, parish and home — of the Roman Catholic ethos in schools. I have to be honest: my children go to a school with a very similar ethos. We learn at school; we talk about what is going on in the area, in the world around us and at home. I find it difficult to understand how, if that is the Catholic ethos, so many schools that share it are not in the Catholic...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Jobs Fair: Dungannon District/Killeeshil (13 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Bronwyn McGahan: ...for Employment and Learning whether his Department will consider holding a jobs fair in the Dungannon district, particularly in the Killeeshil community centre, which is in the heartland of a rural area that has experienced high levels of immigration. (AQT 2335/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: North West Regional College: Strabane (13 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...that there are no immediate plans for capital investment in Strabane. We are committed to working with the North West Regional College to ensure that it delivers a balanced curriculum across its area. If there are particular questions or points that the Member wishes to raise about what should or should not be provided in Strabane, I am more than happy to take them on board.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: European Social Fund: Newry and Armagh (13 April 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...that have been offered funding in the press release that we issued on 26 March, and I encourage the Member to peruse it. There will be some organisations that are particular to that subregional area in Northern Ireland; other schemes may have a wider application but will still impact on that part of the world. There are also appeals that are still in process, as I mentioned earlier. The...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Corporation Tax: Employment (13 April 2015)

Patsy McGlone: ...subsequent to the reduction in corporation tax, will the Minister work with businesses and, indeed, Executive colleagues to ensure that the business growth is not concentrated in the greater Belfast area to the exclusion of other areas outside Glengormley?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Francis McCabe Jnr (13 April 2015)

Martin McGuinness: ...criminal activities. The local community in south Armagh has been at the forefront in supporting the peace process and the police services, North and South. In fact, the McCabe family were one of those families in the area that were very proactively involved in seeking support for the Police Service in the local community. Maybe that is one of the reasons why Francis Jnr was attacked....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Urban Village Projects: Update (13 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Jennifer McCann: ...Newtownards Road. Work is progressing, and stakeholder engagement is ongoing regarding the development of both locations. Plans are progressing to develop a coherent town centre for the Colin area, with inputs from a range of Departments. Community engagement commenced on the lower Newtownards Road in October 2014. Options on developing concepts to deliver a sustainable urban village...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Teacher Employment: Inequality (13 April 2015)

Danny Kinahan: ...my appreciation of and, indeed, admiration for, the very many excellent schools within the Catholic maintained sector. Exam results suggest that they are doing a great deal right, but, in the area of teacher employment, they are getting something wrong. We as an Assembly, and OFMDFM as the Department with responsibility for equality, also have a duty to do something about it and to do it...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: European Scrutiny Priorities 2015 (13 April 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Robin Swann: ...has requested to be kept up to date on the mid-term review of the 2020 strategy, the trade and investment strategy for jobs and growth and the recasting and merger of the three directives in the area of information and the consultation of workers. In 2014, the Committee showed a keen interest in job creation in the green economy and the possible job opportunities for Northern Ireland if...

Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 March 2015) See 7 other results from this debate

Eric Joyce: ...that in a worldwide sense, I think. The Carron Company was established in 1759 and sat at the forefront of the industrial revolution, and for over two centuries the iron industry defined the Falkirk area, feeding Glasgow’s shipyards and much else besides. Falkirk’s industry helped power Scotland. Today, a company in Denny called Specialised Castings can trace its lineage all...

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