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Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Sporting Provision:  Dungiven (30 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...be generous, and I hope that that is the case.  Coming out of this debate, very soon, I will ask Limavady and Coleraine councils and the Causeway Coast and Glens shadow council to come together for a meeting with me and my officials and their officials and elected representatives.  I think that we need to assure each other that we are serious about sports provision regardless of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Commonwealth Games:  Team NI (30 September 2014)

David Hilditch: I add my support to the motion and acknowledge the many positive contributions that were made by Members this afternoon.  I join in the congratulations to all who were successful, compliment those who came close and sympathise with the participants where situations and conditions may have gone against them on the day. The achievements of the boxing team certainly carried Northern Ireland...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Nitrates Directive (30 September 2014)

Robin Swann: The Minister mentioned good practice.  Will she also include an update on safety practice?  Since the nitrates directive was introduced on 1 January 2011, we have had seven slurry-related deaths due to asphyxiation or drowning.  Prior to that date, there were only two such deaths, and that was back in 2005.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Fishing Quota (30 September 2014)

Michelle O'Neill: Proposals for fishing quotas are made by the European Commission and are based on scientific advice for fish stocks.  At the Fisheries Council on 15 and 16 December, Ministers will discuss the Commission's proposals and reach agreement on fishing opportunities for 2015.  It is expected that initial proposals will be published around the end of October or early November.  As...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Kincora Boys’ Home:  Investigation of Allegations of Abuse (30 September 2014)

Sammy Douglas: I support the motion, and I thank the Member for bringing this important debate to the Chamber.  I hope that, after today, this will not just be about raising the issues, many of which have been raised before, but about action, and that, at long last, we will get to the heart of this scandal, which has shamed Northern Ireland, given the extent of the abuse that went on and the fact that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business : Clause 2 (Designation of Director of Legal Aid Casework) (30 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

David Ford: I think that Mr Allister has just made the point that I was making.  We have a list at the moment of those eligible for grade 5 appointments, some of whom are internal and some of whom are external.  That is where the openness has come through.  So, he makes the point that I was making about the existence of that list.  I will turn to amendment No 2.  I am simply not...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Teacher Education:  Review (29 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: With your permission, Mr Principal Deputy Speaker, I will group questions 6 and 15.  I wish to request an additional minute for the answer. Members are aware from my statement of 1 July that the international panel completed its review and delivered its report 'Aspiring to Excellence' on the initial teacher education infrastructure in Northern Ireland.  The report has proposed four...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Youth Unemployment (29 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: Youth unemployment remains a major challenge in Northern Ireland, in common with other parts of these islands and elsewhere in Europe.  Almost one third of those who are unemployed fall within the 18- to 24-year-old age group.  The challenge is being proactively addressed by my Department and the wider Executive.  Responses include the youth employment scheme and the Pathways...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Students: Financial Hardship Funding (29 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Stephen Farry: I welcome the opportunity to speak to the motion and to correct what has become either a major misunderstanding or a misrepresentation of what student support my Department and I, and, indeed, the wider Executive, are providing to students in further education. I think that it was Mr Douglas who referred to the situation in Wales, where there have been media reports on the reduction in the...

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Rory Stewart: ...of the Islamic State, which is basically the Sunni areas of eastern Syria and western Iraq, it is very vulnerable. When it moves across open terrain towards Shi’a-controlled areas around Baghdad or into Kurdistan, it is out miles into the desert. It has nobody to move among. This idea that the hon. Member for Bradford West (George Galloway) presented of it swimming among the...

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (26 September 2014)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, since March 2011 more than 150,000 people have died in Syria, 6.2 million people have been displaced and there are currently more than 1 million children who are refugees. Thanks to the depredations of ISIL, added to that number are 1.8 million people who have been displaced in Iraq. That clearly cannot be left unchecked. However, it would be hard to imagine that a campaign of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU: Parliamentary Scrutiny (26 September 2014)

Lord Boswell of Aynho: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each government department, from July to December 2013, (1) on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in the House of Lords was overridden, (2) on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in the House of Commons was overridden, and (3) in respect of how many documents an override occurred in (a) both Houses or (b) either House.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fuels: Tax Evasion (26 September 2014)

Lord Mawhinney: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Newby on 15 July (HL Deb, col. 501), what specific legislative change was undertaken specifically to deal with the absence of custodial sentences for illegal production or smuggling of diesel in Northern Ireland; and on what date those legislative changes became effective. To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Muslim Brotherhood (26 September 2014)

Lord Empey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what investigations have been or are being carried out into (1) The Cordoba Foundation, (2) The Emirates Centre for Human Rights, and (3) The Middle East Eye; and whether they consider those organisations to have any links to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Services and Social Services (26 September 2014)

Lord Warner: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the actual or estimated annual expenditure, stated in 2010 prices, in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2009–10, on each of the following items of National Health Service and social care expenditure: (a) primary care, (b) community health services, (c) community mental health services, (d) continuing care, (e) public health, (f) social care...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools (26 September 2014)

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 30 June (WA 226) stating that they “do not hold a central record of all new schools built by local authorities to provide these places since 2010”, why they do not hold such a record; and, of the academy schools created and converted since 2010, (1) how many, and (2) what proportion, were...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Vat (26 September 2014)

Lord Deighton: Section 1 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 determines that value added tax should be charged on a supply of goods or services. Section 2 of the same Act sets the standard rate at 20%. Repairs and maintenance of all buildings fall into this standard rate. The Chancellor keeps all taxes under review.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Albania (26 September 2014)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) treaty database records all bilateral and multilateral treaties involving the United Kingdom signed since 1834. The FCO does not maintain a comprehensive central record or hold copies of the texts of memoranda of understanding concluded between Government Departments and other states or organizations. Legally-binding agreements to which both the UK...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Clinical Commissioning Groups (26 September 2014)

Lord Greaves: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many contracts for the provision of services have been entered into by each of the Clinical Commissioning Groups in England since their formation; of those, how many have been contracted with (1) a National Health Service trust, (2) a commercial body, and (3) a charitable or other non-profit-making body; and what is the total commercial value for each...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Dental Services: Children (26 September 2014)

Earl Howe: The following table shows the estimated cost of tooth extractions for children aged 18 years and under for 2012-13. The data covers all tooth extractions, and does not distinguish between deciduous or adult teeth. Healthcare Resource Group description Estimated total cost £ million Minor Extraction of Tooth, 18 years and under 3.1 Extraction of Multiple Teeth, 18 years and...

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