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Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Tourism VAT (19 May 2015) See 11 other results from this debate

Arlene Foster: ...reflect on what is actually happening in Northern Ireland in relation to the Assembly. As you would expect me to, I want to put on record that tourism makes a hugely important contribution to the economy. It is worth almost three quarters of a billion pounds per annum, and, as we have heard from many Members, it provides a vital source of employment. As we have heard, about 43,000 jobs...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Regional Development: Road and Drainage Maintenance Criteria (19 May 2015)

Danny Kennedy: ...I do have a concern that, as the situation continues in which defects on roads are not repaired either as quickly or with proper speed, that could give rise to claims. It lends itself to a false economy if we end up having to pay compensation, which, obviously, comes out of the departmental budget, when we would be better to get money to carry out the proper maintenance activities that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Defibrillators: Interactive Map-based Register (19 May 2015)

Karen McKevitt: I thank the Member for giving way. On the point you have just made about what the economy can do: the only manufacturer of automated external defibrillators in the UK and Ireland is the Belfast-based company, HeartSine. Does the Member agree that any strategy by our Executive to increase the availability of defibrillators would not just save lives but would potentially create jobs in a...

Message to Attend the Lords Commissioners: Election of Speaker (18 May 2015)

David Cameron: ...-Elect, I have that said this will be a one nation Government. I know we have our differences across the House, but I hope this will also be a one nation Parliament. The task before us is to unite in making sure that our economy works for everyone in every part of our United Kingdom, and to unite in bringing our society together and strengthening the understanding between different faiths...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Community and Voluntary Sector: Funding Cuts (18 May 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Steven Agnew: ...also the reality of the self-implemented cuts that are being made by the Northern Ireland Government. We often hear parties here boasting that they have kept rates down and that this is a low-tax economy. When you make that boast, you have to recognise that you also boast that you are happy to starve services of resources, to implement cuts, and to give tax breaks, often to those who can...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Early Years Funding: East Londonderry (12 May 2015)

John O'Dowd: ...to make. That is why I am so concerned about what is coming at us from the current Conservative Government. If there are further cuts, they will be to the detriment of our young people and our economy, whether I am in Education or whether there is another Education Minister.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Shared Education: Finance (12 May 2015)

John O'Dowd: I encourage everyone to visit the Balmoral Show. It is a fine day out and a good insight into the rural community and the investment that the rural and farming communities give to the economy. I understand where the Member is coming from. Hopefully, we will bring legislation before the Assembly in the near future. I am preparing a paper to submit to my Executive colleagues, hopefully...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Corporation Tax (12 May 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...the devolution of corporation tax after a very long campaign to bring it here to Northern Ireland and to make a difference not just for businesses in Northern Ireland but for the growth of the economy in Northern Ireland. Therefore, we must grasp that nettle and deal with it in the short window that is available to us.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Shared Parental Leave Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (12 May 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...associated with parents exercising the new rights in respect of adoption leave and pay, antenatal appointments, unpaid parental leave and shared parental leave and pay. I want to reiterate what I said on many occasions, namely that these measures are not only good for parents but for business and the economy. By increasing employees' abilities to balance their work and family commitments,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Road Safety (12 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Barry McElduff: ...Minister commit to introducing some urgency in the North/South work programme on the collating of evidence regarding the damaging, detrimental impact that the HGV road users levy has on our local economy? I know that the Minister is committed to assessing evidence, but is there any indication from him on the methodology for collecting the evidence? I have constituents who are making that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Conservative Government (11 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...am also concerned about the approach that has been taken on immigration. We are very keen to ensure that we can attract overseas students to our colleges and that we are able to retain them in our economy. That economic rationale has been rather undercut by the approach taken on immigration by the UK Government to date. I fear that that may get worse in the immediate future.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Skills Potential (11 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Sydney Anderson: I thank the Minister for that response. In view of the key importance of skills and innovation to the economy, what other steps is he taking to ensure the development of an appropriately skilled workforce?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Apprenticeships: Update (11 May 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...by the energy that is coming forward and the interest that we are seeing from all of the different stakeholders in what is a very new and innovative approach to providing skills for the local economy.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Employment: Support (11 May 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...in mind that this is an Executive strategy and that we are very conscious right across all political parties of the need to ensure that we begin to address what is a major structural problem in our economy, I am encouraged about the prospects of the money coming forward this year, and then of a full budget line being provided not just to my Department but to others in the 2016-17 financial...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: A5 Western Transport Corridor: Economic Benefits (11 May 2015)

Declan McAleer: T1. Mr McAleer asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of the importance of the proposed A5 western transport corridor to the local economy. (AQT 2451/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Economic Recovery (11 May 2015)

David McNarry: ..., and 80% of that age group earn less than the living wage. Given the news that we have had this morning, what is your message to young people when we have evidence of fluctuations in the economy?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: SMEs: Finance (11 May 2015)

Kieran McCarthy: I very much welcome the Minister's response. I am sure that the Minister will agree with me that small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the economy of Northern Ireland and that, too often, it could be said that, despite all the grants available, obstacles are put in the way when they make an application. Will the Minister ensure that as few obstacles as possible are put in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Retail: North and South (11 May 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...of all, I met the members of NIIRTA in Northern Ireland to discuss the report and see what their take on it was. Of course, we recognise that the retail sector is a very important sector for the economy in Northern Ireland. Indeed, the wholesale and retail sector is our largest sector in terms of both economic output and jobs. Sometimes that is overlooked when we talk about sectors. Of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Arts and Leisure: EastSide Arts Festival (28 April 2015)

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...arts, culture and the creative industries have to play not only in the sense that they make people feel better about themselves and their communities but in their regeneration contribution to the economy, to education and to further skills. When the overarching strategy is brought to the Executive, I hope that all parties will give it support.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Arts and Leisure: Arts Council: Budget Cuts (28 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Carál Ní Chuilín: ...and partnership that would allow programmes to continue to be delivered, albeit in an alternative way. I fully recognise the value that the arts can bring to individuals, communities, the economy and, indeed, wider society. I continue to promote that value, and I am bringing forward an arts and culture strategy that will emphasise the importance of arts and culture in creating a cohesive...

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