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

David Hilditch: ...heroes build that legacy. It would be remiss of me to not revisit the issue of community sports hubs, which has been raised many times before, if we are looking to resource our facilities. I have stated before that sports provision impacts on health, education and the social economy. We can look closely at our neighbours in Scotland and, as was mentioned, how they have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: AFBI Grant (30 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Basil McCrea: ...grant to the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute has been cut, what steps her Department is taking to aid research aimed at maximising the contribution of agricultural and food industries to the economy. (AQO 6729/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Postal Charges (29 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Cathal Boylan: ...help those businesses to develop and succeed. We need to be looking constantly at ways to help local businesses overcome the barriers and obstacles to trade that have resulted from the artificial partition and division of this small island economy. Additional and unnecessary business costs quickly add up, especially for small and micro companies. Trimming those costs where...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Skills Training:  West Tyrone (29 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: ...skills, there can sometimes be a skills mismatch, and that is why it is important that we have proper careers advice and encourage people to take up opportunities in some of the high-growth sectors in the economy. The Member is quite right: when that goes wrong, we have a situation of underemployment, in terms of either the number of hours that people work or the areas in which they...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Manufacturing and Engineering: Action Plan (29 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: ...direct the work to where people live, and, to an extent, there has to be a focus on good labour mobility. However, it is worth stressing that we have a broad range of engineering strength in the Northern Ireland economy and there are clusters in different parts of Northern Ireland. They each have their individual strengths, and we are happy to work with them all.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Students: Financial Hardship Funding (29 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Sammy Douglas: ...shows that devolution in Northern Ireland is working. As it states in our Programme for Government, this is about local people setting priorities for the future of Northern Ireland. For me, it is about growing the economy. I want to say three things. The first is that it is so important for us to continue with this fund. I was delighted that, when the Minister was...

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

Meg Munn: .... I am the co-chair of the all-party group on the Kurdistan region in Iraq, and I have had the opportunity to visit several times. I have seen the region develop into a thriving open society with a growing economy. That successful, semi-autonomous region is under attack from IS, and it is being defended by the dedicated and brave peshmerga.

Iraq — Motion to Take Note (26 September 2014)

Lord Marlesford: ...for President el-Sisi to visit London with some of his colleagues at an early date for detailed discussions with Prime Minister Cameron and other British leaders and experts on how the UK can help to build the new Egypt. The Egyptian economy is crucial and it needs massive restructuring. Egypt needs technical help on how to do this, particularly on reducing the distorting subsidies and on...

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

Lord de Mauley: ...to maintaining the Public Forest Estate in public ownership and to establishing a new operationally independent public body to manage the estate for the long-term benefit of people, nature and the economy. There were many proposals competing for the limited space within the Fourth Session programme and the proposed forestry measures could not be accommodated. However, the Government stands...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Higher and Further Education: Admissions (26 September 2014)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...for attracting students. The Government has implemented a reform programme enabling FE colleges to use their freedoms and flexibilities to provide the high quality skills their learners, local economy and businesses need. There is an increased drive for employer ownership of skills funding, a continuing growth, and reform of, the Apprenticeships programme and an opportunity for individuals...

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

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...for Russia’s actions in Ukraine, deter further escalation of this crisis, and support the wider diplomatic effort. EU measures already announced have exacerbated negative trends in Russia’s economy: capital flight in the first half of 2014 was greater than for the whole of 2013; and we have seen a significant reduction in expected growth. Russian access to western financial...

Written Answers — House of Lords: UK Membership of EU (26 September 2014)

Lord Deighton: ...on the assumption that the share of UK employment associated with UK exports to the EU is equal to the share of output that is exported to the EU, making allowance for the composition of the UK economy.

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

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: In order to secure a lasting ceasefire, it will be vital to address the underlying causes of the conflict, including easing access restrictions to open up the economy of Gaza, whilst addressing Israel’s legitimate security concerns. There cannot simply be a return to the status quo ante. The UK will work with international partners, including the EU and the UN, to support this goal.

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

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...Abbas to resume control of Gaza to restore effective and accountable governance; and ensures the lifting of Israeli restrictions, to ease the suffering of ordinary Palestinians, and allows Gaza’s economy to grow.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Waste Tyres:  NIEA Disposal in East Antrim (23 September 2014)

Mark Durkan: ...or used tyres on bonfires, as Members have alluded to, generating toxic fumes, which are dangerous to health, produce unsightly burnt residues, damage properties, roads and open spaces and impact on Northern Ireland's economy. The leaching of chemicals from stockpiled tyres can have a devastating impact on farmland. Leaching into local rivers kills fish and potentially puts our...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Welfare Reform: Financial Cost (23 September 2014)

Simon Hamilton: ...next year. That does look challenging in dealing with a situation like corporation tax. Whilst I am an enthusiast — I remain an enthusiast because I think that it is ultimately to the benefit of the Northern Ireland economy in creating those 50,000 to 70,000 higher-paid, higher-skilled jobs — it requires a degree of maturity on the part of some in this House that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Welfare Cuts (23 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Michaela Boyle: ...have their tax credits cut. The NICVA report that others have spoken on also shows that there will be a loss of 870 per working age adult in the Strabane district, which results in a loss of 22 million to the local economy each year. In the Omagh district, we will see a loss of 690 per working age adult, resulting in a loss of 23 million to the local...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Budget 2011-15:  Replacement (22 September 2014) See 10 other results from this debate

John McCallister: ...'s assertion that health matters. It matters to everyone, because it affects every home in the land. What will he as Minister be prepared to give up in order to move the thinking away from the economy's being this Government's lead priority to that agenda of protecting the vulnerable? Is he as Regional Development Minister prepared to give up a significant part of his...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Councils:  Transfer of Planning Powers (22 September 2014)

Mark Durkan: .... It is also worth saying that planning generates income, and, while we are starting to see again an increase in the number of applications, it is thought that more applications will come in with an upturn in the economy and councils will generate even more revenue associated with planning.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Scottish Referendum:  Fiscal Powers (22 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Peter Robinson: .... There is no panacea to be found in that, but there would be a significant cost if we were to take over responsibility for some of those elements and had to operate them ourselves rather than having the economy of scale of the whole of the United Kingdom operating them.

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