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Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Water Rates (21 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Chris Lyttle: ...support. Unlike other political parties, Alliance Ministers are working to reduce the cost of waste and division for households and to maximise the resources that we have to build a shared society and a strong economy for everyone in our community. Alliance certainly does not want households to pay more in water charges to simply paper over the cracks of financial mismanagement by the DUP...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Sickness Absence in the Northern Ireland Public Sector (21 April 2015)

Judith Cochrane: ...with most of what has been said. At the outset, it is worth noting that absence due to ill health has huge adverse effects on individuals, businesses, the public sector and, consequently, the economy as a whole. It is an area of policy where the UK is falling behind other countries, and, indeed, the Northern Ireland public sector is performing particularly poorly. Although this report...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Westminster Elections (20 April 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Fearghal McKinney: ...of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is room for a Celtic coalition. Through that vehicle, there is room for the argument that it is undermining our vulnerable people, our economy and our people in general to be put forward. A Labour Government with that number of seats and with conversations from us will be able to put a strong case.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Fuel Laundering (20 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Alastair Ross: ...; notes the environmental damage caused to the countryside; recognises the financial losses suffered by Her Majesty's Treasury and legitimate fuel operators and the consequential serious implications for the local economy; further notes that legislation extending the role of the National Crime Agency in Northern Ireland has completed its passage at Westminster and that the National Crime...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Private Sector: Wage Levels (20 April 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Maeve McLaughlin: T3. Ms Maeve McLaughlin asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether he agrees that, with the economy slowly moving towards recovery, now is the time to urge the private sector to raise wage levels to reward workers who, in essence, have kept businesses moving forward in very difficult times. (AQT 2363/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Fuel Laundering (20 April 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Roy Beggs: ...funded through a range of activities. Once they get the funds, much of which has been raised by fuel laundering, that allows them to branch out into many other aspects of criminality and undermine our economy. It is quite frightening that, over the past two years, 2,500 tons of associated waste — toxic waste — have been dumped in the Northern Ireland countryside. The huge sums...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Enabling Success: Supporting the Transition from Economic Inactivity to Employment (20 April 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...in these islands; this is a new departure and we are in unknown territory. There will be ups and downs in the upcoming years; this will not be easy, but we know that it is inescapable. We cannot have an economy with an economic inactivity level of around 27%; it is simply not sustainable. We simply have to address the problem.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Block Grant (14 April 2015) See 7 other results from this debate

Maeve McLaughlin: ...grant. Again, I find that welcome. Dominic Bradley highlighted how austerity has resulted in a huge fall in standards for people in the North of Ireland and that austerity was what he called "a dead hand" on our economy. Judith Cochrane outlined how the cuts have caused major problems for the people of the North of Ireland, and Mr McQuillan also referred to living in a very difficult...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Climate Change: Prosperity Agreements (14 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Durkan: ...or maybe even realisation of its potential, is community planning. I think that it is a very important vehicle through which councils can take a real hands-on approach to improving the economy, the environment, and their own area's social health and well-being. I put environment in the middle there, but I think it is very much a central plank of what new councils could and should be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Concentrix/Allstate: Belfast Headquarters (14 April 2015)

Ian Milne: T6. Mr Milne asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of the importance to the economy of plans by Concentrix and Allstate to build and develop their new headquarters in Belfast. (AQT 2346/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Trade: Island-wide Returns (14 April 2015)

Paul Givan: What impact is the fluctuation in the exchange rate — the strengthening pound and the weakening euro — having on our local economy, the Republic of Ireland and across Europe?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Economic Inactivity (14 April 2015)

Arlene Foster: ...because, as I am sure the Member is aware, the studies from the Northern Ireland Centre for Economic Policy — now the Ulster University Business School — indicate that that is going to grow the economy by 10% or 11%, so that will allow us to employ more people right across Northern Ireland and will deal with some the legacy issues that we have had to deal with over the past...

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

John McCallister: ...more open, more pluralist and more reflective of society. Ensuring that more children from different backgrounds are able to learn together every day is vital for the future of our society and economy. I firmly believe that that can be done whilst maintaining those different sectors' rights to teach according to a certain ethos. That is why I have been so disappointed in the Minister's...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Apprenticeships/Vocational Training: Update (13 April 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...that is on a par with some of the more traditional pathways, such as university. Both are good ways of achieving higher-level skills, and we need to ensure that we have a balanced approach in our economy.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Universities: Globally Competitive (13 April 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...have taken or not taken, including addressing division in our society, which are further compounding the situation. That will have major impacts on our ability to provide the skills needed by our economy, and I am deeply worried by the path that we are currently on. Indeed, if we have a lower level of corporation tax, those pressures will be even more acute. The Member is also quite...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: E-books: Universities (13 April 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...disproportionate way of interfering and that we would end up with the Department running the universities rather than letting the universities get on and do the job that we want them to do for the economy as a whole.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Corporation Tax: Employment (13 April 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Stephen Farry: ...doing is not good enough. At the moment, we are de-investing from a lot of our skills drivers, so we are taking the wrong action if we are supposed to be planning for something that should give the economy here a major boost.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister: Maze Site: Redevelopment Progress (13 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Kieran McCarthy: Will the deputy First Minister along with the First Minister, who is with us in the Chamber today, acknowledge the huge financial loss to Northern Ireland's economy as long as the Maze site is not developed?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: European Scrutiny Priorities 2015 (13 April 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Chris Lyttle: ...a watching brief on funding towards peace building here in Northern Ireland. Robin Swann, Chair of the Employment and Learning Committee, mentioned the focus that his Committee will have on the green economy and job creation through that and, indeed, the important issue of the European Social Fund. I am encouraged to hear that he has been briefed by the Minister on that issue on numerous...

Prorogation: Her Majesty’s Speech (26 March 2015)

...Seal, in pursuance of Her Majesty’s Command, as follows. My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, my Government’s legislative programme has been founded on a long-term plan to build a stronger economy and a fairer society. Legislation passed in this Session will support economic growth and help secure a better future for Britain. New Acts will make the United Kingdom the...

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