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Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Tourism VAT (19 May 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Arlene Foster: First, I thank Members for bringing the motion to the Floor of the House. I certainly do not think that there is much disagreement about making the argument for a reduction in VAT at a UK level. Here are words that I never thought I would say: I entirely agree with what Basil McCrea had to say today. It is not often that I take lectures from you, Basil, but I hope that the whole House was...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Defibrillators: Interactive Map-based Register (19 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Dominic Bradley: ...public with better information on where they can access automated external defibrillators and to ensuring that they are regularly maintained. It was through the efforts of families like the Mooney family, the McAnallen family, other families and the many cardiac groups that we have seen the clear benefits that the installation of portable defibrillators has brought to the people of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Psychoactive Substances (18 May 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Pam Cameron: ...this very important matter today and take the opportunity to welcome Minister Hamilton to his new and very difficult role of dealing with the health service in Northern Ireland. As everyone in the House has recognised, the need for greater control on new psychoactive substances has never been more important, and, along with the Home Office, we must continue to press for tighter controls on...

Message to Attend the Lords Commissioners: Election of Speaker (18 May 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Harriet Harman: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman) on becoming Father of the House, but to prevent us all from falling headlong into patriarchy, perhaps I may remind everyone that there is a mother of the House—and it is me! Together, we are going to do good parenting. As the Prime Minister said, my right hon. Friend has had a long and...

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

Thomas Buchanan: ...easy option and cut where it will hurt the most. Of course, there is an added problem here. We are being fined £2 million weekly because Sinn Féin failed to honour its commitment to the Stormont House Agreement and sign up to welfare reform. That situation costs the Executive £2 million a week, friend. It costs £2 million a week — maybe we should say it again...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Speaker's Ruling: Respect (18 May 2015)

Mitchel McLaughlin: ...speak for himself. Deliberately or inadvertently, he ignored other Members’ reaction and, even when given the opportunity, failed to clarify his remarks to make them more acceptable to the House. I have been considering the standard of debate over recent weeks and I have now decided, therefore, to make a new ruling to make it very clear to Members what I expect in this Chamber. In...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Committee for Social Development: Report of Inquiry into Allegations Arising from BBC NI 'Spotlight' Programme (12 May 2015)

Alban Maginness: Yes, of course, and the Member makes an appropriate point. A reorganisation or reformation of the company in a different format would, of course, have been advantageous. That benefit, in my view, was clearly against the interests of the public and of those in the Housing Executive who were trying to carry out their work properly and impeded proper competition in the public realm....

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

Stephen Farry: ...on shared parental leave and pay, in conjunction with the Labour Relations Agency, to employers and trade union members. Those have been well received. Further sessions in association with the Labour Relations Agency and the Equality Commission are scheduled in the next few weeks. I can assure the House that my Department fully appreciates that some employers may experience challenges....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Ombudsman and Commissioner for Complaints (Amendment) Bill: Second Stage (11 May 2015)

Mike Nesbitt: ...that motion, I provided some detail on the Committee's reasons for bringing the Bill and its provisions, as well as the reasons for seeking accelerated passage. By way of background, and for the benefit of Members who were maybe not present for some of the earlier debates, the Committee's Public Services Ombudsperson Bill will abolish the current offices of Ombudsman and Commissioner for...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Pensions Bill: Final Stage (11 May 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Dolores Kelly: I would like to reiterate some of the comments made by Ms Bradley, particularly on the importance of providing good and timely information to carers about how they might benefit from the provision of additional notification to the pensions department on a timely basis. I also confirm the comments of the Chairperson on how the passage and scrutiny of the Bill was managed throughout the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Reservoirs Bill: Consideration Stage (28 April 2015)

Oliver McMullan: ...not the most popular piece of legislation that the Committee has been asked to consider. For many members, including me, it is perhaps an engineers' charter. The only people who appear not to benefit are the people who own or manage reservoirs, particularly those in the rural community, many of whom have inherited reservoirs from families. Indeed, many of these people did not until...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Social Development: Welfare Reform: Sinn Féin Meetings (27 April 2015)

Dolores Kelly: What information did Sinn Féin seek about future claimants; what type of benefits did that include; and can the Minister share any information that he provided to that party with the other parties in the House?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Marriage Equality (27 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Simon Hamilton: ...happy to say, somewhat different from the rhetoric. Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland are not denied the opportunity to live in a loving, secure, stable and permanent relationship with all the protections and benefits that such a relationship can bring. They can do just that by entering into a civil partnership, and many have. If you choose to focus on negative concepts, such as...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 (27 April 2015)

Mervyn Storey: ...this purpose. Therefore, it remains an issue that is in the domain of the national Government at Westminster. I am certain that there will be a general welcome for the increases in the rates of benefits provided for by the uprating order, and I commend the motion to the House. Question put and agreed to. Resolved: That the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2015...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Sickness Absence in the Northern Ireland Public Sector (21 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Simon Hamilton: ...our Whips should take seriously as well, as it would appear that there is high degree of sickness absence in this place — perhaps some sort of lurgy or other affliction has hit Members of this House. It is a serious issue; it is taken seriously by the Executive, and that is reflected in the Programme for Government, which sets a target for reducing sickness absence. The target is a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Westminster Elections (20 April 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Rosaleen McCorley: .... I oppose it because, first, it is based on a false premise. It presupposes that there is a worth in taking seats at Westminster, that there is an impact and value to doing so and that it somehow reaps benefits for the people in the North. I have seen no benefits come to the North as a result of people taking their seats at Westminster, but it is up to them to do that. I represent West...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Fuel Laundering (20 April 2015)

David Ford: ...does not view it seriously enough because it is of much less significance in other parts of the UK. The issue is not the question of fuel being brought across a land border, which is at least benefiting the Irish Exchequer, but the laundering process that occurs close to the border on both sides, whereby neither jurisdiction gets any financial benefit. We also need to recognise the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Oakridge Day Centre (20 April 2015)

Jim Wells: I have promised the Member and Lord Morrow that I will visit Loane House in Dungannon, so I could easily combine a visit to Oakridge with that. I am sure that, now that she has reminded me, my diary secretary will be beavering away to ensure that that happens. That project would have a capital cost of £3·5 million. For next year, I have an entire capital budget of about £203...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel: Private Sector: Wage Levels (20 April 2015)

Simon Hamilton: I go back to the earlier question. It is not my job to tell businesses how to do their job. They are in a far better position than I am or, indeed, anybody in the House is to know how their business operates, the market that they are operating in and the circumstances that affect their business. Whilst it is maybe easy for me, standing in my position, to look at the totality of the economy...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Enabling Success: Supporting the Transition from Economic Inactivity to Employment (20 April 2015)

Stephen Farry: ...for his comments. Again, I stress that this is a strategy that will be reported in greater detail to both of the Committees scrutinising the two lead Departments. I stress to the Member and the House the unprecedented nature of the undertaking that we are making. This has been a problem in Northern Ireland for the best part of 30 years. It has defied the ups and downs of the economic...

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