Northern Ireland Assembly debates

Monday, 25 September 2000

  • Northern Ireland Assembly

    The Assembly met at 10.30 am (Mr Speaker in the Chair). Members observed two minutes’ silence.

  • Washington Visit of First Minister and Deputy First Minister

    27 speeches

    I have received notice from the Office of the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister that they wish to make a statement on their recent visit to Washington.

  • Civic Forum

    46 speeches

    I have received notice from the Office of the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister that they wish to make a statement on the Civic Forum.

  • Harland & Wolff

    26 speeches

    The future of Harland & Wolff has been at the forefront of the news in recent days, and I have been following events closely. I am obviously very concerned about the recently announced...

  • New Deal Programme

    19 speeches

    That this Assembly calls on the Minister of Higher and Further Education, Training and Employment to review the New Deal programme to tailor it to the needs of the long-term unemployed in...

  • Oral Answers to Questions

  • Finance and Personnel

    • Domestic Rate

      8 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel what consideration he has given to introducing an alternative to the domestic rate. (AQO 65/00)

    • EU Initiatives

      4 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel to update the Assembly on the four European Community initiatives: (a) LEADER, (b) INTERREG, (c) URBAN and (d) EQUAL. (AQO 73/00)

      Northern Ireland Block Grant

      6 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel to explain the impact of the miscalculation by Her Majesty’s Treasury of almost £70 million on the Northern Ireland block and to detail...

      Relocation of Government Offices

      6 speeches

      6. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel if, in considering the possible relocation of Government offices, he will favour relocation to those constituencies which currently have the lowest...

      Extra Exchequer Funding

      9 speeches

      7. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel what plans have been made to distribute the extra funding that has recently been made available for Northern Ireland by the Chancellor of the...

  • Health, Social Services and Public Safety

    • Shortage of Nurses

      15 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action will be taken to alleviate the shortage of trained nurses in Northern Ireland, and if she will make a statement....

    • Epilepsy

      4 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what measures she intends to implement to ensure that the treatment of intractable epilepsy in Northern Ireland, using the...

      Acute Hospitals Review

      17 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail her assessment of the need for equality in appointing members to the Acute Hospitals Review Group. (AQO 48/00)

      Causeway Hospital: Beds

      4 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to quantify the provision of community care that is likely to be required as a result of the 10 fewer surgical and four fewer...

      Primary Care Services

      20 speeches

      5. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what priority is being given to the development of primary care services. (AQO 63/00)

  • Education

    • New Schools: Criteria

      8 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Education at what stage the review into criteria for new schools, including integrated school and Irish-medium pupil numbers, will be published. (AQO 59/00)

    • Learning Difficulties: School Leavers’ Records

      6 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of Education to outline the arrangements for reference to learning difficulties in the records which school leavers take into their future careers as they pursue further...

      School Classrooms: Arson

      10 speeches

      5. asked the Minister of Education how many classrooms, whether temporary or permanent, were destroyed by arson over the summer holiday period and how many of these had still not been replaced by...

      North/South Ministerial Council: Sectoral Meetings (Education)

      4 speeches

      6. asked the Minister of Education when he will fulfil the commitment he gave to the Assembly on 11 September 2000 to establish a mechanism to inform, in advance, the Education Committee of the...

      Integrated Schools: Place Applications

      6 speeches

      7. asked the Minister of Education how many children were denied places at integrated schools this year on first application (that is, before tribunal). (AQO 58/00)

      Child Abuse

      4 speeches

      9. asked the Minister of Education if he is aware of the NSPCC campaign to protect children following demands for "Sarah’s law", the proposal for a public education campaign on child...

      Nursery School Places

      4 speeches

      10. asked the Minister of Education to detail how many children across Northern Ireland have been given nursery school places in each of the last three years and for what percentage of the age...

  • Retailing in Northern Ireland

    22 speeches

    That this Assembly accepts and endorses the findings and recommendations contained in the Agriculture Committee’s report ‘Retailing in Northern Ireland — A Fair Deal for the...

What is this?

The current Northern Ireland Assembly was established in 1998 as part of the Belfast Agreement. It was suspended on the 14th of October 2002, and remained suspended until 8th May 2007.

Between 8 May 2006 and 22 November 2006 the Assembly established under the Northern Ireland Act 2006, and between November 2006 and January 2007 the Transitional Assembly created by the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006, met in order to prepare for the restoration of devolved government.

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