Northern Ireland Assembly debates

Monday, 11 February 2002

  • Northern Ireland Assembly

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

  • HRH the Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

    1 speech

    It is my sad duty to advise the House of the death on Saturday past, 9 February, of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. As Speaker, I have written today to Her Majesty...

  • Assembly Business

    6 speeches

    1.00 pm

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    I wish to inform the House that Royal Assent has been signified to the Industrial Development Act (Northern Ireland) 2002. The Act became law on 7 February 2002.

  • Assembly Business: Suspension of Standing Orders

    Resolved (with cross-community support): That this Assembly suspends Standing Order 10(2) and Standing Order 10(6) for Monday 11 February 2002. — [The Minister of Finance and Personnel.]

  • Supply Resolutions: Spring Supplementary Estimates (2001-02) and Vote on Account (2002-03)

    10 speeches

    As the two motions relate to Supply resolutions, I propose to conduct one debate. I shall ask the Minister to move the first motion. The debate will then take place on both motions. At the end of...

    • Education

      3 speeches

      I wish to advise Members that question 9, in the name of Mr John Kelly, has been transferred to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and will receive a written answer. I do not see Ms...

    • Salary Differentials

      6 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Education what steps he is taking to ensure that salary differentials continue to exist for vice-principals and principals of schools following the introduction of...

      Care of Young People

      7 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of Education to detail any discussions he has had with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety regarding the care of young people leaving schools such as...

      Post-Primary Provision

      8 speeches

      5. asked the Minister of Education what is the core issue in the current debate on post- primary provision; and to make a statement. (AQO 814/01)

      Working Groups

      6 speeches

      6. asked the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 1444/01, to refrain from setting up working groups until such time as the consultation process on the Burns Report has been completed....

      Capital Building Programme

      10 speeches

      7. asked the Minister of Education to detail (a) how much funding will be available for the capital building programme in 2002-03; and (b) when he intends to announce the details; and to make a...

      Noble Indicators

      5 speeches

      8. asked the Minister of Education if he has any plans to adopt the Noble indicators of multiple deprivation when assessing the needs of schools. (AQO 781/01)

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety

    1 speech

    Question 17, in the name of Mrs Mary Nelis, has been transferred to the Minister of Finance and Personnel and will receive a written answer.

    • Care for the Elderly

      9 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what action has been taken to provide free long-term care for the elderly residing in nursing homes. (AQO 801/01)

    • Acute Services in Tyrone County Hospital

      8 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether there has been any diminution of acute services in Tyrone County Hospital since July 2001. (AQO 778/01)

      Junior Hospital Doctors’ Working Hours

      9 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to outline (a) the average number of hours worked by junior hospital doctors in the past year; (b) if this has improved since...

      Ovarian Cancer Research Programme

      9 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to make a statement on the ovarian cancer research programme announced recently. (AQO 806/01)

      Investing for Health

      10 speeches

      5. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety when she will publish the implementation plan for the ‘Investing for Health’ Report. (AQO 780/01)

      Care of Special-School Leavers

      7 speeches

      6. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail any discussions she has had with the Department of Education regarding the care of young people leaving schools such...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel

    1 speech

    The Minister of Finance and Personnel makes another appearance. Even after this, his work will not be over. I wish to inform the House that question 6, in the name of Mr Gibson, has been...

    • Peace II Funding

      8 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel what measures are in place to ensure that Peace II funding is distributed equitably across all sections of the community. (AQO 823/01)

    • Official Cars

      4 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the funding arrangements in place for the use of official cars by Ministers in the Executive. (AQO 808/01)

      Green Purchasing Policies

      8 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel to make a statement on the Executive’s plans to implement green purchasing policies throughout Government Departments. (AQO 771/01)

      Noble Indicators

      9 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel to outline whether the Noble indicators of multiple deprivation have been rural and TSN-proofed before being used for allocating resources and EU...

      European Moneys

      6 speeches

      5. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel whether European moneys have been returned to Brussels as a result of underspend and whether these moneys would be redirected to areas in need....

      Absenteeism Levels

      4 speeches

      7. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel to explain (a) why administrative officers’ absenteeism at 10% should be almost 3% higher than the levels for civil servant grades above and...

      Magherafelt Bypass

      6 speeches

      8. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel if he will give an undertaking to provide adequate finances to the Department for Regional Development in order to secure the Magherafelt bypass....

      Peace II Programme

      6 speeches

      9. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail the number of applications received under measure 2.1 of the Peace II European Support Programme; and to make a statement on the success...

      NHS Funding

      7 speeches

      10. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel, in view of the underspend in the NHS in the last financial year, to outline what mechanisms are in place to ensure that additional departmental...

  • Supply Resolutions:

    37 speeches

    Debate resumed on motion: That this Assembly approves that a further sum not exceeding £198,035,000 be granted out of the Consolidated Fund for or towards defraying the charges for Northern...

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The current Northern Ireland Assembly was established in 1998 as part of the Belfast Agreement.

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