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Northern Ireland Assembly debates

Monday, 9 February 2009

  • Northern Ireland Assembly

    The Assembly met at 12.00 noon (Mr Speaker in the Chair). Members observed two minutes’ silence.

  • Assembly Business

    58 speeches

    Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. I would like to raise a point of order with regard to the debate on the Consultative Group on the Past on Monday 2 February, primarily in relation to the...

  • Executive Committee Business

  • Private Members’ Business

    • North/South Ministerial Council

      90 speeches

      The Business Committee has agreed to allow up to one hour and 30 minutes for the debate. The proposer of the motion will have 10 minutes to propose and 10 minutes to make a winding-up speech. All...

  • Private Members’ Business

    • Supported Housing

      9 speeches

      The Business Committee has agreed to allow up to one hour and 30 minutes for the debate. The proposer of the motion will have 10 minutes to propose and 10 minutes to make a winding-up speech. All...

  • Oral Answers to Questions

  • Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

    • Partitionism

      9 speeches

      1. asked the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) if the statement made by the deputy First Minister at the North/South Ministerial Council on 23 January 2009 that...

    • Ministerial Code

      6 speeches

      2. asked the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister what changes have been made to the ministerial code since 20th March...

      Civic Forum

      13 speeches

      3. asked the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many individuals have written to the Department or responded to the consultation process, about the reinstatement of the...

      Anti-Poverty Strategy

      1 speech

      4. asked the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister when the anti-poverty strategy will be published; and if this strategy will go to full formal consultation or consultation...

      Child Poverty

      11 speeches

      7. asked the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister if it supports the plans to extend the proposed UK legislation on child poverty to Northern Ireland; and, if so, when public...

      Sterling/Euro Exchange Rate

      4 speeches

      11. asked the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister for its assessment of the impact the exchange rate between sterling and the euro will have on the delivery of the Programme...

  • Agriculture and Rural Development

    • Review of the Wind Energy for  Rural Businesses

      8 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations contained in the Review of the Wind Energy for Rural...

    • Milk Auction Prices

      8 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her assessment of the recent auction prices for milk. (AQO 2007/09)

      Fishing Quotas

      8 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development if she would change her Department’s policy to enable boats under 10 metres long to carry their fishing quota over from month to...

      North/South Meetings

      8 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development when the next meeting of the North South Inter Departmental Meeting between her Department and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries...

      Rural Development Programme

      8 speeches

      5. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for her assessment of the New Challenges under the Rural Development Programme as announced in Brussels on 19 January 2009.   (AQO...

      Rural Transport

      9 speeches

      6. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline how she intends to work with the Department for Regional Development in developing a joined up approach to improving rural...

      Axis 1 Focus Farm Measure

      5 speeches

      8. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what progress has been made in the delivery of Axis 1 Focus Farm Measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.   (AQO 2013/09)

      Ear Tags

      2 speeches

      10. asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what measures her Department will take in relation to the practice of having to replace missing ear tags at meat plants given they are...

  • Enterprise, Trade and Investment

    • Broadband Speeds

      11 speeches

      1. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of Ofcom’s Consumer Research recent findings in relation to broadband speeds.    (AQO 2026/09)

    • Economic Downturn

      8 speeches

      2. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, given the current economic downturn and rise in job losses, what action she is taking to assist companies that are not classified as a...

      Productivity Goal Target

      8 speeches

      3. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how the productivity goal target set out in the Programme for Government, which seeks to close the gap with the rest of the United...

      Presbyterian Mutual Society

      9 speeches

      4. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what plans she has to meet with the Prime Minister and/or the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss a solution to the crisis facing the...

      Trade Mission to the Netherlands

      9 speeches

      5. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what investment opportunities were identified in the trade mission to the Netherlands.       (AQO 2030/09)

  • Private Members’ Business

    • Supported Housing

      23 speeches

      Debate resumed on motion: That this Assembly calls on the Minister for Social Development to review waiting lists for supported housing; and to work, in conjunction with the Minister of Health,...

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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