Oral Answers to Questions

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  • Finance and Personnel
  • Equal Pay: PSNI/DOJ/NIO (13 speeches)

    1. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the equal pay settlement for staff in the PSNI, Department of Justice and Northern Ireland Office. (AQO 5542/11-15)

  • Public Procurement (8 speeches)

    2. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail what progress has been made on improving the public procurement process. (AQO 5543/11-15)

  • Prompt Payments (8 speeches)

    3. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel what measures his Department is taking to ensure prompt payments to subcontractors. (AQO 5544/11-15)

  • Construction Sector:  Outlook (10 speeches)

    4. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his assessment of the outlook for the local construction sector. (AQO 5545/11-15)

  • Equal Pay: Civil Servants (7 speeches)

    5. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the equal pay issue for retired civil servants. (AQO 5546/11-15)

  • Welfare Reform (12 speeches)

    1. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel to confirm that DSD has estimated that £450 million will come out of the local economy if welfare reform is implemented. (AQT 721/11-15)

  • Agrifood Loan Scheme (4 speeches)

    2. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel when the agrifood loan scheme should reopen for applications, given its significance to our local industry and his revelation that it should reopen...

  • National Asset Management Agency (4 speeches)

    3. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel what discussions he has had with NAMA in the past week, given the importance of its portfolio to the local economy and markets. (AQT 723/11-15)

  • Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (4 speeches)

    4. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel for his estimate of the savings that his Department will require in the principal civil service pension scheme in 2014. (AQT 724/11-15)

  • Dormant Accounts (4 speeches)

    5. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the £3·2 million in dormant accounts of faith-based organisations. (AQT 725/11-15)

  • Health:  January Monitoring Bids (2 speeches)

    6. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel what discussions he had with the Health Minister about the pressures in the health service, particularly the accident and emergency crisis, given...

  • Enterprise, Trade and Investment
  • Job Creation (10 speeches)

    1. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to outline the success of Invest NI initiatives in promoting and creating jobs for people who are long-term unemployed. (AQO 5556/11-15)

  • HGV Road User Levy (10 speeches)

    2. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of the impact of the heavy goods vehicle road user levy on cross-border trade, particularly that of small and...

  • Oil Prices (8 speeches)

    3. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for her assessment of the levels of transparency in home-heating oil prices. (AQO 5558/11-15)

  • Broadband:  Rural Areas (8 speeches)

    4. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the measures being undertaken to improve broadband coverage in rural areas. (AQO 5559/11-15)

  • Economic Rebalancing (10 speeches)

    5. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what steps her Department has taken towards rebalancing the economy. (AQO 5560/11-15)

  • Wind Energy (11 speeches)

    6. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what assessment her Department has made on the impact of wind energy on energy prices. (AQO 5561/11-15)

  • One Plan:  Regeneration (4 speeches)

    2. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether she or her officials have had any discussions with the Ilex regeneration company in my constituency regarding the economic...

  • Trade Mission:  Singapore (4 speeches)

    3. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on her recent trip to Singapore with Ministers from Dublin and London. (AQT 733/11-15)

  • Loan Sharks (4 speeches)

    4. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, given that her Department has a proud record of relationships with the credit union movement, whether she shares my concern that, day...

  • Agrifood Loan Scheme (5 speeches)

    5. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment why the £10 million agrifood loan scheme, which she announced with the Finance Minister, was handed back. (AQT 735/11-15)

  • Credit Unions (4 speeches)

    7. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, without being too repetitive given Mr Dallat’s question, whether she will work closely with local credit unions to expand on the...

  • Renewable Energy (7 speeches)

    8. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether she still believes that the Programme for Government 40% target for renewable energy is realistic and achievable. (AQT 738/11-15)