Results 1–20 of 225 for speaker:Pat Doherty

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Prayer of Annulment S.R. 2012/203 (26 Jun 2012)

Pat Doherty: Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. This is indeed my last contribution to the House as a Member, and it is an honour to do so in my capacity as Deputy Chair of the Committee for Regional Development. It is also an honour to have served under such a fine Chairman as Jimmy Spratt, and I say that with all sincerity. At the outset, I thank the Chair and my Committee colleagues for their...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Children in Care (19 Jun 2012)

Pat Doherty: 7. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the impact of our current and outdated adoption legislation on children in care. (AQO 2215/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Children in Care (19 Jun 2012)

Pat Doherty: Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. I thank the Minister for that answer. Does he agree that the needs of children are paramount and that every child should be placed in a loving home, including homes that may be of same-sex couples?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Tourism: West Tyrone (12 Jun 2012)

Pat Doherty: 5. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what steps she intends to take to secure greater capital investment in the tourism industry in West Tyrone.           (AQO 2154/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Tourism: West Tyrone (12 Jun 2012)

Pat Doherty: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I thank the Minister for her answer. However, I am sure that she will share my concern that not one penny was invested in Strabane District Council by the Tourist Board between 2006 and 2011. Can the Minister give me a satisfactory answer as to why that happened and an opinion of her arm’s-length bodies in the rest of west Tyrone in tourism terms?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Employment and Learning: Regional Colleges: Higher Education (12 Jun 2012)

Pat Doherty: 1. asked the Minister for Employment and Learning how his Department intends to increase higher education provision within regional colleges.            (AQO 2136/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Employment and Learning: Regional Colleges: Higher Education (12 Jun 2012)

Pat Doherty: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I thank the Minister for his answer. I also thank him for his congratulations to our new junior Minister, Jennifer McCann, and, indeed, his comments towards myself. Will the Minister expand further on his Department’s commitment to establishing a greater rural base for the delivery of higher education courses in our regional colleges? Is the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Fishing Licences (28 May 2012)

Pat Doherty: 5. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for her assessment of the potential benefits of an all-Ireland fishing licence. (AQO 2050/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Fishing Licences (28 May 2012)

Pat Doherty: Go raibh maith agat. I thank the Minister for her answer. Does she agree that the system for issuing licences is too complex? Will she consider, along with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, the potential for an all-Ireland fishing licence?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: European Priorities 2012-13 (28 May 2012)

Pat Doherty: Go raibh maith agat, a Phriomh-LeasCheann Comhairle. I thank the Minister for his statement. Minister, you said that: “The Executive have strengthened their European support infrastructure” and that: “It is an important time to make our voice heard in Brussels.” Is it the intention of the Executive to further strengthen our infrastructure in Europe, particularly in relation to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: North/South Ministerial Council: Transport Sectoral Format (15 May 2012)

Pat Doherty: Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. I thank the Minister for his statement. I note that he discussed progress on the work of the All Ireland Freight Forum and noted the actions agreed by the steering group. Perhaps, the Minister will give us more detail on what those actions are. I am sure he is aware that the Committee was in Europe recently for meetings on the potential of the TEN-T...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Social Development: Housing Associations (8 May 2012)

Pat Doherty: 6. asked the Minister for Social Development to outline his plans for the future of housing associations.     (AQO 1902/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Social Development: DSD: Housing Division (8 May 2012)

Pat Doherty: Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. I thank the Minister for his answer so far. Does he agree that there are too many housing associations?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance and Personnel: Air Passenger Duty (30 Apr 2012)

Pat Doherty: 2. asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the devolution of air passenger duty powers.  (AQO 1823/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Finance and Personnel: Air Passenger Duty (30 Apr 2012)

Pat Doherty: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I thank the Minister for his answer. Has his Department undertaken any analysis of the benefits to the local economy of being able to exercise a broader reduction in air passenger duty rather than just confining it to north American flights?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Northern Ireland Assembly (13 Mar 2012)

Pat Doherty: Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. I speak as Deputy Chair of the Committee for Regional Development. I thank the Minister for bringing the economic strategy to the House. It is telling that transport measures are contained in the economic strategy in such categories as “Competing in the Global Economy” and “Economic Infrastructure”, because that, quite rightly, elevates them to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Northern Ireland Assembly (12 Mar 2012)

Pat Doherty: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I thank the First Minister and the deputy First Minister for bringing this debate to the House. I speak today as the Deputy Chair of the Committee for Regional Development and base my comments on the Committee’s report ‘Response to the Consultation on the Draft Programme for Government 2011-15, the Draft Investment Strategy for Northern Ireland...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Northern Ireland Assembly (12 Mar 2012)

Pat Doherty: — is due to receive the departmental senior management team on 27 March, and I assure the House that we will seek to ensure that the corporate plan contains meaningful, measurable and ambitious targets.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Northern Ireland Assembly (6 Mar 2012)

Pat Doherty: 2. asked the Minister of Justice to outline the recent research carried out into full-body searching.          (AQO 1477/11-15)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Northern Ireland Assembly (6 Mar 2012)

Pat Doherty: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I thank the Minister for his answer. Given that confidence can be placed in technology for airport security in places like Chicago, will the Minister explain why he has not yet moved to introduce similar technology for prison security in order to make full-body searches obsolete?


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