Results 61–80 of 217 for speaker:Mr Oliver Gibson

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Acute Services in Tyrone County Hospital (11 Feb 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: I find the Minister’s answer most interesting. It does not explain why, at the joint meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh district councils on Wednesday last week, the chief executive of the Sperrin Lakeland Health and Social Care Trust indicated that the Hayes Report would be implemented and that the intention was that Tyrone County Hospital would be run down. Will the Minister assure us that no...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, arts and leisure: Tourism in West Tyrone (21 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: 6. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure what specific measures he proposes to revitalise the tourist industry in West Tyrone. (AQO 605/01)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, arts and leisure: Tourism in West Tyrone (21 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: I thank the Minister for recognising that the Ulster American Folk Park is the third largest attraction in Northern Ireland. Hotels and bed-and- breakfast accommodation have experienced a serious downturn in trade this year, and it is those private sector businesses which have suffered the most. Can the Minister and his Colleague, the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, suggest how...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — First Minister and Deputy First Minister: Unionist Alienation (21 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: 2. asked the Office of the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister what measures it would consider introducing to help address any Unionist alienation in West Tyrone. (AQO 603/01)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — First Minister and Deputy First Minister: Unionist Alienation (21 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: Is the Minister aware that when one speaks to people from the Unionist community on the streets of Omagh and in the villages of West Tyrone one realises that they feel as though they have been demonised — they feel very alienated? There are 90 unsolved murders in West Tyrone that are never mentioned except by local representatives. This weekend the community felt that the Teebane massacre,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — First Minister and Deputy First Minister: Unionist Alienation (21 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: In view of the fact that the Unionist community of West Tyrone feels totally alienated, what will the Minister do to help to restore some confidence to those people?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Care in the Community (21 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: Many issues have been eloquently and adequately placed before the Assembly today. Indeed, no one has done that better than Rev Robert Coulter. I make a plea for one aspect because all the other areas have been well covered. In my constituency of West Tyrone the norm is for the family to care for aged relatives. Most Assembly Members welcome the fact that there are still those in the community...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Common Funding Formula (15 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: Eighty per cent of schools with seven or fewer teachers were unable to pay teachers’ salaries within school funding. A school required up to 12 teachers to make that possible. I plead with the Minister to ensure that small rural schools receive adequate funding.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Common Funding Formula (15 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: Like the other Members, I thank and congratulate the Committee Clerk, her staff and the special adviser for their work on the report.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Common Funding Formula (15 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: I am very sorry if a Member was out of order. As long as I am allowed my six minutes, I would never usurp someone’s time to speak. The report contains 31 recommendations, which have been considered seriously, and I ask the Minister to note them. I point out — as I did during the Committee meetings — that despite the arguments and debates about the common funding formula, it should never...

Northern Ireland Assembly: North/South Ministerial Council: Language (15 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: The Minister said that there is £10·5 million for Irish and £1·42 million for Ulster Scots. A recent BBC2 programme indicated that in the Irish programme only Northern Irish was being dealt with. Does this mean that, at present, four different kinds of Irish are being spoken in schools and other institutions? Will this lead to four different dictionaries of standard Irish? His report...

Northern Ireland Assembly: North/South Ministerial Council: Institutional Format (15 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: The final paragraph of the First Minister’s statement states: "A paper setting out the existing areas of co-operation between the two Administrations that do not fall within the current North/ South Ministerial Council work programme was noted and discussed in broad terms". Which areas were discussed?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Public Petition: Trillick Agriculture Office (15 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Do the rules of the Assembly not permit any support to be given to such a petition?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Transport (14 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: Will the Minister, apart from condemning such unwarranted attacks as those last weekend on the buses in Strabane and five weeks ago at the Gibson Primary School in Omagh, consider having more secure compounds for buses or making tighter arrangements? Many of the buses in the Western Board area are in isolated and fairly insecure areas, and are therefore open to unwarranted hooliganism. Can...

Northern Ireland Assembly: North/South Ministerial Council: Environment (14 Jan 2002)

Mr Oliver Gibson: The Minister referred to the Erne and Foyle basins. What are the first outcomes that he has learnt from the study on the delineation of waterways? He said that all-Ireland co-operation on waste disposal is becoming more prominent. Does that mean that the three strategy groups that were set up to operate waste disposal in Northern Ireland will be abandoned? What is to happen to the £2 million...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Health Service (11 Dec 2001)

Mr Oliver Gibson: We have heard many adequate and eloquent descriptions of the current crisis in the Health Service. About eight weeks ago, I had a bout of puritanical frustration. I discovered a 17-stone weight of documents in my office that had been produced on the Health Service since 1998. There were several reports, including the Hindel and Pantell Reports, quality impact assessments, first, second and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Health Service (11 Dec 2001)

Mr Oliver Gibson: We have suffered 30 years of underfunding. Although we have committed 40% of our Budget to health, there is not an opportunity in the short term to make up for the 30 years of havoc and wrecking caused by the Provisional IRA. We must honestly examine how that 40% can be constructively utilised to deliver the best possible service. Members have eloquently described the budget trails and the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: North/South Ministerial Council: Plenary Meeting (10 Dec 2001)

Mr Oliver Gibson: The Deputy First Minister mentioned the impact of 11 September attacks and their effect on the tourist industry. The South of Ireland has lost IR£2 million. However, Bord Fáilte Éireann has initiated an effort to help the domestic market. Does the Deputy First Minister intend to encourage his Departments to initiate an effort in Northern Ireland so that the tourism industry can be...

Northern Ireland Assembly: British-Irish Council: Plenary Meeting (10 Dec 2001)

Mr Oliver Gibson: The statement included reference to social inclusion and the launch of a new web site in 2002. A meeting held in the Maiden City at the weekend addressed the problem of the alienation of the Unionist community, particularly in west Tyrone. What benefits will those Unionist people, who have suffered so much, gain from such a web site?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Threshold Assessment (NI) (4 Dec 2001)

Mr Oliver Gibson: The motion states that there is concern about equality in the teaching profession. A Green Paper, ‘Teachers: Meeting the Challenge of Change’, was introduced in England three years ago. At that time, over 197,000 teachers applied for threshold payments. Concern was expressed, and the National Union of Teachers mounted a legal challenge to the process. The matter was reviewed, and it was...


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