Results 5181–5200 of 5621 for speaker:Edwin Poots

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: National Stadium (11 Jun 2007)

Edwin Poots: With your permission, Mr Speaker, I will answer questions 3 and 5 together. Given that the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure does not have responsibility for the Maze/Long Kesh prison, to date it has spent no money on it. Up to the end of the previous financial year, the Department had spent a total of £879,392 on the development of proposals for a multi-sports stadium at the site of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: National Stadium (11 Jun 2007)

Edwin Poots: The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure will deal exclusively with proposals involving the stadium. Any other issues will fall within the remit of the Office of the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister. I have every confidence that that office would not wish to establish a shrine at the Maze site or support any proposal that would be offensive to victims of the Troubles or would...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: National Stadium (11 Jun 2007)

Edwin Poots: We are working on a full business case for the overall plan and site. That business case will be completed in the autumn. I will therefore not be able to answer questions such as those that the Member asked until then. I assure the House that when that information becomes available to me, and after the Departments have had an opportunity to analyse it, it will be made available to Members and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Attendance at Sporting and Cultural Events (11 Jun 2007)

Edwin Poots: Since taking up the portfolio of Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, I have attended nine sports events and 22 cultural and arts events. Those events have taken place in 12 constituencies. I intend to continue that commitment, and I plan to attend three sports and 14 cultural and arts events over the next four weeks. In addition, I intend to represent the Department and Northern Ireland at...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Attendance at Sporting and Cultural Events (11 Jun 2007)

Edwin Poots: It is useful to recognise the contribution that sport makes to our community’s well-being. As the Minister with responsibility for sport, I want to support those people who are engaged in sport. I shall exclude nothing and will deal with each invitation as it comes into my office.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Attendance at Sporting and Cultural Events (11 Jun 2007)

Edwin Poots: Yes. I hope to meet Tessa Jowell in the not-too-distant future. As yet, no other meetings with other Ministers have been arranged.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Attendance at Sporting and Cultural Events (11 Jun 2007)

Edwin Poots: As I have already said, all sports make a significant contribution to the well-being of society. I do not seek to be exclusive; nor should others seek to be exclusive by saying that only one sport is doing a good job. All sports are doing a good job. I have not received an invitation to the game, but I will deal with each invitation as it comes. I have, however, made it clear that I do not...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Funding Applications from Voluntary and Community Projects (11 Jun 2007)

Edwin Poots: With your permission, Mr Speaker, I shall take question 6 and question 12 together. The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure is making bids for funding as part of the comprehensive spending review 2008-11 in order to support the development of sport and the arts. Those bids will take account of reductions in funding that have resulted from the prioritisation of National Lottery spending on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Funding Applications from Voluntary and Community Projects (11 Jun 2007)

Edwin Poots: Absolutely. One of the first events that I attended as Minister was in Strabane in West Tyrone. I also attended two events in the Member’s constituency of Foyle. The most recent amount of money that was awarded was more than £2 million, and further money will be going to that constituency. Perhaps the Member wishes some other constituencies to have a bite of the cake, with not as much...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Appointment Of Ministers (8 May 2007)

Edwin Poots: I am willing to take up the office of Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, and I affirm the terms of the Pledge of Office as set out in schedule 4 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Mr Edwin Poots appointed Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Draft Standing Orders for the Northern Ireland Assembly (20 Mar 2007)

Edwin Poots: Perhaps Mr Beggs’s comments relate to the next item on the Order Paper, as opposed to the one concerning the Committee of the Centre.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Draft Standing Orders for the Northern Ireland Assembly (20 Mar 2007)

Edwin Poots: I thank the Deputy Speaker for his assistance and my democratic colleagues for bringing the matter to a conclusion. I am disappointed that one party veered away from the issues during the discussion and introduced some that indicated that they still have problems with fulfilling the democratic requirement in Northern Ireland. Ultimately Mr Speaker, I trust that those rules will be in place in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Draft Standing Orders for the Northern Ireland Assembly (20 Mar 2007)

Edwin Poots: Section 10 of the Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Act 2006 facilitates a necessary status change for the Committee of the Centre. As a former Chairman of that Committee, I particularly recognise the need to bring it into line with the other Statutory Committees. The minor changes to Standing Order 45 and the deletion of the existing Standing Order 54 satisfactorily facilitate this and...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Draft Standing Orders for the Northern Ireland Assembly (20 Mar 2007)

Edwin Poots: Madam Speaker, in drawing my remarks to a conclusion, I can say that I received a threatening letter from the Secretary of State regarding the position that we are in.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Draft Standing Orders for the Northern Ireland Assembly (20 Mar 2007)

Edwin Poots: This may well be the last debate in the Assembly —

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Draft Standing Orders for the Northern Ireland Assembly (20 Mar 2007)

Edwin Poots: I beg to move That this Assembly approves the draft Standing Orders for the Northern Ireland Assembly (dated 13 March 2007). I can see the headlines of tomorrow’s papers: “Poots proposes Standing Orders report”. The considerable work underlying the motion was carried out by the Transitional Assembly’s Subgroup on Standing Orders. That subgroup differed from the Assembly’s other...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Report on Workplace 2010 and Public Sector Jobs Location (23 Jan 2007)

Edwin Poots: Although I was not a member of the subgroup, as its nominated Chairman, it falls on me to wind up the debate. As a result of decisions taken at a meeting of the Committee on the Programme for Government on 11 December 2006, my party was invited to nominate a member to facilitate the work of the subgroup. I was honoured to assume that role, and although I was unable to attend the subgroup’s...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Affordable Housing (15 Jan 2007)

Edwin Poots: I welcome Sinn Féin’s concluding remarks about everyone being entitled to a home and trust that that also applies to those who were ethnically cleansed from the border areas, banished from their homes and sent over to England, because they were not allowed to live in republican areas. The motion has two elements to it: public- and private-sector housing. I will address the public-sector...


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