Sean Lynch: No. I want to cover a number of issues that were outlined. Mr Cree moved the motion and talked about equality and fairness. He said that many questions had been asked over the years, including questions for written answer, and that there had been debates and representations made to the bodies. He said that the people were entitled to their payments and that the judge had ruled that it was...
Sean Lynch: T7. Mr Lynch asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure for an update on the Sport NI capital programme. (AQT 2947/11-16)
Sean Lynch: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as an fhreagra sin. Minister, in recent times, I have met a number of GAA clubs in County Fermanagh that expressed an interest in this programme. Will Sport NI occasionally give updates to ensure that people are informed? Go raibh maith agat.
Sean Lynch: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. Can the Minister explain what steps her Department is taking to improve the diversity of the boards of ALBs?
Sean Lynch: I beg to move That this Assembly notes the concerns raised publicly around the impending retirement of the senior coroner without a replacement in place; and calls on the Minister of Justice to provide the resources necessary to ensure that our coronial system works in an effective and timely manner. Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. I am pleased to lead on this important motion...
Sean Lynch: I understand, Cheann Comhairle, and I take your point. I was just giving an example of my own experience in a court. The current senior coroner also agreed that we have wanted our own coroner's investigation and we would be able to undertake that task. It is preferable to have our own, rather than ask an agency such as the PSNI. I know that the Minister mentioned in his answer to Raymond...
Sean Lynch: Go raibh maith agat, a Phríomh-LeasCheann Comhairle. Can the Minister give an update on the oversight group's engagement with stakeholders, particularly those in healthcare?
Sean Lynch: T2. Mr Lynch asked the Minister of Finance and Personnel for a progress report on the opening of the Stormont grounds to the public for leisure and recreation. (AQT 2862/11-16)
Sean Lynch: I thank the Minister for her answer. She intimated that there are other events and will be aware that there is a run each Sunday morning through the grounds. Will she make the car parking facilities in Parliament Buildings available to participants of that run?
Sean Lynch: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. Childcare provision in rural areas is a huge issue, as I know from having listened to my colleague Bronwyn McGahan. I take this opportunity to thank her for bringing the topic to the Chamber today. With rising prices, market costs and a weak job market, many families in our constituency are experiencing financial hardship and many find it...
Sean Lynch: Go raibh maith agat, a Phríomh-LeasCheann Comhairle. Can I ask the Minister what actions his Department has taken to tackle the bullying and harassment of teachers?
Sean Lynch: 3. Mr Lynch asked the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the community-led local development (LEADER) element of the rural development programme. (AQO 8605/11-16)
Sean Lynch: Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as an fhreagra sin. I thank the Minister for her answer. I held a very successful small business seminar in the county recently, and there was much interest in it. Can I ask the Minister which schemes will open first?
Sean Lynch: Go raibh maith agat. Does the Minister agree that his views on the closures are not shared by the Lord Chief Justice? Does he agree that the current proposals will undermine access to and quality of justice?
Sean Lynch: 6. Mr Lynch asked the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline whether an outcome focused approach has been applied to the delivery of the Programme for Government 2011-15. (AQO 8567/11-16)
Sean Lynch: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as an fhreagra sin. I thank the Minister for his answer. Is any work ongoing regarding the next Programme for Government for 2016-2021?
Sean Lynch: Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as a ráiteas. I thank the Minister for his statement. He will be aware that hate crime is on the rise, particularly in this part of the island. His statement refers to: "insights into best practice approaches to policing in minority communities [and] enhanced cross border awareness relating to policing minority...
Sean Lynch: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I also welcome the opportunity to speak on this stage of the Bill. I concur with much of what the Chair said. I thank the officials who briefed us on a number of occasions on issues regarding the SUDS. This is one of the more painless Bills, as there is much agreement on it from all Members. I do not wish to go into every aspect of it, but I...
Sean Lynch: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I think the people of Ireland saw it as a light-hearted moment. Does the member of the Commission think that it was a good use of PSNI time and public money to investigate this issue?
Sean Lynch: Go raibh maith agat. Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as an fhreagra sin. I thank the Minister for his answer. He has possibly answered my next question. What was learned from international input to the conference? You mentioned that some international companies were there.