Sean Lynch: I welcome the meetings that the Minister has had. How will she continue to engage with staff, particularly in light of the upcoming transformation process?
Sean Lynch: I thank the Minister for her statement. Will she expand on the key concerns expressed by the various Administrations on the Brexit outcome?
Sean Lynch: A lot has been said to date, and I agree with all the Members, who have ventilated everything very well. How can we go forward and give hope to these families? We have all listened to them. We have been at the meetings. I say to the Minister that the trust needs to work with the families and the Department and put in place a plan to rectify this gap in funding. That is what families...
Sean Lynch: The Chair has dealt with most of the technical points. I do not wish to make any more comments on those; I just want to make a couple of general points. A code is intended to provide a framework and reference point for us when discharging our duties and responsibilities as MLAs. It outlines the minimal ethical standards of behaviour expected of us as public representatives. The code is...
Sean Lynch: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as a ráiteas. I thank the Minister for his statement. I brought up with him 10 minutes after he took up post that one of the biggest issues in rural areas is the state of rural roads, and I am glad that he has acted quickly on that. Will he liaise with his divisional officers and engineers on how the money will be spent?
Sean Lynch: T7. Mr Lynch asked the Minister for Infrastructure what, following the June monitoring round, he will do to fix the roads in Fermanagh, given that he will be aware that serious flooding happened in Fermanagh over the winter months, cutting off communities and damaging roads. (AQT 112/16-21)
Sean Lynch: Gabhaim buíochas as an fhreagra. I thank the Minister and wish him well in his new post. I know the roads that he talked about, and they have a major impact when they flood. Does he have a timetable for when the work will begin?
Sean Lynch: What engagements have taken place with victims' representative groups in services that have been provided?
Sean Lynch: 2. Mr Lynch asked the Minister of Health how she plans to improve the all-island approach to health. (AQO 91/16-21)
Sean Lynch: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as an fhreagra sin. I thank the Minister for her extensive answer. She will be aware that one of the most modern hospitals in Europe is the new acute hospital in Enniskillen, although it has its difficulties. I extend an invitation to the Minister to visit that excellent facility. What potential is there for a greater all-Ireland approach in public health?
Sean Lynch: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I will address some of those issues shortly, but we will never get 200 megabits per second in some of the rural areas in Northern Ireland; you are talking about some of the speeds that they are getting in the big cities across the water. I certainly want to see speeds and coverage increased everywhere. We have to acknowledge that significant improvements have been...
Sean Lynch: The Minister talked about the scale of the transition. Does she have any confirmed timetable?
Sean Lynch: The First Minister spoke about carers. Was any area of collaboration identified in the social inclusion meeting on the important work of carers?
Sean Lynch: I was just going to ask that the Minister give a commitment to the strategy and an assurance, which he has done.
Sean Lynch: T6. Mr Lynch asked the Minister for Communities for an update on actions taken on the anti-poverty strategy following the completion of the judicial review. (AQT 26/16-21)
Sean Lynch: 5. Mr Lynch asked the Minister for Communities what policies he plans to bring forward in relation to older people. (AQO 35/16-21)
Sean Lynch: I thank the Minister for his fairly extensive answer. What steps has he taken to work with the Commissioner for Older People?
Sean Lynch: I want to express my shock and horror at the multiple deaths and 53 injuries. My heartfelt condolences go to the family, and also on behalf of my party. These people were targeted simply because they were gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). This attack has brought into sharp focus the fact that, despite moves towards equality, LGBT people in the West have massive issues. The...
Sean Lynch: I also welcome the Bill and, like the Chair, commend the Minister for bringing this forward in such a short period. It is to be welcomed, given the Minister's recent announcements that the A5 and the A6 are to go ahead. It is only fair that those landowners who will be giving up their land and property are compensated on the same basis as in other jurisdictions. As this is the last business...
Sean Lynch: Certainly. Thanks for that contribution. I actually thought the Minister had concluded a couple of minutes ago. I remember cycling on the Atlantic Way. I am sorry that I am not able, for injury reasons, to cycle any more. As I said, I want to acknowledge the role of the Committee staff and all those who have supported us over this mandate. Finally, a Cheann Comhairle, I want to wish you...