Ian Milne: I thank the Member for his intervention. I will say to him that we have not had time to properly scrutinise not just that piece of the Bill but any part of it. If the Member wishes to intervene all night, I will give him the same answer. This is a simple case of our not having had time to scrutinise such an important Bill. On clause 10 and amendment No 11 on the setting of a limit on cash...
Ian Milne: Go raibh maith agat, a Phríomh-LeasCheann Comhairle. I oppose clauses 1 to 21 and schedules 1 and 2. I intend to speak specifically on group 2, but, before I do, I acknowledge the work and contribution to date of the Committee, the Committee staff, the departmental officials and the stakeholders who have shared their views on the matter. I also use the opportunity to acknowledge the...
Ian Milne: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. Minister, I would like to explore it further. What measures is your Department taking to reduce future flooding risk?
Ian Milne: T3. Mr Milne asked the Minister of Justice for an update on recruitment to the coroner investigator posts. (AQT 3523/11-16)
Ian Milne: Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. Mo bhuíochas don Aire go dtí seo. I thank the Minister for his short answer. Why have the job criteria for the new coroner investigators been changed from what was sought and recommended by the coroner in the first place?
Ian Milne: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. Like the Chair of the Committee, I thank the DARD staff and Committee members for their hard work. I thank the stakeholders, who gave up a tremendous amount of time and produced a lot of good, valuable stuff for the Committee in helping it to make its decisions. I am in favour of all the amendments tabled by the Committee and amendment No 5...
Ian Milne: Yes.
Ian Milne: I thank the Member for his intervention. You make your point well, but we are of the opinion that amendment No 6 is superfluous. We feel that we can go ahead and support amendment No 7. Amendment No 9 potentially makes all those subject to the Bill accountable to DARD, and, as it does not have the power to impose sanctions, it would become meaningless. Amendment No 11 proposes that DARD...
Ian Milne: 5. Mr Milne asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to outline the action he has taken regarding a targeted job investment programme west of the Bann. (AQO 9599/11-16)
Ian Milne: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. Mo bhuíochas leis an Aire as na freagraí a thug sé go dtí seo. I thank the Minister for his answer. Will he detail his Department's success or otherwise in securing investment in Mid Ulster, which I represent, and, in particular, the south Derry end?
Ian Milne: 6. Mr Milne asked the Minister for Employment and Learning when he will announce the results of his consultation on the frequency of student support payments. (AQO 9585/11-16)
Ian Milne: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. Mo bhuíochas leis an Aire as na freagraí a thug sé go dtí seo. I thank the Minister for his very comprehensive and detailed response. In his final deliberations, will he ensure that students' best interests will be at the heart of his decisions?
Ian Milne: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I cannot welcome the Minister's statement. It seems that south Derry is being deprived of yet another public service. Does the Minister accept that his efforts to cut costs will have a detrimental impact on the people of south Derry and that the number of service users appears low because cases that could have been heard in Magherafelt have been...
Ian Milne: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. Will the Minister give us a little more information on what impact the increased capital budget will have on schools in the 2016-17 financial year?
Ian Milne: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. Is Derry City FC eligible to apply for funding? Can the Minister give an update on the Daisyfield project?
Ian Milne: 6. Mr Milne asked the Minister for Regional Development for her assessment of the Quarry Products Association's assertion that the £97 million underspend on structural maintenance in 2015 has cost the local economy a further £122·2 million and 650 jobs. (AQO 9513/11-16)
Ian Milne: 2. Mr Milne asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how Health and Social Care Board staff will be accommodated in the reform of the local health care system. (AQO 9465/11-16)
Ian Milne: Go raibh maith agat, a Phríomh-LeasCheann Comhairle. Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as na freagraí a thug sé go dtí seo. I thank the Minister for his answer. Many of us have received letters from HSCB staff about concerns around their future location. Can you confirm if a local focus on services will remain once these changes are in effect?
Ian Milne: 6. Mr Milne asked the Minister of Justice what communication he has had with the Criminal Justice Inspection since the conclusion of its report into Maghaberry prison in January 2016. (AQO 9440/11-16)
Ian Milne: Go raibh maith agat, a Phríomh-LeasCheann Comhairle. Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire as a fhreagraí go dtí seo. I thank the Minister for his answer thus far. I am disappointed that there has been no contact since the reinspection on 15 January. At a recent Justice Committee meeting, the director general stated that tensions between her office and senior management in Maghaberry had led...