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Results 1081–1100 of 1200 for speaker:Naomi Long in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates'

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: The Future of the  Conflict Transformation Initiative (16 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: I thank the Minister for Social Development for her statement. I am pleased that she has shown a degree of integrity that was lacking in that area under direct rule. Given that the programme was brought in under direct rule, has the Minister received any assurance from the Northern Ireland Office that those who have, for so long, lectured local representatives to get on with the job for which...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Education: Parent-Pupil Interaction (15 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: I declare an interest as a member of the board of governors of Sydenham Infants’ Primary School. Given that the Minister recognises the importance of engaging parents directly in the school and creating a welcoming environment, what plans has she to accommodate that within the school buildings handbook? Schools which are currently engaged in involving parents use spare classrooms. However,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Sex Offenders (9 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: I beg to move amendment No 2: Leave out “an early North-South Ministerial Council cross-departmental sectoral meeting,” and insert “early sectoral meetings of the North-South Ministerial Council and the British-Irish Council” I have no doubt that Paul Butler and Carál Ní Chuilín’s motion will command support across the Chamber, and I thank them for bringing it to the House. Our...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Irish Language (9 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: Will the Member give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Irish Language (9 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: Will the Member give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Culture, Arts and Leisure: Ulster-Scots Academy (8 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: Can the Minister provide an assurance that, as a minimum, the Department would require a full business proposal, including a budget and clarification of auditing, accounting and recruitment processes, before embarking on the academy?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Notice Question: Strike Action by Classroom Assistants (8 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: I thank the Minister for providing such a comprehensive answer to what was a different question about the general progress of the dispute. More specifically, I am concerned about those who need paramedical therapies, which are normally provided through the school. Therefore, will the Minister explain what, if any, liaison there has been between her and the Minister of Health, Social Services...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Culture, Arts and Leisure: Ulster-Scots Academy (8 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: 8. asked the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to outline the process his Department will use to consider proposals for an Ulster-Scots academy.        (AQO 391/08)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Strategic Planning Policy (1 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: Does the Member accept that, even in the circumstances in which planners find common cause with Members on an issue, their decisions are often overruled by the Planning Appeals Commission, which takes a more liberal view?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Strategic Planning Policy (1 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: Like Members who have already spoken in the debate, most of us would recognise brownfield sites as meaning ex-industrial and ex-commercial sites. In redevelopment areas, that would also include the demolition of existing housing. I am concerned that brownfield development has been extended to include a lot of other development — particularly gardens. I support the motion as one way of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Strategic Planning Policy (1 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: No one is questioning that, and I thank the Member for his intervention. However, the question is where the houses will be built. Many areas in east Belfast have not been redeveloped, but in other areas houses are under incredible pressure and gardens are being gobbled up by greedy developers. There must be a balance. As regards the character and local heritage of an area, Members have...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers To Questions: Housing Associations: Procurement (1 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: 7. asked the Minister for Social Develop­ment what progress has been made in respect of her Department’s procurement strategy on new developments by groups of housing associations.         (AQO 263/08)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers To Questions: Housing Associations: Procurement (1 Oct 2007)

Naomi Long: The Minister expects housing associations to form new procurement groups by 1 April 2008. However, the Department has yet to produce much in the way of guidance for housing associations on the subject. Given the tight time frame, and the experience in Scotland and Wales, where the creation of procurement groups cost a significant amount of time and money, is the Minister confident that she...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Action on Child Poverty (25 Sep 2007)

Naomi Long: I thank the Members who are responsible for tabling both the motion and the amendment. They have created the opportunity to debate this important matter. In common with many other Members, I became involved in politics not least because I wanted a fairer and more equal society, but I wanted governance whereby principles of social justice guide and underpin our decisions and priorities. Any...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Republican Parade (25 Sep 2007)

Naomi Long: Will the Member give way?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Republican Parade (25 Sep 2007)

Naomi Long: Will the Member clarify that he does not defend the display of loyalist paramilitary symbols in Orange Order parades? One might be confused about that, given the terms in which he has spoken.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Republican Parade (25 Sep 2007)

Naomi Long: It is convention to thank Members for bringing matters to the Floor for debate. However, on this occasion I will refrain from doing so, as I suspect — judging by the contributions so far — that it is unlikely to be an edifying, uplifting, or enlightening episode. That judgement is based on my experience of similar debates in Belfast City Hall, which are the political equivalent of poking...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council:  Road Safety (25 Sep 2007)

Naomi Long: I welcome the Minister of the Environ­ment’s statement, and particularly welcome the co-ordination between the two jurisdictions. That was discussed at the meeting of the all-party Assembly group, to which the Minister referred to extensively at lunchtime. Following the mutual recognition of driving disqualifications target of mid-2008, are there any plans to extend that to other European...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: North/South Ministerial Council: Transport (25 Sep 2007)

Naomi Long: After the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister made their statements, I asked them about the Derry line. There is particular interest in that line because of its implications for tourism in the north-west and its strategic link to Donegal. I am interested to know whether it is intended to extend the line, acting not only as a Department but on a cross-border basis. Having such good...


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