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Results 161–180 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: Question for Urgent Oral Answer: Social Investment Fund: Audit (21 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: Yours is fictitious. [Laughter.]

Northern Ireland Assembly: Question for Urgent Oral Answer: Social Investment Fund: Audit (21 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: The deputy First Minister cannot claim that he was not aware of my party's concerns about SIF because they are on the record from many years ago. However, perhaps he can answer this specific question. GEMS is the larger, more experienced organisation when it comes to managing and delivering community-based employability schemes. Can he explain precisely what added value Charter NI, this...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Apprenticeship Levy (21 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: 2. Mrs Long asked the Minister for the Economy for an update on the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. (AQO 702/16-21)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Apprenticeship Levy (21 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: Thank you, Madam Principal Deputy Speaker. The Finance Minister and the Economy Minister have set out an approach that will, effectively, mean that businesses will pay the apprenticeship levy but there will be no additional investment in skills as a result. Is there any scope for the Minister to undertake to ring-fence money for additional spending on professional, technical and vocational...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (15 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. In the course of Question Time, the Minister, I think, inadvertently misled the Chamber with respect to our position on 50:50 recruitment for policing. It is not the case that Alliance supported 50:50 recruitment at any time for policing, and, indeed, it was our Minister who withdrew that provision. I would like you, Mr Deputy Speaker, to review...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (15 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: Further to that point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business (15 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: Further to that point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker, there is a serious issue here with respect to the fact that these are not matters of political opinion but matters of fact. The party did not support 50:50 recruitment. For the Minister to continue to insist that that is the case is now a deliberate attempt to mislead people in the Chamber.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Sexual Orientation (15 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: 3. Mrs Long asked the Minister for Communities to outline the action his Department is taking to improve good relations with regard to sexual orientation. (AQO 673/16-21)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Sexual Orientation (15 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Minister for his answer with respect to setting out what section 75 is meant to achieve. However, I will take the opportunity to remind the Minister of the question: what action does he intend to take to improve good relations with respect to those of different sexual orientations, and can he address that specific issue in his answer?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Sporting Events and Activity-based Tourism (14 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: Thank you. The point that I am making to the Minister is not that these are local events, but that they are international events; they are world championships. They are not supported by any government funding, but they take place in Northern Ireland on a regular basis. They are not just local events.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Sporting Events and Activity-based Tourism (14 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Member for giving way. He mentions the hospitality sector. One of the big issues around hospitality is the review of licensing laws, which, at the moment, the Committee and the Minister are looking at. Will he agree with me that a more radical approach to that particular issue would be very helpful in supporting the economy and economic growth?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Sporting Events and Activity-based Tourism (14 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Minister for giving way. He makes a compelling case in the assessment he does of the economic out-turn of the issues that are supported by the Executive. However, sporting events take place day and daily. There are, for example, 10 world champions in kick-boxing in my constituency. They bring people from Japan, the US and across Europe here, and they have a multiplicity of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Snares: Complete Ban (7 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: T7. Mrs Long asked the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs whether the Department has any intention of introducing a complete ban on the use of snares, given the concerns expressed by members of the public about the continued use of snares, with recent research showing that not only are they indiscriminate and cruel but they are an inefficient method of pest control. (AQT...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Snares: Complete Ban (7 Nov 2016)

Naomi Long: I thank the Minister for his response. Clearly, it is disappointing, because I think that an outright ban would be better given that, whilst they may be cost-effective, snares are an inefficient means of pest control. When does he expect the Department to be able to bring regulations forward to potentially limit the use of snares and introduce further restrictions to limit cruelty, for...


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