Questions Tabled for Written Answer Tuesday 04 March 2014

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Question
Tabled

AQW 31687/11-15

Ms Rosaleen McCorley
(SF - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail any steps taken in regard to meeting the UK Governments commitments, in relation to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

04/03/2014

AQW 31686/11-15

Ms Rosaleen McCorley
(SF - West Belfast)
To ask the Assembly Commission for an assessment of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages report regarding the unavailability of Irish simultaneous interpretation in the Assembly and to detail any plans to fulfil its obligations under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

04/03/2014

AQW 31685/11-15

Ms Rosaleen McCorley
(SF - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail any requests to his Department to make publications available in Irish in the last four years; and to outline the action he has taken in relation to this.

04/03/2014

AQW 31684/11-15

Ms Rosaleen McCorley
(SF - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether his Department or its arm's-length bodies provide funding or resources for groups dealing with ethnic minorities, as well as women who have suffered domestic violence from partners, who are in the criminal justice system.

04/03/2014

AQW 31683/11-15

Mr Colum Eastwood
(SDLP - Foyle)
To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the service delivered in the contract awarded to WYG Nolan Ryan Tweeds (NI) Limited relating to consultancy services for remediation at Fort George in February 2012.

04/03/2014

AQW 31682/11-15

Mr Mike Nesbitt
(UUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether his Department has made any payments or offered any other support or resource to on-the-runs; and if he is aware of such support coming from elsewhere in Her Majesty's Government. [Priority Written]

04/03/2014

AQW 31681/11-15

Mr Paul Frew
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what incentives are currently available to encourage a young farmer to take over their family farm.

04/03/2014

AQW 31680/11-15

Mr Paul Frew
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what assistance or funding is available to the dairy sector.

04/03/2014

AQW 31679/11-15

Mr Ian Milne
(SF - Mid Ulster)
To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what improvements will be made to broadband coverage in the rural South Derry area as a result of the recent funding award.

04/03/2014

AQW 31678/11-15

Mr Paul Frew
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail how many Planning Officers there are in each Planning Office; and the areas each Planning Office serves.

04/03/2014

AQW 31677/11-15

Mr Colum Eastwood
(SDLP - Foyle)
To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for an update on the establishment of an International Data Centre as detailed in Derry's One Plan.

04/03/2014

AQW 31676/11-15

Mr Colum Eastwood
(SDLP - Foyle)
To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for an update on the University of Ulster’s One Plan commitment of securing a targeted increase of 1,000 Maximum Student Numbers at the Magee campus by 2015.

04/03/2014

AQW 31675/11-15

Mrs Jo-Anne Dobson
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 31280/11-15, whether his Department has organised any public representative meetings with any elected representatives in the Upper Bann constituency in the last three years; and to provide details of these meetings.

04/03/2014

AQW 31674/11-15

Mr Jim Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment whether she fully accepts Recommendation 15 in the second report of the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment on its Review into Electricity Policy: Part II - Electricity Pricing; and if not, which parts she accepts.

04/03/2014

AQW 31673/11-15

Mr Jim Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why a patient diversion was introduced at Antrim Area Hospital on 2 March 2014; and how many patients were affected.

04/03/2014

AQW 31672/11-15

Mr Jim Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they are aware of the names of all the on-the-runs who were issued with comfort letters under the administrative scheme; and, if so, whether they will publish the names; and, if they are not aware, what steps they are taking to obtain and publish this information.

04/03/2014

AQW 31671/11-15

Mr Jim Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, pursuant to AQW 7003/11-15, how it was possible to include comparative information in response to AQW 1305/11-15 and whether this indicates her Department has ceased to collect such comparative data; and if so, to outline the reasons for this.

04/03/2014

AQW 31670/11-15

Mr Jim Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether he is aware of the names of all the on-the-runs who were issued with "comfort letters" under the administrative scheme; and if so, when will he publish the names; and if he is not aware, what steps is he taking to obtain and publish this information.

04/03/2014

AQW 31669/11-15

Mr Stephen Moutray
(DUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail the spend on promoting the Ulster-Scots language in the last three years.

04/03/2014

AQW 31668/11-15

Mr Stephen Moutray
(DUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail (i) the spend on promoting the Irish Language; and (ii) the cost of the most recent television advert promoting the Irish Language, in the last three years.

04/03/2014

AQW 31667/11-15

Mr Declan McAleer
(SF - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of the Environment (i) whether his Department is aware of the deforestation and road construction taking place in the Doravil Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; (ii) whether these actions are connected to the proposals to construct wind farms in the area; and (iii) whether he will issue a stop notice to the works until a full Environmental Impact Assessment and an assessment of the traffic impact are conducted. [Priority Written]

04/03/2014

AQW 31666/11-15

Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 31405/11-15, if this post was advertised; and if so, to detail (i) whether the individual applied for the role; and (ii) the total number of applicants.

04/03/2014

AQW 31665/11-15

Mr Stephen Moutray
(DUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Education what action he is taking to address the current accommodation problems at Craigavon Senior High School's Lurgan campus.

04/03/2014

AQW 31664/11-15

Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 30933/11-15, to detail (i) the total cost of installing the cabinets, including fitting and any subsequent repairs; and (ii) the number of cabinets the total cost relates to, broken down by year since the first installation.

04/03/2014

AQW 31663/11-15

Mr Stephen Moutray
(DUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the responses to the Southern Education and Library Board's consultation on Option A of Updating the Dickson Plan; and what proportion of the responses from the controlled sector was in favour of retaining the current operation of the Dickson Plan.

04/03/2014

AQW 31662/11-15

Mr Gregory Campbell
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, in the first year of her departmental headquarters relocating to Ballykelly, to detail the approximate number of staff who will be located in Ballykelly and their average gross annual salary.

04/03/2014

AQW 31661/11-15

Mr Gregory Campbell
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the change in the number of complaints made to the Consumer Council regarding energy issues, in each of the last five years.

04/03/2014

AQW 31660/11-15

Mr Gregory Campbell
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, pursuant to AQW 31225/11-15, given that the relevant authorities in the Republic of Ireland have confirmed that the Irish City of Culture competition will be confined to cities within the Republic of Ireland, and there is no political consensus in Londonderry for such a bid, whether her Department will actively support any European bid that commands that consensus.

04/03/2014

AQW 31659/11-15

Mr Stephen Moutray
(DUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Education, in light of the Southern Education and Library Board's rejection of Option A of Updating the Dickson Plan, what assurances he can give that he will not enforce this option on the area.

04/03/2014

AQW 31658/11-15

Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant AQW 30881/11-15, for his assessment of the impact on public confidence of withholding this advice.

04/03/2014

AQW 31657/11-15

Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to AQW 30315/11-15, who assessed Ravenhill and informed licensing that an operating centre was in situ.

04/03/2014

AQW 31656/11-15

Mr Gregory Campbell
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for Social Development for his assessment of the extent of the problems being experienced by those with an addiction to gambling on fixed odds betting terminals.

04/03/2014

AQW 31655/11-15

Mr Oliver McMullan
(SF - East Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 31010/11-15 and in relation to discharge from long-term hospitals, to list the locations of the planned housing support, including the extension to, or remodelling of, existing schemes. [Priority Written]

04/03/2014

AQW 31654/11-15

Mr Oliver McMullan
(SF - East Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel, pursuant to AQW 30263/11-15, to detail what steps the Minister will take to ensure (i) local councils advertise tender opportunities in the local press; and (ii) an up to date register is kept regarding tender opportunties within councils.

04/03/2014

AQW 31653/11-15

Ms Maeve McLaughlin
(SF - Foyle)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether the funding for the Family Fund has decreased; and if so, how will any decrease in funding be addressed.

04/03/2014

AQW 31652/11-15

Mr David McNarry
(UKIP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether she will make funding available for the regeneration of towns and villages surrounding Royal County Down Golf Club.

04/03/2014

AQW 31651/11-15

Mr David McNarry
(UKIP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure whether she will provide funding for the 2015 Irish Open at a similar or higher level than the ?1.5m made available to the 2013 Irish Open.

04/03/2014

AQW 31650/11-15

Mr Oliver McMullan
(SF - East Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail the (a) number; and (b) names of registered small and medium sized enterprises in the (i) Moyle District Council; and (ii) Larne Borough Council areas.

04/03/2014

AQW 31649/11-15

Ms Anna Lo MBE
(ALL - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Social Development whether interest in the Village Regeneration area housing stock could be opened up to include interest from the general South Belfast area.

04/03/2014

AQW 31648/11-15

Ms Anna Lo MBE
(ALL - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Social Development what discussions have taken place with housing associations to ascertain interest in developing low-cost co-ownership housing in the Village Regeneration area.

04/03/2014

AQW 31647/11-15

Ms Anna Lo MBE
(ALL - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister of the Environment for his assessment of the ruling on 13 February 2014 by the Court of Justice of the European Communities against the UK Member State's continued breaching of the Aarhus Convention; and in light of this judgement, whether it is appropriate for his Department to be pursuing costs against applicants who have been unsuccessful in challenging environmental decisions, where that challenge was in the public interest. [Priority Written]

04/03/2014

AQW 31646/11-15

Mr Joe Byrne
(SDLP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail her Department's knowledge of, and involvement in, the investigation into the alleged slaughtering of farm animals in South Armagh. [Priority Written]

04/03/2014

AQW 31645/11-15

Mr Peter Weir
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the timescale for the final assessment on the level of damage to sea defences in North Down as a result of recent storms.

04/03/2014

AQW 31644/11-15

Mr Patsy McGlone
(SDLP - Mid Ulster)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether he, or any employee of his Department, is aware of any undertakings of (a) amnesty; (b) immunity; or (c) implied immunity from prosecution given to (i) any former or serving members of the security forces; (ii) any person who has acted as an agent of the security forces or British Government intelligence services; and (iii) any member of a paramilitary organisation. [Priority Written]

04/03/2014

AQW 31643/11-15

Mr Robin Newton
(DUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to (i) detail any plans to implement the Household Flood Protection Grant; and (ii) clarify that consultation with Councils will take place.

04/03/2014

AQW 31642/11-15

Mr Kieran McCarthy
(ALL - Strangford)
To ask the Minister for Social Development what progress has been made to reinstate the Town Centre Living Initiative/Living Over The Shop scheme; and to outline the associated timetable. [Priority Written]

04/03/2014

AQW 31641/11-15

Mr Peter Weir
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Education how levels of attendance at schools in (i) the South Eastern Education and Library Board; and (ii) Northern Ireland have changed over the last five years.

04/03/2014

AQW 31640/11-15

Mr Peter Weir
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Education how many pupils in the South Eastern Education and Library Board area are classed as having problem attendance.

04/03/2014

AQW 31639/11-15

Mr Peter Weir
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what new initiatives are planned to help people stop smoking.

04/03/2014

AQW 31638/11-15

Mr Peter Weir
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how much has been spent on smoking cessation and prevention in each of the last five years.

04/03/2014

AQW 31637/11-15

Mrs Sandra Overend
(UUP - Mid Ulster)
To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister when the report on the Gapping and Mapping Exercise on Internet Safety was given to the Safeguarding Board NI for amendment; and when they expect to publish its findings.

04/03/2014

AQW 31636/11-15

Mrs Sandra Overend
(UUP - Mid Ulster)
To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what discussions have taken place between their Department and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to maximise the effectiveness of the Northern Ireland representation on the Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety.

04/03/2014

AQW 31635/11-15

Mrs Sandra Overend
(UUP - Mid Ulster)
To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in light of their letter to the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety asking him to draw up a strategic policy framework on e-safety, whether they hold the responsibility for co-ordinating such a cross-departmental strategy.

04/03/2014

AQW 31634/11-15

Mr Seán Rogers
(SDLP - South Down)
To ask the Minister of Education how many children started primary school in September 2014; and how many of these children do not have English as their first language.

04/03/2014

AQW 31633/11-15

Mr Mervyn Storey
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Education how much was spent on substitute teachers in each of the last three years.

04/03/2014

AQW 31632/11-15

Mr Mervyn Storey
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Education how much funding has been allocated in support of youth service activities in each Education and Library Board, in each of the last five years.

04/03/2014

AQW 31631/11-15

Mr Mervyn Storey
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Education what are the ownership arrangements which have been put in place for the former Balmoral High school.

04/03/2014

AQW 31630/11-15

Mr Mervyn Storey
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Education what are the staffing implications for his Department and the Education and Library Boards of the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Department and Education and Library on minor works in non-controlled schools.

04/03/2014

AQW 31629/11-15

Mr Mervyn Storey
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the performance of the Educational Psychology services in relation to the average length of time it takes for a child to be seen by a psychologist.

04/03/2014

AQW 31628/11-15

Mr Jim Wells
(DUP - South Down)
To ask the Minister for Social Development to outline the total cost of providing one social housing unit at 19 Downpatrick Road, Crossgar, including the (i) purchase of the site; (ii) architectural and planning fees; and (iii) estimated construction costs.

04/03/2014

AQW 31627/11-15

Mrs Dolores Kelly
(SDLP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many ministerial appointments to public bodies have been made by her Department since May 2011; and of these, to detail how many were made to (i) males; (ii) females; and (iii) the organisations to which appointments were made.

04/03/2014

AQW 31626/11-15

Mrs Dolores Kelly
(SDLP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure how many ministerial appointments to public bodies have been made by her Department since May 2011; and of these, to detail how many were made to (i) males; (ii) females; and (iii) the organisations to which appointments were made.

04/03/2014

AQW 31625/11-15

Mrs Dolores Kelly
(SDLP - Upper Bann)
To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister how many ministerial appointments to public bodies have been made by their Department since May 2011; and of these, to detail how many were made to (i) males; (ii) females; and (iii) the organisations to which appointments were made.

04/03/2014

AQW 31624/11-15

Mrs Dolores Kelly
(SDLP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Justice how many ministerial appointments to public bodies have been made by his Department since May 2011; and of these, to detail how many were made to (i) males; (ii) females; and (iii) the organisations to which appointments were made.

04/03/2014

AQW 31623/11-15

Mrs Dolores Kelly
(SDLP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning how many ministerial appointments to public bodies have been made by his Department since May 2011; and of these, to detail how many were made to (i) males; (ii) females; and (iii) the organisations to which appointments were made.

04/03/2014

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