Questions Tabled for Written Answer Thursday 06 March 2014

 
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AQW 31796/11-15 Mr S Agnew
(GP - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail (i) who audits his Department's water bills; (ii) when his Department's water bill was last audited; (iii) when his Department's water bill will next be audited; (iv) how much money has been saved in the last five years as a result of auditing; and (v) the process for contracting out the auditing of water bills.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31795/11-15 Mr S Agnew
(GP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail (i) who audits her Department's water bills; (ii) when her Department's water bill was last audited; (iii) when her Department's water bill will next be audited; (iv) how much money has been saved in the last five years as a result of auditing; and (v) the process for contracting out the auditing of water bills.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31794/11-15 Mr S Agnew
(GP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail (i) who audits her Department's water bills; (ii) when her Department's water bill was last audited; (iii) when her Department's water bill will next be audited; (iv) how much money has been saved in the last five years as a result of auditing; and (v) the process for contracting out the auditing of water bills.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31793/11-15 Mr S Agnew
(GP - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail (i) who audits his Department's water bills; (ii) when his Department's water bill was last audited; (iii) when his Department's water bill will next be audited; (iv) how much money has been saved in the last five years as a result of auditing; and (v) the process for contracting out the auditing of water bills.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31792/11-15 Ms M McLaughlin
(SF - Foyle)
To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning for an update on the implementation and effectiveness of his approach to filling placements on the Steps to Work and Training for Success social clause requirements.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31791/11-15 Mr M Nesbitt
(UUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he is aware of any delays in the tendering or awarding of contracts by the Public Health Agency.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31790/11-15 Mr M Nesbitt
(UUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail the procurement processes used by his Department and its arm’s-length bodies; and what action he is taking to simplify the process.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31789/11-15 Mr M Nesbitt
(UUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the procurement processes used by his Department and its arm’s-length bodies; and what action he is taking to simplify the process.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31788/11-15 Mr M Copeland
(UUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Social Development how the implementation of the proposed Welfare Reform will impact upon householders in negative equity.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31787/11-15 Mr T Clarke
(DUP - South Antrim)
To ask the Minister of the Environment for an update on the progress of the Parkgate Quarry Landfill/Waste Planning Application T/2005/0977/F and T/2005/1054/F.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31786/11-15 Mr T Elliott
(UUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether he is aware of any on-the-run letters that have been issued in error and subsequently used, or attempted to have been used, in court proceedings since the devolution of policing and justice.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31785/11-15 Mr T Elliott
(UUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether any on-the-run letters have been used, or attempted to have been used, to provide a defence or to bar prosecution in any criminal proceedings since the devolution of policing and justice.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31784/11-15 Mr T Elliott
(UUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice whether there are any requests pending for on-the-run letters from his Department.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31783/11-15 Mr R Swann
(UUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Social Development to detail the timescale for the completion of the installation of double glazing in social housing in (i) Lettercreeve in Ballymena; and (ii) North Antrim.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31782/11-15 Mr G Campbell
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 31159/11-15, to detail the approximate number of properties that will be (i) under construction; and (ii) completed by 31 March 2015, broken down by Housing Associations.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31781/11-15 Mr G Campbell
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for Social Development what plans there to inform people, particularly females, that do not have the minimum requirement of 35 years National Insurance Contributions (NIC) for a full pension, in advance of their expected retirement age in 2016, that they can make additional NIC purchases to ensure a higher single tier pension.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31780/11-15 Mr G Campbell
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what steps are being taken to combat chronic childhood obesity.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31779/11-15 Mr G Campbell
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail (i) the approximate income derived from the Pay and Display car parks that were included in the tariff reduction scheme in December 2013; and (ii) the comparable amount derived in December 2012.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31778/11-15 Mr C Eastwood
(SDLP - Foyle)
To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail (i) projects funded through the European Investment Bank in the last ten years; (ii) whether any of the borrowing was underwritten by government departments; and (iii) funded projects.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31777/11-15 Mr C Eastwood
(SDLP - Foyle)
To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel to detail what changes have been made to restrictions or requirements under HM Treasury rules placed on European Investment Bank borrowing by (i) public bodies; and (ii) Departments since 1998.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31776/11-15 Mr C Eastwood
(SDLP - Foyle)
To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel what restrictions or requirements under HM Treasury rules are currently placed on European Investment Bank borrowing by (i) public bodies; and (ii) government departments. [Priority Written]

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31775/11-15 Mrs J Dobson
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of the additional dental services provided by Oasis Dental Care, including its impact on existing dental surgeries.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31774/11-15 Mr P McGlone
(SDLP - Mid Ulster)
To ask the Minister of Justice what opportunities have been provided by architects, engineers and design consultants engaged on the Northern Ireland Community Safety College project at Desertcreat to allow local suppliers to tender for the supply of materials for the project.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31773/11-15 Mr P McGlone
(SDLP - Mid Ulster)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in relation to his Department’s current proposals for car parking charges at the Antrim and Causeway Hospitals, what exemptions will be in place for staff working at the hospital sites. [Priority Written]

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31772/11-15 Mr P Ramsey
(SDLP - Foyle)
To ask the Minister of the Environment whether councils have the power to create by-laws to alter the speed limit on a street; and if so, to detail the councils that have utilised this power. [Priority Written]

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31771/11-15 Mr A McQuillan
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development to detail (i) how many formal grievances are currently being addressed; (ii) how long each grievance has been ongoing; and (iii) whether any grievance has taken longer than the timescale detailed in the Northern Ireland Civil Service Code of Practice, including (a) how much longer; and (b) the reasons for the delay.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31770/11-15 Mr A McQuillan
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) how many formal grievances are currently being addressed; (ii) how long each grievance has been ongoing; and (iii) whether any grievance has taken longer than the timescale detailed in the Northern Ireland Civil Service Code of Practice, including (a) how much longer; and (b) the reasons for the delay.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31769/11-15 Mr A McQuillan
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail (i) how many formal grievances are currently being addressed; (ii) how long each grievance has been ongoing; and (iii) whether any grievance has taken longer than the timescale detailed in the Northern Ireland Civil Service Code of Practice, including (a) how much longer; and (b) the reasons for the delay.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31768/11-15 Mr A McQuillan
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) how many formal grievances are currently being addressed; (ii) how long each grievance has been ongoing; and (iii) whether any grievance has taken longer than the timescale detailed in the Northern Ireland Civil Service Code of Practice, including (a) how much longer; and (b) the reasons for the delay.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31767/11-15 Mr A McQuillan
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure to detail (i) how many formal grievances are currently being addressed; (ii) how long each grievance has been ongoing; and (iii) whether any grievance has taken longer than the timescale detailed in the Northern Ireland Civil Service Code of Practice, including (a) how much longer; and (b) the reasons for the delay.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31766/11-15 Mr R Swann
(UUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how many Single Farm Payments to farmers are still outstanding, for the year 2013, within the North Antrim constituency; and to detail how much this represents as a total of all farmers in (i) North Antrim; and (ii) Northern Ireland.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31765/11-15 Mr K McCarthy
(ALL - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the reasons for the ten year delay in the re-banding of technician and paramedics employed by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31764/11-15 Mr K McCarthy
(ALL - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the amount paid by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service for sickness absence, in each of the last three years.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31763/11-15 Mr J Dallat
(SDLP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of the Environment to detail (i) the amount of money contributed to pension schemes for senior management within his Department; and (ii) the number of employees involved, in the last five years.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31762/11-15 Mr J Dallat
(SDLP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Justice to detail (i) the amount of money contributed to pension schemes for senior management within his Department; and (ii) the number of employees involved, in the last five years.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31761/11-15 Mr J Dallat
(SDLP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for Employment and Learning to detail (i) the amount of money contributed to pension schemes for senior management within his Department; and (ii) the number of employees involved, in the last five years.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31760/11-15 Mr J Dallat
(SDLP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) the amount of money contributed to pension schemes for senior management within his Department; and (ii) the number of employees involved, in the last five years.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31759/11-15 Mr J Dallat
(SDLP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail (i) the amount of money contributed to pension schemes for senior management within his Department; and (ii) the number of employees involved, in the last five years.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31758/11-15 Mr P Weir
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the checks that are carried out on imported eggs.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31757/11-15 Mr P Weir
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of people who have had gastric band surgery which was funded by the NHS, in each of the last five years.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31756/11-15 Mr P Weir
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development what central coordination is carried out within her Department to combat animal cruelty.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31755/11-15 Mr P Weir
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to detail how many jobs have been (i) created; and (ii) promoted in North Down by InvestNI's Jobs Fund since it was set up.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31754/11-15 Mr P Weir
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the progress made in creating an international development strategy.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31753/11-15 Lord Morrow
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice for his assessment of the ruling made by Mr Justice Treacy on 27 February 2014 against the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission in respect of their policy on the late submission of Legal Aid claims; and to clarify if the policy in question is to be reviewed.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31752/11-15 Mr G Campbell
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Justice, following recent reports of alleged illegal animal slaughtering in South Armagh, previous repeated reports of fuel laundering and agricultural subsidy fraud in the same area, what step his Department is taking, in conjunction with other agencies, to introduce a law enforcement strategy to prevent such activity.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31751/11-15 Mrs J Dobson
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Education what steps he is taking to improve access and facilities for school children who play hockey in Portadown, paricularly pupils of Killicomaine Junior High School.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31750/11-15 Mr S Agnew
(GP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of the Environment how much sand and gravel was extracted from Lough Neagh in each of the last five years; and to detail the controls, permissions and regulations required, and in place, to extract these materials. [Priority Written]

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31749/11-15 Mr F McKinney
(SDLP - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the preparatory work completed for the proposed MRI scanner for the The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31748/11-15 Lord Morrow
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 31405/11-15, given the circumstances on occasion of this individual’s former role and the resultant disciplinary action against him, to detail (i) whether this is a satisfactory appointment; (ii) if the Deputy Governor role was agreed prior to secondment; and, (iii) what cognisance has been taken of the disciplinary outcome.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31747/11-15 Lord Morrow
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 31122/11-15, in respect of the figures relating to prescription drugs, to clarify if these results were discovered in conjunction with other non-prescribed drugs being detected per test, or whether it was solely prescription drugs detected per test.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31746/11-15 Lord Morrow
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice, pursuant to AQW 30933/11-15, to detail the total cost of cabinets installed including (i) the cost of fitting and any subsequent repairs; and (ii) how many cabinets are included in the total costing.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31745/11-15 Lord Morrow
(DUP - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Justice, in relation to the former governor of Hydebank Wood and his secondment to England, whether he has been, or is he due to be, afforded travel, accommodation or any other expenses resulting from the secondment and/or imminent return to his new post; and if so, to detail (i) a breakdown of all expenses; and (ii) who is meeting the costs.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31744/11-15 Mrs D Kelly
(SDLP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Justice if he has had any discussions with the Attorney General on whether he had any knowledge of the administrative scheme, including the letters to on-the runs. [Priority Written]

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31743/11-15 Mr R Swann
(UUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail any scheme put forward by the Rivers Agency that was turned down by the Drainage Council in the last four years.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31742/11-15 Mrs J Dobson
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, pursuant to AQW 31158/11-15, to detail the total cost of all individual funding requests granted for unapproved cancer drugs, in each of the last three years.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31741/11-15 Mr J Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether any school children living along the A8 route have been provided a free taxi service to and from school during the works on the A8 project; and if so, to detail the (i) reasons; and (ii) cost.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31740/11-15 Mr J Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether any families along the route of the A8 have been offered alternative living accommodation during the works on the A8 project; and if so, to detail (i) how many; and (ii) the cost.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31739/11-15 Mr J Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether sound recording equipment has been provided to any residents adjacent to the A8 for the purpose of recording sound levels before, during and after the current A8 works; and if so, how many families have been facilitated.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31738/11-15 Mr J Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Social Development, pursuant to AQW 31054/11-15, to clarify why it states the Northern Ireland Housing Executive does not tolerate such breaches of tenancy conditions, when AQW 31053/11-15 indicates that no records of any such actions are kept.

06/03/2014Awaiting Answer
AQW 31737/11-15 Mr J Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the amount spent on capital expenditure and improvements on The Roddens Residential Home, Ballymoney, in each of the last five years. span id="PrintSearchResultsGridView_ctl61_PriorityWrittenLabel" style="display:inline-block;color:#444444;border-color:Gray;border-width:0px;border-style:Solid;font-family:Verdana;font-size:8pt;font-weight:normal;font-weight: 700; font-style: italic">



06/03/2014
Awaiting Answer
AQO 5794/11-15
Ms M McLaughlin
(SF - Foyle)
To ask the Minister of Finance and Personnel for an update on the responses to his Department's Equality Impact Assessment consultation on the Public Service Pensions Bill (NIA 23/11-15).

06/03/2014
Awaiting Answer

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