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Latest Daily List Of Written Questions

Tuesday 22 September 2020


 
Note: [R] indicates a registered declaration of interest
Ref NoMemberQuestionAnswer By
AQW 7398/17-22 Ms Martina Anderson
(SF - Foyle)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure, following the tragedy at Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire in August during which a number of people died and were injured, what measures NI Railways is taking to ensure that trainlines in the North, which are located along costal routes and which could be susceptible to landslides and adverse weather conditions, are being made safe.

07/10/2020
AQW 7397/17-22 Ms Martina Anderson
(SF - Foyle)
To ask the Minister of Health what work he has conducted with his counterpart in the south of Ireland to (i) ensure there is no adverse impact on cross border healthcare; and (ii) enable future enhanced co-operation on healthcare, post 31 December 2020.

07/10/2020
AQW 7396/17-22 Ms Martina Anderson
(SF - Foyle)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, in order that guide dog users can continue to cross the border freely without subjecting their dog to invasive veterinary checks, what action he has taken to mitigate the impact of the loss of pet passports for guide dogs.

07/10/2020
AQW 7395/17-22 Ms Martina Anderson
(SF - Foyle)
To ask the Minister for the Economy when she will announce a financial support scheme for those sole traders, recently self-employed and businesses who have had no COVID-19-related financial support since the outbreak of the pandemic.

07/10/2020
AQW 7394/17-22 Ms Martina Anderson
(SF - Foyle)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure, in order to reduce its restrictive impact on potential planning applications such as at Fort George or the Glen Development Initiative, Derry, what action she is taking to amend PPS 15 in relation to floodplains.

07/10/2020
AQW 7393/17-22 Ms Sinead McLaughlin
(SDLP - Foyle)
To ask the Minister for the Economy to provide details of programmes and information supplied by Invest NI to potential investors of (i) the benefits of locating in Derry; (ii) the high quality of life in the city and surrounding area; and (iii) the excellent broadband connectivity in the city.

07/10/2020
AQW 7392/17-22 Mr Andrew Muir [R]
(APNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Finance to detail the current forecast variance between Estimated Penny Product and Actual Penny Product for 2020/21 for each district Council area. [Priority Written]

29/09/2020
AQW 7391/17-22 Mr Andrew Muir
(APNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure for her assessment of whether the Northern Ireland Water development at Brompton Road, Bangor, is in line with plans and permissions previously obtained.

07/10/2020
AQW 7390/17-22 Mr Andrew Muir
(APNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure whether she will review the decision not to permit extension of the 30mph speed limit to the boundary of Crawfordsburn village at Ballyrobert Road near Clandeboye Way.

07/10/2020
AQW 7389/17-22 Mr Andrew Muir
(APNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to detail how she will encourage the uptake of e-Bikes.

07/10/2020
AQW 7388/17-22 Mr Andrew Muir
(APNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Finance what progress has been made on implementing the recommendations of the 2019 Northern Ireland Audit Office report on Major Capital Projects.

07/10/2020
AQW 7387/17-22 Miss Rachel Woods
(GPNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister for the Economy for an update on her Department’s (i) research; and (ii) review of petroleum licencing. [Priority Written]

30/09/2020
AQW 7386/17-22 Miss Rachel Woods
(GPNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for his assessment of the staffing resources required for the Office for Environmental Protection to undertake its statutory functions in Northern Ireland.

07/10/2020
AQW 7385/17-22 Miss Rachel Woods
(GPNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs whether there are plans for interim arrangements to handle complaints in the event that the Office for Environmental Protection is not fully functional in Northern Ireland on 1 January 2021.

07/10/2020
AQW 7384/17-22 Miss Rachel Woods
(GPNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice (i) how many prisoners with diagnosed mental health issues have been committed to Care and Supervision Units (CSUs) within the Northern Ireland Prison Service, each year for the last five years; and (ii) for a breakdown of the figures by time spent in a CSU and percentage share of prisoners transferred to a secure Mental Health unit after being accommodated in a CSU.

07/10/2020
AQW 7383/17-22 Miss Rachel Woods
(GPNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice how many children and young people in the juvenile justice system have been convicted of a non-violent offence in the last five years.

07/10/2020
AQW 7382/17-22 Mr Maolíosa McHugh
(SF - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister for Infrastructure (i) why drink-drive rehabilitation courses are not available to members of the public who wish to undertake them online; and (ii) whether she will consider making these courses available to do online as is the case in other parts of these Islands. [Priority Written]

30/09/2020
AQW 7381/17-22 Ms Karen Mullan
(SF - Foyle)
To ask the Minister of Education (i) who is responsible for the Public Health Agency COVID-19 helplines for schools; (ii) what training have call handlers been provided with in advance of taking up these positions; and (iii) whether all call handlers are provided with the same script. [Priority Written]

28/09/2020
AQW 7380/17-22 Dr Caoimhe Archibald
(SF - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for the Economy what actions she will take to address the findings in the NI Audit Office Report on Invest NI, which stated that there was potentially £13.5 million paid out in ineligible payments by Invest NI to businesses during the Small Business Grant Scheme.

07/10/2020
AQW 7379/17-22 Dr Caoimhe Archibald
(SF - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for the Economy what actions she will take to address issues noted in the NI Audit Office Report on Invest NI, which stated that Invest NI's £2.5 milllion loan to Wrights Group was awarded before being given formal approval being received from the European Commission.

07/10/2020
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