AQW 15418/11-15

Mr Robin Swann
Ulster Unionist Party
North Antrim

Tabled Date: 11/10/2012
Answered On Date: 22/10/2012
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to list the individuals or organisations who were included in the recent Lough Neagh consultation.

The Lough Neagh Working Group comprises representation from 5 NICS Departments - DARD, DCAL, DOE, DRD and DETI. In addition to the research and work being undertaken by the individual Departments involved in the Working Group, an informal consultation was launched with a wide range of groups and organisations that were identified by officials from each of the Departments as key stakeholders.  The purpose of the informal consultation is to obtain their high-level views on the proposal regarding public ownership. Fifty-seven key stakeholders have been asked for comment. A list of the consultees is attached for information.
List of Consultees for Lough Neagh Working Group
Invest NI
Geological Survey NI (DETI)
Tourist Board
NI Water
The Utility Regulator
Consumer Council
Cookstown DC
Magherafelt DC
Craigavon DC
Antrim BC
Dungannon and South Tyrone DC
Armagh DC
Lisburn City Council
Ballymena BC
ECOS Centre
Monaghan County Council
Quarry Product Association NI
Woodland Trust
Ballinderry Fish Hatchery
Six Mile Water Trust
Ulster Angling Association
The Honourable Irish Society
Waterways Ireland
Ulster Coarse Fishing Federation
Lough Neagh Sand Traders Association (NI) Ltd
AMK Association
Rural Development Council
Constructed Wetlands for NI
Rural Community Network
Ulster Farmers Union
Portadown Boat Club
Cullybackey and District Game and Sea Angling Society
Rectory Lodge Trout Fishery
Ballysaggart Lough Environmental Group
NI Pike Society
Ballyronan Marina
Friends of the Earth NI
Council for Nature Conservation and Countryside
Norman Emerson Group
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Lough Neagh Partnership
Lough Neagh Fishermans Co Op
Outdoor Recreation NI
Lagan Canal Trust
Inland Waterways Association Ireland
River Bann and Lough Neagh Association
Kinnego Marina
Lough Neagh Rescue
Rams Island Management
The Blackwater Regional (Tourism in Ireland)
Countryside Alliance of Ireland (CAI)
British Association for Shooting Conservation
Scottish Association of Country Sports
Sports NI
National Trust