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Weekly Written Questions Answered

Monday 08 September 2014 - Friday 12 September 2014

There were a total of 161 questions for written answer answered week ending 12/09/2014


 
Note: [R] indicates a registered declaration of interest
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AQO 6532/11-15 Mr William Irwin
(DUP - Newry and Armagh)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline any plans she has to extend the current Rural Development Programme project deadline to allow applicants more time to complete projects.

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AQO 6529/11-15 Mr Alex Maskey
(SF - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the review of animal welfare legislation.

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01/09/201409/09/2014
AQO 6528/11-15 Ms Maeve McLaughlin
(SF - Foyle)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the relocation of her departmental headquarters to Ballykelly.

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01/09/201409/09/2014
AQO 6519/11-15 Ms Rosaleen McCorley
(SF - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Social Development, in relation to Welfare Reform, why he has not adopted the same position as the DUP in Westminster.

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01/09/201409/09/2014
AQO 6518/11-15 Mr Danny Kinahan
(UUP - South Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Social Development for an update on the Northern Ireland Housing Executive accessing private finance.

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01/09/201409/09/2014
AQO 6517/11-15 Ms Maeve McLaughlin
(SF - Foyle)
To ask the Minister for Social Development how many pilot schemes his Department has undertaken since May 2011.

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01/09/201409/09/2014
AQO 6516/11-15 Mr Stewart Dickson
(APNI - East Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Social Development for an update on the work of the Housing Repossessions Taskforce in addressing the impact of negative equity.

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01/09/201409/09/2014
AQO 6515/11-15 Ms Bronwyn McGahan
(SF - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister for Social Development, in light of his decision to ignore the recent NI Audit Office investigation and his efforts to rebrand this initiative, whether he will reject his departmental review into the transfer of public housing stock.

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01/09/201409/09/2014
AQO 6514/11-15 Mr Alban Maginness
(SDLP - North Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Social Development whether he will now retract his statement and accusation regarding named contractors in relation to the delivery of Northern Ireland Housing Executive maintenance contracts.

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01/09/201409/09/2014
AQO 6513/11-15 Mr Ian McCrea
(DUP - Mid Ulster)
To ask the Minister for Social Development for an update on any social housing plans in Mid Ulster.

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01/09/201409/09/2014
AQO 6512/11-15 Dr Alasdair McDonnell
(SDLP - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Social Development whether his Department has made an assessment of the impact of the proposed Welfare Reform measures on a constituency basis and across all recipient groups.

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01/09/201409/09/2014
AQO 6511/11-15 Mr Stephen Moutray
(DUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister for Social Development to outline the front line services that will be affected by the budget cuts as a result of the non-implementation of Welfare Reform.

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01/09/201409/09/2014
AQW 35701/11-15 Mrs Jo-Anne Dobson
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of composite classes in (i) primary; and (ii) post-primary schools, broken down by Education and Library Board, in each of the last three years.

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AQO 6562/11-15 Mr Michael McGimpsey
(UUP - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the residents-only parking scheme for Sandy Row, Donegal Pass and Stranmillis Village.

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01/09/201408/09/2014
AQO 6561/11-15 Mr Ross Hussey
(UUP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the current pressures on his departmental budget.

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01/09/201408/09/2014
AQO 6560/11-15 Mr Paul Girvan
(DUP - South Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the A8 project, including the expected date for completion.

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01/09/201408/09/2014
AQO 6559/11-15 Mr Robin Swann
(UUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development for his assessment of the public usage on the Coleraine to Belfast rail corridor.

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01/09/201408/09/2014
AQO 6558/11-15 Mr Jim Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development how his Department will meet its statutory duty under Article 8 of the Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 to maintain roads and footpaths, if repair contracts are not being renewed.

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01/09/201408/09/2014
AQO 6557/11-15 Dr Alasdair McDonnell
(SDLP - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development whether his Department has carried out a risk assessment on the health and safety implications of proposals to reduce maintenance and repair of street lighting services.

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01/09/201408/09/2014
AQO 6555/11-15 Mr William Humphrey
(DUP - North Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the road traffic survey for Twaddell Avenue.

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