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Weekly Written Questions Answered

Monday 22 February 2016 - Friday 26 February 2016

There were a total of 219 questions for written answer answered week ending 26/02/2016


 
Note: [R] indicates a registered declaration of interest
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AQO 9720/11-16 Mrs Jo-Anne Dobson
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development when she will announce the final list of approved items for both tranches of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQO 9719/11-16 Mr Paul Frew
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the payment of the Basic Payment Scheme.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQO 9718/11-16 Mr Sydney Anderson
(DUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for an update on the steps being taken following the recent flooding across Northern Ireland.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQO 9717/11-16 Mr Thomas Buchanan
(DUP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development how many farm businesses are still awaiting their 2015 Basic Payment Scheme.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQO 9713/11-16 Mr Ross Hussey
(UUP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline the action her Department has taken to rectify the difficulties experienced by applicants to the Young Farmers' Scheme that submitted partnership agreements.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQO 9705/11-16 Mr Trevor Lunn
(APNI - Lagan Valley)
To ask the Minister for Social Development for an update on the allocation of funding for advice services in advance of the Welfare Reform Bill receiving Royal Assent.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQO 9704/11-16 Ms Claire Hanna
(SDLP - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Social Development whether he plans to reform the alcohol and entertainment licensing laws in Northern Ireland.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQO 9694/11-16 Mr Daniel McCrossan
(SDLP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister for Social Development, given the high number of people in housing stress in Strabane, what plans he has to increase the provision of social housing units.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQW 54654/11-16 Mr Alex Easton
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Social Development when the last External Cyclical Maintenance programme was carried out in Kilcooley by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. [Priority Written]

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23/02/201626/02/2016
AQO 9714/11-16 Mr Gregory Campbell
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline any recent discussions she has had with large supermarkets regarding incresing opportunites to purchase local farm produce.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQO 9693/11-16 Mr Jonathan Craig
(DUP - Lagan Valley)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development for an update on the Knockmore to Sprucefield link road.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQO 9691/11-16 Mr Paul Girvan
(DUP - South Antrim)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the representation she has received from elected representatives for South Antrim in relation to a bypass for Ballyclare.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQO 9690/11-16 Mr Thomas Buchanan
(DUP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development, in light of her recent announcement on the A5, to outline a timeline for the commencement of works on the Newbuildings to north of Strabane section of the road.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQO 9689/11-16 Mr Fearghal McKinney
(SDLP - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development, given that the recent statement on the A5 outlined four different documents to be consulted on for a section of the full project, how many consultations does she envisage will be carried out before construction on the road begins.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQO 9688/11-16 Mrs Judith Cochrane
(APNI - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Regional Development how many local schools have specific road safety signage installed in close proximity to their school entrances.

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11/02/201624/02/2016
AQO 9681/11-16 Mrs Judith Cochrane
(APNI - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Justice for his assessment of the Secretary of State's comment of 11 February 2016 on legacy inquests that if reforms were to progress the UK Government would consider whether some of the Stormont House legacy funding could be released early to support inquests.

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11/02/201622/02/2016
AQO 9680/11-16 Mr Gordon Dunne
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Justice what plans he has to provide fit for purpose court facilities in the Ards and North Down Borough Council area.

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11/02/201622/02/2016
AQO 9711/11-16 Ms Anna Lo MBE
(APNI - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline the stock management plans in place to ensure fish stocks remain at sustainable levels.

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11/02/201623/02/2016
AQW 54573/11-16 Mr Alex Easton
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister for Social Development when the Northern Ireland Housing Executive last carried out a programme of External Cyclical Maintenance in Bloomfield. [Priority Written]

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22/02/201624/02/2016
AQW 54565/11-16 Mr Andy Allen
(UUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister for Social Development whether he has any plans to (i) increase the qualifying annual household income threshold for the Affordable Warmth Scheme; and (ii) take exceptional circumstances into consideration. [Priority Written]

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