First Minister and deputy First Minister – NI Assembly Questions

MAY 2024

MAY 2024

ReferenceDateMemberQuestion and Answer
AQT 265/22-2713/05/24Alan Robinson (DUP, East Londonderry)Mr Robinson asked the First Minister and deputy First Minister for the deputy First Minister’s assessment of the North West 200 and to state whether she agrees that it really is a world-class event that brings huge benefits to our shores.

Answer 13/05/24
I thank the Member for his question. I absolutely and wholeheartedly agree. I was there on Saturday, and it was a fantastic day and a fantastic event. I saw many volunteers working with those in the North West 200 to make it, as the Member said, not just a Northern Ireland event but a world-class event. It was absolutely fantastic. Thousands of families and spectators enjoyed the event, which had world-class competitors. It is a jewel in the crown of Northern Ireland, and we should be proud of it. I will push the case for additional support and the right support for the North West 200, road racing and other types of events that are positive for Northern Ireland. See link above for complete answer.
AQO 396/22-2713/05/24Mr Matthew O’Toole (SDLP – South Belfast)To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline when a Programme for Government will be presented to the Assembly.

Answer 13/05/24
We are working at pace with Executive colleagues to develop and agree a Programme for Government. We hope to publish a draft for consultation in the coming weeks, which will be brought to the Assembly for scrutiny. It will reflect the need to reform and transform public services and will set out our collective priorities for the mandate. We are keen to bring forward a draft Programme for Government as soon as possible. See link above for complete answer.