Monday 6th February 2012 SDLP Justice Spokesperson Alban Maginness MLA has said that the Executive must do all in its power to crack down on criminal gangs involved in human trafficking in Northern Ireland.
Monday 6th February 2012 SDLP Justice Spokesperson Alban Maginness has welcomed the Justice Minister’s decision to implement measures to set fixed time limits on criminal cases in the youth courts within the life of this Assembly.
Monday 6th February 2012 The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Arlene Foster has been challenged by East Derry SDLP Assembly Member John Dallat to immediately set up a special employment task force to maximise the opportunities presented following the acquisition of the former Shackleton Barracks at Ballykelly.
Monday 6th February 2012 SDLP Social Development Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has urged the Housing Minister to bring forward and implement an Empty Homes Strategy to address the chronic lack of social housing available to those most in need.
Monday 6th February 2012 SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has condemned the Department of Education for their failure to provide continuing funds for special supervisory assistants in schools.
Monday 6th February 2012 SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has expressed her discontent at confirmation that staffing levels at the Money Advice Service are to be reduced in Northern Ireland.
Monday 6th February 2012 SDLP Employment and Learning spokesperson Pat Ramsey will criticise work done by DEL to tackle the problem of young people not in education, employment and learning, and call for a dedicated team to be established to address the issue.
Monday 6th February 2012 SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan led a deputation of Northern Ireland MPs (SDLP, DUP and Alliance) to meet the Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mark Hoban at Westminster last week to discuss the concerns of local credit unions over the Financial Service Authority’s (FSA’s) proposal to restrict the investment types which Northern Ireland credit unions can invest in under new regulatory reforms.