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Protestant/Unionist/Loyalist Capacity Building Programme

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline (i) her proposals for a Protestant/Unionist/Loyalist Capacity Building Programme, including when tenders will be invited for the delivery agents; (ii) the purpose of the programme; (iii) the budget for the programme; and (iv) the timescale for the delivery of the programme.

An Economic Appraisal is currently being completed on the provision of local rural community development services which includes specific proposals for services for protestant/unionist/loyalist rural communities. Until the Economic Appraisal is completed and approved by the Department of Finance and Personnel it is not possible to provide details of the proposals. Subject to the necessary approvals being obtained it is the intention that invitations to tender will issue in January 2012 with the aim of having contracts in place by April 2012.

Tabled Date: 15/12/2011
Answered On Date: 04/01/2012

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to detail the number of hubs that are envisaged under the proposed Protestant/Unionist/Loyalist Capacity Building Programme; and the area that will be covered by the hub responsible for the Ballymena area.

An Economic Appraisal is currently being completed on the provision of local rural community development services which includes specific proposals for services for protestant/unionist/loyalist rural communities. Until the Economic Appraisal is completed and approved by the Department of Finance and Personnel it is not possible to provide details of the proposals.

Tabled Date: 15/12/2011
Answered On Date: 05/01/2012

To ask the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development if an economic appraisal has been carried out in on the Protestant/Unionist/Loyalist Capacity Building Programme, and if so, whether the results of the appraisal will be made available to the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development.

An Economic Appraisal is currently being completed on the provision of local rural community development services which includes specific proposals for services for protestant/unionist/loyalist rural communities. When the Economic Appraisal has been completed the results will be made available to the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Tabled Date: 15/12/2011
Answered On Date: 04/01/2012