NI Assembly TV

Question Time: Infrastructure Monday 26 April 2021

Minister of Infrastructure, Nichola Mallon answers Members questions on 26 April 2021. 

Read the Official Report (Hansard) – https://lk.nia.fyi/4CNp 

Each of the questions answered have been chaptered in the video to help you find them more easily. 

Chapters/Questions 

00:00 – Schools: 20 mph Speed Limit 

1. Mr Harvey asked the Minister for Infrastructure why she did not introduce a speed limit of 20 mph at Grey Abbey Primary School. (AQO 1933/17-22) 

4. Mr Easton asked the Minister for Infrastructure what schools across North Down will be included in the 20 mph speed limit schemes for this financial year. (AQO 1936/17-22) 

09:02 – DFI: Temporary Promotions 2. Mr Carroll asked the Minister for Infrastructure for her assessment of the use of temporary promotions within her Department. (AQO 1934/17-22) 

15:40 – Rail Halt: Craigavon 

3. Mr O’Dowd asked the Minister for Infrastructure whether a rail halt for central Craigavon will form part of the regional strategic transport network transport plan. (AQO 1935/17-22) 

21:40 – Casement Park: Update 

5. Mr McCann asked the Minister for Infrastructure for an update on the Casement Park planning application. (AQO 1937/17-22) 

25:06 – Hightown Incinerator 

7. Dr Aiken asked the Minister for Infrastructure whether she has received a letter signed by some Members of Parliament in relation to the Hightown incinerator. (AQO 1939/17-22) 

Topical Questions 

29:18 Harmony Lane, North Belfast 

T2. Mr Humphrey asked the Minister for Infrastructure to state why her Department has been singularly unhelpful in blocking off Harmony Lane in North Belfast, given the considerable criminality that is happening in that area, about which he and his Court ward councillor colleagues recently met with the Housing Executive and Belfast City Council, when they outlined the problems that include illegal dumping; pollution of the river; antisocial behaviour; illegal traffic, including lorries crossing a bridge that is neither regulated nor checked; and drug dealing. (AQT 1232/17-22) 

31:32 – Mid and East Antrim Borough Council: Concerns 

T3. Ms McLaughlin asked the Minister for Infrastructure whether she, as a Minister in the Executive, shares her concerns about the unfolding situation with the chief executive of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, who authored an extremely contentious letter to the UK Government under the advice and direction of three DUP MPs. (AQT 1233/17-22) 

34:11 – Unadopted Roads 

T4. Mr McHugh asked the Minister for Infrastructure what she is doing to address the issue of unadopted roads, which affects every constituent in the North of Ireland. (AQT 1234/17-22) 

36:05 – Glider Phase 2: Update 

T5. Mr G Kelly asked the Minister for Infrastructure for an update on phase 2 of the Glider scheme, which will service north Belfast. (AQT 1235/17-22) 

38:09 – Narrow Water Bridge: Update 

T6. Ms Ennis asked the Minister for Infrastructure for an update on the Narrow Water bridge project. (AQT 1236/17-22) 

40:44 – Castle Barracks, Enniskillen: Security Breach 

T7. Mrs Barton asked the Minister for Infrastructure what investigations she has carried out following the breach of security between last Friday evening and last Saturday morning at Castle Barracks, Enniskillen, a section of which is occupied by her Department, which also controls the use of the flagpole. (AQT 1237/17-22)