Have Your Say

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

The Department invited your views and comments on the proposal to relinquish protected zone status for Fireblight in Northern Ireland and to implement buffer zone arrangements for those businesses wishing to trade host plants into other protected zones.  

The consultation opened on the 28 June 2016 and closed on 29 July 2016.

You Said

There were four respondants . Two respondents sought further clarification which the Department provided.

 

We Did

On the basis of our consultation DAERA intends to implement Fireblight buffer zones as an alternative to Fireblight protected zones. Applicants will be able to apply for Fireblight buffer zone status which the Department will review annually.

We Asked

The key questions were (1) to what extent do you agree with NISRA’s proposed option to base the primary outputs of the Deprivation Update on Super Output Areas, and (2) do you have a specific need for deprivation information for the new 462 Electoral Wards.

You Said

The majority of respondents agreed with the proposal to use Super Output Areas as the main output geography of the updated Multiple Deprivation Measure. However, the results also indicated a general need to produce deprivation statistics for the new Electoral Wards.

We Did

NISRA will use Super Output Areas as the main output geography of the updated Multiple Deprivation Measure, to be published in mid-2017. It also commited to create deprivation measures for the new Electoral Wards on an approximate basis at a later stage.

We Asked

The Big Conversation invited you to have your say about the financial sustainability issues facing the higher education sector in Northern Ireland. In particular, you were invited to consider what alternative models of higher education funding and delivery might work better in the future.

You Said

Hundreds of you responded to the Big Conversation and expressed your concerns about the underinvestment in higher education. The vast majority of you agreed that a sustainable solution for higher education should be a key priority for the Department, and a range of creative and constructive proposals were made with regards to how that might be achieved.

We Did

The responses to the Big Conversation have already helped the Department to make the case for additional funding for higher education in the 2016-17 financial year. Looking beyond that, the Department has published an Options Paper, outlining a range of options regarding the future funding of higher education in Northern Ireland, which will be considered by a new Northern Ireland Executive after the May 2016 elections. The options paper can be viewed on the following link: https://www.delni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/consultations/del/HE%20options%20paper.pdf.