Have Your Say

Welcome to Citizen Space. This site will help you find and participate in consultations and surveys that interest you. Recently updated consultations and surveys are displayed below. Alternatively you can search by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

Open Consultations
Shared Services Seminar Registration - 24 October 2017
Feedback for Assembly Section Refresher Training
Prisons Unlocked
NI Health Trusts Draft Equality and Disability Action Plans
Forensic Science: Fact or Fiction
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Closed Consultations
CAFRE Autumn Open Days Advertsing Survey October 2017
PSRD Staff Engagement Pulse Survey
Equine Business Workshop - Funding and Finance Event Evaluation
Prisons 2020
Continuing Healthcare in Northern Ireland: Introducing a transparent and fair system
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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 consultation invited views on (1) our responses to each of the NIMDM 2010 recommendations and (2) the proposed indicators in each of the seven domains. In addition, it sought views on whether the current domain weights reflect current priorities. 

The consultation period ran from 21 November 2016 to 15 January 2017. 

You Said

Written responses from 28 organisations/individuals were received. These included detailed comments on NISRA's response to the recommendations, the proposed indicators and the domain weights. They also included suggestions for alternative indicators and general comments on their use of the Measure. 

We Did

The responses to the consultation were analysed by the Deprivation Team, discussed by the Steering Group, and resulted in a finalised methodology for the updated Measure.

A Blueprint document was published on 7th July 2017, which describes this process and the final methodology, as well as NISRA’s responses to detailed comments received during the consultation. These documents are available at: https://www.nisra.gov.uk/publications/nimdm17-consultation-results

The results of the updated Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM 2017) will be published later this year.

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.