Canlyniadau 41–60 o 3679 ar gyfer speaker:Conor Murphy

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Spirit AeroSystems (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: We recognise that ecosystem, as you say, around the company. Of course, we are trying to help all manufacturing and supply chain businesses and keep them growing, not only by supplying local companies and companies working here but by increasing their export potential, which gives them more sustainability and depth in their business. We have not been engaging with local companies specifically...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Belfast Metropolitan College: Castlereagh Campus (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: That is a matter for Belfast Met. We have been kept abreast of developments, but decisions on the operation of the campus are a matter for the college, not the Department. The Department does not take those decisions; they are taken by the college management. A number of representatives have brought the issue to my attention. In my dialogue with the MP for the area about Spirit AeroSystems,...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Belfast Metropolitan College: Castlereagh Campus (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: We recognise clearly its importance. One of the biggest challenges to growing the economy, which is an Executive priority, relates to skills and the availability of people with the necessary skills to enter the workforce. Colleges are critical to all of that. I have had conversations with the college heads collectively on a number of occasions, and I have encouraged them to collaborate and to...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Review of Higher Education Funding (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: It is another matter for which the overarching picture is one of financial challenge. Had we more money available to us, we would have more students and more support for them. We have the ability to increase emergency support for students in-year. We have already done that this year in order to add support. When it comes to the overall package, however, we are trying to work through the...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Review of Higher Education Funding (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: We constantly talk to the universities and colleges about ensuring that there is accessibility for everyone who needs it. We have a high level of economic inactivity. Some of that relates to people who have not been in the education system or who did not go through it fully because they fell out of it for one reason or another. A lot of it, however, relates to people who are trying to come...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Flood Compensation: Newry and Armagh (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: The schemes are administered by the district councils. The enhanced flood support scheme provides support of up to £100,000 to businesses that are directly flooded, and the flooding hardship scheme payment of £5,000 is for occupants who are not eligible for other supports. There is also a flood hardship payment of £2,500 for small and medium-sized enterprises that were not directly flooded...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Flood Compensation: Newry and Armagh (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: The primary objective is to ensure that businesses that need support get it. If some of that is due to a lack of information, we are prepared to work with them to make sure that they can get that information in and access the schemes that we have already decided. If it turns out that some of the £10 million is unspent, we will look at ways of using that to continue to support businesses in...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Hospitality Businesses: Support (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: We are supporting businesses in a range of ways. We continue to provide support to Tourism NI for promoting more visitors coming to areas and therefore availing themselves of hospitality. We recognise that getting skilled employees is one of the biggest challenges. We had a presentation this morning at the North/South Ministerial Council on how the view of hospitality as a part-time job for...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Hospitality Businesses: Support (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: I know the situation from my time at Finance, and, with that hat on, I would say that we reduced business rates by 18% just as COVID was coming in. We then had a rates holiday for about two and a half years. We have to remember that rates contribute about 10% of the Executive's income, so, if we forgo more rates, it becomes about the balance between allowing businesses to pay less in bills...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Stendhal Festival, Limavady (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: Tourism NI is responsible for the administration of tourism events funding in the Department. Since 2019, Tourism NI has provided over £1·6 million of financial support to events and festivals that promote the arts, such as theatre, arts and music. Tourism NI has also supported the event and festival organisers with skills development and capacity building through one-to-one mentoring and...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Stendhal Festival, Limavady (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: Not only are we developing the action plan, we are putting together a group, in the spirit of co-design, made up of a mixture of people from across the industry to try to advise. With that, we have very limited funds to give out, which is unfortunate, and I hope that the situation improves, but we want to try to direct support where the benefit is greatest. Undoubtedly, many events are...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Belfast City Centre Night Czar (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: The Department recognises the importance of a thriving night-time economy in ensuring that our towns and cities are attractive places in which to live, work and invest and to visit. My Department is exploring how it can best support the night-time economy. Engaging with the relevant stakeholders, such as the newly appointed night czar, Michael Stewart, in Belfast, will be an integral part of...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Belfast City Centre Night Czar (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: The appointment of such a person is very useful because those matters are not the single responsibility of any Department. Someone who can draw them together will be very useful. The student accommodation situation in Belfast is developing very rapidly, and you can see that throughout the city centre. It might herald a move from some of the more densely packed areas in South Belfast, where...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Belfast City Centre Night Czar (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: I agree with the point that the Member outlined that a safe night-out environment means a safe way of getting home. That is particularly the case for women getting home from night-time entertainment and our night economy. That is critical. As I say, the appointment of a person to try to draw those strands together may be helpful, because it cuts across many Departments. The taxi industry is...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Belfast City Centre Night Czar (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: I noticed your comment on that last week. I was surprised that you did not mention that your party had the Infrastructure portfolio in the previous Executive when you were criticising people over the years for not taking any action. Of course we want to see dereliction — [Interruption.] Well, it is one thing to pass the buck to everybody else; it is another to look in on yourself and the...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Belfast City Centre Night Czar (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: Yes, it will. If we want to make sure that the tourism strategy, which the Department has produced but not yet concluded, is as effective as it can be, the principle of co-design that I have always argued for needs people from the hospitality sector in there making their arguments. I have taken that approach to various areas of responsibility across the Department in order to make sure that...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Carer’s Leave (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: I intend to introduce an employment rights Bill in the current mandate in order to ensure that our employment law framework operates effectively for employees and businesses. I am aware that there have been calls for carer's leave to be a paid right, which goes beyond the provisions that are in Britain, the South of Ireland and, indeed, the EU. The cost of providing paid carer's leave would...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Carer’s Leave (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: The officials have been consulting on what will go into the Bill. I agree with you on the contributions that carers make. Saying that carers should be paid for all leave sometimes seems to be a ready response: that would lead to a series of considerably bigger questions. We need to make sure that people are aware, when we go out to consultation, of the issues that we face in that respect. We...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Carer’s Leave (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: The issue of carer's leave and the barriers to entering or remaining in the workforce that performing such an important role may present, particularly for women, is a complex issue that stretches far beyond the policy remit of my Department. However, we have played and do play an important role. My Department has several programmes available to all qualifying members of the public who wish to...

Cynulliad Gogledd Iwerddon: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Higher-level Apprenticeships: North Down (24 Meh 2024)

Conor Murphy: Higher-level apprenticeships (HLAs) are demand-led with employers creating opportunities in line with business needs. HLAs are a success story and have grown significantly since they started in 2017, exceeding original forecasts. Year-on-year, we have seen an expansion in the range of HLAs being offered across our economy. That growth enables more employers to use apprenticeships to attract...


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